Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Living Goddess

Photos of the current Living Goddess, Kumari Devi (tradition of worshipping a young girl -- child -- as the embodiment of the sacred)Overview on Wikipedia. The child is only hostess to the divine until she reaches puberty:
A Kumari is believed to be the bodily incarnation of the goddess Taleju (the Nepalese name for Durga) until she menstruates, after which it is believed that the goddess vacates her body. Serious illness or a major loss of blood from an injury are also causes for her to revert to common status.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pilgrims at Lourdes Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Thousands of pilgrims, including the sick and handicapped, were evacuated from the shrine of Lourdes yesterday during a bomb scare.
Police received a warning that four devices were about to go off among some 30,000 worshippers, priests and nuns congregating for midday mass.
Army bomb disposal experts and sniffer dogs spent three hours searching the grotto in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in south-west France, but nothing was found.

Authorities determined the bomb scare was a hoax; no bomb was found:
It was a cruel hoax,’ said a police spokesman. ‘Somebody wanted to cause as much disruption as possible to people already suffering illness and handicaps.’ Pierre Adias, spokesman for Lourdes, said: ‘We have no idea who is behind this. Bomb scares are not something you associate with Lourdes.’
But I sense there is more to this story that we are not hearing about, at least not for now. For example, how did authorities hear of the bomb threat?

Source: Mail Online

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Divine Apparitions Subject on Coast to Coast Tonight

Tonight's subject on C2C: "Divine Apparitions." Kevin Cook is the guest, described as a " Paranormal researcher specializing in Catholic Mysticism."  George Noory is tonight's host.