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
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 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.
There's nothing like making offerings to Deo and Persephone on a night when the wind is blustery and harsh against the windows and the sky is shaking with rain. I bought some pomegranates this weekend on sale. I've been meaning to offer some of the seeds, so tonight, I cracked open a ripe pomegranate and … Continue reading Some Offerings on a Blustery Night
Our communities are groups that exist in silos of vocabulary, norms and expectations, theology, doctrine(s), and practice(s). Often, when someone describes ler practice from a framework I don't quite recognize or understand, I try to separate my feelings of bafflement from what is actually in front of me. When we don't do that, simple misunderstandings … Continue reading Stepping Back Is Important
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