Alexandria in Egypt was the first city founded by Alexander the Great. Under his Successors the Ptolemies it became the intellectual capital of the ancient world. Situated at the hub between East and West, many of the greatest minds of antiquity walked its streets, studied in its schools, worshipped in its temples, and made revolutionary strides in the fields of literature, philosophy, religion, mathematics, science, medicine, and the arts. Alexandria was home to Greeks, Makedonians, Egyptians, Jews, Syrians, Persians, Romans, Africans, and even people from as far away as India and Gaul. It was a truly sophisticated, cosmopolitan and multicultural society, whose vision has helped to shape the modern world.
For us, Alexandria never fell. The light of the Pharos burns just as brightly today as it did twenty-three centuries ago. We can still hear the chants of the priests in their temples, feel the brittle scrolls from the Library beneath our fingers, smell the salt sea of the Mediterranean as it washes against the shore, and dream of a world united by the bonds of universal brotherhood regardless of race, nationality, gender, political ideology, or religious creed. The foundations of the eternal city have been set in our hearts, and thus we are all citizens of the New Alexandria.
This site serves as a common meeting place for all who are inspired by the Greco-Egyptian culture inaugurated by the Ptolemies and who seek a revival of the worship of the Gods of Greece, Egypt, and Rome. It is a place where you will find information on the history, culture, philosophy, and religious practices of antiquity, as well as how to adapt this material so that it can be integrated into our modern lives. We are not reenactors, but stewards of a sacred tradition that stretches back for almost three thousand years – and will continue, with the blessings of the Gods, well into the future!
If you would like to learn more about what Neos Alexandria stands for, start by reading The Principles of Neos Alexandria. Then feel free to explore the rest of the site: the in-depth Articles; our publishing arm, Bibliotheca Alexandrina; our religious Calendar; the selection of Fiction written by our members in honor of the Gods; our recommended Music page; our book, movie, television and graphic novel Reviews; our many Rituals; our Select Bibliography; and — of course — The Pantheon.
Call for Submissions! Bibliotheca Alexandrina currently has six new devotional anthologies in the works. Please consider submitting your poems, short stories, essays, rituals and artwork. And please spread the word.