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Pagan Ms. Manners: Does Skyclad Mean Barefoot Too?

Dear Pagan Ms. Manners:

Does skyclad necessarily mean barefoot too?

It's hard to raise a cone when you can't feel your feet.

Frostbitten in Fargo

Dear Bitten:

Having grown up in the North Country, where "Minnesota skyclad" means no parka, I can thoroughly sympathize with your problem.

Here's the thing to remember: skyclad liberates because it gives you the freedom to adorn the body without having to cover it.

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  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    I hear that most of those advice columnists just make up most of the letters.
  • john stitely
    john stitely says #
    While your articles are always thought provoking, , the answer to the question seems obvious and is summed up in the proverb,
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    A writer could hardly ask for higher praise. Thanks for writing, Angela.
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    Every time I see an article title pop up and am intrigued enough to click and read, I don't dont often pay enough attention to see

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You've heard of skyclad, ritual nudity.

But that's only one of many options.


Sty-clad: dirty

Spy-clad: wearing sunglasses and a trenchcoat

Shy-clad: dressed to cover

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Thinking in Story

If you ask those who practice it, “Why skyclad?” twelve will get you thirteen you'll hear something along the lines of 1) energy flow, 2) social equalizing, and 3) a sense of separation from the ordinary.

Those may all be good answers, and they may even be true answers, but they're modern answers. They're not the answers the ancestors would have given.

If 1400 years ago you had asked a priest of the Hwicce tribe, “Why do you go naked to your worship?” had he been disposed to give you an answer at all he may well have said, “The Lady of the Hwicce instructed us so.”

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  • Greybeard
    Greybeard says #
    If only we would listen, indeed. Blessings.

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Planting Day

So here's to the plowman and to his left stone,

to plow a fine furrow, the seed for to sow,

the seed for to sow till it's lovely to see:

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