Offering of the bull

I’ve been preparing for the Vigil for the Bulls for about ten months now, as compared to the week or two I’ve invested in years past.  I already know the vigil will have far-reaching consequences in my life. Even as I was wrapping up last year’s vigil, I had a sense that I wanted toContinue reading “Offering of the bull”

A crunchy Deipnon

I do not celebrate the Deipnon exactly when most of my co-religionists do, which was last night.  This is due to my stubborn insistence to hold onto this one last remaining vestige of the modern calendar in my practice.  When I began this path and learned about monthly observances, I began them on the firstContinue reading “A crunchy Deipnon”

My personal practice: keeping track

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”

My personal practice: adding layers

To look at what some Hellenic polytheists do to honor their gods can be more than a little overwhelming; must everyone devote so much time, energy, and resources to this path? Of course not. I doubt there are very many people who begin with a full-blown, life-altering schedule of personal devotion.  I also doubt thatContinue reading “My personal practice: adding layers”

Offerings to Poseidon

The theoi, in Hellenic practice, should be given offerings that stimulate the senses, be it a sumptuous feast which delights the eye, nose, and tongue, a prayer said aloud with heartfelt intent, or a few granules of incense strewn over charcoal. Tangible offerings are what these gods have been given for millennia. Poseidon is noContinue reading “Offerings to Poseidon”