Une perspective intéressante sur notre place dans la chaîne, qui me semble tout de même un peu répandue parmi les « païens », mais finalement elle manque d’être discutée et approfondie. Ou alors les gens en parlent encore trop peu. Voici un fragment de citation que je trouve particulièrement marquant. Le premier paragraphe parle de l’immédiateté de notre religion finalement, l’évidence de l’ancrage pour éviter les clichés, les fantasmes distants, et aller dans l’expérience. Le second paragraphe évoque plus la perspective de vie que cela peut apporter.
« I think the idea of belonging to the land also leads us to relationship with much more immediate manifestations of deity rather than big, distant concepts. We’re more likely to take an animist approach, seeing spirit in all things, to look for the spirits and deities of our places, and to honour deities connected to the land we know. The sacredness of our land and the spirit of it is present to us, however we choose to understand it, and this immediacy feeds into a sense of direct involvement. God is not distant and inaccessible. The gods, the spirits, the divine is here, present, now. It can speak to us with the voices of wind and stream, from the roots of trees and the soil itself. We can glimpse it in the running hare or the soaring bird. These too belong to the land and are part of the same magical relationship that builds reality from one moment to the next.
If we belong first and foremost to the land, then we do not belong to our human communities above all else. We are not the property of the state, or owned by our employers. This affects how we perceive ourselves and our human relationships. We are not owned by the job, or by the demands of human expectations. We belong instead to the land, and consciousness of that allows us not to be ruled so easily by misguided cultural norms, or social pressures. We are also less inclined to see the land itself or anything that lives upon it as property to be owned by humans. We belong to it, it does not belong to us. »
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