Originally Posted by Bex80
I wanted to ask an ignorant question without getting flamed....
Would treasure mapping be considered part of some religion? I want to do this, it seems pretty innocent, but on the same token I don't want to do anything against my religion. Does that make sense?
Originally Posted by Tracy
Treasure Mapping is not apart of any religion.
It is only associated with the new moon in aries.
the spring holidays..pagan, christian, jewish, muslim (I think, right?) do happen in this time of year...but Treasure Mapping is just tied to this new moon.
I wanted to say that I have seen people doing Treasure Mapping (even calling it that) and not associating it with any particular time of the year.
I am very excited to participate in this as a group exercise and am very much looking forward to it. I happen to be a Christian. The timing of the Treasure Mapping using an astrological basis doesn't necessarily have meaning to me. It also doesn't particularly bother me, although I know people who would be totally turned off by any exercise that has even the faintest hint of astrology to it.
I just wanted to point this out since the original poster doesn't say what her religious beliefs are or why she is concerned that Treasure Mapping might conflict with them.
I think the exercise of the Treasure Map has at its root various disciplines that are common to many religions. I see the Treasure Map itself as an intense, visual type of prayer. I love the emphasis on preparation and clearing the way through decluttering, etc. Clearing away the cobwebs in your life, opening yourself up to see the path the Divine has for you (whatever your personal vision of the Divine happens to be), and intentionally working to define and refine the path you find for yourself are all part of many (dare I say *all*) spiritual journeys.