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

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

On approaching polytheism as a system

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.