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Post  Nikoletta on Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:48 pm

Hello All,

I have a question. Is there a book that is MOST representative of our belief system? I know all too well that there is not just one all telling book, but I wish to be an Eastern Star and they ask that we swear our loyalty on a sacred book and I would like to be able to swear upon a book of my Faith. Obviously they will not let me swear on hundreds of sources and books and scrolls so I wanted to know what book do you all think is the most representative book for our Religion?

Thanks as always and many Blessings,

Nikoletta

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Re: Most Representative Book

Post  Erodius on Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:45 am

You couldn't go wrong with the universality of Homer or Hesiod.

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-Iulianic Hymn to Apollon-Helios, ll. 65-106

"Having come for punishment, one must be punished. One must not pull apart the god within oneself."
-Iamblichus, Vita Pythagorica

"Truth would you teach, or save a sinking land,
All hear, none aid you, and few understand."
-Alexander Pope


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