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About the Mystery-Builders SIG
« on: July 17, 2012, 03:48:33 pm »
Many ancient religions speak of the Mysteries - the transformational  experiences that cannot be conveyed by explanation, only by oneself  going through the transition.  This crops up in modern paganism as well,  both with the development of mystery religions and with questions of  whether - and how - one might be able to revive the things which were  lost in significant part because they could not be recorded.

We may be called to pursue relationships with deities who may not be  well-recorded in surviving sources, for a variety of reasons.  When  gathering that information, we can only turn to those deities themselves  for advice and knowledge.  We may be trying to articulate profound  experiences, or build a structure to induce those experiences.  We may  be forging a new path or trying to rediscover an old one.

This SIG is for discussion of the practicalities of this sort of work.   Among its potential topics are: learning how to make contact with  spirits, deities, and other powers in order to learn from or about them;  developing ritual work and other tools that can provide people with  comparable and consistent experiences; finding methods to travel  reliably in various otherworlds; and discussion of books, classes, and  resources that address these topics in ways the participants find  useful.

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