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Author Topic: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?  (Read 3524 times)

Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« on: September 03, 2010, 05:27:36 pm »
I just bought some flame-less tea-lights and put them on my shrine that I've started. Is that okay or will the Gods be offended?
I follow the rhythm of Egypt.

Offline Aashemmuti

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Re: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 05:31:10 pm »
I believe the Names are understanding of substitutions like this. Sometimes I use essential oils instead of incense because my kitty has asthma, and  They are always fine with that :)
Sat Sekhmet-Hethert her Bast, Meryt Shu her Sokar-Wesir.

Offline Tai'awepwawet

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Re: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 05:39:28 pm »
No, they will totally be offended >:|


Nah, heh. Particularly if there's a reason you have to use flameless. The act of bringing light is what's important. We take it for granted now, but we have to understand it in context as a very significant act, and spiritually these things were profound, driving back (the forces of) darkness.

So, flame or no flame, what's important is realising the power of what you're doing.
Meset Wepwawet
Meryt Serqet, Bast, Ra-Heruakhty, Hethert-Amenti, her Nit-Nebthet-Seshat
Child of (Hekatawy Alexandros)|
Fedw and Tarot Diviner • Sau Apprentice • Self-care Hethert-Amenti Advocate
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Re: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 06:39:57 pm »
Actually I'm doing it for safety reasons. It's really hot right now and I've got fans going. I don't want to start a fire.
I follow the rhythm of Egypt.

Offline Khesretitui

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Re: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2010, 07:17:36 pm »
I have heard of quite a few people using such lights due to safety concerns and things such as dormitory or apartment rules against open flames. My apartment complex has such a rule, but I got permission from the manager for candles and incense for religious purposes. Nevertheless, I don't think there's any inherent problem with those little electric lights.
Khesretitui
"My Fathers Dispel Evil"

Sat Set her Ra-Heruakhety
Meryt Heru-wer her Yinepu-Wepwawet

Re: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 07:40:01 pm »
Yeah, the landlady doesn't like candles (though she's hardly around to say anything). They flicker like real candles and I don't have to worry about knocking them over or the cat knocking them over. Also Sekhmet hasn't made any protests so far.
I follow the rhythm of Egypt.

Offline Satsenu

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Re: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 09:13:34 pm »
I love the idea of flameless candles when in a pickle. They would be particularly amazing to  have in  a dorm or hotel setting. ^_^
Satsenu, Daughter of Two
I am the daughter of Wepwawet(-Yinepu) and Bast, beloved of Wesir-Sokar and Amun-Ra.

Re: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2010, 09:18:43 pm »
Yeah, their perfect if you can't have candles in a dorm or hotel. Or if you have a cat that likes to knock things over.
I follow the rhythm of Egypt.

Re: Is it okay to have flameless Tealights on your shrine?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2010, 09:41:10 pm »
I spent the summer having to do Senut on the dashboard of a pickup truck.  Battery-operated tealights were a preferable alternative to lighting candles in there.  No Gods complained.
Son of Set and Wepwawet-Yinepu.
Beloved of Sekhmet-Hethert, Heru-Wer, and Aset-Serqet.

 


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