Today is a purification day, so it's the perfect time to talk about purification. Because I often do long posts with a bunch of headers, here's a guidepost: I'm going to (a) talk about what I do on a monthly basis for purification just in case you haven't read anything else I've said on KALLISTI and (b) … Continue reading Purification and How We Talk About It
Since it’s halfway through the calendar year (and still the beginning of HMEPA’s 699.3), I thought I’d revisit some of my goals for the year and describe where I am with them, with a focus on the ones related to religion. I do goal-setting to keep myself honest about my aspirations for the year; conversely, … Continue reading Reflecting on Goals
A further exploration of a Twitter thread on concord and our polytheist communit(y/ies).
In December, I pitched an article to Eidolon on modern Hellenic Polytheism, authenticity, and how we use/read the Classics. It just came out! You can go read it here.
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 Note: Since posting this, I've found … Continue reading Menstruation is not miasmic.
Tell Yasmah-Addu: thus (speaks) Samsî-Addu, your father. The works concerning the gods that you have undertaken […]. You have had six gods made. The six gods you have had made, goodness, that amounts to ten! Your servants out of fear don't talk to you, in heaven's name, about your works. I want you to … Continue reading The value of a minimalist approach to shrines