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Jun. 3rd, 2008 | 07:15 am
mood: chipperchipper

I have nothing new to report, except that the majority of my encounters with Greek deities these days in regards to life's influences and all that appear to be mostly Hermes and Hekate these days. I REALLY like Hekate. I need to spend more time communing with her.

I've also been involved in a number of small to medium local HI events, including a very well done wedding performed by one of our members. It's nice to hang out with people and do Greek stuff from time to time. I only wish I could get over my desire to be solitary. I think that dealing with Hellenic drama for 10+ years completely burnt me out on Hellenic orgs, groups, and what-have-you.

My wish list for the community these days? For some of them to gain the ability to laugh at themselves and not take either themselves or their faith too seriously. I think that they would be able to relax more and enjoy their faith better before they burn out as badly as I did. I think certain individuals are long overdue to lose their minds, crash, or convert to xyz religion.

(PS Yes, I have a sense of humor about myself... and thank the gods for it. It prevents me from caving into that mentality which craves greater creativity and imagination... )

I also feel VERY badly for the people who continue to angst over their connection to this god, that pantheon, this aspect of the religion--all the while getting drawn towards it while kicking and screaming. Why do you hate an aspect of yourself so much as to give yourself much undeserved drama?

This is why I abandoned dogma ages ago--it kills my soul. :P And I've seen what it does to others, and it's never positive. Anyhow, I've long felt that while Apollo's motto is "know thyself" and Dionysos is clearly "be thyself" I think Hermes' is "understand thyself".

Meanwhile, I am WAY overdue on my Order of Hekate of HI homework and Spira stuff. The job search and change took a lot out of me, and an entire month has come and gone. I've gotten NO book edits done. I have, however, done quite a bit on getting back into a nice health program for myself, including eating better and doing yoga almost daily--plus have been meditating every night which is wonderful.

Today I run off to VT to a funeral which is being held early tomorrow morning. It's not going to be fun and I think there'll be a lot of drinking afterwards. But I'm Irish and it needs to be done.

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RavenDreamer

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from: ravendreamer
date: Jun. 3rd, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
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Burn out...yes I hear you there. I think the only things that have kept me from burn out are a) humour and b) my fellow roots (Spira clergy) if it werent for our democratic clergy setup (and quality people) I would have burnt out long ago.

I love the Dionysos "Be thyself"...that is exquisiteness. The Spira stuff...well...we are patient. Life gets in the way...as it should :).

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Kyrene

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from: kyrene_myste
date: Jun. 3rd, 2008 01:56 pm (UTC)
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It's getting in the way in spades. I can't get anything done other than work, yoga, some meditation and magickal practice, and maybe sleep if I'm lucky.

GAHH

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RavenDreamer

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from: ravendreamer
date: Jun. 3rd, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
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I hear you there. I barely have 2 minutes in the day for anything. Even writing rightnow for me has fallen off the charts.

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Hercules Invictus?

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
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I wasn't sure what you were talking about until I saw "hercules invictus" in the tags. I checked them out not to long ago, but thought they were some kind of role-playing group.

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Kyrene

Re: Hercules Invictus?

from: kyrene_myste
date: Jun. 5th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
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They have branches that DO involve role playing. They also do literacy promotion and various other charitable acts.

If you look at their site however (http://group.yahoo.com/group/hercules_invictus) they (or rather, we) very clearly have REAL ties to the Hellenic faiths.

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Re: Hercules Invictus?

from: anonymous
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
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Not my cup of tea. The "Church of Hercules and the Latter-Day Superheroes" conversation, and the overwhelming number of topics on comic books and RPGs really had not being able to take them serious. The literacy program is a good thing, but that doesn't equate to everything I'm looking for. Thanks for the info.

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Kyrene

Re: Hercules Invictus?

from: kyrene_myste
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
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*shrugs* There are many different programs, avenues, and orders to be involved in and not everyone does the same thing. But do as thou wilt.

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