Core Statement (After Proclus, Platonic Theology Book I, Chapter 3):
Theology concerns those things first by nature according to a given philosophy. Thus, for the philosophy which takes the unit as its highest principle, theology is the study of the divine individuals, and as such concerns not what they are, but Who.
Being is conceived theologically as the result of the action of divine individuals. The form of this action is iconic and narrative. The theological interpretation of such icons or narratives consists in explicating the plane or region of Being enacted in them.
Essays on a Polytheistic Philosophy of Religion (New York, NY: Phaidra Editions, 2012). Reprints “The Theological Interpretation of Myth,” “Offering to the Gods: A Neoplatonic Perspective,” “Polycentric Polytheism and the Philosophy of Religion,” and two previously unpublished essays.
“The Theological Interpretation of Myth,” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2005, pp. 27-41. Republished in Essays on a Polytheistic Philosophy of Religion.
“Polycentric Polytheism and the Philosophy of Religion,” The Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2008, pp. 207-229. Republished in Essays on a Polytheistic Philosophy of Religion.
“Flower of Fire: Hekate in the Chaldean Oracles,” pp. 140-157 in Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate, ed. Sannion et al. (Eugene, OR: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2009).
“The Platonic Zeus,” pp. 139-167 in From Cave to Sky: A Devotional Anthology for Zeus, ed. Melia Suez (Shreveport, LA: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2010).
“The Nature and Functions of Thoth in Egyptian Theology,” pp. 143-157 in The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth, ed. Rebecca Buchanan (Asheville, NC: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2011).
“The Ashwins and the Dioskouroi: A Theological Comparison,” in Megaloi Theoi: A Devotional Anthology for the Dioskouroi and Helen of Troy (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, forthcoming).
“Opening the Way of Writing: Semiotic Metaphysics in the Book of Thoth,” pp. 215-247 in Practicing Gnosis: Ritual, Magic, Theurgy and Liturgy in Nag Hammadi, Manichaean and Other Ancient Literature. Essays in Honor of Birger A. Pearson, ed. April D. DeConick, Gregory Shaw, and John D. Turner. (Leiden: Brill, 2013).
“Queen of Kinêsis: Understanding Hera,” pp. 126-148 in Queen of Olympos: A Devotional Anthology for Hera and Iuno, ed. Lykeia (Asheville, NC: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2013).
“Sea of Dissimilitude: Poseidon and Platonism,” pp. 213-235 in From the Roaring Deep: A Devotional in Honor of Poseidon and the Spirits of the Sea, ed. Rebecca Buchanan (Asheville, NC: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2015).
“The Wrath of Sekhmet,” pp. 276-316 in Daughter of the Sun: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Sekhmet, ed. Tina Georgitsis (Asheville, NC: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2015).