I’m going to share some very personal information here, as much as that makes me uncomfortable, because I cannot shake the feeling that posting about this might help someone else navigate their own situation, somewhere down the line. And because I wish to honor a god that has helped me. But understand that I am […]Healer of All
Hail Asklepios, greatest of physicians.
Reblogged as I am moved to see another polytheist honouring Asklepios through their breast cancer experience.
Obviously less thrilled they had to experience breast cancer clearly.
Dver has shared a second blog post about honouring Asklepios here.
In that, are some excellent resourse recommendations.
Sources for Study:
- Asklepios: Archetypal Image of the Physician’s Existence by Karl Kerenyi
- The Cult of Asklepios by Alice Walton (1894 but not to be discounted; I found the chapter on the god as an earth spirit particularly interesting)
- Asclepius: Collection and Interpretation of the Testimonies by Emma Edelstein
- Truly Beyond Wonders: Aelius Aristides and the Cult of Asklepios by Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis
- The Rod and the Serpent of Asklepios, Symbol of Medicine by Jan Schouten
- Asklepios at Athens by Sara Aleshire
- Epidauros by R.A. Tomlinson
- Cure and Cult in Ancient Corinth by Mabel Lang
- Where Dreams May Come: Incubation Sanctuaries in the Greco-Roman World by Gil Renberg
- ETA: I completely forgot that there is one modern devotional – To Rejuvenate and Nourish: Nine Days of Prayer to Asklepios, God of Healing by Galina Krasskova