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“the contemporary Western (counter)cultural (new religious) movement(s) centered on or drawing inspiration from an archetypal conception of ancient (and/or pre-Christian) native(/cultic/indigenous) (generally*) Indo-European religious tradition(s).”

That is probably the most concise definition of modern Paganism I’ve come across. I’ll have to remember that next time I try to explain it to others.

*added by myself, as some Pagans belong to non-European traditions/ worship non-European pantheons.

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Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.

I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.

(translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887) published in Native American Prayers – by the Episcopal Church.)

Sorry for the delay, haven’t been well lately.

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I know many of you are already having to keep things pretty tight this holiday season, but this is one organization that is close to my heart. I have had 4 miniature Bull Terriers so far. I love these dogs so very much. At this point in my life I can’t adopt one the cuties available. If I could, I would leap at the chance. But, I currently live in someone else’s home, so it is not an option.

One big donation fell through for BT Rescue that they were counting on. At this point they may get shut down by LA County. Anything helps, old blankets (not stuffed,) a box of treats, a bag of food, even as little as $10 can help one of the dogs. Your prayers would also be welcome, I’m sure.

Take a little time for our four-footed friends. They often get overlooked.

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