In polytheism, a conversation happened several years ago that Yvonne Aburrow reminded me of recently — something about devotional versus relational polytheism. I now remember my brow furrowing when I saw it in 2015. The distinction seemed nonsensical to me, a way of slicing up and fragmenting a fundamental position about Gods being many and … Continue reading Theological Thoughts, Collated, at the End of a Gregorian Decade
First, for several days, I have had a brainworm from the Chaldean Oracles fragments. (This isn't getting a header because it's a single quotation at the beginning.) It's the phrase sober up from Fragment 15, trans. Ruth Majercik: And you do not know that every god is good. O, drudges, sober up … However, my … Continue reading A Miscellany of Quotations — Majercik, Bryant, Damascius
The only definition for this exists in my About Me or that long post I made after a summertime Twitter situation. This post will serve as a definition reference link so I can link to it whenever I mention the term in a post. Hellenistic Polytheistic Syncretism, when broken down, has these meanings: Hellenistic: I … Continue reading Hellenistic Polytheistic Syncretism
I saw a question on Reddit over the weekend that I think merits further comment — what do you do if a God isn’t calling you? how can you still worship the Gods or know what to do when you don’t know whom you should worship? — and started thinking a bit more about it … Continue reading Just Do It (and other thoughts on worship)
While commenting on quotations a few days ago, I said that my head was working out a poem about Platonism, Late Antique schools, and the prevailing circumstances. This poem happened last night while I should have been cleaning citation data. The next thing I knew, it was time for bed. Originally, I didn't want to … Continue reading Passing Down
I’ve made some notes and highlights public on Goodreads related to polytheistic things I’ve read over the years. You can look at them even if you don’t have a Goodreads account. While I don’t read books on Kindle anymore because I have a Kobo and am trying to avoid Amazon, there’s no real reason for … Continue reading Some Highlights From Things I’ve Read
I got to thinking about veiling, binding one’s hair, and modesty, and then about a cluster of other issues that arboresced from there. This post is a product of that.