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Sharing Ritual, Sharing Community

02 Aug

This is fantastic – I often find myself the only heathen around other religious folks, and I’ve been very much enjoying finding both common ground and cross-tradition understanding with others, and sharing our experiences. What good does it if we fight and hide away and not let others share, when what truly matters is sharing out devotion to the Holy Powers with others, and sharing in theirs in return? They derive no benefit from us holding ourselves apart, nor does it do our tradition any good.

Sarenth Odinsson's Blog

I did not go to the Polytheist Leadership Conference because I made a promise to Mani.  Between the promise and His gentle presence indicating ‘stay’ when I asked Him if I should ask to reschedule, I followed His lead.  It tore at me; I really wanted to go, and meet people who I have talked online and on this blog with face-to-face, to share in workshops and ritual.  I was asked by people I consider family to put on a ritual in Mani’s honor.  When I accept such a thing, I treat it as a promise to my Gods that They will be hailed, offered to, and whatever the ritual(s) requires.  My friends are the priests of a Wiccan church, Crossroads Tabernacle Church, and rather than keep up walls between our religions, they graciously asked me to put on a Northern Tradition ritual for this last Full Moon.  I was and am…

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