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

mercoledì 28 settembre 2011

Festivities: sense and meaning

The Traditional Roman Religion is a Festive Religion by definition.

In order to understand such concept it can be useful to remind the focal role of the Sacred Time based on a mystical-mythical-religious "sense of phases". At a first level this sense is linked to the great periods of life, to the cyclical changes, to the "decisive passages of value". At a higher level peculiar macro and micro cosmic transition phases and life subdivisions can be identified: these phases must be marked through cults and rites and they must be evidenced  along the uniform course of the becoming. It is important also to remind the traditional definition of Cosmos as the reality of the world in a defined phase which embraces the validity of a defined spiritual order.

The Sacred Calendar is based on these principles.  

A biological time and phases are accompanied by Cosmic Time and Phases. These phases are observed and recorded. This sense of the phases  which characterizes the Cosmic dynamic (both at macro and micro level) identifies some peculiar moments: religion highlights these moments evolving this sense into a "sense of festivity". A festivity is thus a specific mark in the Sacred Time, a demarcation between two ordinary conditions of time.

A Traditional Festivity, to become as such, must be something absolutely discriminating. Thanks to rites, some acts can be made which must be peceived and executed in a level of the human existence completely different from the ordinary one. These rites and acts, when deprived of this spirit, are totally out of the festivity sphere losing consequently their meaning.

In order to attribute a meaning and a sense to certain acts, they must be executed only "festivelly", only on this different level. It implies a personal inner need of elevation towards this level otherwise a festivity is "dead" and grotesque: without a sense of festivity, there's no festivity.

The sense of festivity is not always joyful: it can be also sad or serious.

Festivities in the traditional Roman Religion are  never forms of entertainment because they are and remain an absolute "discrimination".

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