A further exploration of a Twitter thread on concord and our polytheist communit(y/ies).
V. Concerning the first Cause. After this, it is requisite that we should know the first cause, and the orders of gods posterior to the first, together with the nature of the world, of intellect, soul, and essence; likewise that we should speculate providence, fate, and fortune, virtue and vice, and the good and evil … Continue reading Sallust: On the Gods and the Worlds V
XV. Why we honour the Gods, who are not indigent of any thing. From hence we are presented with a solution of the doubts concerning sacrifices and other particulars relative to the cultivation of divinity; for that which is divine is not indigent of any thing. But the honours which we pay to the gods, … Continue reading Sallust, Part II: Remixing ON THE GODS AND THE WORLD XV
When I wrote my last post, I wanted to link to something, but realized that it was on my old blog. It was a remix of On the Gods and the World by Sallust in which I took the open access version of the text and combined it with free-to-use images from the Wikimedia Commons … Continue reading How Sallust Made Me a Hellenist
So far this year, I have read and/or finished three books that have something to do with the core topic of this blog: Hermes by Arlene Allan, the new Ascendant: Modern Essays on Polytheism and Theology edited by Michael Hardy, and The Golden Ass by Apuleius. Since it was produced by people in the polytheistic community, though, I'm … Continue reading Ascendant: Modern Essays on Polytheism and Theology [Review-ish]
If you're a Hellenist (or if you are a polytheist who incorporates the worship of some Hellenic gods), I'm putting together a meetup in New Haven, CT, because I want to find some local people. It will be on June 24, 2018, from 10:00 - 11:30 AM. I've tried to pick a time before local … Continue reading Meetup in coastal CT in late June
The strongest agalma is the amalgam of the mind contemplating divine images with the senses. Here we mix the prayers, thoughts, and offerings. A god is the lock; the mind-in-pattern its key. The images the mind makes welcome in the Twins drawing back their bows or the keen-sighted Guide. A god flows into any space … Continue reading What Images We Make