For the first time in my life, I feel like I need a Grimoire. I don’t want to call it a Book of Shadows, because that title has never sat right with me. Actually the need for this has caused me to be unable to blog for a few days (That and pain, but that’s another day’s entry, I guess).
What has really tripped me up currently is trying to put down onto “paper” the holidays and feasts that I celebrate. The main reason is that I really haven’t celebrated anything other than secular holidays in quite a long time – Save Saturnalia. The secondary reason is that I want to have set holidays/feasts for my Greek pantheon, because my personal gnosis says that’s okay for me, personally, to do. Or I should at least be able to plan out a year in advance with it.
However, has anyone else tried to find a proper Hellenist calendar before? I’m probably being lazy, but the one that I feel is reliable is complicated. I followed it at one time, but now I’m left with this sense of “Whoa, whoa, whoa” any time I look at it. It follows the Greek months by name and the months go by the moon instead of what we’re used to.
Pleast idiot-proof your calendars for those of us that are lazy.
I have a giant list, and I’m not sure which I want to really follow. I have Neo-pagan, Hellenist, and Modern Secular holidays charted out.
So tell me… What holidays/feasts do you celebrate?