Roots & Branches: Forked Paths by Sam Jackson

This is my third essay in an ongoing series of essays. In these essays, I reflect upon my familial roots and how they may inform my relationship with the numinous.

In searching for some insight into the matter of whether or not one’s spiritual path may be informed by their ancestry, I asked several members of the pagan community to weigh in on the subject.

For some, the answer was a resounding yes. There was no question as to why someone with one specific ancestry or another should follow a path devoted to the spiritual practices of those people. One friend elaborated further when he said that he had to consider the religious practices of his ancestors in Mexico and Spain and even incorporate them into his own personal practice.

Follow the link to read the rest of the essay as well as links to the first two parts.