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Old 10-28-2002, 11:53 AM   #5
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Ian Dodkins (ian) wrote:
P.S. I believe alot of the spirit worship (stones, trees) etc is very much about respecting things within the environment, and not just assessing them on economic value (which externalises the value such things have in enriching our lives).
I a lot of the Natives in my neck of the wood, from what I understand, don't actually worship natural spirits, they venerate (SP?) them. I think that might be a better way to put how they see themselves in relation ship to the rest of the universe. They also tend to see the universe in cycles, rather than the linear western view. I think these views might give them a different way of viewing , but not a better way.

I hope that made sense.

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