Hellenismos

Hellenismos

Author: Tony Mierzwicki

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Published: 2018-08-08

Total Pages: 312

ISBN-13: 0738743755

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Heed the Call of the Greek Gods and Goddesses The religion of the ancient Greeks has lain dormant for too long. In Hellenismos, Tony Mierzwicki shows how to bring it back in all of its primal glory. Learn how to forge personal relationships with the ancient Greek deities. Recreate the practices of the Greeks and enjoy the richness of their spiritual practices. Explore this accessible introduction to Greek reconstruction and discover: Ancient Greek history and culture Deities, Daimones, and Heroes Simple daily observances and personal practice The lunar cycle and festival observances Controversial issues regarding Greek reconstruction Praise: "I, for one, welcome Tony Mierzwicki's marvelous work, Hellenismos. In a single volume, it not only fills a vacuum in my education, it clearly and concisely provides fascinating insights into a world to which we are all indebted—a world of gods, and heroes, and spirits, and magick, and all that is great, judicious, and distinct in the western soul."—Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Homemade Magick and Low Magick "Communion with the gods is grounded in everyday practice. Hellenismos provides the reader with the necessary tools to quickly enter into Pagan Greek religion. The book combines an accurate historical understanding with practices updated for today's needs."—Brandy Williams, author of For the Love of the Gods and The Woman Magician "Mierzwicki has succeeded in combining fine scholarship with deep vision to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of Grecian polytheistic theory and practice. His offering brings to life an ancient tradition made relevant for modern times."—Kristoffer Hughes, author of The Book of Celtic Magic, From the Cauldron Born, and The Journey Into Spirit "Hellenismos is an excellent guide to practicing ancient Greek polytheism. Advancing from daily, personal practices, to the sacred lunar month, and finally to the annual festival cycle, Tony gently draws the reader deeper into Hellenic polytheism."—John Opsopaus, author of The Oracles of Apollo and The Pythagorean Tarot "Hellenismos makes an open and shut case for the need to modify the ancient Greek religion to suit the modern world, rather than recreating it faithfully...The author provides a wonderful guide to crafting your own personal path of venerating the ancient Greek gods and goddesses while remaining true to the spirit of the time."—Karen Tate, author of Walking An Ancient Path "In Hellenismos author Tony Mierzwicki provides an invaluable resource for both novice and experienced practitioners of ancient Greek religion...With instructions for holding daily, monthly, and annual observances, this book is nothing less than a toolkit for building your personal Hellenic path."—Alaric Albertsson, author of A Handbook of Saxon Sorcery and Magic and To Walk a Pagan Path


A Beginner's Guide to Hellenismos

A Beginner's Guide to Hellenismos

Author: Timothy Jay Alexander

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 218

ISBN-13: 1430324562

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A Beginners Guide to Hellenismos provides an overview of Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism. Hellenismos is an emerging religious movement attempting to reconstruct the ancient Greek religion. This book supplies the beginner with a guide for practicing Hellenismos. Contrary to the popular misconception, Reconstructionist religions are in no way rigid or dogmatic. In A Beginners Guide to Hellenismos, Timothy Jay Alexander explains how liberating, innovative, and adaptive the modern Hellenic religion is. This book provides the reader with an easy to use and understand guide to begin their worship. It explains in detail modern Hellenic practices and the reasons behind them, and serves as a common sense guide about this fast growing modern religion.


Hellenismos Today

Hellenismos Today

Author: Timothy Jay Alexander

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 142

ISBN-13: 1430314273

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Hellenismos is the ancient Greek religion reborn. Do you hear the call of the old Gods? This book is a thorough introduction to Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism. Written by Timothy Jay Alexander, owner of the popular Pagan website Mind-N-Magick.com, "Hellenismos Today" is an exceptional guide to the character and diversity of the modern religious beliefs and practices of Hellenismos. For experienced Hellenic Reconstructionists, this is an excellent tool to introduce friends and family to your beliefs and practices.


The Gods of Reason

The Gods of Reason

Author: Timothy Jay Alexander

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 212

ISBN-13: 1430327634

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Modern Hellenismos is a religious movement that reconstructs the ancient Greek religion in a modern context. It is one of many Polytheistic Reconstructionist religions today, and it acknowledges the existence, nature, and worship of ancient Greek gods and their divine involvement in both the universe and human life.


