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New & curious
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:38:59 pm »
Hi! I'm new here. I registered because I would like to share some of my thoughts with people who are interested in discussing religion/paganism.

Something about me:
English is not my mother tongue, so please accept my apologies for any present or future mistakes, I'm trying to get better :)

I'm pagan since I can remember, although I grew up in an European christian convent. My house was in the middle of a forest, so I could really stay in touch with nature since my birth, until my twenties, when I've had to move to the city (and it still hurts). I've always had a 'natural'/'prehistoric'/'free' approach to religiousness (is that a word? well, I hope you understand what I mean) and I don't follow any kind of specific pantheon (a recognise stories and gods repeat themselves in time and space with different names and details in art and traditions).
Since I was a kid I've always been interested in pagan religions and history/archaeology in general, so I studied to become an archaeologist. Recently I had occasion to study some religious prehistoric European art and it re-sparked my curiosity about all the different acts possible to 'be religious' and, as I'm learning recently reading forums, all the different labels that exists to differentiate them. I'll be explaining myself better when I post my direct question.

thank you :)

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Re: New & curious
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 06:25:18 pm »
Hi! I'm new here. I registered because I would like to share some of my thoughts with people who are interested in discussing religion/paganism.

Something about me:
English is not my mother tongue, so please accept my apologies for any present or future mistakes, I'm trying to get better :)


Welcome to the Cauldron! And your English is very strong.
The first song sets the wheel in motion / The second is a song of love / The third song tells of Her devotion / The fourth cries joy from the sky above
The fifth song binds our fate to silence / and bids us live each moment well / The sixth unleashes rage and violence / The seventh song has truth to tell
The last song echoes through the ages / to ask its question all night long / And close the circle on these pages / These, the metamythos songs

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Re: New & curious
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 09:20:27 pm »
Hi! I'm new here. I registered because I would like to share some of my thoughts with people who are interested in discussing religion/paganism.

Something about me:
English is not my mother tongue, so please accept my apologies for any present or future mistakes, I'm trying to get better :)

I'm pagan since I can remember, although I grew up in an European christian convent. My house was in the middle of a forest, so I could really stay in touch with nature since my birth, until my twenties, when I've had to move to the city (and it still hurts). I've always had a 'natural'/'prehistoric'/'free' approach to religiousness (is that a word? well, I hope you understand what I mean) and I don't follow any kind of specific pantheon (a recognise stories and gods repeat themselves in time and space with different names and details in art and traditions).
Since I was a kid I've always been interested in pagan religions and history/archaeology in general, so I studied to become an archaeologist. Recently I had occasion to study some religious prehistoric European art and it re-sparked my curiosity about all the different acts possible to 'be religious' and, as I'm learning recently reading forums, all the different labels that exists to differentiate them. I'll be explaining myself better when I post my direct question.

thank you :)


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Re: New & curious
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 10:17:36 am »
Welcome to the Cauldron! And your English is very strong.

Thank you! :)

I'll look forward to hear what you think in the new post https://ecauldron.com/forum/paganism-for-beginners/curious-about-labelling-and-confrontingsharing/ 

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Re: New & curious
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 01:31:03 pm »
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha
(From the Metta Sutta)

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Re: New & curious
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2018, 06:49:06 pm »
Since I was a kid I've always been interested in pagan religions and history/archaeology in general, so I studied to become an archaeologist.

As a Historian with an Archaeology minor, I welcome you to TC! You are not the only one here with those interests!
"The worshippers of the gods go to them; to the manes go the ancestor-worshippers; to the Deities who preside over the elements go their worshippers; My devotees come to Me." ... "Whichever devotee desires to adore whatever such Deity with faith, in all such votaries I make that particular faith unshakable. Endowed with that faith, a votary performs the worship of that particular deity and obtains the fruits thereof, these being granted by Me alone." - Sri Krishna

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Re: New & curious
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 01:21:00 am »
As a Historian with an Archaeology minor, I welcome you to TC! You are not the only one here with those interests!

That’s awesome! Thank you! On what topic did you specialized?
I would be very interested in hearing your opinion on some of mine :)

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Re: New & curious
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 02:09:46 am »
That’s awesome! Thank you! On what topic did you specialized?

Well, my history degree is only a bachelor's, so I don't have a specialization as yet. I plan to study in Southeast Asia, however, when I go to graduate school.

As for archaeology, my area of focus is North America, simply because that's where I live and where I have had first hand experience.
"The worshippers of the gods go to them; to the manes go the ancestor-worshippers; to the Deities who preside over the elements go their worshippers; My devotees come to Me." ... "Whichever devotee desires to adore whatever such Deity with faith, in all such votaries I make that particular faith unshakable. Endowed with that faith, a votary performs the worship of that particular deity and obtains the fruits thereof, these being granted by Me alone." - Sri Krishna

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