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

martedì 18 gennaio 2011


Nature is not an immense mechanism: Nature is not made only of chemical-physical reactions and phenomena. These observations can describe Nature as a "container": they are unable to describe what Nature essentially contains. This untangible "content" may show different names, expressions, manifestations: in the Traditional Roman Religion this "content" is expressed by Gods/Goddesses or, better, some of them, in particular those described by Natural Theology.

Gods/Goddesses send some "signs" or "signals" which of course are not their sole expression tools.

In the past the Augures (a "board" completely indpendent from the Pontifices) were called to manage the ius augurale which was secret: it has completely got lost. They had doctrines, rites, cerimonies directed to the consultation and interpretation of divine signs. This means that signs' interpretation (both as augurium and auspicium - a distinction very difficult to made) cannot be used to foresee.

Usually the augur address his prayer (the term "prayer" is not completely correct and appropriate) to Jupiter/Juno (as "Signs' Sovereigns") asking if it is fas (or "if the mystic foundation exists for...) a given site, a given action, a given decision, etc...

The wording is as follows: "Iuppiter/Juno si fas est ... send me this sign"

The procedure (according to T. Livius) is based on the activation of a communication with a God/Goddess through a lituus (a curved wooden stick with no knobs)

It is important to note and evidence that all this can have a value, a sense and a meaning only if one can achieve a complete and deep change in the way he/her perceive and see the world and the universe around us. It is essential to build, day after day, a serene and clear awareness about what we cannot otherwise "see". Without this awareness, this sort of quiet energy, all this, as in the case of rites in any other religion, are only folkcloristic expressions, a game, a nonsense fiction, a simulation, a parody deprived of any meaning and sense.

How to get the augurium

The site where to observe sings (auspicia impetrativa) must be a sacred place limited by the lituus or a templum. It must be quadrangular, oriented (except for Vesta who requires circular sites), with or without visible borders: it must have only one entrance. The site must be freed by impure or hostile forces which can eventually occupy it.

The augur must have his/her face southward oriented (Pars Antica - the origin of anything) and his/her back northward oriented (Pars Postica); head must be veiled and he/she must hold the lituus in the right hand. The augur, invoking the God/Goddess, limit four main areas in the sky (regiones) drawing a line from east to west: in addition to the Pars Antica and the Pars Postica, he/she has the Dextrae Partes (on the right) and the Levae Partes (on the left).

He/she will focus his/her view on a reference point on the front. The augur passes his/her lituus from the right to the left hand asking: "Jupiter/Juno if fas is that ... make evident and precise signs appear between the limits I have assigned and set". After that the augur list the signs he/she wants to see or perceive.

(to be continued)

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