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« Reply #18: August 25, 2010, 11:38:35 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?



I would go for the *why* of the sacrifice before attempting any substitutions.  Eg.  Aztec/ Mayan paths could acceptably use a self sacrifice of blood, because in many cases the root of the sacrifice was to feed the gods and keep the sun moving across the sky and within the practices self sacrifice is well documented.  The average joe of that unit wasn't out sacrificing the neighbors kids.  That was reserved for the priestly class. ;-)

At that, were I to be working within the context of that practice, I would practice it as an individual using self sacrifice as opposed to attempting to recreate the social structure which allowed for large scale human sacrifice.
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And I'm gonna tell my son to be a prophet of mistakes
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Till he learns to let his hair down far enough to climb outside.
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