New ones are popping up all the time, from the orthodox Gardnarians to the easy-going Reclaiming, to traditions specific to cultures such as the Asatru (Nordic) or Tamaran or Kemetic (Egyptian).
So what would I have if I were to start my own tradition?
- I would have no leaders or followers, and no degrees. I’m a huge believer that EVERYONE is responsible for their own spiritual path.
- We’d have no priest or priestess, but teachers. Their role is based on their ability to teach and share knowledge, but are also considered part of the group. We have rituals in circles, having no ‘head’, all are equal.
- Members are expected to take responsible for their own spiritual path, including their ego.
- My tradition would incorporate some of the Buddhist beliefs of removing the ego, to find happiness.
- Members would be required to read a lot of books, even the ‘bad’ ones so they can hone their opinion.
- They would be expected to think for themselves, to speak up and share their views. Groups would encourage diversity and mutual respect.
- Laughter and play would be essential to all rituals.
- Rituals would be done by everyone, where each member is encouraged to have a say on how the ritual is done, often sharing the diversity of the group.
So what would you include your tradition? Post in comments