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Ancestors - Holidays, Culture and Tradition

*disclaimer: I’m speaking from an American perspective

“Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.”
W. Somerset Maugham

I find in today’s society there is this sort of emptiness.

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Day 13: The Dead

I kinda suck at the remembering the dead bit to be honest. I don’t really have an ancestor shrine built, but I did at least think about those who have passed away last night. 478 more words

Devotional Writing

Day of the Dead and Ancestor Veneration

You see the images of sugar skulls, and bright colors. It looks fun, but do you understand it?

It is about honoring the dead. Those most recently lost are helped to cross, and those who have long crossed are remembered. 422 more words

Spirits & Gods

Living and Dying on Halloween

Ok, so my concept of religion and spirituality is, uh, “liberal”. If you want me to paint a picture with words here, I guess I would go with something like “Athiest Neopagan” with a small splash of animism and folkways. 879 more words


Happy Ancestor Day

We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children.

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Quotes | Proverbs

Halloween, Martyrology, Chinese Ancestral Veneration

For many Christians, Halloween is a deeply disdained holiday. Everything scary and dark and evil comes out and wreaks havoc for a night (or a week). 635 more words