Working with two pantheons

In a little section called “Spiritual Overinsurance,” Jonathan Kirsch (God Against the Gods) writes: “Thus, for example, a pagan might be a devotee of the stately old gods of Rome and Greece whom Homer calls ‘the Olympians’ — Apollo and Zeus, Aphrodite and Athena — and at the very same time, a worshipper of the … Read more

Founding Rome

Royal Roman ruins go back to age of myth Newfound palace dates back to city’s legendary origin ROME – Legend has it that Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of Mars, the god of war, who were suckled as infants by a she-wolf in the woods. Now, archaeologists … Read more

Progress is a pipe dream

I saved this piece for myself but now I don’t remember where I found it, or if indeed the text here is quoted from Richard Reese. Only poets can save us now by Richard Reese The story of progress – that each generation is better than the one before it is about 200 years old. … Read more

Remembering Conrad

Grant, O Gods, that the earth may lie soft and gently upon the shades of our ancestors, and may their urns be filled with a perpetual springtime blooming with the sweet scents of crocus. – Aulus Persius Flaccus, Satura VII, 207-8 On this date each year, I honor the memory of Conrad Hauri, the founder … Read more