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Warning: This post contains ideas and images that some readers may find offensive.

Talk about cultural poverty. Talk about premature canonization. Talk about unworthy traditions.

The so-called "Sacred Hunt" ritual has become a standard fixture at several Midwest pagan gatherings over the course of the last 10 years or so. Me, I hate this so-called "ritual." Personally, I would contend that, in fact, it is neither sacred, a hunt, nor even a ritual. I think it's time and high time that we drove a spear through its heart and let it die a well-deserved and long-overdue death.

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  • Aline "Macha" O'Brien
    Aline "Macha" O'Brien says #
    Which opinions you are entirely entitled to, Drake. Everyone experiences every ritual differently. I have not myself participate
  • Drake Spaeth
    Drake Spaeth says #
    Actually he is pretty clearly attacking the Sacred Hunt per se, and not getting at much else in my opinion. Ritual at it best can
  • Aline "Macha" O'Brien
    Aline "Macha" O'Brien says #
    Setting aside the issue of the Sacred Hunt per se, what I see Steven getting at is the appalling emphasis on self-indulgence that
  • Terence P Ward
    Terence P Ward says #
    I participated in this ritual in 2006, and count it as one of the most profound religious experiences of my life. In the 25+ year
  • Drake Spaeth
    Drake Spaeth says #
    Even though Mr. Posch apparently feels like he has made some sort of groundbreaking achievement by expressing his opinion about th

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