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A Serpent Path Primer
An exploration of the Serpent Path, the Ekklesia Antinoou's theological system and spiritual methodology for mapping the syncretisms of Antinous, opening a divine window into further relationship with him and the deities and heroes to whom he is linked. Included in the volume is an in-depth examination of syncretism, both historically and in its most fruitful modern polyth ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published 2012 by Red Lotus Library
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A very important book, first for its incisive and accessible discussion of syncretism, in the essay "Super-Syncretism: Creating Connection and Preserving Diversity", and secondly, perhaps more so, for the exercise of theological arithmetic in its "Serpent Path Manifesto", which demonstrates a method of formalizing relations between deities in a given pantheon and potencies within a given deity which, if others could get the knack of it, and apply it within their own pantheons--I don't mean mecha ...more
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus is a metagender person, and one of the founding members of the Ekklesía Antínoou–a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist polytheist group dedicated to Antinous, the deified lover of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and related deities and divine figures–as well as a contributing member of Neos Alexandria and a practicing Celtic Reconstructionist pagan in the t ...more