The Apollonian Hermetic Maenad (kyrene) wrote in sanegreekrecons,
The Apollonian Hermetic Maenad
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Beyond reconstructionism?

Pondering over this dream I had posted about more than a year ago:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/hellenion/9890.html

And it brings to mind the following questions: at what point do we stop reconstructing and move beyond it? How far should we be taking reconstructionism? What is the best approach to genuinely make the pieces fit and have a living, growing tradition--emphasis on the growing?

At what point do you move beyond reconstructing? And is there such a point? Tradition is important to Hellenismos, but Hellenismos had many traditions associated with it. New traditions, myths, epiphets for the gods, and approaches occurred all of the time in the ancient world. So why not now?

All thoughts and ideas welcomed.
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