Here’s a long-serving business card used by Jim McPherson when he appears on behalf Phantacea Publications:
And if only to save time here’s a ping of its message side:
The pertinent section being this:
The gods and goddesses, the demons and monsters, of ancient mythologies have been trivialized, their worship proscribed and the entities themselves mostly confined to another realm.
Jim McPherson’s PHANTACEA Mythos chronicles their ongoing striving for a return to paramountcy.
Seems some people have already picked up on what the Phantacea Mythos purports to chronicle. Maybe I should start writing in Greek instead of English.
Come to think about it I sort of do already. As in its all Greek to most people anyways.
Plus, ‘phantacea’ does mean imagination in, you guessed it.
Do nymphs and satyrs flock to their celebrations? Can’t say for sure, having never attended one, but my guess is only if they were allowed to get the sacrifices right.
I mean, what self-respecting maenad would go on a ripping and rending spree after honey and milk, especially if the latter wasn’t fermented with the former.
Animal sacrifice was by far the most important part of any ancient Greek religious ritual, with the throat of a live bull slit with a knife at the altar outside the temple.
But most of the revivalists make simple offerings of flowers, fruit, milk and honey.