With strings of gold calling out
like the Muses of old, you play,
calling the dancers to sway
and the poets all to sing.
Tragedy and comedy
are played upon your strings,
like unto the world as it Sings.
--Pindar, First Pythian Ode
Translated by Frater Palamedes
Written for Soror Lyra on the
occasion of her birthday, 2004
We of the House of Abraxas have many and diverse interests, but the force that holds us together is a deep and abiding interest in art of all kinds and media. Here resides a collection of things which inspire us. Our own poetry, and that of others, and visual and material art, as well. Some is sacred and devotional, some perhaps not, but all things are sacred to the Muses. If there is one lesson we would share with the aspirants to the Mysteries out in the world it is that one should never take oneself too seriously...