ekklesiaantinoo's Journal

Ekklesia Antinoou
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The Ekklesia Antinoou has been established to continue on in the best traditions of the original intent of the Ecclesia Antinoi group. The Ekklesia Antinoou ("Citizenry of Antinous") is a queer, Graeco-Roman-Egyptian syncretist reconstructionist form of mystical religion, polytheistic in perspective, and dedicated to Antinous, the deified lover of the Emperor Hadrian. The present group is the forum for discussion of issues, whether of worship or theology, myth or meditation, surrounding the worship of Antinous, the Divinized Boy of Bithynia, and his relevance to queer people in particular.

Please note that this is not the main website of the group, the following is: http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/ekklesia_antinoou

Any who wish to discuss Antinous are welcome, whether in his ancient historical or mythological forms, or in more modern spiritual and scholarly appearances and possibilities. Discussion of ancient archaeology and textual studies, as well as modern culture, art, and gay politics and religious issues, are also welcome, but a statement of context must be given to highlight the relevance of each non-directly-Antinoian-related topic proposed.

Please post long entries (longer than one standard screen) or photos under an LJ cut. No personal notes here, no spammers, no missionizing/proselytizing for any faith, and no making of truth-claims for one's stated opinions or beliefs, nor statements of exclusive authority on religious matters, including that of Antinoan worship. Feel free to ask questions! And when you initially join, a short post introducing yourself and why you're interested would not do anyone harm!
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