Financial building blocks: paying attention

It really didn’t take much to turn my financial world around. The job paid well, and my expenses were low because I never felt inspired to spend for the sake of showing people how much money I had.  I certainly wasn’t wealthy, but I was able to live well within my means and save moneyContinue reading “Financial building blocks: paying attention”

Honoring Ploutos

I’ve been giving some thoughts on how to honor Ploutos, god of wealth.  The youth was blinded by Zeus so he would distribute more indiscriminately, but that method of wealth distribution isn’t exactly working out for most of us.  I think it’s our fault Ploutos doesn’t pay as much attention as we’d like. Hellenistic gods likeContinue reading “Honoring Ploutos”

Embracing orthopraxy

or·tho·prax·y    [awr-thuh-prak-see]  Show IPA noun 1. correctness or orthodoxy of action or practice. I encountered this word in the book Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored, an excellent resource for Hellenismos.  The definition above uses its antonym, so let me give it a stab:  orthopraxy is the idea of following correct action, while orthodoxy focuses on correct belief. Home altar to Poseidon The ideaContinue reading “Embracing orthopraxy”

Looking in the mirror

This past weekend was a good one to reboot my faith.  That’s a better word than “kickstart,” which suggests that it wasn’t moving at all.  “Reboot” describes a religious practice which was sluggish and slow, and is now running more smoothly. Some of the high points of spending a weekend with old friends and wiseContinue reading “Looking in the mirror”