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    Ganesh and Isis?

    I feel drawn to Ganesh (remover of obstacles) and Isis (from what I have learned, goddess of life and magick). Is is abnormal to select a deity pair from two separate pantheons? Curious.

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    Re: Ganesh and Isis?

    I don't believe it's abnormal really. If you feel drawn to Ganesh and Isis than that's great. Learn all you can about them and meditate on it. You should learn all you can Blessed be!

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    I don't think so, I've seen plenty of people that do so.
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    Re: Ganesh and Isis?

    Not at all. I do it, and I know of plenty of others who do. Whatever works for you, works for you

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    Good to know I am not alone

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    Re: Ganesh and Isis?

    Not weird at all. I follow several egyptian and greek deities. In my opinion all gods are real in some way so there's not any real reason to stick with a particular pantheon unless you want to. It's eclectic to take deities from several pantheons but there's nothing wrong with that
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    Re: Ganesh and Isis?

    Wow I’m actually surprised that everyone has been ok with it so far. I am as well but I’ve been on a number of sights and there is usually a certain % of people who are very anti mixing pantheons.

    I only have one bit of advice and it’s my opinion so you can take it or leave it.

    There is no problem with being drawn to multiple pantheons, or having a duality of different pantheons, that being said, if you intend to “flavor” your rituals with the culture of the one god or the other I recommend focusing on that one god for that one ritual. You don’t want to do an Egyptian ritual with a Celtic god for example, to me is just rude. They probably won’t mind, but still…

    However if your rituals are primarily of a neutral cultural flavor (such as most Wiccan rituals) then inviting both and focusing on their duality shouldn’t be a problem. Its always better to ask the Gods in question though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawn Cameron View Post
    Wow I’m actually surprised that everyone has been ok with it so far. I am as well but I’ve been on a number of sights and there is usually a certain % of people who are very anti mixing pantheons.
    Lol, yeah...we are generally more offended by someone A telling someone B that they *can't* do what they (someone B) wants to do on the basis that it is something they, themselves (someone A), fail to agree with. If it neither breaks my leg or picks my pocket, I tend not to care (and its been my experience that most of our long time members would agree.

    I'm sure we have members that don't mix pantheons personally, but I don't know of any of them that would say that someone else can't do it. And, if they tried to make that assertion for another, they would probably be called out on it.
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    Re: Ganesh and Isis?

    I will occasionally make the assertion that it (pantheon mixing) should be done carefully and with due consideration or not done at all. I don't advise calling the LoH and Ahriman into the same circle (largely because I don't advise calling Ahriman but also because neither of them will like the company) and there are other ideas where my personal response borders on wtf?!! but for the most part "your belief, your problem". Long as it stays your problem, there's only so much energy I can be bothered to devote.

    EDIT: regarding the OP, I'm not aware of any reason not to work with Ganesha and Isis together but I'm only vaguely familiar with Ganesha and while I'm more familiar with Isis, my knowledge regarding her is rusty. Pretty much if there's no reason to believe the two of them won't get along (ie LoH and Ahriman) and you can pay proper courtesy to both then best of luck.
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    Re: Ganesh and Isis?

    Yeah it is a good idea to figure out how the deities feel about each other. It's never a good idea to call in deities who might in some way have a beef with one another, or just don't get along.
    世の中に潜み落下した「アレ」はねえか? 誰が書き換える 世界の汚れは?
    Do you have 'that' which lies dormant within society? Who can overwrite it, the filth in the world?


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