Apotheosis Chapter 1, an excerpt

Once upon a time, there were twelve Olympian gods, seven males and five females, and then something happened to tip the balance: all the female gods disappeared. Not just the five Olympians, but even the minor deities: Hekate, Selene, Calypso, all of them. The chaos that descended upon the Earth was unimaginable. The problem was, it’s the twenty-first century and most people stopped believing in the gods. The major religions were thrown into even worse disorder than Olympus; the only people who took everything in stride were the Pagans of all walks. We’ve known and followed the old ways since their times, so we were the people they came to first. Trust me, seeing a god standing on your front porch is unnerving, but having that god tell you that you must ascend to godhood is worthy of cardiac arrest.

Published by Natalie Bartley

I am a 33-year-old Adult Fantasy author in Oshawa, Ontario. I hope one day to open her own Pagan store with her partner. I have been writing for most of my life but have only recently (in the last year) started putting those stories out to the world. My faith as a polytheistic witch leads me to many different storylines that involve the gods around her. My first book, Love and Pain in Zion, was a labour of love and heartbreak, and it took me many years to complete it. I live with my partner and step-son in Oshawa and is also completing my clergy status with the Correllian Nativist Tradition. My husband and I are planning on opening up a New Age/Metaphysical store, where I am running the storefront and he is running the services in the back. Since he is already a licensed interfaith minister and can perform weddings in Ontario, and a Reiki master, we can start offering services soon. I am enrolled in Witch School International as a seminary school of the Correllian Nativist Tradition. I have mostly completed my First Degree clergy status, and am almost finished my Second Degree. Brian and I run a local temple (Temple of the Night) which is a part of the Correllian Nativist Tradition. We are currently the only temple with full temple status in Canada. If you want to help fuel my writing, consider donating to my Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/nataliebartley

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