ShadowWeaver wrote:Then, I thought, "Okay, if I don't understand about the energy of these things, perhaps it's enough to just see them as symbols." For instance, if quartz can be used to boost magical energy, but I do not readily accept that, I can still use it as an aid to focus my intent by using it as a symbol of increased energy.
ShadowWeaver wrote:Thank you for your comments. I feel like I am definitely doing what is right for me in using found objects spiritually and magically.
Lily wrote:I don't believe in crystals, in fact because of the way they are collected, which can be under very damaging conditions for the earth (read up on Madagascar if you wish), I try not to acquire any more.
Kima wrote:I probably shouldn't mention karma among skeptical druids
DJ Droood wrote:And slightly tangential, but what exactly does so called "earth based" spirituality have to do with the environment or ecology, etc.? Just because you dance around in a circle 8 times a year with a printed script in your hand or pray to some long extinct Iron Age goddess instead of some long extinct Iron Age drifter doesn't mean you are somehow more "earth friendly" than someone who goes to a church, or does nothing at all on long weekends....I've never quite understood why pagans think their spirituality is somehow more ecologically friendly or "in tune with nature" than any other religion.
Kima wrote:Well the argument that paganism constitutes a solution to the environmental crisis is regularly put forth. How I would like it to be true! But you are right in that being pagan does not in itself make you "green", and many pagans don't seem to be all that concerned. As such, adopting a romantic state of mind has very little to offer.
I could not agree more with "Pagan not meaning Green"...
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