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The Old Ones Live in
New Things Too
living in a time where all things were sacred, in a place where everything you
touched was part of a Goddess or God.
Since all things were divine, each had a patron Deity. From doorways to ovens, from the farm, to the
hunt, to the birth of anything new -- all was special and blessed. While these ideas certainly lived in ancient
times, they still live with us today.
The Old Ones live in new things too.
things, born of modern technology and shaped by human hands, are as much a gift
as the timeless rivers and the endless seas.
We often trivialize things made by humans and see them as less beautiful
than other "natural" creations.
But we too are part of nature, not something separate. It is our nature to make things, the way a
forest makes trees and trees make leaves.
Our colorful works of art, our music, our architecture, our discoveries
in electronics, medicine and even a simple home-baked apple pie are all a part
you can see the everyday things around you as divine, you just might see some
Old Friends. Can you see the Goddess of
the Hunt living today within your job search, or maybe within a simple trip to
buy groceries? Can you see the
Ibis-headed God of Writing living within your computer, or maybe within that
special letter you pen for someone dear?
Do Pan's pipes sing to you just as clearly through your favorite
stereo? Can Mars do battle in the Cola
Wars, or any other facet of a competitive business?
else can you see within the modern objects around you? Who glows within the fire in your electrical
devices? What messenger travels through
the copper communications link of your phone line? Who ebbs and flows within the watery tides of
your household plumbing? Technology has
filled our surroundings with aspects of the Old Ones we may never have noticed
before. Things we create come from our
own unique inspiration, our own insight into that special spark within. The gifts we find without, all stem from what
we find within.
the divinity in all things is not easy at a time where "building too many
things" has hurt our fragile eco-system.
While we may enjoy the gifts of our technology, we are also challenged
to use them wisely, enjoying them in moderation. Doing so will ensure that we continue to
build new doorways and ovens for a long, long time to come.