The Mind of the God: the Power of the Question

Eduard Veith - Ein Wiederfinder 'a rediscover' (mid 19th or early 20th century)

To know Hermes is a lifelong task. Bounded approaches provide entry points and structures with which to grasp the fundamentally ineffable. Body, Speech, and Mind can be seen as the entry points. Thus far we have seen the form of Hermes’ body and explored the character of His speech. Now, we turn to His mind and examine one exemplary quality of that vastness: the Power of the Question. [Read more...]

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The Speech of the God and The Value of Deliberation

Julius Kronberg, Eros e la dea del Destino - 1908

Today our commentarial tradition is fast and furious. If a weakness can be seen in any statement, it is instantly pounced upon and used to flog the knowledge, the intelligence, or even the character, of the author. What a long way we have come… [Read more...]

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Forming the God

Hermes-Souls on the Banks of the Acheron-Hiremy-Hirschl-1898

Gods arise to our experience in response to need, being the embodiments of Divine Providence. Otherwise we would never know of Them. Their appearance is a reflection of us, our understandings and predilections, yet They are independent of us, and are far beyond any human conception of Them. But in Their tender Providence, what we might call Compassion today, They come in forms we can grasp and with powers we need in our lives. [Read more...]

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God Work

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema Autumn-1877

Is it enough to worship the many Divinities we know? For our maintenance, our simple well being, of course! Divine Providence is an ever-present grace to which we can attune and make more present in our lives by worship. Yet there are more advanced approaches for the seriously committed. Is it enough to worship the many Divinities we know? For our maintenance, our simple well being, of course! Divine Providence is an ever-present grace to which we can attune and make more present in our lives by worship. Yet there are more advanced approaches for the seriously committed. Among these are the paths of Divine Union… [Read more...]

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Cultural Paganism and a Primordial Pantheon: 0 to Many

John William Waterhouse Circe-1911

I don’t do cultural Paganism. I worship the Gods I’ve come to know. My commitments and priesthood is not bounded by cultures, but by contact. But some of that contact is with Deities that lie beyond culture. [Read more...]

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Genus before species: What are the Gods?

Georges Jules Victor Clairin - The Goddess Neith (La déesse Neith) circa 1843-1919

Polytheism is a consequence of knowing more than one Deity. Who and what are these beings we esteem and worship? Are They the Gods? [Read more...]

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Welcome At the Herm

Hermes getting ready for work Cropped

The purpose of this blog is to express, explore, and reflect upon a long term relationship with a Deity as an example and a critical examination of how we can intensively relate to the Gods today. [Read more...]

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