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What would you like to see in a polytheistic book?
Hello everyone. For some time now I have been wanting to write a devotional polytheistic book but I am stuck on the what exactly it should include and focus on. I am largely disappointed by many books on the market which are geared towards practitioners. As many of you who follow my work know, I am highly critical of pagan books, especially when the book deals with ancient Greek religion.
I am reaching out to my Substack subscribers for feedback. Please let me know what you are looking for in a polytheistic book? What has disappointed you in other books and what impressed you about other books?
In my outline I have been working on, I include the following section. What do you think of this? Does this interest you?
Worship and Devotion
The purpose and importance of worship in devotional polytheism
Ways to honor and show devotion to the deities
Offerings and sacrifices
Devotional practices such as prayer, meditation, and chanting
Festivals and holy days
Altars and shrine creation
The role of prayer and ritual in devotional polytheism
The structure and purpose of devotional rituals
Creating and performing rituals solo or in a group
The use of altar tools and other ritual objects
The importance of intention and focus in ritual
Communicating with the deities
Different methods of communication such as prayer, meditation, and divination
Seeking guidance and support from the deities
Building a relationship with the deities through devotional practices
What does “relationship” mean concerning deities
I look forward to your feedback.