The winter solstice is when members of the Hellenic Temple of Apollon, Zeus and Pan celebrate the Kheimenia, which is a busy festival that tips the hat to an oodle or two of ancient and modern celebrations. We were unable to gather together and each of us was given the opportunity to celebrate separately. ForContinue reading “Kheimenia”
As I have added additional layers to my personal practice, one way I have kept it simple is with a system of keeping track. It’s got two components: keeping track of what is to come, and keeping track of offerings already made. A calendar is critical to remembering what’s to come. My daily offerings don’tContinue reading “My personal practice: keeping track”
Reflections on festivals, and how the gods make their views known to the more thick-headed mortals.
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”
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?”