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Varian

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Re: Devotional hair practices
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2013, 08:06:07 pm »
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I, like many Set worshipers, have my hair dyed red...

 
Now you've got me wondering if finally finding a shade of red that I like (I think my hair looks better red that my natural brown) has anything to do with Set deciding to stick around after He helped me on something.

It's probably just coincidence, but an interesting one none the less.

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Re: Devotional hair practices
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2013, 08:29:18 pm »
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Do you cut, style, colour, cover etc. your hair for devotional reasons?

What do you do and why do you do it?

 
I've got very long hair and before bed I usually braid it to stop it from coming to life and wrapping around my neck or getting in my mouth...

I usually braid and seal the ends of my hair with oil while praying to Tyche, then unbraid with another prayer in the morning.

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Devotional hair practices
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2013, 09:17:49 pm »
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Now you've got me wondering if finally finding a shade of red that I like (I think my hair looks better red that my natural brown) has anything to do with Set deciding to stick around after He helped me on something.

It's probably just coincidence, but an interesting one none the less.

It could be coincidence.  However, red hair is associated with Him and it is very common for Set worshipers to have red hair by one method or another.

Take from that what you will. ;)
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Devotional hair practices
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2013, 05:12:11 am »
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Do you cut, style, colour, cover etc. your hair for devotional reasons?

What do you do and why do you do it?

I've never thought of covering my head as a devotional hair practice - which, now that I think about it, is a bit odd. But I see it more as a protection thing - sometimes I need a layer between me and the world - and as a devotional clothing thing. A friend recently made me a prayer shawl designed partly for journeying, as a way to cover my eyes ritually, and partly for devotions. I'm starting to get a collection of hair coverings together for different purposes. I like wearing a covering during prayer. It's related to the idea of acknowledging that this time and ritual (and body) are set apart for the gods.
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Re: Devotional hair practices
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2013, 02:23:24 pm »
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Do you cut, style, colour, cover etc. your hair for devotional reasons?

What do you do and why do you do it?

 
About 20 years ago, when our family matriarch (my grandmother's oldest sister, my aunt Sue) died, I was inspired to cut off my hair. It was just past my shoulders and I cut it all off. I only left about two inches. I don't really know why, it just seemed like the right thing to do.

I also veil when I honor Juno because She told me to.

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