Aphrodite

“Forget everything else / and learn to love yourself”

When one asks an Aphrodite devotee about her, learning to love yourself is often the first devotional act recommended. She is, after all, the goddess of love between everyone, love of every sort. And, just as you build from the foundation up, you build love from yourself out. When I first set out on this… Continue reading “Forget everything else / and learn to love yourself”

Aphrodite · virtues

The Virtue of Aphrodite; Universalism and Secularism

The other day I was watching Marco Polo, a show set in Renaissance Mongolia following the famed explorer Marco Polo during his time in the court of Kublai Khan. In one scene a princess is planning for was with her husband. Seemingly out of nowhere the girl crawled on her husband, kissing and caressing him. They… Continue reading The Virtue of Aphrodite; Universalism and Secularism

Paganism Undercover · Practical Practice

Practicing Hellenismos Without an Altar

I’ve heard many people say “you don’t need an altar to practice this religion!” all the time. As I delve into Hellenismos I can see more clearly how this is possible. Yet when I was getting started I didn’t really know how one could do this. Everywhere I went I saw reconstructionists talking about how… Continue reading Practicing Hellenismos Without an Altar