Thursday, March 3, 2011

Feeling better

I'm feeling better today.  The sinus pressure is gone, thanks in part to an antihistimine and a lot of sleep.  The pain in my jaw just might be TMJ, as it does tend to visit people with fibromyalgia.  My sister has TMJ but not the fibromyalgia and these things tend to run in families.  It's better today though so I'm not certain where it belongs.

I thought I would get my book today from Amazon.com but it looks like it got to the post office too late.  It should be here tomorrow though.  I got Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns and Homerica translated by Hugh G. Evelyn-White.  What I won't be buying are books about Hellenic Reconstructionism because I find the more I read about it, the less I like any religion.  I'll let the God/desses tell me where to go.  And there are definitely things from my Celtic path days that I would like to keep that the recons would go ape-shit over but I doubt the deities would care about at all.  Like magic.  Not that I do magic much, but I don't like the option not open to me. 

But I do want to read more about the history of the Greek religion and culture.  I got a marvelous book from the library this week on the new shelf about Greek and Roman mythology.  But it also talks about how the myths were viewed at the time and how they have carried over in art and society today.  Definitely not from a religious perspective at all, but oh, so informative.  And I'm all for the truth rather than urban or folk legends.  Not that I don't find gems in them, but I had enough of fairy stories in Christianity that were portrayed as the absolute truth.  Let me find my own truth these days.  The book is The Greek and Roman Myths: a Guide to the Classic Stories by Philip Matyszak.  Great book so far.

And no, I don't get a kickback from Amazon.com for links.  :) 

I still enjoy the druidcasts and Damh the Bard and  Professor Ronald Hutton and now I have new things to love and enjoy.  All without commitment. 

Have you noticed that I love long hair on men?  And my husband wears his hair like he did in the Navy.  :(

I just don't feel a need to be this or that.  I'm just who I am as the God/desses help me mold myself.  I'm trying to be open (although I do admit there are things I am absolutely closed to, such as anything rigid and exclusive) and let my spirit soar.  It's the journey, after all, not the destination.

4 comments:

  1. Glad you're starting to feel better!

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  2. Happy to hear you are feeling better! Don't you just LOVE getting books in the mail? It's just the best possible mail (except a Publisher's Clearing House Check - but then they hand deliver those, don't they?)

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  3. Hello Jhem, as I was looking for my name TERRIAC on Google, I saw you have the same name as me : I'm Lydie TERRIAc and I leave in France. Do you know where is your name comes from ??

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  4. Lydie, Hello! Actually my name isn't Jhem Terriac. That's the name of a character in a book I was writing several years ago (I lost it in a computer crash and never had the heart to try again.) He was a character I really felt connected to because my spiritual journey and his were so similar. That's the reason his name is on my title blog instead of mine. Plus, considering the direction my journey has taken me, a small bit of anonymity seemed in order.

    I think it's cool you have the same last name. It was just something that came to me. I've never met anyone with that name before.

    Thanks for commenting!

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