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Ulali - All My Relations

Ancestor Veneration was (and still is for a lot of us) practiced in just about every culture. Some of us who still practice AV do it on a regular basis (daily, weekly, birthdays of ancestor, etc.) while some do it irregularly and do it during specific times of the year. 69 more words

Spiritual Practice

The Gods as Ancestors

Over morning coffee: I seem to be getting repetitive here with my thoughts on the nature of god/s as I struggle to define these irrational concepts my mind finds useful, to reconcile modern understandings of science and psychology with their limits and the presence of the gods in past religions and the power of Christianity today, but allow me to indulge in abstract questioning a little longer. 352 more words

The Nature Of God

We are our ancestors' apologies.

Or: “You can’t just cast off your ancestry and here’s why.”

Similar to the argument that American deities should be ignored or even outright buried because of the atrocities Americans have committed in the name of their nation, from slavery to racial crimes to nationalist violence. 1,098 more words

Gaulish Polytheism


As it gets closer to 4 July I remember all the fun things we used to do with my grandma. July 4th was always spent at my grandma’s house on the lake, with my uncle running the bonfire and the fireworks show. 322 more words

Practice & Witchcraft

Ancestor Veneration (Basic)

Ah, readers! My long awaited ancestor veneration post! This is absolutely certain. The ancestors are venerated by mostly non-Western religions. I’m not saying the Western path cannot do ancestor veneration, but a lot of them choose not to. 326 more words


Homily for Pre-Christian Family

When my grandmother died, she left us her research into our family’s history. She’d uncovered generations of ancestors winding back through American history, ownership of one registered slave, trans-Atlantic piracy, and finally a castle in England. 255 more words

Homilies & Healing Work

Ancestor Journal

I feel deeply connected to my ancestors and I’ve been wanting to come up with a way to do more ancestor veneration than I do. ADF will help with that, as ancestors are one of the three kindreds, which I really like. 475 more words