Wednesday, 14 November 2018

"The Host of Seraphim" by Dead Can Dance...

Just a truly beautiful song that reminds me of my Dad when I play it.  He did not know this band, but I got the sense he'd like this song (we had similar tastes in certain types of music - mostly sorrowful stuff) so I played it for him in recent years, and he fell in love with it.  I played it for him during his Bardo, when he was visiting.

-Saraƒin

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Christian cheese...

Hooray - let's watch some bizarre Christian television!

This is one of my faves from the Everything Is Terrible website.  A weird anthropomorphic computer with Christian values - yay, what more could a child want than THAT?!  There's at least one kid in this whom you just know is going to grow up gay.  Also, Nick the "bully" seems to be the voice of reason here.  Wow.  (I watched this the night before boarding a plane bound for Cuba, and felt like I was having a fever dream.)

OMG - this one almost had me wet my pants.  Christ has the worst PR ever from these kinds of people.  Makes me feel rather tacky as a devotee having watched this.  And what's with the crazy transitions?  And the people standing in the background?  Worth a watch if you like painful, cable access TV melodrama.

Ok, this one is terrible, but there had to be at least one gay male hand involved somehow.  The song is rather catchy, even though you kind of want to blow your brains out at the same time while witnessing this.  (BTW, what is it with Christians?  You'd never catch a Buddhist making anything this hokey.)

This is one of the WORST things I have ever seen.  No matter white people are so hated.  This is so cringe inducing, racist and embarrassing.  Still worth a hate watch, but you'll probably cry or at least want to wear a paper bag over your head for a while if you're a caucasian.

Everything Is Terrible is one of the most incredible repositories for this kind of shit, and I'm constantly checking it out for updates.  Again, as I mentioned previously, I had the most interesting father-daughter exchange with the soul of my Dad during his Bardo visitation phase, and subjected him to hours of content from this site.  But even ghosts have their limits, so after a few hours of this, I channeled that he was getting sick of it and had to go visit another relative for a while.  Poor Dad!

-Saraƒin

Sunday, 11 November 2018

Oh yeah... the Hallowe'en pics...

Forgot to add the pics of me in my latex habit from Hallowe'en - not that you don't know the costume well enough already, since it's all over this blog!  (One of these is also now being used as my profile pic):

 



I actually ordered a second nun habit - a polyester/cotton one from Bodyline Japan, which I will call my "3 vow habit" - the latex one is my "2 vow habit".  I like to wear this garb to show my devotion and love to God in a way that suits my character... I may not be a real nun, but I probably would have been one in another time, in another country, because of the amount of time I spend thinking of Him.  I'm too much of a modern woman and an independent thinker to be one in this era.

-Saraƒin

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Satanists at WAR!

Wow... seems like even Satanists can't get along with one another - read this:

Regarding the Netflix/Sabrina lawsuit...

Yeah... I never realized how downright douchey The Satanic Temple people could be.  Certainly I found some of their stunts a tad juvenile, even though it seems the message behind them is often quite positive.  (This Church of Satan article describes some of the crap the Satanic Temple people have pulled.)  The Satanic Temple are a political activist group, while the Church of Satan are an atheistic religious group.  Though I find them both remarkably silly, the CoS people at least show a bit more class than TST.

BTW - sorry to say, but in my experience, except for fundamentalists, Christians I have talked to find most Satanists ridiculous, not infuriating or in any way a threat.  If one really wanted to piss off a Catholic, as an example, they should consider becoming a Santero/Santera, but that would require an expensive initiation process, regular animal sacrifice, and a devotion to various Orishas of the Yoruba religion, and I think most Satanists are too atheistic to believe in Orishas.  Oh well... I guess they'll have to stick with buying light up devil horns at Dollarama and uttering villainous laughs while having mad kinky sex.  As for Luciferians, I don't know too much about them but after the shit I have been through with something calling itself "Satan" attacking me, I would say that worshipping Lucifer is PROBABLY a bad idea.  Just a hunch.

-Saraƒin

My religious bling!

Thought I'd share some images of the stuff I have a tendency to wear around my neck, most days:

This is a St Benedict medal crucifix, Benedictine crucifix, or, as I started calling it, my "Benny Crux".  I had another one, which I had blessed and wore, but I gave it to a friend once I got this one, which was gifted from my lovely step dad (it was his mother's).  This kind of crucifix is said to be the most powerful of them all when it comes to warding off evil forces.  So, knowing what I was battling spiritually, once I got this, I wore it almost constantly.  Now that I feel I am free, I still wear it, but more as a comfort thing, and as a statement of devotion.

(This pic is kind of messed up, because three of the items are on one loop so I could not adjust them to  all be upright.)  Here we have another crucifix, which I wore as "backup" protection, a Santeria-based Sacred Heart charm, which I bought because of Sacred Heart imagery I would channel in the form of drawings of a heart with a cross in it.  Also, a Star of David with an eye in it, which I wore for protection and get the sense was a powerful aid, and the Om, for my more Hindu-centric spiritual devotion.  (I would say that although I mostly have a Christian-esque way of going about my practice, my ideas and many of the sources I pray to are more Hindu.)

My Catholic "dog tags"!  The St Jude medal was the first one I bought, which was right before I was able to invoke Christ through this saint.  When I bought it, I put it around my neck and immediately heard the voice of a child whisper "St Jude" into my ear... within a day, the Christ was invoked.  Also, we have the Virgin Mary, whom I see as a powerful aid and guide (and a great source to pray to for self love, among other things), a cross from Sedona's Chapel of the Holy Cross, a St Gabriel medal, and a St Michael.

I have other pieces of religious jewelry but these are the main items I wear.  Those that I don't usually wear tend to find a place on my shrine.

-Saraƒin

Friday, 9 November 2018

Hallowe'en 2018 Karaoke Fun...

This might have been better suited for my Mad Pride themed blog, but oh well - a friend shot this video of me at karaoke on the Monday before the 31st of October.  I wore my strait-jacket (sleeves loose to grasp the mic!) and took a shot at "Institutionalized" by Suicidal Tendencies.  I guess you could say this is dedicated to all the foul, oppressive psychiatrists and nasty nurses who deemed me a slow, broken individual - I actually outclock the fast parts of the song here!  The video starts out shot from behind but my friend eventually moves around to the side for a better angle. 

I love karaoke!  <3

-Saraƒin

Sunday, 4 November 2018

PWR 2018...

 #Ganesha4Prez

 They censored the boobs on the goddesses!  :0

 More deities!
Langar time!


So... I had a blast at Parliament of World Religions 2018 today!  My generous friend fronted my entrance fee, which was pretty steep, to get me in there.  Sadly, I only really took pics of the Hindu Nithyananda setup, and also this selfie of me sporting a Langar headscarf for lunch at the convention.  It's a shame I could only go this one day, as there was so much to see and do and I barely got to do much of it.  I got an Akashic reading from a sadhvi, did my own readings for a couple people in the sacred feminine space that was the "Red Tent", went to some panels, did a puja ceremony, bought a United Church Medicine Wheel/Celtic cross necklace, and generally just explored the premises.  Afterwards, my friend and I went to dinner at a nearby pub with my other friend the United Church minister and his husband for a nice conversation.  All in all, it was a swell time, and had I the money, I would have bought a pass for the entire length of the convention.  It's nice the convention made it to Toronto this year.  This sure beat the pants off of the annual Yoga conference!

-Saraƒin