I normally distinguish more firmly between the Landspirits and the Ancestors, but this makes a good point for why blurring that distinction is potentially necessary. -E-
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As I write this, Beth’s daughter (again, my not-quite-step-daughter) is in NYC taking part of the protests going on there. I’ve got various news sites running in the background. 1,458 more words
I have said much the same, and we will no doubt repeat it again and again as the conversation continues, but one thing I wanted to make special note of: Orlog! The way we can move in the world now is always, always shaped by what has come before. The racism and atrocities committed by our ancestors and those others who came before us do not stop affecting the world we live in today just because we find acknowledging those effects inconvenient. As we respect the Ancestors, as we are bound by Orlog, so we MUST acknowledge and respect that how we represent ourselves as Heathens, as people of Northern European ancestry, as "white" Americans, is necessarily constrained by the effect we will have on our fellow human beings. No, we are NOT free to do as we please without consequence. We never were. No one is free of Orlog. --Ember--
I said I wasn’t going to start this, and yet here I am anyway… Doing the Work.
Crossing the River: A Devotional to Our Beloved Dead… 335 more words
This looks worthy. I should see if I have anything useful to contribute... -E-