Kharis

Kharis

Author: Sarah Kate Istra Winter

Publisher:

Published: 2019-08-15

Total Pages: 184

ISBN-13: 9781089224457

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Kharis: Hellenic Polytheism Explored delves into the many aspects of the revival of Greek paganism, from its ancient roots to its contemporary practice. It is written as an introduction for those new to Hellenismos, and as a reference for more experienced devotees. It covers not only the basics of worship, but also how to adapt the ancient religion to our modern lives, cultivate relationships with the gods and spirits, and create a deeply satisfying spiritual life. The emphasis of this book is on the concept of kharis - the reciprocity so implicit in the practice of Hellenic polytheism both in antiquity and today. From the simplest prayer or libation, to direct encounters with deities, the principle of reciprocal favor governs the heart of this religion and facilitates for each worshipper a real and profound connection with the divine.


The Oracles of Apollo

The Oracles of Apollo

Author: John Opsopaus

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Published: 2017-07-08

Total Pages: 288

ISBN-13: 0738752258

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Throughout history, divination has been an important tool for seeking guidance from the gods. Fortunately, several classical divination systems are available to us again today. The Oracles of Apollo shows how to use two rediscovered divination systems: the Alphabet Oracle, a system that uses the ancient Greek alphabet, and the Counsels of the Seven Sages, a series of 147 short, oracular statements that were inscribed on tablets at Delphi. This book shares divination techniques and rituals—including the use of alphabet stones, dice, staves, beads, and coins—and interpretations of the outcomes to help you integrate the wisdom of the gods and goddesses. These oracles were originally designed thousands of years ago to provide insights into practical matters and deeper issues...and they can be used again today.


Hellenic Polytheism: A Personal Guide for Ancient Greek Practitioners

Hellenic Polytheism: A Personal Guide for Ancient Greek Practitioners

Author: Chris Aldridge

Publisher: Lulu.com

Published: 2017-06-28

Total Pages: 158

ISBN-13: 1387067702

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Dive into Hellenic Polytheism with this wonderful guide for practitioners of ancient Greek religion. Written by a living ancient Greek priest with years of experience, Chris Aldridge leads the practitioner and the student through the basic and in-depth studies on Hellenic Polytheism, including building shrines, altars and religious spaces, daily rites, offerings, divination, purifications, myth, history and more.


The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism

The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism

Author: Erich S. Gruen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Published: 2016-09-12

Total Pages: 588

ISBN-13: 3110387190

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This book collects twenty two previously published essays and one new one by Erich S. Gruen who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world. His many articles on this subject have, however, appeared mostly in conference volumes and Festschriften, and have therefore not had wide circulation. By putting them together in a single work, this will bring the essays to the attention of a much broader scholarly readership and make them more readily available to students in the fields of ancient history and early Judaism. The pieces are quite varied, but develop a number of connected and related themes: Jewish identity in the pagan world, the literary representations by Jews and pagans of one another, the interconnections of Hellenism and Judaism, and the Jewish experience under Hellenistic monarchies and the Roman empire.


A Million and One Gods

A Million and One Gods

Author: Page duBois

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 2014-06-16

Total Pages: 208

ISBN-13: 0674728831

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As A Million and One Gods shows, polytheism is considered a scandalous presence in societies oriented to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim beliefs. Yet it persists, even in the West, perhaps because polytheism corresponds to unconscious needs and deeply held values of tolerance, diversity, and equality that are central to civilized societies.


The Secret Texts of Hellenic Polytheism

The Secret Texts of Hellenic Polytheism

Author: John Opsopaus

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Published: 2022-05-08

Total Pages: 337

ISBN-13: 0738771066

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A Complete Translation of the Surviving Contents of Plethon's Renaissance-Era Book of Laws George Gemistos (c. 1355–1452), who called himself "Plethon," helped trigger the Renaissance by reawakening an interest in Platonism, but his secret book on its Neopagan theology was burned after his death. Only sixteen chapters of Plethon's Book of Laws escaped the flames and, for the first time ever, they have been translated into English in their entirety. Through translations and commentary by John Opsopaus, PhD, you can immerse yourself in Plethon's complete system of theology and religious practice focused on the Hellenic pantheon and deeply rooted in ancient Greek Paganism. This impressive guide features rituals, prayers, invocations, and hymns for daily and holiday use along with Plethon's complete sacred calendar. Featuring instructions from the Book of Laws on conducting ceremonies, rites, and more, The Secret Texts of Hellenic Polytheism enhances your spiritual practice and understanding of Neoplatonic philosophy.