PAT rituals

The internet—and especially e-mail, forums, and social media—has made it possible to connect to anyone, anywhere, anytime. There are forums, groups, and lists aplenty where one can find modern practitioners. Elaion, is a good example. Yet, talking with someone is not the same as worshipping with someone, even if the discussions you are having are very in-depth and religious. Elaion’s standpoint on Hellenistic religious discussion is that it should be part of communal worship, and that communal worship needs something more: shared ritual. That is the basic foundation of group worship, and also of PAT—Practicing Apart Together.

Practicing Apart Together is based on the premise of ‘Living Apart Together’ relationships, where partners keep their own home but still form a household; PAT ritual is performed at your own home, but aligned with others around the globe. There are, of course, various ways to go about this. The simplest way is to decide on a date, a time, and a purpose and to honour in your own way. It is also possible to match time tables so all participants are executing the libation or ritual at the exact same time. Elaion organises several PAT rituals a year, for which we provide a date, a time, and a ritual outline anyone joining can follow. On the Facebook group, experiences and images are shared in order to bring the community closer. Below, you will be able to download the rituals we have up so far:

 

 

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