Dear Poseidon, This year’s vigil is at an end. All that remains is to print out the rituals and hymns to preserve in my book of practice. All that’s physical, at least. There is much I need to ponder, as well. I know you exposed me to some of your mysteries. For a writer, that’sContinue reading “Mysteries of the bull”
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About Nepal . . .
Dear Poseidon, This whole Nepal thing has really been eating at me. I feel like I understand, and yet I don’t. These people, clinging to life on the sides of mountains, surely have enough challenges without the touch of Ennosigaios to wipe nearly everything they know from the face of the earth. But. Science makesContinue reading “About Nepal . . .”
Dear Poseidon, I got your message today. You obviously asked Hermes to deliver it, because it arrived when I was driving. That he’s all about travel and pranks, as well as communication, makes giving me a message when I can’t so much as write it down make a lot of sense. I’m not so sureContinue reading “Dear Poseidon”
End of the line
It was fun, but now it’s done. Over the course of Maimakterion I wrote 33 hymns to Poseidon, including all the epithets I know were used for him in antiquity, several that I’ve been assured were or should have been used no matter what the limited records say, and a couple that I’m almost certainContinue reading “End of the line”
I wind up this month with libations to Hekate and my ancestors, making a Deipnon feast as I have now for several years at the dark of the moon. The cycle has come ’round again, and the suns sets tonight upon the first of the lilies blooming in my yard. Indeed, it is nearly timeContinue reading “Almostheria”