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Author Topic: Walking Many Paths (how to?)  (Read 1687 times)

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Re: Walking Many Paths (how to?)
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2016, 03:01:55 pm »
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Hello again! After contemplating my last thread over I started to ask myself something, and indeed it is about "mixing" different paths.

SO hopefully I won't confuse anyone here.

First of all, do any of you walk different paths at once? Like for me I'm having a hard time, because I want to believe in Celtic things, but at the same time have Egyptian deities.

I want to learn to communicate with my goddess while also still receiving guidance from the celtic path. It's a lot of tug and pull, and I'm confused. Lol. Not to mention the whole Angels thing... but that's for another previous thread! I'd go on, but I think I've said enough. I think you guys will get where I'm coming from with just that.
So any advice, knowledge, etc. please! Thank you!

 
This is a sensitive subject for me, as I was raised Jewish, and I value that faith highly as part of my life and practice, but I'm also drawn to neopagan forms of religion and mysticism. And Judaism isn't big on that kind of mixing.

That said, I've found what matters is keeping my practice consistent, however my beliefs may shift and change. I may try new things, but I keep certain things stable.

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Re: Walking Many Paths (how to?)
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2016, 07:46:48 pm »
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Basically, as far as the surviving mythologies would indicate (and my own personal experience, for what that's worth) he's genderqueer and ace.

Oh, heh. Reminds me of wikipedia's info on Bast I checked out a long time ago. Someone said she was known as the "goddess of lesbians". I wanted to punch someone when I read that, not that I have a problem with lesbians, but that makes one stop and go hmmmm. Ya know? Out of curiosity where did you get that info on Anubis? Which mythologies?

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So why are you going "Is this for real?" about Egyptian mythology, if you're already using nuanced theological thought for other mythologies?

Also, as Benedict pointed out, different cities have different theologies, and while there was an overarching state religion (which is where Egypt differs from Greece, which was similar) that state religion also changed over time.

Though I'd note after reviewing my references, I haven't come across any legit historical basis for Anup having a consort at all, let alone one of the ones that is listed in a parental role.

Thanks for the reminder on the cities having different ideas, and deities. That's what I meant to say when I was talking about the integrating they tried to do. I can't remember where I read about Bast and Anubis being either related, or together. Probably some source that was trying to just automatically mix Wiccan ideas of the goddess and god with Egyptian gods/esses. Think I'm going to just forget about that tid bit I read, and pretend it never existed until I see something else with actual historical facts on the subject. Well, that clears that up!
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Re: Walking Many Paths (how to?)
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2016, 08:05:42 pm »
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This is a sensitive subject for me, as I was raised Jewish, and I value that faith highly as part of my life and practice, but I'm also drawn to neopagan forms of religion and mysticism. And Judaism isn't big on that kind of mixing.

That said, I've found what matters is keeping my practice consistent, however my beliefs may shift and change. I may try new things, but I keep certain things stable.

Orthopraxy, not orthodoxy: we're used to thinking of faith as defined by what we believe, but it can also be defined by what we do, regardless of the complicated beliefs behind it.

 
Ya, it is personal to be asking what others believe in, and I'm not here to bash, or tell anyone they're wrong. I just know that others here have practiced longer than I have, and have learned more than I have on these things.

Orthopraxy, huh? Well, that's something. Made me think on the repeated message "Knowing is not enough, we must do". Something stressed a lot in many books that I've read, and I realize I can analyze all I want, but without experience I have no foundation.
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Re: Walking Many Paths (how to?)
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2016, 09:17:01 pm »
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Out of curiosity where did you get that info on Anubis? Which mythologies?


I basically combed through per-sabu to see if Bezen had anything in there that contradicted my memory.  No information about consorts (plenty of discussion of parentage) and a page in Anupet's section about gender ambiguity.
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Re: Walking Many Paths (how to?)
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2016, 02:20:50 am »
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Re: Walking Many Paths (how to?)
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2016, 03:10:08 am »
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Ah! Sorry! I'll reread my posts more before I submit them from now on!
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Re: Walking Many Paths (how to?)
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2016, 04:53:59 pm »
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Ah! Sorry! I'll reread my posts more before I submit them from now on!

 
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