I am not pagan, though I have friends that are, and though there was a strain of belief in the village which, without having anything even vaguely to do with American/New Age/Paganism, was not… precisely Christian. Or anything much else. Call it “using natural forces that science hasn’t yet identified” and be done with it. It exists in every rural community. Communities close to the land that have no room for frills spend an unusual amount of time on manipulating these “forces.” Perhaps they are forces of the collective subconscious as things like “the Secret” claim.
At any rate, this is not to talk of religion, even unusual ones.
It is to talk of raising the power. Raising the power (Yes, I’ve watched pagan ceremonies. I watch a lot of things) is a fascinating concept, and it’s probably all headology, but one does feel something while watching it.
View original post 1,444 more words