Spear of Athena: Reconstructionism as Methodology, Strengths and Weaknesses

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The strengths and weaknesses of reconstructionism as a methodology are many and varied, and are things that could be hotly debate by individuals for a while, the views presented are my own as arrived at by introspection and contemplation as well as by interaction with various Hellenists and reconstructionists of other polytheistic faiths. [Read more...]

Dandelion Seeds: Polytheism and Polyamory are a Natural Combination

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A poly perspective on religion and life leads to greater compassion and the sacredness of relationships. [Read more...]

Personal Gnosis: A Conversation

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Personal Gnosis. Polytheism. Paganism. The writers at Patheos Pagan get together to discuss personal gnosis and campfire consensus. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Books for the Curious and New

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Shifting to a polytheistic theology takes more than just reading a couple of books; it helps to learn about models which have persisted into the modern world, too. So here is Conor’s slightly different list “starter” books: two for historical background and two for just starting to foment a new perspective. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Relationships are Relationships, or I Need a Break

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All of the polytheists that I know, though by no means does this mean all polytheists ever, affirm that the gods have individual agency. In this article, Conor shares some of the implications of this. [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Whose Sun is it Anyway?

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My eyes dart over the message board, and I’m met with a question: we are aware of many cultures and many gods, so how do we reconcile that with only having one sun? [Read more...]

Spear of Athena: Technology, Athena, and Doing it Right

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It always bothers me a little bit when I see Pagans take highly anti-tech stances sometimes even to the point of proudly proclaiming themselves Luddites and accusing all (or most) the evils of society on technology. That just isn’t something I can let slide by. [Read more...]


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