Cosmology is very important to the structure of ritual. The structure of the world, or at least our mythological view of it, informs absolutely everything: the elemental directions, the number and placement of the altars, the colors used and the names of power called.
To my way of thinking, each deity is his or her own world, or, at the very least, the world seen through one deity’s eyes is profoundly mythologically different from the world viewed through the lens of a different deity. Certainly, certain deities overlap in places, but the world according to Ares is a very different place than the world according to Hekate. To respect this, I contend, it is useful to have distinct ritual ways of honoring their worldview.
In the next few posts, I am going to look at the world through the lens of the gods of the…
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