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Author Topic: Appropriately disposing of deity statues  (Read 2253 times)

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Appropriately disposing of deity statues
« on: June 13, 2016, 12:38:59 am »
I have a statue(ette?) of Bast that I made myself and have used in ritual many times. However, I can't bring it with me to the UK and throwing it in the trash seems wrong somehow. Is there a generally accepted way of getting rid of something like this?

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Re: Appropriately disposing of deity statues
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 12:59:47 am »
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I have a statue(ette?) of Bast that I made myself and have used in ritual many times. However, I can't bring it with me to the UK and throwing it in the trash seems wrong somehow. Is there a generally accepted way of getting rid of something like this?

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I would see if you know anybody who would like it, first. If not, I'd consider donating to a thrift shop to be a valid option, which allows coincidence and serendipity to put it wherever the deity sees fit, but that might depend on what your deity wants. (A little divination is useful here.) Another option might be to bury it or leave it somewhere appropriate, depending on what she'd prefer.

Since it's Bast, I'll note that if you Opened the statue I have no idea what would be appropriate.
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Re: Appropriately disposing of deity statues
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 01:55:04 am »
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I would see if you know anybody who would like it, first. If not, I'd consider donating to a thrift shop to be a valid option, which allows coincidence and serendipity to put it wherever the deity sees fit, but that might depend on what your deity wants. (A little divination is useful here.) Another option might be to bury it or leave it somewhere appropriate, depending on what she'd prefer.

Since it's Bast, I'll note that if you Opened the statue I have no idea what would be appropriate.

 
Oh my gods, no, I did not open the statue. I'll do some sort of divination and see what would work. Though leaving it somewhere seems like a valid option as someone would probably end up picking it up.

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Re: Appropriately disposing of deity statues
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 08:27:34 am »
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I have a statue(ette?) of Bast that I made myself and have used in ritual many times. However, I can't bring it with me to the UK and throwing it in the trash seems wrong somehow. Is there a generally accepted way of getting rid of something like this?
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This may seem painfully obvious, but have you asked Bast what she would like you to do with it?  That would be my first thought.

I have had spirits (not deities) suggest that their icons and statues be "given to the fire" or left in certain places.  I think it just depends on the entity.

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Re: Appropriately disposing of deity statues
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 10:10:25 pm »
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I have a statue(ette?) of Bast that I made myself and have used in ritual many times. However, I can't bring it with me to the UK and throwing it in the trash seems wrong somehow. Is there a generally accepted way of getting rid of something like this?

Thanks!

 
I would cleanse and purify with natron water and ask her to be unseated from the statue, letting it bask in sunlight for however many days you feel is appropriate.

Then I would sell, regift, or donate it. All the better when it's for another Bast devotee.
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Re: Appropriately disposing of deity statues
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2016, 01:06:59 am »
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This may seem painfully obvious, but have you asked Bast what she would like you to do with it?  That would be my first thought.

I have had spirits (not deities) suggest that their icons and statues be "given to the fire" or left in certain places.  I think it just depends on the entity.

 
Well, I did that... and very shortly after it turned out that I could take the figure, so I packed it in a box and it got to England with me in one piece. So it turned out to not be a problem after all. I just need a new place to put it :)

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