My long-held view on immigration is classically Republican, as opposed to the view held by many modern members of that political party: a republic is a nation governed by laws, and if those laws are not enforced there’s nothing left holding that republic together. The modern Republican view is classically American: we don’t like foreignersContinue reading “Rethinking immigration law”
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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”
How does your tradition handle wrathful, savage and destructive divinities?
The theoi — gods of the Hellenes, or “ancient Greeks” — are a study in opposites. Poseidon rules earth as well as sea. Zeus is progenitor of many offspring by many mothers, but is also god of marriage. Hermes is swift as thought,yet his oldest representation is as a standing stone. Demeter brings forth crops,Continue reading “How does your tradition handle wrathful, savage and destructive divinities?”
What offerings do you make in your tradition and why?
Hellenismos has a lot of information about the offerings that were made to the various gods in antiquity, and that in itself is a good enough reason to continue making some of the same ones. Frankincense is an old favorite, and I toss a bit of barley to one god or another every day. GivingContinue reading “What offerings do you make in your tradition and why?”
What does it feel like when one receives inspiration from the divinities?
Like someone opened up my head and dropped something inside of it. Like a light being turned on in a dark room that you didn’t realize was wired for electricity. Like the feeling of seeing a jigsaw puzzle piece that fits. I also get ideas, lots of ideas, more ideas of my own than inspirationContinue reading “What does it feel like when one receives inspiration from the divinities?”