This week on the Minoan Path Blog I'm exploring some more ritual postures that the ancient Minoans used for journeying to their goddesses and gods. Most modern Pagans are familiar with ritual gestures - the Goddess Pose from Wicca, for instance - but ecstatic postures are a little different. They're meant to be held for an extended period of time to help guide a trance journey. I first got interested in these poses after reading Belinda Gore's awesome book Ecstatic Body Postures and discovering that some of the poses her group explored were from ancient Crete.
This time I worked with a pose that I call Shading the Eyes. To find out where it took me and what I experienced, hop on over to this blog post:
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In the name of the bee,
And of the butterfly,
And of the breeze, amen.