The Treasury’s mission and statement of intent was finally crafted after long discussions amongst ourselves. We share it now with the wider community so that there will be less confusion as to what we hope to achieve within our organization. This statement will also appear as a separate Page, for the sake of convenience.
The Treasury Tradition is a part of the Revivalist movement within Polytheism, and as such, we are concerned with the living vibrancy of our faith, love and worship toward our Lord Apollon, and Those close to Him. We affirm the Individual natures of the Gods we honor and we affirm that They, specifically Apollon, have chosen to guide and shape the creation and maintenance of our Rites and Mysteries.
We stand upon the foundational body of work which has survived through the ages, and upon also the diligence of those tasked with reconstructing that body of work into a comprehensible form of myth and ritual. We do not stand alone in our accomplishments. Many have come before us to do the work, and many will come after us to continue it. We, the Sisters of the Treasury, are extremely grateful for their hard work and scholarly excellence.
Our task as Apollonian women, and as Sisters of His Treasury, is to promote Him and His concerns, to offer rites of purification and others to His people, to establish and keep His connection to this Earth, both through our individual works and through our collective efforts as a religious movement. In this, our priorities are to first lay the groundwork for living temples and other infrastructure to be built upon the lands in which we dwell, in the honor and reverence of our Lord, Apollon.
These are lofty goals, which we admit will be accomplished only over the long term, through focus, perseverance and steadfast commitment to the cause. In order to achieve our Lord’s desire, which is given to us as the establishment of His houses of worship, both within the body of His followers and upon the Earth, we are resolved to craft new Rites, and to reveal new Mysteries as they are revealed to us, by our Lord and/or His Divine Associates.
For the purpose of fulfilling our Lord’s desire, we understand, accept and encourage the vibrant living practices of Apollonians and Hellenic/Roman or Other Polytheists everywhere. The Treasury Tradition does not seek to replace or alter any spiritual or religious practices of our Sisters or supporters, as our Tradition seeks merely to expand individual and collective knowledge, and love, for our Lord Apollon. The Rites and Mysteries of the Treasury can be practiced as whole unto themselves, or may instead add another layer of depth to an already established religious practice.
Though we utilize the internet as a means of sharing our goals, for connecting with one another and with Apollonians and Polytheists from a wide variety of places and perspectives, and for spreading knowledge of our Lord, we do not overlook our true and intended purpose of establishing permanent worship houses and festivals in His honor, upon the lands and populations of the Earth.
In this goal, we acknowledge that our Rites must be evolutionary, and thus able to administer to living populations as we find them, while remaining resistant to stagnation and rote traditionalism. The Treasury of Apollon is resolved to accept and embrace change, for change is the one constant in this ever-shifting world.
We are the Sisters of the Treasury of Apollon, and we have come in this time to do our Lord’s will, and to live within the sphere of His influence in all matters, spiritual and temporal.
Hail always to Apollon, our Lord, Prince and King!
We, the women of the Treasury of Apollon, are going to be celebrating our Lord in a modern festival in His honor, starting on October 1st, and ending on October 9th. It doesn’t have a title yet, and we are just in the beginning stages of figuring out what He wants from each of us, not so much in regard to offerings, but in regard to how we should approach the festival in our hearts. I celebrated this new festival last year, having posted the resulting inspired writing to my blog. I was very pleased to learn that a few people also participated privately, the first time around.
This year, the Treasury will be celebrating as a group of individuals. Some of us will give offerings, which may or may not end up in pictures posted to this blog. Some of us will create poetry or other works in His honor, which again, may or may not end up here. Not all of us are able, or even inclined to share with the public, and as it stands, I am the only one who is expected to produce something for each of the nine days.
Because I am not in the position to give more tangible offerings, mine will necessarily be in the form of words. Some of these words will come from within me and will be my own, and some will originate Elsewhere. All are inspired by my love for Apollon, and my desire to serve Him and what He represents, and also by my desire to fascilitate His connection with this, and Other Worlds. The ability to open myself up to Him, and Others, is His gift, and it is my honor to be His vessel.
Also of note, anyone wishing to participate privately is encouraged to do so, in whatever way you feel compelled to. As always, your offerings are welcome to be posted here, if you wish. This is only the second year of this festival’s existence, so there are no prescribed rules. I can tell you that many of us have found solid ground in this by acknowledging Him as Hyperboreos, Anax, and Lykeios. Your milage my vary.
Our thanks go out to all who choose to honor our Lord Apollon at this time. May your offerings be well received, and may His love flow through you, and out into the world.
The Treasury of Apollon is a loose organization of women from across the globe, who are devoted in love and honor to our Lord, Prince and Boss, Apollon, the Son of Zeus.
Ultimately, our goals are to join together in reverence of Him, and especially to create safe worship and living environments for His women, be they lovers, brides, daughters, sisters, possessions, students, disciples or other devotees; as well as their minor children; and also, to dispel many of the myths currently affecting the Hellenic/Pagan communities, which say that the Deathless Ones, Apollon specifically, can not, or simply do not, express, or accept, love from Their devotees.
Our interim goal is to build friendships among one another based on mutual respect, and our love for Apollon, while this blog exists as the public voice of our private community.
The Treasury of Apollon’s blog is also meant to serve as a platform for all devotees and worshipers of the God, regardless of gender or spiritual tradition. This means that if you have something to say to, about, or for Apollon, and you need an inclusive and anonymous space in which to publish your work, please do not hesitate to contact us, at TreasuryofApollon[at]gmail[dot]com.
Though the inner circle of our community is for women only, we acknowledge the necessity of all points of view in regard to Apollon, for He is a vast and inclusive God.