Sunday, 27 May 2012

One Small Spider

An important influence on Paganism is the Anglo-Saxon concept of wyrd. The word is derived from ‘weorpan’, which has no exact translation into modern English; it means to become, yet is held within the notion of nature’s ever-turning cycles, thus the term implies the process of constant emergence, transformation, death and rebirth. As such, it brings an image of the cyclicity of nature into the soul of each individual.
Offering a sense of connection through time, it is extended by the idea of the web of wyrd, the flow that is the perpetual process of nature’s changing state, everything is constantly affecting everything. Nothing is separate. Every thought, every action, vibrates through the web. Taken by some as a powerful insight into magic, by others simply as an expression of true nature, it has become a core concept within much of modern Pagan thought.

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.
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