Archive for April, 2012

April 30, 2012

Book Review: Hellenismos Today and A Beginner’s Guide to Hellenismos

Today I am going to give a brief review of two Hellenic Reconstructionalist books available for purchase on the recommendation to me by a listener of my podcast. These books are:

A Beginner’s Guide to Hellenismos
by: Timothy Jay Alexander
Publication Date: June 7, 2007

Hellenismos Today
by: Timothy Jay Alexander
Publication Date: April 27, 2007 | ISBN-10: 1430314273 | ISBN-13: 978-1430314271 | Edition: 1st

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April 23, 2012

Entitlement – the Plague of Paganism

I can’t tell if I’m just growing more bitter toward other pagans, or if I’m just -in the past few years, tossing aside the rose-tinted glasses so many pagans look at life through that things really start to bug me. I’m president of a pagan networking and education organization that has been around since August 2003 in my area. I helped found it, do a lot of the work to keep it running and mostly fund it myself. I get really annoyed when people ask for things, then don’t want to help and won’t commit to come to them once we say, “Sure, we’ll do that.”

No one wants to help and I think it’s that hippie mentality that so many pagans have that I want this, I want it for free and I want it available to me whenever I want it. There’s this hippie idea of a barter society and communal living and in reality, that wouldn’t work because like so many others sects of society, pagans are inherently lazy entitlement monkeys. Let me break it down from the perspective of someone who works behind the scenes, as it were:

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April 19, 2012

Warriors and Soldiers and Military, oh my!

If you know me, and know me well, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I consider myself -even as a Hellene, as one who follows a warrior’s path.

It hasn’t always been pretty, not that anyone expects a warrior’s path to be a pretty one. It’s a path I’ve been walking since the beginning, since Ares first came to me as a small child, and it’s one I’ve walked with determination since that day. Ares has taught me much over the years: to fight for what I want, for what I believe in. Never back down. Never surrender. Take no prisoners.

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