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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 10:51:41 pm »
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How would I do that? Meditating in his name?


 What you say is only applicable to invocation, since if one were to evocate a deity then there wouldn't have no sort of embodying or 'letting it talk through you'.

(I have just discovered that number 7 is a sacred number for Apollo, and that's the lifepath result of my birthday, and also of the name "Zaphaux". Also I was born on a year that ends with '7'. ALSO, I was born on the 17th day of SEPTEMBER, which used to be the 7th month of the year. Finally... ALSO, Apollo was born on September too.)


Yes, to commune with a deity you simply meditate on that deity, their name, epithets, myths and lore. Basically you try to establish a connection and impart your request or message. Hopefully you will reach a state where you do feel that connection.

Awesome about the numerological correspondences.

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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2012, 10:53:22 pm »
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Sure.  The muffling of the head/speaker-deafness feelings are the phone calls - signs and portents  are the texts. :)

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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2012, 11:06:27 pm »
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:stop: They have Cell Phones?  Do they text?:whis:
Hermes'd be all over that.  LOL

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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2012, 11:20:29 pm »
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Hermes'd be all over that.  LOL

 
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« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2012, 11:42:53 pm »
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The Texts From Last Night blog would be even more hilarious if gods were involved!

 
Oh wow. This should exist! Deity Texts from Last Night! :D:

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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2012, 11:57:59 pm »
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Oh wow. This should exist! Deity Texts from Last Night! :D:

 
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"Go home, Dionysus. You're drunk."
"YOLO."

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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2012, 11:58:42 pm »
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Any idea how to get the directory?

 
Unfortunately it's written in Linear A.

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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2012, 12:00:47 am »
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"Hey, dude, watch me have sex with this porpoise!"
"Go home, Dionysus. You're drunk."
"YOLO."

...I'll show myself out.

 
Dionysus would have to be at least YOLT, though, right? ;)

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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2012, 12:42:57 am »
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"Hey, dude, watch me have sex with this porpoise!"
"Go home, Dionysus. You're drunk."
"YOLO."

...I'll show myself out.


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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2012, 12:53:15 am »
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Dionysus would have to be at least YOLT, though, right? ;)

 
I'm pretty sure he'd do both, but YOLO is funnier because of the irony/sarcasm of that whole death-rebirth thing. ;)
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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2012, 01:24:02 am »
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Bysios can't correspond to January/February, it is located almost in the middle of the year.

When it comes to Hellenic calendars, it helps to know a couple of things:

1) The standard is Attic/Athenian, because it's simply one of the most complete and well known calendars that we know of.

2) Hellenic new year rarely corresponds to our Gregorian calendar. It depends on which city-state's calendar you are using to change the margin.

3) They are a lot of calendars because there were a lot of city-states with their own city-patron gods, 12 Olympians, local festivals, etc. etc. Making a cohesive festival calendar for even a single region is hard work. For example, Ruadhan (youngrebelsoul) has made a Boetian festival calendar which is pretty rad. It has a lot of background info on Hellenic calendar making to boot.

With this in mind, it's why SkySamuelle is correct in saying Bysios (which comes from the Delphic calendar, but they are roughly congruent IIRC) roughly corresponds to January/February; the first month of the new year in the Attic calendar is Hekatombaion, which falls on the Noumenia (new moon) after the Summer Solstice, IIRC. Seven months after the Solstice roughly puts you in this range. And yes, the dashes on separate lines indicate a month we do not know the name of in that calendar. A lot of calendars are like that.

Thargelia is a very important festival to Apollon and his sister Artemis (and the month of Thargelion, which is roughly May/June), which is celebrated on their feast days according to the lunar calendar (6th and 7th of the lunar month, and 6th and 7th of Thargelion). Noumenia is also important to him.

HMEPA's calendar is a great resource, if you don't occasionally mind being confused as hell when figuring out what day is what in our calendar. That might just be me, though. It's also Attic-based.

Hope this helped!
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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2012, 05:07:51 am »
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HMEPA's calendar is a great resource, if you don't occasionally mind being confused as hell when figuring out what day is what in our calendar. That might just be me, though. It's also Attic-based.

Hope this helped!

 
There's also this one http://www.hellenion.org/calendar/2012/Hellenion2012.pdf I've found useful but it is based on the Athenian year.

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« Reply #27 on: November 02, 2012, 11:04:30 am »
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Yes, to commune with a deity you simply meditate on that deity, their name, epithets, myths and lore. Basically you try to establish a connection and impart your request or message. Hopefully you will reach a state where you do feel that connection.

Awesome about the numerological correspondences.

 Tried this yesterday before I went to bed. I was sleepy so I didn't go really deep in my meditation, but it wasn't 'in vain', I got something.
 
Quote from: Nyktipolos;79268
When it comes to Hellenic calendars, it helps to know a couple of things:

[...]

With this in mind, it's why SkySamuelle is correct in saying Bysios (which comes from the Delphic calendar, but they are roughly congruent IIRC) roughly corresponds to January/February;

HMEPA's calendar is a great resource, if you don't occasionally mind being confused as hell when figuring out what day is what in our calendar. That might just be me, though. It's also Attic-based.

Hope this helped!

Sure it did! Now I can at least understand a little of those confusing callendars hahaha

I'll take a look on this website/webpage you sent me, may be helpful too.
 
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There's also this one http://www.hellenion.org/calendar/2012/Hellenion2012.pdf I've found useful but it is based on the Athenian year.

"But it's based on the Athenian year" what does it mean? I liked this one too.
 
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"Hey, dude, watch me have sex with this porpoise!"
"Go home, Dionysus. You're drunk."
"YOLO."

...I'll show myself out.

 
For other gods of some cultures, it could be "YOLF" HAHA

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Re: Invocation/Convocation of an entity?
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2012, 11:58:09 am »
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"But it's based on the Athenian year" what does it mean? I liked this one too.
 

 
A lot of the city states had their own festival calendar. I think it's been mentioned already but the Athenian calender is the most complete one we have evidence of.

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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2012, 12:51:03 pm »
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A lot of the city states had their own festival calendar. I think it's been mentioned already but the Athenian calender is the most complete one we have evidence of.

 Oh, I thought it was a bad thing haha

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