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At one time clans thought they were actual descendants of the animal itself. You let go of your need to have total control, but you don't let go of your dreams. Sacraments are an encounter with and a participation in the life of Christ Jesus. In the primal Irish tradition we uphold this ancient way of being by aligning our consciousness with the power of Dana, the enlivening spirit that is the life force – that is “the mother of all,” who gives birth to our life but who, in time, shapeshifts into the old crone goddess that initiates us to life’s most profound and sacred calling within each of us.

Pages: 96

Publisher: Darton,Longman & Todd Ltd (October 1986)

ISBN: 0232516782

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