Memento mori in icing, one of several passive-aggressive Cake Wrecks
I'm in the midst of an intense writing week, which is why posting here has been sparse. Meanwhile, here's a work of art that deserves a lot of attention, so use the extra time to take a closer look! The photographer explains:
This ruined place is called "Satyen jo aastan" or "Abode of seven virgin maids". Located near Rohri town of Sindh on the east bank of Indus is a spectacular historical place. It's a legend that there were seven sisters when captured here by a Raja, prayed to God to protect them and before anything could happen to them, miraculously they were engulfed by the earth. The story may not be plausible but still there is a room here, housing seven graves prohibited for the males to visit but permitted only for females.
Crystalle Charmer provides this explanation:
The Pagan Priestess wears this unique, OOAK, handmade clear quartz amulet, which has been charged and carefully designed as an amulet/ talisman for self-empowerment. With that honor of power comes great responsibility, and the colors of the amulet reflect these qualities. The amulet is covered with composite gold leaf, then adorned with a Pentagram, a Celtic spiral, and a Crescent Moon, all symbols of the Mother Goddess. The black satin cord is echoed in the designs on the amulet, which appear to be made of elegant satin as well.
The Priestess knows that all Power comes from the Mother Goddess, who wants the highest and best for Her children. She feels the Power of the Mother Goddess flowing through and around her, and as She performs the rituals, she knows that she has been empowered by the Goddess to perform Her Will.
This Goddess of Power pendant measures approximately 1 1/2" not counting the bail, and the cord measures app. 18 inches. Buyer may request a different length.
Nihil obstat imprimatur is a familiar phrase to anyone who has read a lot of Catholic literature. Basically, it reflects that assessment of the church book censor--honestly! the "censor librorum"--that "nothing should get in the way" of it being published, followed by the bishop's command, "let it be printed." Of course, as this Catholic review of the marks indicates, even then the faithful need to be discerning.
Which brings us to the evangelical mark that adorns the book listing above. "Please Read With Discernment" is a trademark of Lifeway Christian Stores, and it indicates that the book in question may not toe the doctrinal line. The Friendly Atheist rounds up revelatory links & responses.