This website is devoted to creative dialogue between classical polytheisms (especially ancient Greek and Roman), modern paganisms, and modern concerns about mental and spiritual wellbeing. We believe that historically and theoretically informed research, experimental and creative practice, and personal faiths and transformations can and should co-exist. To put it another way, we aim to combine critical reflection with open-mindedness. Since creative experimentation and personal beliefs know no firm boundaries, comparative material from other ancient and modern spiritual traditions will sometimes be introduced here as well.
The practical corollary of this website is a networking group bringing together therapists, academics in various fields, and modern pagans. From July 2018 until autumn 2019 this network will be centered in Bristol (UK), but we have been speaking with exciting thinkers and practitioners elsewhere in the world, and hope to find funding to extend it from late 2019. Anyone interested in this network is welcome to contact me via the contact field.
(The menu image right now was a painting by Pichi Avo from the Bristol Upfest 2016. Like most of the Upfest art, it was painted over the following year. The annual cycle of birth and death in urban art could perhaps be related to the neo-pagan “wheel of the year.” Even if not, it was a nice display!)