Author Archives: Ophiokhos

PBP2012: Chastity

Chastity is something that rarely seems to be talked about in pagan circles, I guess it’s just something that is plain boring. I’m going to write a little a bit about it though. Indeed, I consider myself to be chaste, … Continue reading

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PBP2012: Bassareus

Bassareus is an interesting surname for Dionysos, derived from the words ‘bassara’ or ‘bassaris’, the long robe the god and his mainades wore in Thrace. Bassaris actually means fox, which leads one to conclude that the robe is made from … Continue reading

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Musica Universalis

‘Musica Universalis’ is an ancient philosophical concept that the celestial bodies emit a form of music. Pythagoras is credited with being the creator of the concept, by proposing that the celestial bodies emit their own ‘hum’ based on their orbital … Continue reading

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An Excerpt from “Henry VIII and his Court”

John Heywood, who was a remarkably fine singer, seized the mandolin, which lay near him, and began to sing. It was a song, possible only in those days, and at Henry’s voluptuous and at the same time canting court–a song … Continue reading

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PBP2012: Brimo-Hekate

Hekate Brimo…hearing his words from the abyss, came up…She was garlanded by fearsome snakes that coiled themselves round twigs of oak; the twinkle of a thousand torches lit the scene;and hounds of the underworld barked shrilly all around her” – … Continue reading

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PBP2012: Aetos Dios

Eagles are one of the many sacred animals of Zeus and when concerning Zeus, it is one of the most important to me, next to the ram. I feel like you can learn some things about a god when you … Continue reading

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PBP 2012: Astrology

I haven’t really said this before, but I am an amateur astrologer. I grew up fascinated with the zodiac and the night-sky, however I grew up thinking that the horoscopes featured in newspapers and magazines were the be all and … Continue reading

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