Greetings- I'm Caelesti, I came across this group from the Cauldron forum (where I post as Tanbrid- just re-joined) I'm looking into spiritually re-connecting- after a period of doubt, considering agnosticism/atheism I came to the conclusion that even if I have trouble believing in Gods, that I want to believe, that it feels right. I'm at the edges of Celtic Reconstructionism & Neo-Druidry, (belong to ADF) and also have an interest in Hellenic polytheism. I am also a Unitarian Universalist, belong to Unity in St Paul.
Here is my intro. I live in Northern California where I was born. I'm a polytheist and worship many Gods, especially Anglo-Saxon, and some from the Middle East. I am trying to revive the worship of the ancient Indo-Iranian pantheon. I found out about this community from Sannion's blog and am so happy to see that it is here!
Hello! My name is Austin Gray and I live somewhere in Northern Alabama. Thus far I worship Greek deities, my ancestors, nymphai, and house spirits. I have only been doing so somewhere around November of 2013. I am new and young (Junior in highschool) so I have tons of questions and probably plenty of inadequacies, please forgive me.
Hello, all. My name is Vivienne Haloveir. I'm from Conway, Arkansas, and have been practicing for a little over ten years. I've learned from several paths, including Wicca, Druidism, Hellenic and Egyptian Reconstruction, and now I'm trying to develop my own path that works for me.
I like long walks on the beach, Neil Gaiman, long walks on the beach with Neil Gaiman, and hoarding books like I was trying to recreate the Library of Alexandria.
I've had an active religious practice for around three years now. I've learned a little bit from my mother, a little bit from people in San Francisco Chinatown, and a lot from reading secondary sources. "Reconstruction" isn't actually necessary for Chinese religion since there are many living traditions, but unfortunately I didn't grow up with any of those traditions, and so I try to learn what I can with the resources available to me.
Welcome welcome welcome, Michael! I'm a bit envious that you have living traditions to draw from, but I suppose that must present its own set of challenges, too. I can't wait to hear about them (the traditions, I mean...don't feel the need to heap challenges on yourself just to appease me ).
Post by heathenchinese on Jun 8, 2014 21:20:05 GMT -8
Thanks! Yes, there definitely are some challenges in trying to reconnect with living traditions, but of course it is really helpful to have even the most basic of instruction from people within those traditions. And I'll be glad to share what I can!
Hello my name is Rebecca, I live in NYC and I'm a Hellenic polytheist. Dionysus is my favorite God-it's a growing relationship at the moment. I've always been drawn to the Greek pantheon in the past, then for some silly hang ups-mainly because I'm not Greek. So I stopped. Long story short, thanks to Dionysus I got over that and I feel more alive now.