“Radical” Muslims destroy Hindu temples and violate Hindu homes during Diwali.

Muslims violated the festival of Diwali this past weekend, destroying 15 Hindu temples and 200 Hindu homes. 

See article here and here for the full story. 

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I hope that those affected by this vile desecration of their sacred spaces, Gods, and festival take appropriate action. 

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Free-range tribalist Heathen, Galina Krasskova, has been a priest of Odin and Loki since the early nineties. Originally ordained in the Fellowship of Isis in 1995, Ms. Krasskova also attended the oldest interfaith seminary in the U.S.- the New Seminary where she was ordained in 2000 and where she later worked as Dean of Second Year Students for the Academic year of 2011-2012. She has even given the opening prayer at the United Nations Conference “Women and Indigeny”. Beyond this, she took vows as a Heathen gythia in 1996 and again in 2004, She is the head of Comitatus pilae cruentae and a member of the Starry Bull tradition. She has been a member of numerous groups through the years including the American Academy of Religion. She has also served previously as a state government contracted expert on the Asatru faith, and been a regular contributor to various print and online publications geared towards modern pagans and polytheists, and for a time had her own radio program: Wyrd Ways Radio Live. Ms. Krasskova holds diplomas from The New Seminary (2000), a B.A. in Cultural Studies with a concentration in Religious Studies from Empire State College (2007), and an M.A. in Religious Studies from New York University (2009). She has completed extensive graduate coursework in Classics (2010-2016) and is pursuing a Masters in Medieval Studies at Fordham University (expected graduation 2019) with the intention of eventually doing a PhD in theology. She has also been teaching University classes in Greek and Latin. As part of her academic career Ms. Krasskova has written a number of academic articles, and also presented at various academic conferences including Harvard University, Claremont University, Fordham University, Ohio State University, Western Michigan University, Villanova University, and the City University of New York. An experienced diviner and ordeal master, her primary interest is in devotional work and the reconstruction of Northern Tradition shamanism. Her very first book, The Whisperings of Woden was the landmark first devotional text to be written in modern Heathenry. Ms. Krasskova has a variety of published books available running the gamut from introductory texts on the Northern Tradition, as well as books on shamanism, runes, prayer, and devotional practices. She is also the managing editor of “Walking the Worlds,” a peer-reviewed academic style journal focusing on contemporary polytheism and spirit work and the first journal of polytheology. While very busy with teaching and school, she does also occasionally lecture around the country on topics of interest to contemporary Heathenry and polytheisms. A passionate supporter of the arts Ms. Krasskova enjoys going to the opera, theater, and ballet. Her affection for the arts began early as she discovered dance, which she pursued professionally becoming a ballet dancer: first with a regional company in Maryland, then in New York City. After suffering career ending injuries, she would find new forms of expression in the visual arts. For a few years Ms. Krasskova co-owned an art gallery in the Hudson River Valley of New York, and over a course of numerous years she has studied a multitude of art mediums: glassblowing, watercolor, acrylic, photography and more! She is now an avid collage artist, acrylic painter and watercolorist and has even enjoyed placement in international artist-in-residencies programs in New York, New Mexico, and Poland. Her work has been exhibited globally from New York to Paris. She has taken her passion for the arts and polytheistic devotion, to create the Prayer Card Project. Since so much religious iconography has been destroyed, or defaced in the course of human history, she is actively making new religious prayers and iconography available to the various modern polytheistic communities to support those who are building their religious communities, building their devotional practices, and hungering for art that represents their religious faith. All while also supporting the artists within these burgeoning communities.

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Hindu things, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. They will surely take. Now, isn’t it leading to riots and stuff.

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  2. Reblogged this on Dharma Consciousness.

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  3. This is a case of overt opposition. There are people coming under the garb of environmentalism to discourage Diwali celebrations with reasons ranging from pollution to what-not.
    I agree that in major cities like Delhi and Noida, air pollution is a major spoil-sport, but in other minor villages and towns air pollution is negligible.

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  4. Yet another piece of evidence in the growing pile.

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  5. Anywhere Monotheism is allowed to exist, things like this happen. The very idea of other religions existing makes them livid. India needs to get their Radical Muslim problem under control, or their traditions may just go the way of those in Europe. I hope they build thirty temples and 400 new homes in response. A message should be sent that for every sacred space desecrated, double that number will be created.

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    • If I am right, Hinduism is one of the last if not THE last of the old Polytheisms that has survived the Christian purge mostly intact.

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  6. Reblogged this on Temple of Athena the Savior and commented:
    I used to avoid anything at all that had even a whiff of conflict … I’m tired. The world seems like it wants to implode sometimes. There is a reason I like in woods, folks. But I believe this is important, Muslims are attacking polytheists all over the world and we need to stand with our Hindu brothers and sisters. This sacrilege and terroristic attacks on polytheist temples and HOMES is sickening.

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