The "33 Names"
begins our 'Greek Yoga' series.
The 33 Names of Goddess is a spiritual practice (sadhana) born in the Pindus mountains of Northern Greece. Adopting the Islamic tasbih (a 33- bead strand), we have created a recitation for Theá Myrianomos: She Who Must Be Named.
Yes, this is a pagan practice which uses an instrument associated with a most vehement form of monotheism. They've borrowed Her number (33) long enough. We're taking it back.
The 33 Names is performed as a morning exercise - spinning through the Deabase (heh!) while not-quite-awake. This state has been called twilight or 'hypnogogic' but we prefer the term 'Oneirogogic' -- giving the Dream Lord Oneiros (Hermes) his props.