August is a month highly permeated by the energy of Diana: about this Goddess I have written a specific, even if rather brief post.
As I have already done in other occasions, I described in this post the characteristics of this Goddess and the modality through which it is possible to identify her. My personal effort is to direct this work of "identification" and description, in the case of Diana as well as for other Deities, to evidencing Gods and Goddesses as "modality of representation of complex forms of Knowledge" about the Nature and the Universe and, finally, about ouselves.
Who has read this blog with a minimal interest probably has noticed that I have always avoided the use of profane terms such as "God of..." or "Goddes of...". In brief, I have tried to help the reader in approaching a vision about Gods and Goddesses capable to overcome the "functional" perspective. In my personal view, opting for the idea to approach and live the Deities on the base of their supposed "functions" is the most profane way one can choose.
When we imagine to stay in contact with the Deities on the base of these functions, materialized in a variety of attributes (avenger, judge, protector, etc.) we pour on Gods/Goddesses our needs and our emotional states. We assign on some psychological imagines of Gods and Goddesses our "agitation". I frequently find this way of thinking the Divine Dimension in many typical manifestations of the most profane monoteism, revealing only a psychological projection of an agitated, upset and confused Ego which not rarely degenerates in an obtuse and stupid fanaticism.
There is another and higher way to live the Deities acoording to the Roman Spiritual Tradition. When our souls are inspired by an authentic Virtus, thus a calm, serene and immbile inner Force, we live the Divine Dimension with a calm and serene "detachment" and indifference (from passions, devotion and temporary feelings) capable to render our spiritual experiences indpependent from simple cultural and social factors. We can live the Deities in their plain and simple "nudity" (numen), freed by mediations because we perceive their independance by the rational thought.
We can therefore better understand the idea of Plotinus: he considers the most important sense and Nature of Gods and Goddesses strictly linked to the "Void" which should fill also our spirit.
The main goal of any spiritual exercise and practice should be the possibiity to perceive this "Void" being filled by a serene lightness, a calm immobility.