I'd like to talk about the beliefs of the old "land across the sea" people. These are the people who were around before the now "land across the sea" people, and they did a lot of moving around, going from place to place until finally stopping at their now place, which is really more of a "then" place, since it was before now.
There were many groups of these people, each talking their own way and having their own ideas about who lives in the world beyond ours, just out of our reach. It is said that they went to fights without clothing, gave gifts to the people living in the world beyond ours, and gathered around fires and trees and things to be together.
Today, we do a lot of these things, sort of like they did them then. We gather on certain important days, do work with moon faces and part-faces, and remember the people living in the world beyond ours, and hope they hear us when we speak. We sing to the Earth Mother, Her children, the Spirits of Place, and our Mothers and Fathers.
We light a fire at the center of the world, and we give gifts to the spirits around it. We hope they will come to visit us there, as we speak to them, and hope that our work will help keep the world working, and ordered.
Even though we have moved across the sea to be where we are now, we remember where we came from, and bring it with us to this place we now live.