What is Prayer? And can a protest be a mass prayer without most of the people there knowing it?

It has been said by those who work “Magic(k)” that there are four forms of it — Invocation, Evocation, Meditation, and Prayer. And, in some ways, I can agree in my role as Dedicant Priestess of the Daughters of Khronos because they sound very much like forms of religious praxis. Both days, Saturday and Sunday,…

Thoughts about cross-Pantheon “calls”

I have said before that the Theoi call who THEY want to call, and I still hold that belief. Sometimes that is difficult, however, when it is ME that a divinity calls and I have LITTLE TO NO IDEA on how to properly honor that divinity. Part of my history includes having lived in New…

The GODDESS Hestia WELCOMES all those who come to her fires with humility — unless they bring hatred for others with them.

The virtue of Philoxenia (literally “love of the stranger”) is one that has been enshrined as a part of Hellenic culture since the Classical Era. It is one of the reasons why I as an individual felt compelled to sign onto the The Xenia Declaration and blog about it https://greekrevivalistmommy.com/2019/11/07/xenia-declaration/. I had HOPED that Hellenion would have signed…

Xenia Declaration

About 14 years ago, I commented in a thread that Xenia — and more importantly Philoxenia — was DEMANDED in Hellenismos. I was challenged on what my source was (I was actually basing it on how even MODERN Greek culture remembered Xenia, but that is not how I ended up defending my stance). How I ended up…

Gatekeeping the Theoi is Hubristic

Thankfully, the folkish elements in Hellenic Polytheism are not as prominent or prolific writers as the ones found in the Nordic community. However, there remains the idea that you  “should not” worship gods that are not from the ethnic heritage you are descended from. To put it as politely as I can, that’s BULLSHIT. I’ve said…

Me, myself, and the Theoi

Over the past few months, not only have I been attending school at the local community college, but I have come to understand that I am most likely someone who is an (professionally undiagnosed/self-diagnosed) autistic woman. Yes, there are people who do not accept self-diagnosis for autism, but having researched it in regards to my…