O Lord, Whose presence reverberates throughout the wind and the air;
Lord Who is felt in the vibration of all sound, come forth, if it pleases You to do so! Hear this mortal voice, Lord, and know that I/we have arrived to greet You here!
I/we whom You have nurtured, Lord, and trained in many arts; I/we who have honored You dutifully, have again come to be taught in the ways of the truly free mind!
Lord of the boundary between thought and word, Lord of Masterful Unraveling, from Whom no lie can be hidden, Apollon of the Orthos Logos, come! Be welcomed here, O Lord, Who breathes fire and life and triumph into the souls of all who would receive Your Word!
Apollon, Who is the Kind Mentor, and the Firm Instructor, rest here, that I/we may be seated before Your Radiance in reverence and curiosity! And take refreshment (Libation is poured), dear Lord, before I/we commence, that Your thirst may be quenched, and I/we am/are prepared to receive the wisdom You so generously impart!
Be welcomed, O Lord, and let me/us once more be revealed in the presence of Your Divine Word!
Come, Most Blessed Lord!
Hail to Apollon! Hail to the Pythias!
In my household, the first day of November is celebrated as Pythias’ Day, wherein we honor those women who were Apollon’s Oracles at Delphi, in antiquity.
The traditional offerings (in accordance with my family’s traditions) for this day are olive oil, honey, milk, water, and cinnamon incense, along with a tall pillar candle as a focal point to represent them, as a whole. And lastly, a new perfume. However, this year I had to forgo the perfume for budgetary reasons.
Taken together, these are an offering that I find profound in their simplicity. The Pythias crave their recognition. More so than any of us claiming their title for ourselves, they demand real recognition for their work and devotion, and so long as we give that to them, I find that they are at peace.
So, praise to them, and Blessed Pythias’ Day.
Another entry into my audio library, but also for the Treasury of Apollon. I wanted to do a more ambitious video, but I did not have the patience required for that. Not today. So, you’ll have to settle for two audio tracks, instead of two audio tracks plus pictures. <3
I’ve begun compiling an audio library of things I’ve written, to be used in prayer and meditation, and it’s been a lot of fun to do, even if learning all the different technology involved isn’t. But I’m glad I’m finally doing this. I’ve been meaning to for a long time, and only now have I had what I needed. So, you all get to see the results as they trickle in.
Let’s start with “Speaker of Truth”, written in 2016. I do hope you enjoy.
Heavenly Judge, who leaves the affairs of men during the winter portion of the
Year. He whose place in our hearts can now only be filled by lofty
Praise, King of the far-northern throne, to whom we
Entrust all the riches of our souls. He tends to the seat of
Righteousness, and is now set to harmonize,
By His Order, all things. He is the Distance made manifest. He is the
Origin of our desire, and His is the Glorious
Return. But first, the Worlds must be made to move again,
Enthralled by His Will. Therefor, we honor Him,
In all that we know, do and are, for He is
Our King, who is found in the lengthening dark, perched upon the
Summit of the Kosmic Order.