Why I No Longer Call Myself a Hellenic Polytheist

This blog post gets into our desire for authenticity and how self-reflection and being challenged pushed me to confront unhealthy thoughts, behaviors, and assumptions over the past few years, culminating in dropping the label Hellenic polytheist in favor of describing myself as theistic — I worship Gods. It uses three interwoven things — the article … Continue reading Why I No Longer Call Myself a Hellenic Polytheist

There is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism, on the One Hand, and Occultism or Witchcraft, on the Other, and This Illustrates One Aspect of That

Occasionally, I write blog posts that decompress about growing up in modern Neopaganism, and this is one of those. The title, “There Is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism (on the one hand) and Occultism or Witchcraft (on the other), and This Illustrates One Aspect of That” is a good summary of what you are … Continue reading There is a Difference Between Paganism or Polytheism, on the One Hand, and Occultism or Witchcraft, on the Other, and This Illustrates One Aspect of That

Becoming Fire: Symbolizing Polytheism with Fire to Represent Our Commonality — Household Cultus

[T]here are many aspects of Prometheus: on the intellective, the supra-mundane, and the intra-mundane level, each transmitting the divine gifts to the world accordingly. We must also add, he says, that the distinctive character of this deity is to reveal the good that is hidden within the Gods; therefore he is said to have stolen … Continue reading Becoming Fire: Symbolizing Polytheism with Fire to Represent Our Commonality — Household Cultus

June 2022 Update: Less Online, Icons, Book Darting, and Getting Excited About Texts

June is always a bit of a whirlwind for me, especially as my mom traditionally visits for my birthday slightly after mid-month, so it's a time for hosting family. It's also the time of year when I struggle to sleep, as I awaken with light (and when I don't, my cat does, and she screams … Continue reading June 2022 Update: Less Online, Icons, Book Darting, and Getting Excited About Texts