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Author Topic: Constructing your own Eclectic Ceremony  (Read 7257 times)
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« Reply #8: December 18, 2010, 01:15:03 pm »

No.

I have never been tempted to throw in everything, and, while I've certainly had to put consideration into which bits to choose, I've never had any difficulty choosing.

I've never been tempted to put strawberries into spaghetti sauce, either.  Soups and stews and suchlike are a better analogy for eclecticism than baking is, IMO - but you still need some sense of what tastes will work together, and what won't.  Just because ingredients are yummy, doesn't mean they'll be yummy in that concoction.  And someone who doesn't have some sense of what might or might not work together isn't ready to put down the recipe book and start improvising.

No doubt - many entities that find it amusing when we human types do ill-considered things.

Sunflower

Maybe I exagerated some when I said throw evereything in. Metaphors aside the point I was trying to make was that in being eclectic I have gathered many techinques that work well together. To make a meaningful ceremony I don't want it to be too simple or to complicated. Since I have already discovered which techniques work well together it is difficult for me to choose which ones I will use.I would like to use them all but if I do that the ceremony will be too complicated.

I do ALOT of research and ALOT of small experimentation before I evern consider mixing these things in a ceremony. Just because a cookbook is not published does not mean the recipies are not good. I have built my "recipes" to suit my own tastes and the tastes of the Spirits I work with. Others may or may not agree with those tastes. That is a matter of opinion not personal skill.

I write my own recipes and they work for me exept in situations like this where I am contructing one that is extremely important to me, and because of the importance of what the ceremony is for it makes me want to go the extra mile. The only issue is deciding which ones would be best suited even thought they are all effective and good.

I  think that the entities in question are amused because they see how much effort and consideration I am dedicating to this ceremony already and they want to see what I make without Their direct help.

I hope this helps to clarify things.
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