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Theorising conceptions of 'the ancestors'

One of the most significant reasons contemporary Pagans I have interviewed are concerned about prehistoric human remains relates to the spiritual significance of 'the ancestors'.

From my own engagements with contemporary Paganism I have conceptualised three categories of ancestors:

Ancestors of blood - our direct genetic ancestors

Ancestors of tradition - those people who have shared our beliefs and influenced our ideas

Ancestors of place - those people…


Added by William Rathouse on June 4, 2010 at 4:34pm — 1 Comment

My First Blog

Well I've done social networking, even academic networking but this is my first (so far as I remember) attempt at blogging. What's it all about? Well as I understand it this a place where I can keep a sort of on-line public journal making my thoughts and news available to all other site users. Well that sounds potentially useful but please don't assume I'm going to write everything on here. I doubt I could.

Suffice it to say in this first blog, I am a thirty something divorced… Continue

Added by William Rathouse on September 18, 2009 at 4:45pm — No Comments

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