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« Reply #2: August 24, 2010, 10:25:19 pm »

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?



While I am aware of the cosmological reasoning behind human (and other types) of sacrifice in an I-E cultural context, I haven't made a decision on whether to incorporate human sacrifice (symbolic, of course) into my practice. I do however like Erynn Rowan Laurie's essay on the subject, particularly the idea of substituting cognate plant material for human.
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