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Author Topic: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?  (Read 5850 times)

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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2013, 02:37:45 pm »
Quote from: Neteruhemta RaShuSet;125496
I can't dislike this at all. It's too cute. There's always this too, even though it's not HK:


I have that one! As well as the Anubis one! Although I don't use them for shrine images; they're strictly around for The Cutes.
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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2013, 03:10:17 pm »
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I have that one! As well as the Anubis one! Although I don't use them for shrine images; they're strictly around for The Cutes.

 
I am suddenly fixated on the idea of a dollhouse-type shrine for pagan kids with those in it.
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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2013, 04:44:17 pm »
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I have that one! As well as the Anubis one! Although I don't use them for shrine images; they're strictly around for The Cutes.

 
There's two versions a regular sized one and small ones. I saw the small ones recently in a store and was like, I want! >.<

I have the regular sized Bast one I use as a shabti.

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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #18 on: November 21, 2013, 02:33:29 pm »
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I'm curious mainly due to my own finickiness regarding aesthetics. If the best Isis statue I see is, for example, a candle holder; is it inappropriate to use it in my shrine as a representative of Isis? Furthermore, does anybody think something like this may unintentionally offend a God?

My thanks in advance.


Considering when I was at a yule market and saw a penis carved out of crystals... I think nothing is offensive if that wasnt lol. It was big to not tiny, longer than a wand lol.

I think if there is good meaning, energy and belief behind an item then it is suitible for your alter.

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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2013, 04:43:26 pm »
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Considering when I was at a yule market and saw a penis carved out of crystals... I think nothing is offensive if that wasnt lol. It was big to not tiny, longer than a wand lol.


Penis amulets are pretty common in Korea (and some other places); it would not be strange at all to see a fairly large one displayed in a restaurant or business. Offensiveness is highly dependent on context. I think certain deities would probably appreciate the penis amulet.
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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2013, 04:56:04 pm »
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Penis amulets are pretty common in Korea (and some other places); it would not be strange at all to see a fairly large one displayed in a restaurant or business. Offensiveness is highly dependent on context. I think certain deities would probably appreciate the penis amulet.

 
Considering we off Set his balls in rituals, that we use boobs for cups for Isis (Wilkinson talks about this) and Set's penis guards the kar shrine via a shrine bolt?

I think genitals are a-okay with most NTR.

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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2014, 11:21:21 am »
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I'm curious mainly due to my own finickiness regarding aesthetics. If the best Isis statue I see is, for example, a candle holder; is it inappropriate to use it in my shrine as a representative of Isis? Furthermore, does anybody think something like this may unintentionally offend a God?

My thanks in advance.

 
Personally I think the Gods respect what are within your means. I'm barely able to practice due to my mother's oppression and had to resort to various plastic toy animals and some stone and other... junk frankly, but it was the best I could do and I never felt anyone turn up their nose to any of them. (except my mother who raided my altar, only my idols of Freya (a stone egg), Hel(a copper ball her suggestion not mine), and Sygyn (a doll from Ecuador I got years ago) are left and that was luck, the rest is in mom's closet) Anyway I think the Gods cut slack when you need it.

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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2014, 11:24:58 am »
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I'm curious mainly due to my own finickiness regarding aesthetics. If the best Isis statue I see is, for example, a candle holder; is it inappropriate to use it in my shrine as a representative of Isis? Furthermore, does anybody think something like this may unintentionally offend a God?

My thanks in advance.



Did you consider the possibility that Isis put the candleholder in your sight as something to use on Her shrine?

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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2014, 08:57:54 pm »
Quote from: Ursus Mellifera;124908
I'm curious mainly due to my own finickiness regarding aesthetics. If the best Isis statue I see is, for example, a candle holder; is it inappropriate to use it in my shrine as a representative of Isis? Furthermore, does anybody think something like this may unintentionally offend a God?

My thanks in advance.

 
I use a candle holder of Bast as my representation for Bast, and she doesn't seem to mind that at all. So I don't see why Aset would mind your using a candle holder for her, either. I think at some point, it all becomes about intent and respect. Do you still respect her and is your intent to worship her respectfully? Then I don't think she'll mind how you represent her.

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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2014, 10:58:51 pm »
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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2014, 09:45:51 am »
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(Psst, Lokadottir... just so you know - this thread is in the Reformed Kemeticism SIG.)

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Re: Are there "appropriate" and "inappropriate" shrine icons?
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2014, 12:52:50 pm »
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Did you consider the possibility that Isis put the candleholder in your sight as something to use on Her shrine?

 

Actually that's what I've been doing now. As per earlier advice I decided to let the Netjeru pick their own shrine representations. It's worked out well I think.
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