Let's trigger the lefty and the right winger pagans all in one go! Gods are ETHNIC and ANCESTRAL (womp womp at you liberal Marxists). They are real. But it's not literal (sorry not sorry, right wing dogma twits). Ethnic faith is experiential. It is LIVING. We learn from the old sources, but our Folk Faith didn't die with conversion. Christianity is a veneer, an illusion. Our ethnic faith lived on in myriad of ways. And the Gods break through in every era as archetypes. This talk will be Jungian and Campbellian. And I will discuss esoteric shamanism, how spirituality intersects with biology, and my theory (via study, thought, and experiences) about how ancestral archetypes can imprint on the individual. If you recognize and embrace the archetype, it can help you actualize to your potential.