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Re: Jar Shrines
« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2012, 02:06:52 pm »
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I'd say make shrines to as many gods as you like. They don't take up a lot of space and aren't as expensive as, say, an altar setup would be (I could probably make a bunch of shrines for the cost of a statue I'm thinking of purchasing).

As for decorations, mine's nothing special right now, but I'd imagine some colours associated with your deity would be a good place to start.

 
That sounds like a good idea. I will just go crazy and let my creativity take over too.
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Re: Jar Shrines
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2012, 02:38:11 am »
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Something awesome:

I was inspired by this idea but haven't yet been able to make anything myself. However, I suggested to a non-Pagan friend who sort of leans towards New Age things that she make a jar shrine to Aphrodite and try to connect with Her. My friend has serious love issues, and when I say that I don't mean "boy troubles". I mean she has next to NO self esteem and has a lot of trouble loving herself. I wanted to help, so I told her that Aphrodite wasn't just for sexual love, as She's typecast, but for self-love too and that I thought that was what my friend should reach out for.

So she made a jar shrine, made an offering in front of it, and is pretty sure she dreamed of Aphrodite that night.

Just thought I'd share. :)
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Re: Jar Shrines
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2012, 10:20:32 pm »
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Just thought I'd share. :)


Wow, that is awesome! Thanks for sharing! It makes me happy, hearing that this thread has been so helpful.

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Re: Jar Shrines
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2012, 01:01:05 pm »
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I found some neat pictures of shrines in jars (like a spiritual ecosystem, as one comment says) and I thought they would be a great idea for those of us who are short on space and/or cash:

 
I've been reading this thread with interest, because this sounds like a neat idea, but had nothing to contribute until today when I was struck by an idea.

I have a glass jar I've been holding onto for the last week, or so, thinking about this thread, but not sure if there was anything I wanted to put in it.  Then I had a thought that, hey, origami would actually be the perfect sort of thing to put in a jar (to protect it from cats, and errant breezes, if nothing else).  

But I had nothing to build a jar shrine for, until it struck me this morning.  I want to put something together dedicated to finding my path, both in the hopes that the Powers That Be might give me a push in the right direction, but also to remind myself to keep researching, and studying (because, unfortunately, religious studies tend to get pushed to the back of my mind in favour of more mundane important things, and I'd like to stay a little more proactive in my religious learning than I have been).

So now I just need to find some suitable symbols for knowledge and insight that I can fold into origami models.  Books are an obvious one, but I'm not sure what other symbols for such exist.  I need to do some more research to figure out what else I want to add.

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Re: Jar Shrines
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2012, 02:11:56 pm »
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So now I just need to find some suitable symbols for knowledge and insight that I can fold into origami models.  Books are an obvious one, but I'm not sure what other symbols for such exist.  I need to do some more research to figure out what else I want to add.

 
In some strains of thought, dragons have all the hoarded knowledge of the world/universe.  I have two origami dragons on my altar (made by Ladybug) to signify memory and insight.

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Re: Jar Shrines
« Reply #50 on: January 15, 2012, 02:21:02 pm »
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In some strains of thought, dragons have all the hoarded knowledge of the world/universe.  I have two origami dragons on my altar (made by Ladybug) to signify memory and insight.

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Oh, what a good idea.  I've always been very partial to dragons, too.  Thank you. :)

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Re: Jar Shrines
« Reply #51 on: January 15, 2012, 03:44:00 pm »
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Oh, what a good idea.  I've always been very partial to dragons, too.  Thank you. :)

 
I think of owls and other birds when I think of knowledge and wisdom and sight,or insight...just throwing that in there.
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