Thursday, October 21, 2010

Silly Mortals - We Are All Nuts

A comment on another blog made me think of this.

During a ritual with my former coven, I had to restrain myself from cracking up. I was struck with the absurdity of the things we were doing to get in contact with the gods. This should not be taken as an insult to anyone's tradition or magickal practices. We do this ritual or that. We pick candle colors. We 'vibrate'. We drum. We whatever. Step back and look it at sometime. Look at the actions and then the goal. It is funny.

I have had the same feeling overcome me in GD rituals in full god form. Silly mortals. You are so young. Children, you are playing insignificant games. You think you're playing with dangerous matches but in reality...

Yes, someday I will post about how every detail is totally important. It is and will be. That doesn't make it less silly. That doesn't make it less funny.

5 comments:

Pallas Renatus said...

I think this is an important perspective to pop into from time to time, if for no other reason than to keep us grounded.

PhoenixAngel said...

add a pinch of severe mental illness to that potion and you get, truly pathetic

Robert said...

@Phoenix, I do not understand your comment.

PhoenixAngel said...

The 1st 2 words of your post were, "Silly Mortals" and I was just extending upon that idea. I can understand how, a ritual involving SANE individuals can be considered "silly" by the Gods. We are mere mortals, afterall. I am just saying if the participant suffers from a severe mental illness (INSANE), it must therefore be considered "truly pathetic" by the Gods. Arent we supposed to be also be looking within too? How can one do the introspection required for the Path if we are internally riddled with undealt with issues?

My response may have also a knee-jerk reaction to my own feelings of absurdity and silliness. As a typically objective minded person, it is TRULY difficult to wade thru this sea of occult subjectiveness. One thing that I have to continually ask myself is, "Will this strange/funny/odd little detail in ritual inspire me to achieve the divine?" If the answer is "maybe" or "yes", I will at least try to get over the case of the giggles.

Monsignor Scott Rassbach said...

I think people forget that the Gods themselves have a sense of humor. There's a huge history of trickster gods and those who are amused by their antics. Even normally serious gods occasionally show a bit of that mischevious side.

Take Yahweh. He showed Moses his 'hindquarters'.