There is a lot of weirdness in contemplation. After I pray to Apollon in the mornings, I simply breathe. If everything inside can be calmed (not halted, but calmed), it is possible to rest in an inner place, where light seems to stream and where I know there is something true waiting to be coaxed … Continue reading Gods, Theurgy, Philosophical Schools, and Community
The more I consider it, the more Marina's "True" has become the anthem of my 30s. I've followed Marina since shortly after she released her first album because one of the polytheistic blogs I followed — a Blogspot one that was one of two sources that persuaded me to buy a Plato Complete Works anthology … Continue reading March 2022 Update: Am I Into Block Printing Now?
It can sometimes seem despairing when we are online and see so much misinformation about the Gods, but look on the bright side: private personal rituals are becoming popular, and this make it so much easier to incorporate Gods into one's day.
In The Soul's Inner Statues, one exercise I recommend is a post-it note thing to find a time when a few minutes of prayer work best for you. I mention several tools (Mural, post-it notes, something else), but another tool someone could use for an exercise like that is Google Jamboard. As the hardest part … Continue reading Building a Routine
Since late November, I have been working on The Soul's Inner Statues in GitHub, a project that is meant to supersede many pages on this blog about developing a practice that celebrates many Gods. It is written for anyone getting started with a practice, and it combines practical advice with grounding in (to be honest, … Continue reading Soul’s Inner Statues Live Beta
Athene of the summit, blazing with intellectual fire,Goddess who burns the perimeter around material desires,quenching them to embers, awakening the soul’s seedto grasp for the highest summit, may you hear this prayer,O daughter of Zeus and Metis, virginal and chaste,adorned with the aegis, shaking your shield,your spear reaching down into matter's deep recesses,a sign and … Continue reading For Athene
Before I get started, I want to drop a link to the International Rescue Committee, founded (in part) by Albert Einstein. They are active around the world to help displaced people, and they are now mobilizing to help Ukrainians. I donate to IRC monthly because I want to ensure that displaced people — there are … Continue reading February Updates
Saturday dawned bright and beautiful. After my morning routine, I took out some blank popsicle sticks and Micron pens to make some God-sticks. Often, while observing the auspicious offering days in the lunar calendar, I have noted to myself which Gods are not represented with God-sticks, but I seldom make new ones. The procrastination weight … Continue reading Creating New Images and a Slow Weekend
Yesterday, about half an hour after sunset, a package arrived with the olive branches I had ordered to put on the shrine for Athene. I pulled them from the box, slashed into the tough stems, and put them in a vase with water. The vase filled with olive branches. Regarding my current main icon of … Continue reading Olive Branches for Athene