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04 November 2008 @ 01:19 am
St. Jude Jar Shrine  
Though we're still amidst the Halloween/Samhain/Dia de los Muertos rush of altar pics, figured I would go ahead and put up this one. My little St. Jude altar.

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He's in an old jam-jar, I believe. The bottom of the jar is filled with some St. Jude incense powder, rose petals, myrrh and I think frankincense, as well as two little wrapped scrolls of my petitions to him.

I keep him set on a shelf in front of a mirror.
 
 
 
dibeartach on November 4th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
Hey that's a really nice idea - reminds me of something slightly Voudun for some reason. Small enough to stick in strategic locations, too. Very nice.
ma_domina on November 5th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
I think I picked up the idea by way of hoodoo. http://www.luckymojo.com/bottlespells.html has a bit about it.
Colèrela_colere on November 4th, 2008 09:21 am (UTC)
I SEE AN ITALIAN FRIAR! (<3!)
ma_domina on November 4th, 2008 11:07 am (UTC)
Most people figure it's a bottle of Mrs. Butterworths :D
Colèrela_colere on November 4th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, God, you know the sad part? If I had a bottle of Mrs. Butterworth's she would totally, totally be sitting next to my Italian friar!

(OH, MRS. BUTTERWORTH'S, WHEN WILL YOU TRAVEL ACROSS THE GREAT ATLANTIC TO MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE TO THIS POOR OLE AMERICAN GIRL IN SCOTLAND? THAT GOES FOR HAMBURGER HELPER, TOO. <- See? This is what happens when your parents very cruelly instigated a NO HAMBURGER HELPER rule in the household early on, things like HAMBURGER HELPER become the holy grail of junk food...)
another revolutionaryjennifer19 on November 4th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
that is really neat! I like it a lot. Very pretty too. :-)
KittyGlitterkittyglitter on November 4th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful
I love the idea of creating it in a jar, like a spiritual eco-system.
Rock and Roll Spinster: ween: lashescolloween on November 4th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)
gorgeous! Cool idea!
Circecircebe on November 4th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Is St.Jude the saint of lost causes? Can't remember.
ma_domina on November 5th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Something like that. Lost causes, hopeless causes, impossible causes, desperate situations or cases despaired of.
daviscriptoresdaviscriptores on November 5th, 2008 11:44 am (UTC)
money bottle
could you tell me about that adorable little money bottle w/ the snippets of pine on your photobucket site?
ma_domina on November 6th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Re: money bottle
Heh... that's going to be a future post :)
neelybatkinderdoll on November 6th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
i love this. i love making little bottles full of tiny things, and this gives me a great idea of things to make and leave around my house. xo