Thursday, May 31, 2012
In the blended folk tradition of my personal practice, I welcome the Kindred from the multiverse to witness my rituals as a courtesy:
"All you who are above and below, in earth,sea and sky, human and animal, growing things and things formed millions of years ago, I welcome that spirit with you as Kindred..."
You never know when you might just need to draw on them for a special favor, and I think it's just a nice idea to be on good speaking terms with the other inhabitants of whatever realm you happen to be operating in at the moment.
Drudic traditions have a special place in their worship for the Kindred. Within the cosmology of the everyday, the Kindred are recognized and given their due.( http://www.adf.org/articles/cosmology/worlds-kindreds.html ) All beings are Children of the Mother, all within our wondrous Universe are relations, we are indeed connected by a Web of Life according to those assigned to pass down the histories of all those who have ever lived.