Many of us are definitely stressed about the COVID-19 global pandemic. This post will hopefully provide a bit of lighthearted mental breathing room while we shelter in place in our living rooms. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z4uITELiqw Back in February, I posted a link to the YouTube video of Dead Can Dance's "Children of the Sun" and was asked … Continue reading An Analysis of Dead Can Dance's "Children of the Sun" Because It's Basically Ascent/Descent/Ascent and We All Need Something Fun Right Now
I read "What Polytheists Can Learn from Fandom" today. First off, the piece had some good takeaways: An emphasis on building coalitions through a lattice of local, semi-local, national, and international events and loose affiliations of people is important for the future of polytheism. We can do things that respect the diversity of religions and … Continue reading On Fandom and Gods
I. To Elpis (Hope) Elpis, you remain in the jar, the potential of libations. Before words are spoken, on the tip of the tongue, among our racing desires, adventurous, grasping thoughts, you shine like a struck nebula, dispensing grace like flowers. You are the brightness we grasp, unseeing the Fates who know the topography of … Continue reading Maxim 62: ἐλπίδα αἴνει
My girlfriend and I watched a clip from Strawberry Shortcake last weekend. While it came out before I was born, Strawberry Shortcake reruns aired on television in the late 1980s and early 1990s when I was a baby/toddler. I had a VHS recording that I watched and rewatched frequently. What struck me the most about watching … Continue reading Strawberry Shortcake got me thinking about Gods
While I am on hiatus from Twitter, I have not left the Internet, and it's the perfect opportunity to use spare moments of time to turn some Twitter threads into actual blog posts. This is one of them. It is about fragmentation, social media, and (ultimately) how some things happening in our society today have … Continue reading The Machines We Build, the Nightmares They Make of Us
We need to up our printables game, everyone. Also, I made two just in case anyone wants them.
Systems science is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the world as a complex network of systems. As polytheists, we must often translate practices from ancient cultures to the present day, and this allows us the flexibility to maintain core traditions while engaging proactively with modernity. American cultural attitudes towards antiquity, polytheism, and mythology feed into negative attitudes towards (primarily Hellenic) ritual practices for purification and prayer. Addressing things like feminism and patriarchy head-on can help improve this situation, and that's what I'm going to do.