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

lunedì 13 febbraio 2012

February 13 - 21: Parentalia

On February 13 the festivity of Parentalia begins (from Feb. 13 to Feb, 21). Parentalia are festivities dedicated to defunct members of the family. The term Parentes indicates both parents and Ancestors. Unlike the "modern" festivities for the deceased, Parentalia is not a period of grief but being February a month dedicated to Purification, Ancestors are remembered in a purifying and pacifying perspective and also to strengthen the Family. .

In particular, Parentalia are connoted by Pietas, a concept highly characterizing Roman Traditional Religion.

With regards to Parentalia and Ancestors' cult, Pietas is the way through which descendants evidence, with their behaviour and actions, the best and positive characteristics of a Family and its Ancestors. Being the First Ancestor and the Older Ancestors closer to Gods, it means that descendants, to evidence the best of a Family (mos maiorum = as the Ancestors did), must Cultivate Gods (colere Deos) and follow their indications which allow men/women to stay on the Way (Via Romana). This is what Pietas really is and the meaning of Roman Tradition.

Asphodelus is the flower of Parentalia. During these festivities a very frugal meal is organized to remember Ancestors. The focal element of this meal must be the spelt because it represents the ancient food of the older Ancestors.
It could be useful to organize (possibily during a weekend) a frugal dinner where the entire family can be gathered and re-united. Parentalia could be an important occasion to create a moment of unity of the Family as sacred entity (Vesta)

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