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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Ancestors and Descendants

Thursday, August 6, 2009
One of the blogs that I read regularly is the Wild Hunt, recently it had a series of guest posts. One of which, written on the Ancestors, inspired me to write my own post on this topic.

For many years before I fully embraced the idea of raising the next generation in my faith, I had included the ancestors in my circle. They were given a fifth "quarter" along with the four elements. The statement I used in calling them was:
We call upon our ancestors; those who have come before us, and those who have yet to come, to join us in sacred space. So mote it be.
So to me this article, and its emphasis on Ancestors and Descendants, was a welcome one. Ancestors are something that is not oftentimes focused on in Wicca or other Pagan religions, Asatru being the one exception I know of.

I am interested to see how many of you do anything with your ancestors more often then once a year at Samhain. Please comment below and see if we can get a discussion going.

Blessed Be!

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