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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

“Follow” is not exactly an accurate term

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C550866538/E132695007

How I think paganism works for me

I believe that all things have a Divine nature. Life is the universe’s attempt to understand itself. I know that the totality of the universe is too vast for me to comprehend. So there are godmasks that I turn to for understanding, guidance, and strength when mine is not enough. I know that these godmasks are only representations and gateways to Divinity, not Divinity themselves.

Here's where it gets a little complicated.

I recognize that much of the universe around me has male and female principles (that is a simplification, but it will do for our purposes here), so it is with the Dieties that I recognize. Actually, it's more of a mutual thing, they recognize me and I recognize them. There are several "sets," and they seem to shift identities from time to time. For my own convenience, I use the terms "Lord" and "Lady, " unless I need to address a specific aspect of Divinity. That is when I will get specific with which Names I invoke.

I also follow a little bit of a shaman path, that has been where most of my focus has been lately. Terms here are even more inexact. There I have three totems, allies if you will, who help me. I share part of their world, and they share part of mine. Sometimes more than I am comfortable with.
     — NeoWayland

Posted: Mon - May 9, 2005 at 08:15 AM

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