[quote=“FraterRibeye, post:18, topic:3047”]A common thread I see in at least some of the ADR’s is the idea that The only way to get full access to, and cooperation with the LOA, LWA, etc. is if you work through the established system that just happens to be run by humans… Humans that are probably very happy with maintaining the status quo. After all, it has probably served them very well.
I am not saying that working through the established system does not work. I’m just speculating that there are other ways to work fully with the LOA that does not involve becoming a part of the establishment.
I will admit that a lot of this talk is due to my suspicion of organized religion. Religion is a very popular way to gain control of people, and I do not like the idea of becoming someone’s pawn.[/quote]
You’re letting fear cloud your judgment.
Humans do not run the ADR’s. The Spirits do. Unlike Christian priests, the initiates (priest and licensed initiates alike) are in constant contact with the spirits. A working is only done when the spirit is consulted and payment bargained and agreement made between the parties. The spirits are regularly summoned and fed, usually at least once a week, and spoken to during a session. Objects of power, consultations, etc. are all done with the spirit’s consent and force backing it up.
There is no other way to work fully with the Lwa. Sorry, the lwa have no reason to create another full system because they already have one. It’s called voodoo.