Quando in un bosco ne percepisci la bellezza e diventi tutt'uno con il bosco, allora, intuitivamente, sei in armonia e in pace con le Dee e con gli Dei. Essi sono parte della nostra vera natura, la nostra Natura Profonda, e quando siamo separati dalla nostra vera natura, viviamo nella paura. Percepire questa normalità vuol dire dare un senso reale al vivere che è insito in tutte le cose.

Intraprendere la Via Romana al Divino significa iniziare un percorso di risveglio: praticando l'attenzione e la consapevolezza continua ci incamminiamo lungo una strada sapendo che ciò che conta è il cammino per sè più che la destinazione.

When you, entering a forest, perceive the beauty of the forest and you feel to be in a complete harmony with it, then, intuitively, you are in peace with the Deities. They are an essential part of our real nature, our Deep Nature, and when we are separated by our real nature we live in the fear. Perceiving such normality means giving a real sense to our lives.

Undertaking the Roman Via to the Deities implies a path to awakening: with the practice of continuing consciousness and awareness we undertake our walking knowing that taking the path is more important than the destination itself

giovedì 5 novembre 2009

Sacer, Sanctus

The term "sacred" has a relevant importance in a pagan life because "sacer" in Latin means "pertaining Gods". Consacrating means "give to Gods": a "Res Sacra" is something pertaining "Superi" Gods. Violating something sacred implies a Gods' judgement.

Res Sacrae are taken distinct from Res Religiosae (pertaining Inferi Gods) and Res Sanctae (whole violation implies a mankind's judgement - sentence)

Being anything permeated by a divine presence, anything "normal" is thus "sacred". For example:

family (Vesta) is sacred
a person (Genius fo man/Juno for woman) is sacred
places and sites (Genius Loci) are sacred
woods (Diana) are sacred
Earth (Tellus) is sacred
borders and limits (Terminus) are sacred
time (Kronos) is sacred
sea (Poseidon) is sacred
water (Neptun) is sacred
the dawn (Mater Matuta) is sacred
bread (Ceres) is sacred

The sleep, meals, animal, trees and plants, guests, anything can be related to a divine presence because Gods are not far away in the sky but around us being component of the existence. Anything thus is worth of "sacred" respect. Just what is abnormal is not sacred.

The term "Sanctus" (Holy) is linked to human activities whose violation depends on the mankind judgement: a site (a wood, a temple) can be sacred because a Pontifex has identified there a divine presence and the violation of this site implies the God's/Goddess' opposition. A profanation implies divine negative signs. A part of ths site may be defined by a Pontifex "Sancta" (Holy) whose profanation will imply some "Sanctiones/Sanctions" or the human's judgement.

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