Chapter 1 Welcome!

Book cover

The Soul’s Inner Statues is a practitioner-to-practitioner guidebook for anyone who wants to get started worshipping many Gods. Whether you identify as pagan, a polytheist, or a spiritual person looking to develop a solid practice, the functional advice and applied theology in these pages provides advice on how to select who to worship, how to build daily prayer into your life, and how to approach everything from your lifelong learning goals to ethics to joining groups from that core activity. The author, raised in modern Neopaganism, takes a Platonizing approach to theology, and the practical elements are grounded in lived experience.

The book is based on blog posts, with additional information and contexts, on KALLISTI, and on a blog of the same name that preexisted it. Most content was sourced from posts dating between 2009-2022. The public beta was released in March 2022 in a public beta stage, and revisions started on 1 July 2022 — as of 28 July 2022, all chapters have been updated, and all further updates will be minor changes for readability and typo edits. It is now almost complete. Feedback may be directed to kallisti [@] fea [.] st. You can also log an Issue in GitHub.

You can download an ePub of this book (compatible with most eReading apps, including Google Play Books and Apple iBooks) here.

There is an in-progress PDF located in the GitHub codebase.

1.1 License and Reuse

Creative Commons License
The Soul’s Inner Statues by Kaye Boesme is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This means that anyone can take this book (recommended: use the GitHub source code) and create a new book based on it as long as you share in kind. If you decide to do this, I recommend replacing first-person anecdotes in the book with your own or referring to me in the third person (i.e., “Kaye Boesme says that she …”).