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Merry Christmas 2016

For many years, my mother-in-law would go to midnight mass on Christmas Eve. Even after she parted ways with the Catholic Church, she’d still attend each year. 107 more words

Faith

O Bon: profound gratitude to ancestors in 21st century global Japan

It is sizzling summer here which induces a panic in non-natives used to more temperate climates. We cannot survive without air conditioning, so it is difficult to stay long in the open air, even for native Japanese, born in the far south in tropical Kagoshima and Okinawa. 497 more words

Integrate into Life's True Course

(The following will be interspersed with the indigenous voice of an Australian tribal leader.)

Putting aside the man-made lenses of ‘time,’ ‘space,’ ‘race’, ‘gender,’ and ‘money,’ and so on, is the only way to integrate into life’s true course. 2,530 more words

True Nature

The Peacock: connecting humans to the Universe

Ancient Indians, like the Aborigines of Australia and Japanese Shintoists, believed wholly in the supernatural and the natural world and especially envied the characteristics of some animals. 765 more words

True Nature

Setting the Table for the Ancestors

My ancestor offering of food and drink awaits under the waning Moon, a simple meal — and not gorgeous as originally planned — but one that works for where I find things at the end of busy week. 262 more words

Offerings for Ancestors That You Don't Know

Suitable Offerings for Ancestors You Don’t Know

It’s not easy to get in touch with your Ancestors, especially if you’re not fond of the ones closest to you. 554 more words

Traditional Witchcraft

Not In My Paganism: Deleted Scenes!

Because #4 got waaaaay too long, I trimmed out all of the detail I had written about my time in Sweden and the ways in which I regard that whole experience as an element of ancestor veneration in my practice. 864 more words

Paganism