I rightly should tag this “good question,” which sounds more intelligent than, “I haven’t got a clue.” Perhaps I will find the time to actually find an answer at the Polytheist Leadership Conference. My ignorance stems from a mindset which predates my Hellenic practice. Magic has effects which reach further than I can foresee, whichContinue reading “What methods does your tradition employ for protection and the warding off of malign influences?”
Category Archives: Devotional Futhark
What role does mystery play in your tradition?
If I’m not mistaken, the idea of mysteries comes from Hellenic tradition, so there’s that. Some percentage of Hellenic Pagans have embraced mysteries ever since, right up until the present day. The question is about my tradition, and that’s the answer. I haven’t personally been initiated into any Hellenic mysteries, but there is something itchingContinue reading “What role does mystery play in your tradition?”
Have you ever found it difficult to uphold your end of a bargain with the divinities?
I had a friend once who used as his motto, “No promises made, no promises broken.” That may be the only way one could honestly answer “no” to this question. The bargains I have more trouble holding up are the open-ended ones. Sometimes I will get clear direction to give up or modify a behavior,Continue reading “Have you ever found it difficult to uphold your end of a bargain with the divinities?”
What sort of festivals, memorials or seasonal observances do you keep throughout the year?
This is where I have drifted from the traditionalist to the localized form of Hellenismos. I’m very interested in learning more about ancient Hellenic festival structure and applying it to my practice, but applying it in a relevant, modern, and local context is important to me. So far the only festivals I celebrate are: TheContinue reading “What sort of festivals, memorials or seasonal observances do you keep throughout the year?”
What blocks to devotion have you had to overcome?
This all comes down to lack. I sometimes lack a desire to perform devotions. I have lacked faith in the gods I claimed to worship. Likewise, in a secular world, I sometimes feel like the belief that this is all worthwhile is mostly beaten out of me. I get depressed. (Let’s be clear what thisContinue reading “What blocks to devotion have you had to overcome?”