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
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.