There is an often overlooked component to Paganism, it’s propagation, and the fostering of a tolerant environment in which it can, in it’s many forms, be fostered and actively encouraged to grow and flourish. That component isn’t the expected tolerance from others, it’s not the guaranteed, yet often unrealized, equality and freedom for those who have ‘alternative’ spiritual paths. It’s something closer to home.
in which I discuss some problems with sterilizing the historical context of Samhain and also provide some of my views on ‘the veil’
In my day-to-day life, I have the pleasure of being able to hike very beautiful land. I’ve been blessed to have this particular form of exercise or hobby for most of my life. I’ve always managed to be lucky enough to live in places where there is plenty of places in which to hike. Whether it be forests, desert plains, rocky canyons or tropical jungles, I’ve been able to “kit up” and go for a hike. It was through these hikes that I was first introduced to what I consider the first concept of sacred landscape.
I recently received an email from someone asking about my views on reincarnation and how they fit into my spiritual practice. What they specifically wanted to know is if I thought some place like ‘the Summerland’ actually existed. Personally, I don’t think so, but I also don’t think that we have a soul, either.
Learn to not blindly send out intentions and energy without any regards for the consequences. Good intention have them too.