My forthcoming book, The Secret Texts of Hellenic Polytheism: A Practical Guide to the Restored Pagan Religion of George Gemistos Plethon, will be published by Lewellyn in May 2022. Pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble,Llewellyn, and many others! Or pre-order at a local bookstore via IndieBound. (See below for my PantheaCon presentation on Plethon.)
I was scheduled to do a workshop on "Practical Ancient Greek Divination" at the Mystic South conference, July, 2020, but it was canceled and rescheduled for next year (2022). Watch for it!
I taught a 90 min. course at PantheaCon 2020 on Feb. 15: "Plethon: The First Neopagan." Among fifteenth century philosophers George Gemistos had a secret: he was a practicing Neopagan who called himself Plethon and wanted to restore worship of the Greek gods in a universal Pagan religion based on Neoplatonic theology. His ideas inspired Renaissance mages such as Marsilio Ficino, thus reviving ancient Pagan thought in Western Europe and awakening Hermetic and Neoplatonic spirituality and magic. In this talk I presented Plethon's religious ideas and rituals and how to practice them. The slides (pptx, 93MB) from my presentation are available here. My new translation of Plethon's Book of Laws is available in the Biblioteca Arcana here. I also participated in a "Theurgy and Activism Panel" with Brandy Williams and Tony Mierzwicki.
I gave a short presentation on Ancient Greek Dice Divination at our local Pagan Pride Day, Sept. 14, 2019.
I conducted a workshop on "Ancient Greek Dice Divination" at PantheaCon 2019 on Feb. 17, 2019, in which I presented a new translation of an astragalos oracle (not discussed in the book, but see Resources page). I also participated in a "Theurgy and Activism Panel" on Feb. 17, 2019 with Brandy Williams and Tony Mierzwicki.
I conducted a 90 min. workshop, “Practical Ancient Greek Divination," at PantheaCon 2018 on Feb. 18, 2018.
I gave a 90 min. presentation on “Ancient Greek Divination,” focusing on the methods in The Oracles of Apollo, at PantheaCon 2017 on Feb. 18, 2017. The slides from my presentation are available here.