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Religious/spiritual labels

Initially posted as a comment in elynne's journal.

If asked to label my religious/spiritual leanings, I call myself:
shamanistic Buddhist pagan or pagan shamanistic Buddhist.

Shamanistic: I talk to entities who help me heal myself and others.
Buddhist: I believe that focusing on the extent to which things (and the contents of my mind) are illusory and transitory helps me understand the right way to live and act.
Pagan: Some of the entities I talk to are pagan deities; I like learning about various deities and thinking about their traits and abilities; and I find that doing candle-work and other kinds of "spells" helps me.

I don't include "agnostic" because I think that's covered by "Buddhist." (In this I am influenced by an excellent book called Buddhism Without Beliefs by Stephen Batchelor, which also discusses the background of the concept of agnosticism.)

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la_hellion
Nov. 1st, 2002 10:45 am (UTC)
aw that icon is amazing is the kitty yours awwwww!
firecat
Nov. 1st, 2002 01:50 pm (UTC)
Nope, he was at the animal shelter I volunteer for. (He's been adopted! Yay!)
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firecat
Nov. 2nd, 2002 07:51 am (UTC)
Glad you like the icon!

Your new-cat experience sounds about par for the course. Older cats often don't like kittens. But sounds like things are heading in the right direction.
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