The space between

The equinox is a liminal time, ideal for a liminal god.  Poseidon was given the portion which is neither above nor below.  He is Domatites, of the doorway which stands between here and there.  He is Epaktaios, of the coastline between realms of land and sea, both of which comprise his domain. I brought myContinue reading “The space between”

My personal practice: Hellenic flavor

There came a time when I started to understand more of the elements of Hellenic ritual, and desired to include more of them.  First came Hestia. I learned about how Hestia is, in many Hellenic homes, honored first and last, and how there seemed to be no small number who poured a libation of coffeeContinue reading “My personal practice: Hellenic flavor”

30 days of devotion: UPGs about Caffeina

That’s “unverified personal gnosis” for all of you folks who loathe initialisms and other lazy abbreviations as much as I do.  I only use it for Google’s sake. I’ve already touched on the most significant revelation that I’ve had about Caffeina, that it’s perfectly acceptable to worship her as Hestia Caffeina in keeping with HellenicContinue reading “30 days of devotion: UPGs about Caffeina”

Seasonal visuals

We are turning from barley to coffee. I continue to be amazed at how my practice of Hellenismos helps me be more rooted in more contemporary Pagan practices, such as the wheel of the year.  The equinox is a time that I honor the turn of the seasons by shifting my offerings to Caffeina. LetContinue reading “Seasonal visuals”

Not knowing is the worst

Today marks a week since I’ve seen my cat . . . and five years since my father finished dying.  There are a lot of unknowns associated with loss and death, and they really speak to the human condition. Myrlyn was meant to be wild and free, that much I know.  His mishaps and maladiesContinue reading “Not knowing is the worst”