Spirituality & Future Gods | Perístanom




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Perístanom includes the following demonimations, or Wereinas [/wɛˈrɛɪnas/] 🔊.

Orthodox Perístanom: Denomination contains only those core beliefs common to all Soqjós.

Diagram of the Peristanist Pantheon

Cat God

Smalosian Perístanom: Denomination identical to the Orthodox denomination but for the addition of a theriomorphic god named Smálos [/ˈsmɑlɔs/] 🔊. He is an ancestral and warrior deity, a prodigious, wild, feline god, and parent to the race of giants. (Founding and artwork by Terra Jordan.)

Diagram of the Smalosian Pantheon

Symbol of Intersex

Armillary Sphere

Androgynean Perístanom: Denomination identical to the Orthodox denomination but for the addition of a prophecy—the prophecy of Stérlamaqa [/ˈsterlɑˌmɑkwa/] 🔊. Androgynean Soqjós believe that, at some unknown time in the future, an intersexual and multiethnic child will be born to save the world. The savior, whose true name will be Wirocénos [/wirɔˈgwɛnɔs/] 🔊, will be a true hermaphrodite (46XX/46XY mosaic) and a demigod—the offspring of a mortal woman and the sky god, Djéus Patér [/ˈdjeʊs pɑˈter/] 🔊. This ‘miraculous birth’ is believed by some to be logically necessary in order for Déiwos to evolve within this universe filled with consciousness. The demigod will unite the manifest opposites, of female and male, dark and light, youth and age, wisdom and folly, good and evil, divinity and mortality, faith and science. When referring to Wirocénos, Androgynean Soqjós may employ gender-neutral pronouns. An example, in English, would be the singular ‘they’, or the neopronouns ‘zhe’ [/ˈʒi/] 🔊 (nominative), ‘hirm’ [/ˈhɜm/] 🔊 (accusative and dative), ‘hirmself’ [/hɜmˈsɛlf/] 🔊 (reflexive), and ‘hios’ [/ˈhjoz/] 🔊 (dependent and independent genitives). (‘Hirm’ evokes the name ‘Hermaphroditus’, while ‘hios’, containing within it the adjacent letters ‘i’ and ‘o’, evokes both of the binary numerals ‘1’ and ‘0’.) Alternatively, the traditional feminine pronous may be applied, in recognition of the manifestation of the Supreme Goddess in us all. (It may be noted that, in human biology, in the absence of certain genetic modifiers, the default sex is female.) A total solar eclipse—the union of Ménots (Moon) and Sáwel (Sun)—will herald the birth of Wirocénos, and the child will bear the Mark of the Androgyne—perhaps a birthmark suggesting the shape of a circle pierced by an arrow, combining the ideograms for Venus, Mars, and Sagittarius, the intersex symbol pictured above, (beside an armillary sphere).

Diagram of the Androgynean Pantheon

Helikón [/hɛlɪˈkɔn/] 🔊 (Ἑλικών): According to Androgynean prophetic lore, a rotating orbital space station in the shape of a double helix one thousand kilometers above our planet. It is to be constructed in the future at the request of Wirocénos.

Double-Helical Space Station Orbiting Earth

Comrades of Perístanom

Comrades of Perístanom: Group officially named Perístanos Soqjóm Kommoinitáts [/pɛˈrɪstanɔs sɔkwˈjom kɔmmɔɪnɪˈtats/] 🔊 (‘The Community of the Comrades of Perístanom’, post-nominal letters: PSK). It is a primarily pedagogical community, dedicated to sharing the message of Perístanom with the world. No hierarchical distinction is drawn within the group between clergy and laity. No oaths are required, and no ranks are recognized, save administrators for the group periodically elected by all members. The Comrades are neither exclusive nor exclusionary, and membership is open to any person interested in Perístanom who accepts the moral principle of democracy—of democratic control by a majority of stakeholders—within and beyond all institutions. Any significant changes in the group’s official curriculum—currently based upon the material on this website—are decided democratically by confirmed members of the group. The community is presently centered in Boston, Massachusetts, although is global in potential scope.

Order of the Androgyne

Order of the Androgyne: Group officially named Diwós Wirocénosjo Monwowostujós Smghos [/dɪˈwɔs wirɔˈgwɛnɔsjɔ mɔnwɔwɔstʊˈjɔs ˈsmghɔs/] 🔊 (‘The Monastic Order of the Divine Androgyne’, post-nominals: DWMS). It is a hospitaller order of Androgynean Perístanom located outside Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Knights of Gaia

Order of the Knights of Gaia: Group officially named the The Most Diverse, Egalitarian, and Democratic Order of the Knights of Gaia, post-nominals: KOG (Knight of the Order of Gaia), honorific: ‘Dame’ (feminine), ‘Sir’ (masculine), ‘Sio’ [/ˈsjo/] 🔊 (gender-neutral, evoking both of the binary numerals ‘1’ and ‘0’), or any preferred alternative. It is a military order of chivalry first established in 1992 by author and activist John Seymour, conceived in the presence of physicist and theologian John Polkinghorne, the order is dedicated to preserving the health of the biosphere and promoting justice for all of Earth’s creatures. Their standard is the Gaia Flag.

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