Mesoamerican Culture, History, and Religion

Operation Circle Care

In the spirit of yesterday’s post on charity, I’m highlighting a Pagan charity that addresses an issue dear to my heart.  Namely, it’s Circle Sanctuary’s Operation Circle Care, and they put together care packages for Pagan troops in the military.  This is a moving cause to me as many of my relatives have been in the military, the most recent of which is my younger brother.  (In case you’re wondering, he finished 2 tours of duty in Iraq with honor, and has since joined a private security contracting firm and is back in Baghdad under their banner.  He’s doing all right, is healthy and in one piece.)  Plus, we all know Huitzilopochtli has a special place in His heart for soldiers.

I strongly encourage you to stop by Circle Sanctuary’s Operation Circle Care page and check it out.  They welcome a wide varierty of forms of support for the troops, from money and goods to prayers and rituals.

Click to visit Circle Sanctuary’s Operation Circle Care page.

7 responses

  1. Shock

    I think this is so important. As Aztec Recons, I think we need to pay special attention to soldiers. They are, after all, the ones who keep the universe turning by spilling their blood for whatever reason. It’s their place and they’ve accepted their fate bravely. They need the support of people to continue their work. No matter the stupid human politics involved the soldiers, to me, are upholding a higher ideal that no mortal decision can tarnish. We need to honor them for it and do our part by helping them.

    December 4, 2008 at 9:09 PM

  2. ChicuaceAcatl

    I must be in the right place, because I’ve thought something very similar to that comment for years and scarecly dreamed I’d ever see anything remotely similar sentiments externalized. However, I look at it more from the standpoint that Tezcatlipoca is clearly in control of fate by the fact that the world even as it becomes ever more complex never stops reflecting the description of his attributes. Tezcatlipoca will be served what is rightfully his, no matter what. The illusion has grown to such a proportion that this puppet master has obscured itself from view to all but a few. The reason nobody can get a grip on what the problem with the world is today, is because they can’t begin to concieve of the situation.

    December 7, 2008 at 12:07 AM

  3. Xuchilpaba

    Wow Cehualli, your comment was really well put. I think this is one of the best things I have seen you say so far. I wish I could sig it, but it’s two big for that.

    December 7, 2008 at 7:36 PM

  4. cehualli

    Wow, I get buried in other stuff for a bit and the place lights up…

    Firstly, thanks so much everyone for commenting!

    I’ll break out the rest into individual comments.

    December 24, 2008 at 4:28 AM

  5. cehualli

    Chicuace Acatl — Welcome to my blog!! It’s always wonderful to meet another Aztec Recon. 🙂

    Thanks very much for your perspective on the situation, especially as it relates to Tezcatlipoca. It’s always interesting to step back and reflect on the world and how it seems to mirror the attributes of the different Teteo. Kind of like finding fingerprints in a way.

    Please, feel free to stick around (and drop by Black and Red)!

    December 24, 2008 at 4:31 AM

  6. cehualli

    Xuchil — Aww, you make me blush. Thank you:-)

    December 24, 2008 at 4:32 AM

  7. cehualli

    Shock — Agreed! I was so delighted when I came across the link to this charity on the Wild Hunt blog, the timing was just perfect.

    Depending on your interpretation of things, this worldview does tend to lend itself to declaring no soldier’s sacrifice to be in vain, which is rather comforting. Even in a shitty war, or if you find your side on the wrong side in the war, there’s some value that can be found in the mess.

    Hm, almost sounds like something to post about at some point after I’ve chewed it over some more.

    December 24, 2008 at 4:36 AM

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