Please see the drop down menus under the heading of this blog for information about Roman Polytheism. Note that almost everything on this website has been repurposed from the blog neo polytheist of which I am also the author.
Due to work, life balance and social commitments in 2019 I didn’t spend too much time blogging or working on this website. Even so, I did manage to write a couple of posts on my blog that may be of interest to readers:
The Greco-Roman Cosmos, exploring the popular ideas in ancient Rome regarding the nature of our universe, and how that influenced their ideas about the divine.
Beggar Spirituality, a frank look at the problem of whether or not continually asking favours from the Gods really constitutes a satisfying spiritual path.
There are a couple of Roman deities I would very much like to explore this year, but as ever I wish to do a good job, not a half job. So unless I feel I can commit the necessary time and research to the task I won’t start writing in the first place.
Spiritually speaking I have continued to practice Buddhism (consisting mostly of chanting in front of the Gohonzon in my home, and regularly attending Buddhist meetings in other people’s homes), while continuing to believe in a multitude of Gods and other mystical beings. Speaking honestly, I find Buddhism offers a deeply fulfilling spiritual path due a number of winning factors, including the sense that one is part of a community, the wonderful friends I have made through Buddhism, the philosophical and historical nature of Buddhism (which is intellectually satisfying to explore), its mysticism, the sense of purpose it bestows upon my life (ie, to be a Bodhisattva), its ability to incorporate (rather than demonise or attempt to kill off) polytheistic deities, as well as other things. I admit though that I have been very lucky in terms of the people I have come across on the path of Nichiren Buddhism. Unfortunately, attraction to certain religions can be spoilt by unsatisfying encounters with practitioners with whom one does not resonate. To actually like most of one’s fellow practitioners (that one meets) is something for which I am enormously grateful.