The Eumenideia is happening in a few days, on 27 Anthesterion (the night of March 3rd into the day of March 4th). For Internet impermanence's sake, here are all of my posts about the Eumenides on this blog to date. Coda: Blood Crimes, Purification Ceremonies, and the Eumenides Happy Eumenideia (2017) Poetry for the Eumenides … Continue reading Eumenideia 699.2 Starts Soon
When I posted "On approaching polytheism as a system," I promised that I would start with a post on menstruation. This is that post, and its structure is as follows: Some term definitions and history Source materials and process Comparative praxis A look at the source materials Positional statement Definitions and History Menstruation impacts more … Continue reading Menstruation is not miasmic.
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.
Tonight, the Eumenideia begins, a holiday for the Eumenides. While I wait for my rice cakes to steam for their offerings, I'm writing up a quick roundup of things about the Eumenideia, the Erinyes, and all things related. First, on Neokoroi, this is the Eumenideia ritual that I wrote what feels like an eternity ago. … Continue reading Happy Eumenideia 699.1!
My apartment is currently a mess of packing boxes. I found a new place and will be moving in mid-February. It's a busy time of the academic year, but I carved out a few days and will marathon-move so I'm all set to dive back into work when I'm done unpacking. One of the things … Continue reading Moving Preparations and Purification
I took the day off of work so I could blog about the Erinyes and do some in-the-flesh purification and worship. These are two blog posts from the Old KALLISTI that are relevant to today's holiday.
A collection of snippets from the Old KALLISTI with some 2017 commentary about the importance of purification ceremonies before engaging in some types of religious worship.