we build how we see the Gods like amino acids build life selecting some Gods, leaving others only potentiality another life-path that could have been only what we choose is grammared by us pantheoned and token-bearing nourishing our lives with symbols who point the way to the unknowable Ones beyond what we know is possibility … Continue reading Ordering
A poem that pushes back against certain misconceptions despite Socrates saying in the Protagoras that poetry is Not the Best Venue For That.
“Prayer to All of the Gods I” was designed to incorporate deities whom I judged to be important to acknowledge overtly in prayer. The choices of Gods grew out of previous decisions that I made while writing Acts of Speech (availability info here), specifically for the poems addressing public speech, good conduct, and civility. There is a … Continue reading Every Goddess Is Good
Tonight, I finished reading the part of the Platonic Theology in the six books from Proclus; I'm about to commence with the remainder of the Prometheus Trust volume, which contains a seventh book by Thomas Taylor. (I've already read all of the endnotes, so I'm about 3/4 of the way through it.) I've been pushing … Continue reading Brief Thoughts after Reading Book VI of the Platonic Theology
Socrates did, in fact, cancel Homer first. Except not. It's complicated.
A cotton tea towel that I dyed in October 2019 at an indigo dyeing party coordinated by a colleague. A few days ago, I had a sudden thought about indigo (the pigment that is drawn from several plants, including the indigo plant and woad) while praying, and I scrambled to write several lines of verse … Continue reading Indigo, Earth, and Starry Sky
I hymn you, O Goddess for whom each star dances dynamic …
In late November, I finished writing an article about the Nobel laureates in physics, which focused on providing a citation analysis of each of them after a brief summary of the black hole science that led to their awards. In writing the narrative, I realized fairly early on that I could draw on what Proclus … Continue reading Some Musings on the (Physical) Universe
The passage below is of great theological interest. Previously on this blog, I have mentioned that being in the train of a God is not particularly unique because it could be said about each and every person, and this is yet another passage that deals with that. It's also striking to me looking at this … Continue reading Offspring of the Gods — Something from Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s TIMAEUS