Classical Polytheism

Classical Polytheism
by Jonathan Sousa © 2008
Lulu.com
99 pages
Coil Bound
$11.00 (U.S.)
Reviewed by: Mike Gleason

This is a workbook/guide for those individuals who wish to learn more about the worship of the old Gods. It is one organization’s understanding of, and attempt to convey, this information to a wider audience. It is intended to be used in conjunction with personal instruction and thus assumes access to a facilitator (or as some may style it, a teacher).

Many of the lessons include recommended books as resources. There are some which are classics, literally, some that are quite useful, and a few which I (personally) would not recommend. In any case, there are diverse views represented and they provide food for thought, which is a good thing.

The second half of the book is composed of rituals created by the Stars of Elysium, all of which are fairly short. The only disadvantage with these rituals is the frequent use of Greek words. If you are not conversant in Greek (I’m not), you may want to consult a source to learn their proper pronunciation.

If you find the Olympian deities calling to you; if you are actively studying in a Greek-based Pagan tradition; or if you simply have a desire to learn more about them, this book can be a good supplement to whatever else you are reading. It won’t serve you as a primary source, since it is intended as a teaching aid, but it should provide some guidance and inspiration.

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