votive offering

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
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trees are often places in which offerings are left - , rags and ribbons or even small dolls can sometimes be found, remnants of paganism living today ...


votive by _loupe, on Flickr

... in this case, however, things are unlikely to be so innocuous ...
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
123
Down Under
Mark
Well Paul this is obviously the local beacon point for the alien ships to alight (trees are customary for this purpose) and we all know that passengers will need their aluminium hats firmly in place prior to boarding. So it all make utter sense to me.

ALL ABOARD! Brrrrrrrmmmmmm
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
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Down Under
Mark
oh if only it was so innocent, Mark ...
Well Paul I see little in the way of other votive offerings, such as charred and punctured plastic bottles or six inch long pieces of water hose, so have to assume it is not a site for sacred smoke rituals but is - in fact - an inter-galactic way-point....though some will argue that these are not necessarily mutually exclusive :wink:
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
123
oh well perhaps better if I don't disrupt your phantasies with ugly reality ....:rolleyes:
 

BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
Paul, what do you think this is all about? I thought it looked like a roll of aluminum foil...:confused: Great lighting, by the way.
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
123
it is exactly a roll of aluminium foil ... unfortunately not for the fashioning of tinfoil hats or the attracting of extraterrestrial voyagers ... it'll have been stashed there by heroin users for smoking off the foil (no-one except Hollywood calls it "chasing the dragon" these days) ...
 
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BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
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Ah. I didn't realize. Truly a different kind of votive, Paul. Thank you for this, though I am sad about it. I would have removed it and taken it with me, though I know that wouldn't change much.
 

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