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« Reply #12: August 25, 2010, 03:01:30 am »

If you are following a path that has a historical connection to ritual human sacrifice (whether proven or simply probable) - how do you see that in the modern world? Do you enact some sort of symbolic sacrifices (like burning a poppet) to serve a similar purpose in your worship? Or do you feel that it was something entirely for another culture in another time, and not something that is significant to your path?

A number of festival practices I'm interested in generally involved a full-on sacrifice of a human body (in some cases, the person had the entire miasma of the village laid upon them, and they were killed; in other cases, the person had killed the god [usually an animal] and was killed himself), way back when, but were generally toned down, ranging from being ritualistically whipped, to poppets, or using an animal (like a goat or a bull-calf). Its not exactly something I can ignore. However, it's not something thats been asked of me so far, and while I've toyed with the idea of blood offerings, I haven't taken a step in that direction.

So.. significant, but not necessary at this point in time for me.
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