The Beautiful Truth

Lord Apollon, the very pinnacle of beauty, I pray that You lift the shroud of bias, shame, blame, and control that clouds over the eyes of those who wish to see beauty in the world.  I pray that You, Unshorn One, allow these to see the many truths before them, which they shirk from their sight.  Lord of the Light Unceasing, brighten the world before these who are lost, that they will witness the terrible, ugly, beautiful truth of Nature– that which we see and admire, is also that which may destroy us, even as we sit staring in awe.

The many landscapes are indeed beautiful, especially to those who traverse them not.  Those who look from afar and never step foot into the wild lands.  Fear contains them, and rightly so.  The beautiful world is indifferent to their praises, and hostile to their ignorance.  So, Lord, I pray that You tear away the fragile skin which covers them, that which hides their insecurities, and that which implicates them in the ancient scheme of subjugation.

These whose mouths are open only to speak the ancient falsehoods– that physical beauty alone is the compass of virtue– let their mouths be closed so that their ears, hearts and minds may instead be opened to the vastness of this beautiful, terrible, ugly world.  I pray that You open their eyes to rot and death, to pain and suffering, to plague and fear.  Only then will beauty and ugliness be revealed as twin aspects of the Truth:  All that is beautiful is not automatically good.  All that is good is not necessarily beautiful.  Beauty and ugliness are woven between the fabric of matter, space and time.  One may not exist where the other does not also dwell.

Apollon Despota, Wrathful Lord, I pray that You will do these things and more, to facilitate the growth so badly needed.  For only through the cutting away of disease may the whole body be saved.  So, Lord, to that end, do I offer these gifts, that You might be pleased, as well as favorable toward us who keep Your charge to bring both truth, and beauty, into the world.

Ie Paian!

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Healing Prayer for the Polytheist Community

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[Prayer should begin August 23, 2016, at or near Sunset, in your particular Time Zone]

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Since July of 2014, once a month, originally on the Full Moon but now on the 21st day of each lunar month, the Sisters of the Treasury of Apollon have come together to form a prayer chain, always with the intent of amplifying our Lord Apollon’s own divine healing powers, and extending that healing toward one another, as well as toward the greater Polytheist community. With these prayers, in addition to promoting the safety, health and well-being of our Sisterhood, it is our hope to bridge gaps of understanding and tolerance toward all those who may be different from ourselves, and as always, to become beacons of Apollon’s light in this world.

Now, for the first time, we invite others in our Polytheist and Pagan communities to join their voices with our own, so that our Lord Apollon may hear our tandem cries for peace, understanding, love, and sincere devotion toward the ever important goal of acknowledging and respecting the diversity of thought and practice which exists in our communities.

May our voices rise in unity. May our voices amplify Apollon’s Divine Will. May we share in the spirit of arête, and may we all be blessed by our efforts.

Hail to the Bright One, our Serene Lord!

Hail Apollon!


Guidelines:

Prayers are NOT to be directed toward specific persons, UNLESS THEY HAVE CONSENTED to prayers on their behalf.

Participants are encouraged to pray for whatever healing they, or CONSENTING loved ones need (excepting minor children or dependants– discretion lies with parents or guardians), be it physical/medical, mental, emotional, etc.

Prayers ARE to be directed toward closing existing rifts within the spheres of the public Polytheist and/or Pagan communities. This includes local, statewide, national, or online communities.

Prayers should ONLY be directed toward communities that participants are ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN.

ALL prayers should be addressed to the Lord Apollon, or to Apollon and Asklepios, as the case may be for medical intervention.