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A Pagan Lectio Divina

By Thalassa

We currently have a thread on Pagan Forum about the use of devotionals as a personal practice, which is how/why I was inspired to write this thread on my own devotional practice, which is loosely based on the Catholic Lectio Divina.

If you aren’t familiar with the term devotional, it describes a short, often daily, religious practice that is used to help an individual grow in their relationship with the Divine, which generally involves some sort of reading and/or prayer. If you are familiar with the term from a Christian standpoint, you may have seen or read a book or magazine which often takes a Bible verse, illustrates it with someone’s story or lesson, and ends with a prayer, which is called a devotional. Often Christian devotionals are oriented to a particular subset of Christians–either by denomination, or gender, or age, etc. (despite these books widely being referred to as a devotional, the use of them is only one type of devotional practice).

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