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Book Review: The Phillupic Hymns

December 27, 2008 1 comment

Yes, I’ve finally gotten around to writing a book review. Go me.

The Phillupic Hymns, by P. Sufenas Virius Lupus

There are many things I could say about this book, mainly because there are many things about this book which make it a very skillful and well-executed work of art done by a very talented individual.  Below I will explain why.

What truly makes a poet is one’s ability to bring forth imagery and, above all else, emotions with words. Phillipus does this and more, by utilizing his knowledge of ancient poetry styles coupled with his talent for words.  His poetry runs the full gamut from humor to drama and many others in-between, using many different styles. If you want devotional hymns, prayerful contemplation, or oratory presentation, this book satisfies all those and more. Phillipus has a take on syncretic polytheism that is built on much knowledge, authority and divine inspiration.

Not only do you get great poetry throughout this book, you also get some never-before-seen translations of ancient text, as well as some in-depth historical and mythological background. Your brain gets entertained, inspired and fed all in one amazing book.

Five enthusiastic chewmarks* out of five.

*Some people have stars, some have pawprints, I choose chewmarks because, as a Canine-centered person, canids tend to chew the things they most enjoy!

Phillupic Hymns Book Review Link

December 26, 2008 Leave a comment

Pagan Book Reviews gives The Phillupic Hymns 5 Pawprints!

This is a fine book written by a very talented individual. I had been planning on doing a review of my own of this–and still intend on doing so–which I will cross-post here and at Amazon. In the meantime, check out the review yourself, and you can grab your own copy here.