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 28 aprile 2015


In this period of year, Nature restarts its activities with great force. This happens both in the dimension of the Cultivated in that of the Wild. Tradition cites many divine forces and energies related to agricultural activity (strictly linked to the concept of colere Deos/Deas).   Similarly, the sphere of the Wild is declined traditionally through a large number of forces and energies divine.

Faunus, Silvanus, Diana, Feronia, etc ... are all forces related to the Wild: in particular the energy that most symbolizes the concept of Wild remains undoubtedly Pan.

An image from the film "Pan's Labyrinth"
When speaking about Pan, as well as of all divineWild forces, it's really hard to make theoretical "doctrine", because these realities are particularly linked to the idea of Experience. Pan cannot be "studied"; to be understood, this God must be experimented, Pan has to be met. 
Pan is thus highly characterized by personal, intimate, passional and emotional aspects: this is maybe the reason why Pan was the God who made major to the violent imposition of monotheism. It was, and still is, tied to the deepest and secret part of the individual: his/her primitive instinct. In practice Pan reminds us that human beings, after all, are and remain "animals". Instincts are hidden in the deepest part of each of us, in the same way Pan lurks in the deepest parts of the wild places inaccessible to humans: in the solitude of the great forests where hardly the sun's rays can penetrate.

While the Urban and Rational Gods and Goddesses were removed by their temples, the Gods and Goddesses of the wild instincts did not surrender and the forests were called "sanctuaries": maybe they have never succumbed despite being assimilated to the idea of Devil and forests considered places of the devil. Andin the attempt to remove them from their forests. the monotheism has also tried to set up in the woods and forests churches and convents, but without success.

The Tradition provides a very detailed and particular description of this, given the peculiar aspects involved. Porphyr in Perì Agalmàton writes:

"They made Pan symbol of the Everything providing him with the horns as symbols of the sun and moon, and the skin of deer as an emblem of the stars in the sky, or the variety of Everything"

Pan is the Everything and symbolizing with his body the entire Cosmos. The head is the superiority of the divine cosmic principle placed at the top (the Sky) while the lower goat legs represent the link with its most solid, instinctive and wild Earth. Usually he has two horns (the Sun and the Moon or even the dualistic principle, the duplicity), sometimes the horns of a deer (the sunrays or the seven planets/colors/musical notes/metals of cosmic spiral). The face is red like fire, the skin is spotted to symbolize the sky full of stars. In hand brings the syringe or the bagpipe (control over the air and the winds as well as the celestial harmony) and a curved stick (circularity of Time). In general he is a male generative force but sometimes he shows both amle and feminine sexual and generative attributes.

The Pan Flute or syringe is made ​​of reeds: this links the God to the nymphs (Syringe is a nymph), the rivers, the vital energy and primordial water.

Like when crossing a forest, we leave the trail and we fall in a particular fear because we feel we have left our security and we feel lost, similarly we perceive this feeling to be lost when we lose control of ourselves, when we feel that our passions and instincts can dominate totally us, when we're afraid of losing rationality that no longer supports us. This feeling is the Fear of Pan or Panic.

This description can evidence that Pan is the Pagan God by definition: he is multiplicity, plurality, diversity, variety, linked to life, instincts, the liberation of the senses, just because the Everything, the Nature, the Universe  is always multiplicity in movement. Pan, being "wild", is by definition a native, shamanic, prophetic, adrenaline and tribal Force, without constraints and rules; in short, he is, according to the monotheistic ethics, "what should not be."

It simply symbolizes our inability to completely control over Nature and ourselves.

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