A Beginner's Guide to Hellenismosby Timothy Jay Alexander
A Beginners Guide to Hellenismos provides an overview of Hellenic Polytheistic Reconstructionism. Hellenismos is an emerging religious movement attempting to reconstruct the ancient Greek religion. This book supplies the beginner with a guide for practicing Hellenismos. Contrary to the popular misconception, Reconstructionist religions are in no way rigid or dogmatic. In A Beginners Guide to Hellenismos, Timothy Jay Alexander explains how liberating, innovative, and adaptive the modern Hellenic religion is. This book provides the reader with an easy to use and understand guide to begin their worship. It explains in detail modern Hellenic practices and the reasons behind them, and serves as a common sense guide about this fast growing modern religion.
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As a person who is interested in the cultural and religious belief of the people in Hellenistic Greece and also its place in the post-modern world, I was very impressed by Mr. Alexander's first book Hellenismos Today. In that book he provided us an introduction to the modern Hellenistic Polytheist. In his second book, a Beginner's Guide to Hellenismos he concisely and practically shows '1' the revelance of the religion in the modern world and how it can be applied to daily life '2' how to worship in the modern world based upon the orthopraxy of the ancient Greeks '3' how to integrate worship and religion into daily life in the modern world. I was particularly impressed by his chapter on personal worship and especially personal worship in the modern world. Overall this is a 5/5 book for information with regards to Hellenismos and more importantly how to practice it and integrate it into modern life. This is certainly a book who I would recommend to anyone who is interested in honoring the Gods of Greece.