I Pulled the Prayers to All of the Gods Into eDevice Formats for Free, In Case You’re Interested

This short ebook (is it actually a zine? is that how those work?) contains the three prayers to all of the Hellenic Gods that I published on this site in January and February (a modified version of I, the compact II, and the very Platonizing III). The prayers draw a lot of inspiration from Plato … Continue reading I Pulled the Prayers to All of the Gods Into eDevice Formats for Free, In Case You’re Interested

Two Quotations — van den Berg on Proclus not being Athenian and what that means for sympatheia and Proclus’ prose prayer to the Gods in the Parmenides commentary

This week, after over a month of waiting, my Brill MyBooks came in. One of the books was Iamblichus' De Anima — or, after the front cover, shall I say <html>Iamblichus' De Anima (yes, literally, I guess he was in fact Very Online) — and the other was a MyBook print-on-demand of Proclus' Hymns by van … Continue reading Two Quotations — van den Berg on Proclus not being Athenian and what that means for sympatheia and Proclus’ prose prayer to the Gods in the Parmenides commentary

Prayer to All of the Gods II

I praise Hestia, ever-embering,whose hair hangs oil-heavy;Storeroom Zeus, Standing Zeus,swallower of all swollen with life;Agathodaimon, thoughtful guardianabundantly giving good wisdom;Celestial Gods celebrating the cosmosin endless feasting, in delightful flow;Gods of skies, of seas, of seasons;Gods of rivers, of rocky heights;Gods of deep murky dominions;Gods of meadows, of murmuring brooks;Gods of cities, of scent, of sapience;Gods … Continue reading Prayer to All of the Gods II

Some Passages from Damascius’ Commentary on the PHAEDO

I just finished reading Damascius' discussion of the Phaedo, and I have a few quotations that I would like to share with you all. It's sometimes an unwieldy challenge to pull quotations that are striking from a commentary because the passages are very contextual. Here, the discussion of the Phaedo focuses on the various arguments … Continue reading Some Passages from Damascius’ Commentary on the PHAEDO

January 2021 “We Are Individuals in Communities” Divination

In 2020, due to feeling a lot of social burnout, pessimism, and pain about our wider polytheistic communities, I started doing a divination reading every three months about the polytheistic communit[y/ies]. The point of this divination, like most divinations I do, is to highlight growth areas that we may be missing that prevent us from … Continue reading January 2021 “We Are Individuals in Communities” Divination