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Author Topic: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity  (Read 6036 times)

What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« on: November 29, 2010, 01:21:22 am »
Em hotep!

I have a question for all you wonderful Kemetic people. What if you don't have a cabinet for deity? None of the statues that I have have a cabinet so what do I do? I was thinking about dressing it in cloth but I don't know if that's okay. Let me know, I'm dying to find out the answer.
I follow the rhythm of Egypt.

Offline Senushemi

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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 02:16:44 am »
Em hotep!

As I understand it, the only icons that need a cabinet are those that have been "opened" using a special ritual, such as our w'ab priests use.  As I am not a priest, mine have never been in a cabinet.  No One has complained yet.  :)
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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 06:28:05 am »
Em hotep!

On my Senut shrine, the statue of Wesir is covered by a cloth, and that has worked for him. I uncover the statues during Senut, and cover them back up at the end. This has worked well.

Senebty,

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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 07:12:15 am »
Em hotep!

For years I had an open shrine, just statues and things sitting out on a table, and that received no complaints in the five years that was up. I didn't even cover up my statue, but it was in a room that didn't get very much traffic except from me. I only switched to a cabinet when I got a cat who insisted on knocking over everything (and I even had to put a lock on the cabinet, he was so good at getting into things).

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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 07:33:01 am »
My personal shrine is out in the open space, and They love it. They prefer it, actually; when I moved and could re-do my shrines in any way They wanted at all, They wanted Their statues to be be out where They could see and be seen.  They are on shelves in my small second bedroom, which is my home office and shrine room.

I find it quite lovely, having Them out where I can offer a henu, or pause and reflect, or just have a quick sit-and-talk without always having much formality and ado.  

And I don't know how She does it, but Hethert always manages to finagle the just-right location where the morning sun hits Her statue's face.
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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 08:37:23 am »
Yep, my "male" shrine, with Wepwawet, Min & Wesir is the first thing you see when you walk into my house, right in the foyer. Wepwawet especially loves it there. And as Taqai said, it IS nice to have more visibility, and availability. It's always possible to do more informal things quite often, and then do something more formal, well, as often as you like. At least thats the way I do it.
Timu

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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 09:20:34 am »
I've had differing requests from different gods about whether they want an open shrine or not. Setekh likes to be in the open, normally, he likes to be the first thing you see when you walk in- he wants to be seen. Where as Aset is more okay with being put into the case, and Asar seems to prefer being in the case. Different strokes, different folks. I have found that it changes from time to time- who wants to be in the case, and who doesn't.

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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 10:45:46 am »
My regular shrines are open, statues eeeeeverywhere. Coverings, I don't think so. GODS GODS GODS.
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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 11:21:52 am »
Mine are actually sort of 'caged in' underneath my loft bed. By this I mean that you can't see the shrine at all if you aren't under the bed because I have it against a wall, the bed above it, a wall to the side of it, and then a tapestry to the other side of it blocking anyone's view. More or less, yes, they are just kind of THERE but I don't think my Mother or Father want to be cooped up in a small box/cabinet all day (with me anyway). YMMV.
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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 11:43:20 am »
Quote from: Henytenwepwawet
GODS GODS GODS.


Haaa...ok, good to know I'm not the only one....
Timu

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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 07:16:50 pm »
Thanks for all the suggestions.
I follow the rhythm of Egypt.

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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 11:04:04 pm »
I have statues of both Bast and Hethert in my bedroom I love to look at them. I have to say it is Bast who catches the sun's light every morning she glistens with her shiny necklace. Wesir my Father requested a wood Shrine cabinet however right now his statue is in a box with Yinepu's statue. :)
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Re: What can you use if you don't have a cabinet for deity
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2010, 10:53:12 am »
I hope that your able to get cabinet. I have Yinepu (it's hard, sometimes, to write his name instead of Anubis) shrine set up. My mother ordered him because she really liked him. However she gave him to me and I thought that he looked pretty cool. I have a shrine photo posted, which I hope hasn't been removed, in the shrine discussion.
I follow the rhythm of Egypt.

 


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