Where is the home of my soul? In this strange Quarantime, this oddly altered “new normal” in which everything familiar is different and we must absorb new realities every day, we can find an opportunity to examine, in depth, our own spiritual world. This ritual will give individual opportunities to explore one’s own specific spiritual landscape. We invite you to spend some time reviewing your own beliefs, practices, habits and challenges. Please be prepared with a candle and means of lighting it; a journal, notebook, sketchbook, or paper and means of writing (or drawing as suits you) in it; a snack and beverage of your choice that you will enjoy eating during the work of the ritual; and your preferred method of purifying yourself (that might be a bowl of water, incense, salt, or whatever you are most comfortable with.)”Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82984291069 – we’ll open our virtual space for social time at 3, and start the ritual at 4.
Hermes at Theoi.com. – Reference site for Greek myth including many passages from classical and Hellenistic texts.
Hermes the Thief – Dr. Norman O. Brown. – Searchable online text of the 1947 examination of Hermes’ role as trickster, thief, herald, and magician.
Hermes at hellenion.org – Modern and ancient prayers to the deity, collected by Hellenion, a Hellenic Pagan Reconstructionist organization.
Photo courtesy of Matt, August 2020.
Altar and photo by Aubry LG, July 2020.
Please join Matt and Jamie for a ritual welcoming Hermes as our new patron of the year. You will find it helpful in this ritual to have your chalice, a way to make fire, a bowl of water for purification – we’ll be using the Greek tradition of Khernips so fragrant herbs and/or salt to enhance your cleansing water are welcomed if you have them, your journal or other writing material, and your divination tool of choice. We’ll open our virtual space at 3p Central for chat and coffee, then start the ritual at 4p.
Please join us to learn more about Hermes, our patron of the year for 2020-2021. We’ll talk mythology, history, art, and practice, and how we might work with Hermes over the coming year. We hold social hour between 3p and 4p Central, and the class will begin at 4.