The book combines an accurate historical understanding with practices updated for today’s needs.”—Brandy Williams, author of For the Love of the Gods and. Hellenismos Today has 27 ratings and 2 reviews. Colin said: A fairly light overview of the theory and practice of Hellenismos, or Greek Reconstructionist. Buy a cheap copy of Hellenismos Today book by Timothy Jay Alexander. Hellenismos is the ancient Greek religion reborn. Do you hear the call of the old Gods?.
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Ben rated it did not like it Dec 07, Agathokles rated it really liked it Feb 09, His offering brings to life an ancient tradition made relevant for modern times. Hellenismos Today accomplishes more than the author originally intended.
With branches also in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Germany, their level of real world public activity, and actual membership levels, the Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes can be argued to be the defining hellenimsos organization for the public revival movement.
Alexander emphasizes the familial domestic religion, which can have its own rituals, I can hellenisms the scarcity of detail here. Retrieved September 26, Any known magician would have, shall we say, a negative reputation.
This book is also for any Pagan following any Pagan path, not just Hellenic Reconstructionism. Moderation of Questionable Content Thank you for your interest in helping us moderate questionable content on Lulu. Alexander downplays this, though he does not reject the need or utility of professional priests, and it could be that hlelenismos disagree on this point.
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In my opinion, it is much more than an Introductory Guide to Hellenismos. It clearly shows that one does not need heellenismos be an academic, or even an intellectual to practice this beautiful religion. It is not meant to be a history lesson, or a “how-to” book, but the author clearly conveys Reconstructionist beliefs and methodology.
Lulu Staff has been notified of toray possible violation of the terms of our Membership Agreement. While an it is an interesting way to consider worshiping the Greek Pantheon it is just one way at looking at Greek reconstructionism. I also really enjoy this passage: I found his ideas about hubris, magic and devotion to gods both refreshing and inspirational. Page 64 – So said the father of men and gods, and laughed aloud.
He holds ordinations with both the Universal Life Church and the Church of Spiritual Humanism, and operates Alexander Ministries, a collection of ordained clergy providing services to those from minority religions and others in need of interfaith or customized ritual officiating. Archived from the original on November 20, Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. When I first skimmed the book, I had felt this roday a weak chapter. Miss Dellaney marked it as to-read Jan 31, His focus on personal devotions in this chapter is also a good one, as for now, this is the primary form of devotion available to us until there is a sufficient increase in numbers to provide for congregations.
Leaders of the movement claimed in that there are as many as 2, adherents to the Hellenic tradition in Greece, with an additionalwho have “some sort of interest”.
Chapter 9 deals with divination. One area that I find OSNT to be a bit better at is the more detailed ritual instructions which can really help jumpstart the beginner. The book combines an accurate historical understanding with practices updated for today’s needs. Alexander also leaves out Theurgy which is a form of magic aiming at mystical ends, to unite with The One or the Gods.
The author has included an extensive list of terms with definitions. Todwy added it Dec 29, There are no reviews for previous versions of this product. It is my hope to see similar, or better, books eventually written for the Cultus Deorum Romanorum or “Religio Romana” – Roman Reconstructionist paganism. The Gods of Reason: The emphasis, of course, is on Hellenismos, but any Pagan interested in learning more about themselves and what they believe will truly find this book a necessity in their personal library.
Set up a giveaway. I imagine his other books are potentially better but I have not read them. The author has really got his material down regarding Hellenismos. Do you hear the call of the old Gods? Angelia Arke Hermes Iris. But it is not only about Religion, for ethics, ancient greeks, and shamanism are also adressed Topics.
For someone coming from a Neopagan perspective, this would not be too bad, since they are usually fairly aware of divinatory tools. Melissa rated it it was ok Roday 28, Jeffrey Diehl rated it liked it Apr 15, I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of helleniamos exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. Archived from the original on 2 April Bessy Goulianos-gallicchio marked it as to-read Jul 17,