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« Reply #9: March 05, 2011, 07:21:40 pm »

You can celebrate the Wheel of the Year as a reconstructionist if you Hellenize your celebrations. Ancient calendars are guides you can adapt and build upon, not things that need to be followed exactly in the present day. There's no reason you can't make up your own libation days. We aren't living in ancient Greece, we should worship in a context that makes sense for us now.

I agree completely - reconstructionism does not necessarily mean you can't do or shouldn't do things, such as celebrate the Wheel of the Year holidays - you just add your personal touch to them, to make them fit your path. My reason for not calling myself a reconstructionist just yet is mostly because I'm still fairly new to a lot of things, having started my path half a year ago or so now, therefore I'm still figuring out a lot about myself and my path, fine-tuning things and adjusting to certain practices. I'm definitely leaning more toward some reconstructionist tendencies, but for now I'm just content calling myself simply a "modern Hellenic Pagan."

Due to my busy schedule, it actually works out to have my libation days be the Wheel of the Year holidays - days that are easy to remember and easily celebrated with friends, rather than many of the various monthly libation days already in place for most of the Gods on the Hellenic calendar I use. The Wheel of the Year holidays also give me a chance to really enjoy my community (friends, boyfriend, etc.) so it makes up for some of the more community/city based festivals that I don't feel connected to on the Hellenic calendar due to my current location, time-period, etc....but I can still "get the feeling of them."  ^_^


"...Read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body."
— Walt Whitman

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