Updating Mani’s Shrine

This week we had to completely take down Mani’s shrine. We were having repairmen over to replace our heating/ac unit and they needed unimpeded access to the attic, and hence via the landing where Mani’s shrine is situated. It’s been really disorienting and unpleasant to have this blank space where the shrine to one of our most beloved Deities is usually situated but it’s also an opportunity.

empty mani shrine

(Here is the shrine as it stands now: bare, empty, and sad).

The workers finished their work yesterday (and they were amazing. It was fascinating watching them work. They really knew what they were doing and were eminently professional). Today, I’m going to start a nine-day Novena to Mani. Each day, I will slowly reconstitute His shrine. Today, I will clean and ask His blessings upon it. This will not only ensure that His shrine is put back together better and cleaner than it was before (it really needed a cleaning), but it will give me and my household and opportunity to show a period of focused devotion to Mani. That’s a win-win. I’ll post pictures here as we go.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on May 20, 2020, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I remember from pics you had taken that your shrine to Mani was very beautiful. It had a large wolf drum on it. Can’t wait to see the pics of the new shrine. Hail Mani!

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