Friday, May 14, 2010

Water rituals

Some images of water rituals from all over the world.

John Stanmeyer, VII
Laos, 2009

A woman launches an offering on the Mekong River, known to Laotians as the “mother of waters.” The occasion is Boun Pi Mai Lao, the New Year’s celebration, in April.

Daily Mail
River baptism in Devon

Ganges River

Ganges River

Castalian Spring in Delphi (picture by me). (The main part of the spring has been cordoned off due to falling rocks, but this part is still open to the public; our archaeology professor tells us that he's seen people drive up with giant plastic jugs to fill up on "magic water.")

Castalian Spring (picture by Nancy Staton Barbour; yours truly drinking the water).

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