Aphrodite Devotional at Pantheacon

Saturday, February 13th, is the libation day for Aphrodite in the Athenian Calendar. Aphrodite is the Greek Goddess of love and sexuality. We will be honoring her with a ritual blending traditional (Recon) ritual framework and modern mystical techniques. Themes will include self love, acceptance, and body positivity. Where: At Pantheacon, the Doubletree, Room 963…

January 9th, 8pm: Hekate’s Deipnon

“Hecate whose name is howled by night at the city cross-roads.”- Virgil, Aeneid 4.609 Time: 8pm.   Location: Start at Tyrell Park, 150 Pilkington Ave, Santa Cruz; processing to Seabright Beach.   What To Bring: Some food to share.   Hekate is an ancient Greek goddess associated with the crossroads, restless ghosts, the new moon and witchcraft. Join…

Devotional for Athena, August 30th, 2:30pm.

Join us for a Hellenic devotional focused on all things Athenian. We will have a simple, traditional, Athenian-style ritual, an open-forum to discuss the issues presently facing our democracy, and even a little crafting. What to bring: Two yards of fabric in your favorite color, food that can go on a grill and some greenery. What to…

Devotional for Apollon, July 26th, 2:30pm

On July 26th at 2:30pm, join Pandemos in a devotional for one of the brightest of deities. Apollon is a god of music, philosophy, nature, science and prophecy. The ritual will use a blend ancient customs and modern invocations to create a framework for thoughtful conversation, feasting, divination and myth embodiment. What to wear: “Sacred Casual.” Wear anything…

A Statement of Values

Hospitality: Our Doors are open. Hospitality is a major value in all ancient cultures including for the Norse, the Celts and the Greeks. Some might argue that it is the foundation stone for all Indo-European religion. In the ancient Greek stories, Zeus would disguise himself as people whom society had marginalized to test the virtue…

Not My Hellenism: The Danger of Narrow Definitions

I almost named the MeetUp, “Greek Pagans,” but then, I thought better of it. The words seemed to resonate with baggage. Besides, I said to myself, I’m not really a, “Greek Pagan.” No, just because I had a deeply important, mystical relationship with a Greek deity or two, was deeply fascinated with Greek culture and…

Talking with Zeus

Since I got tapped by Zeus late last year, I’ve performed a monthly “check-in ” with him. I tend to do my check-ins with him while moving–in a car or airplane or whatever–but this month I had the time to do a proper check in with him at home. (I was also a week later…