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https://coyopa.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/sometimes-a-wild-god-2/

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This came up in a forum I’m on, and I find it to be highly relevant right now. I re-read this and I think Lee Morgan really nails it here.

“I believe folk-wisdom from the past to be highly valuable. I see in it a kind of collective wisdom that belongs to no one person but is the accumulated wisdom of many generations. In our highly individualist Western society (once again, individualism has both positive and negative manifestations in our world) we usually come to everything from the past with an unconscious kind of arrogance about us. An assumption that we today represent the pinnacle of knowledge and wisdom that mankind has ever obtained too and everything that came before exists solely to be ransacked for our use before we’ve taken the time to understand it. I don’t believe that traditional magical practices should be encountered on their own terms (at least initially) because I believe that a magic worker from the past was necessarily better at what they did than I am, but because I believe that all the accumulated wisdom behind a practice passed down for generations knows better than I do!

“…So, in a nutshell, our ancestors weren’t perfect and neither are we, but I believe the very harshness of their reality by comparison to today is precisely why they knew their shit when it came to magic. There are also plenty of things about the way magic was practiced traditionally that have their own radicalism about them when compared to today’s culture. Let me explain…”

http://annua-mycraftandsullenart.blogspot.com/2013/11/why-call-it-traditional-witchcraft.html

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