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Faemon

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Seeking blog post about non-genetic ancestors
« on: May 22, 2014, 06:06:05 am »
There was one in particular that I thought was absolutely spot-on about how ancestral veneration doesn't necessarily mean looking back to family members who were jerks or passed on abusive relationship patterns, but that we can be descendants of ideologies that have sort of rippled through the world at a particular time in the past.

I can't find it in my bookmarks, but I wouldn't mind reading any similar blog posts along that line.

Would the description happen to ring a bell to anyone? I figured that it was well worth asking.
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Re: Seeking blog post about non-genetic ancestors
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 06:57:03 am »
Quote from: Faemon;148282
There was one in particular that I thought was absolutely spot-on about how ancestral veneration doesn't necessarily mean looking back to family members who were jerks or passed on abusive relationship patterns, but that we can be descendants of ideologies that have sort of rippled through the world at a particular time in the past.

I can't find it in my bookmarks, but I wouldn't mind reading any similar blog posts along that line.

Would the description happen to ring a bell to anyone? I figured that it was well worth asking.

This thread might be of use, It's not exactly what you are asking but some of the answers might be useful
 
http://ecauldron.com/forum/showthread.php?6859-Ancestor-veneration-and-adoption&p=109918
« Last Edit: May 22, 2014, 06:58:10 am by Sarah »
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Re: Seeking blog post about non-genetic ancestors
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2014, 12:19:25 am »
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This thread might be of use, It's not exactly what you are asking but some of the answers might be useful
 
http://ecauldron.com/forum/showthread.php?6859-Ancestor-veneration-and-adoption&p=109918



That wasn't anywhere in the ballpark of what I'm asking for, unfortunately.

I'm not asking about non-genetic ancestors as in adoption or fostering.

I'm asking for a specific post (or even specific topic here that I can't find) covering non-genetic ancestors of ideology when blood-and-bodily ancestors suck because of passing on patterns of abusive behavior.
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Re: Seeking blog post about non-genetic ancestors
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 05:37:59 am »
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That wasn't anywhere in the ballpark of what I'm asking for, unfortunately.

I'm not asking about non-genetic ancestors as in adoption or fostering.

I'm asking for a specific post (or even specific topic here that I can't find) covering non-genetic ancestors of ideology when blood-and-bodily ancestors suck because of passing on patterns of abusive behavior.

 
Guess you didn't read Jenett's, Jack's and Darkhawk's replies then
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Re: Seeking blog post about non-genetic ancestors
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2014, 10:17:18 am »
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Guess you didn't read Jenett's, Jack's and Darkhawk's replies then

That caught the sentiment but as I keep saying, I'm searching for a blog post which thoroughly explores that sentiment so it still isn't quite what I'm looking for. Thank you for trying to help by highlighting your very special topic that you made, but that's not what I'm rather desperately searching for.
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Re: Seeking blog post about non-genetic ancestors
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2014, 02:30:15 pm »
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There was one in particular that I thought was absolutely spot-on about how ancestral veneration doesn't necessarily mean looking back to family members who were jerks or passed on abusive relationship patterns, but that we can be descendants of ideologies that have sort of rippled through the world at a particular time in the past.

I can't find it in my bookmarks, but I wouldn't mind reading any similar blog posts along that line.

Would the description happen to ring a bell to anyone? I figured that it was well worth asking.

 
well there is this: http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Pagan-Paths-Blogs/another-ancestor-q-a.html


or Caer's: http://mystiknomad.wordpress.com/tag/ancestors/

I have the issue of wanting to do ancestor work and my bio parents .. well yeah.. just not going there. So I've avoided it for a really long time.  I tried to find another blog I thought I'd seen from a friend about his take on it I know I've read descriptions of other people either working with people prior to the abusive idiots or choosing people they feel influenced their lives or tradition. Since you pointed out that you're looking for specific examples. I will look and ask around but here's a few ideas that I've run across though I can't find the sources online at the moment. Like someone who works with the spirits of those who died on the middle passage. or like me and other friends working with the Queer or Trans who have died, because they are our ancestors that made space/showed us the way/however you want to phrase it and honoring them is vital so that we remember their stories and the struggles and the beauty. here's a few other blogs that might be good/helpful on your search.Are these closer?


http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Pagan-Culture-Blogs/honoring-political-ancestors.html

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Re: Seeking blog post about non-genetic ancestors
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 11:52:18 am »
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well there is this: http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Pagan-Paths-Blogs/another-ancestor-q-a.html


or Caer's: http://mystiknomad.wordpress.com/tag/ancestors/

I have the issue of wanting to do ancestor work and my bio parents .. well yeah.. just not going there. So I've avoided it for a really long time.  I tried to find another blog I thought I'd seen from a friend about his take on it I know I've read descriptions of other people either working with people prior to the abusive idiots or choosing people they feel influenced their lives or tradition. Since you pointed out that you're looking for specific examples. I will look and ask around but here's a few ideas that I've run across though I can't find the sources online at the moment. Like someone who works with the spirits of those who died on the middle passage. or like me and other friends working with the Queer or Trans who have died, because they are our ancestors that made space/showed us the way/however you want to phrase it and honoring them is vital so that we remember their stories and the struggles and the beauty. here's a few other blogs that might be good/helpful on your search.Are these closer?


http://www.witchesandpagans.com/Pagan-Culture-Blogs/honoring-political-ancestors.html

 
I found it, but yes thank you those links are quite fascinating as well. :)

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