Sunday, 30 September 2018

My shrine...

Here's a pic of my "Bhakti" shrine.  I like to honour various figures of Christianity, Hinduism, and several angels.  (Sorry this photo is so crappy... my phone camera is pathetic.)

Some people are obsessed with looking at porn, cute animals, or food images online... I like to gaze at pictures of shrines and altars.  Here is a link to a great site for doing just that:

Fuck Yeah Altars

As mentioned earlier, although I have a kind of "folk Catholicism" thing going on, I am more drawn to Hinduism in general.  The Bhagavad Gita speaks to me way more than the Holy Bible does... I also love The Upanishads.  But the writings of St Teresa of Avila, and other mystics, speak to me as well.  Perhaps I will do book discussions of various mystical writings later.  (BTW, if you want to get into the Bhagavad Gita, avoid the Hare Krishna edition - look for the Eknath Easwaran translation.)

Oh BTW, speaking of "folk Catholicism", I should include a link to this interesting video where a Santero discusses the religion of Santeria, it's fascinating.  (WARNING: There is an animal sacrifice towards the end, but the video warns of this beforehand, so if you're squeamish, just avoid that part.  I could never be a Santera... I squirm at the idea of animal sacrifice!)


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