Planning for the Panathenaia ta mikra

The¬†Panathenaia ta mikra¬†is beginning tomorrow and as it happens, it falls this year at the same time as the Celtic based festival of Lammas. As I do not have a garment for Athena, I plan on making a different offering to Athena. I’m planning to make a pan of cookies in her honor. This will…

Making cookies

Most people would look at the title of this particular post and wonder what it has to do with my religious/spiritual life. And that would show that they were NOT paying attention to the fact that most of our life events have food attached to them. In the case of the cookies that are in…

Today is a Good Day to Worship the Gods

Today is a good day to worship the Gods. It is not a day that is associated with any particular festival but that makes it as good as any other day. And EVERY day is a good day to worship. This is sometimes a surprising sentiment in our “once-a-week” society where we set aside a…

The importance of family

Family is something that is of great importance to me, whether it is family by blood or family by adoption. Family by blood is something that we cannot choose while family by adoption is something that we choose for ourselves (or is chosen for us by the Gods) This earthly family mirrors in many ways…

Dike (Justice) and it’s importance

Many people are looking at the recent Zimmerman case and seeing it through the lens of “racial” injustice. I think that is a fallacy. Yes, I DO believe that Justice was NOT served in the verdict. BUT I feel that the problem lies in a system where power is concentrated with those who have a…

Religion Vs. Faith — Which one is absolute?

People talk about religion as if it were the thing that is important in this equation. But it is not. What is the most important is faith. This is because religions are made by humans, but FAITH is absolute. When we stand before the judges of the dead we cannot say that virtue was inconvenient.…