Julian is Given His Crown


ON this day in the year 361, the Emperor Constantius died. Before he died he had a hasty baptism. And, he named his cousin Julian as his successor.

I find those what if moments in history, where the whole thing could have gone another way, interesting.

And there are few as fascinating, at least for me, in what would have come of Julian, the so-called apostate living a long life? With his interest in giving the pagan traditions structure and support, it seems he was set to be the Constantine of organized paganism.

And giving paganism a real run at competing with organized Christianity.

or, not…

But, again, a lovely what if…

And, so not a song of old Roman religion, but old ways…

What if’s…

And haunted nights…

"I too am an avid fan of Alan Watts, first in the 70's and now ..."

Confession of a Married Monk: A ..."
"I must dissent from the views expressed above & below. Buddhistsin the West have been ..."

Confession of a Married Monk: A ..."
"In the West, "monk" carries the connotation of celibacy, so I don't like the term ..."

Confession of a Married Monk: A ..."
"Love Potion #9 is a great koan. Those days of rock'n'roll were so cute."

Introduction to Zen Koans is Now ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment