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« on: March 24, 2011 03:11:25 PM »

If you have seen much of the True Blood series, you've probably noticed the big shrine Lafayette has over his fireplace. It's very difficult to find a screen shot of. I'm entranced by the colors and by the significance of his very literally catholic choice of shrine items-the Virgin, voodoo dolls, sacred hearts and leopard print. He has a wonderful line in the second season: "Jesus and I agree to see other people, but that doesn't mean we don't talk from time to time."

My husband and I both grew up in very traditional Christian homes, and we went through the rebellion/agnostic phase like most people do. Now we're trying to patch together a spiritual life that just responds to whatever gods/ideas/colors/words give us that stab of joy that lets us know there's more to life than the body.

This shrine just got started today, and it's right above our bed. We collected things that represent all the sacred bits we love.


The whole thing, surrounded by lights from our wedding and some paper lanterns from the thrift store. The squid are from a poster set of nature prints. I think my primary god might be a squid. That's a weird sentence, huh.




Jackalope, Carl Sagan, and a big egg (from Hobby Lobby)



Ganesh, the Virgin, and you can see part of the iron horseshoe (this is a bit from Terry Pratchett)



A Virgin shrine I made from a plastic tray and photos I took in Santa Fe, and a Hermit tarot card.


The Star tarot card and some fake grapes to represent Dionysus. The candles are being held in a tree-shaped metal candle sconce. The tree of life has deep meaning for both of us.



We are still going to add something to do with Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrisson, as well as a picture of Odin, Thor's hammer, and something for burlesque. Oh, and sea monsters.


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Her dirty paws and furry coat,
She ran down the forest slope.
The forest of talking trees,
They used to sing about the birds and the bees.
The bees had declared a war,
The sky wasn't big enough for them all.
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011 04:53:38 PM »

Cool. Smiley

In Sweden horseshoes could be placed over doors for luck. It is important to place it the right way though, like an "U", with the open part up, so that the luck would not spill/run out.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011 05:41:29 PM »

Really! I will switch the direction.
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Her dirty paws and furry coat,
She ran down the forest slope.
The forest of talking trees,
They used to sing about the birds and the bees.
The bees had declared a war,
The sky wasn't big enough for them all.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012 07:00:08 PM »

God I love lafayette.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012 02:21:02 PM »

Oh I love it and yeah I love Layfayette too. I dont remember that quote but its great, I must use it sometime Wink

in the UK you would hang a horseshoe over a door for good luck but different areas have different traditions on which way you hang it.

I really like Neil Gaiman's idea that basically all gods are real because people's belief calls them into being.
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