Originally posted by Rosinitiate
Well that seems to be one helluva "guess". Although I have never heard of such a thing, I am sure something like that can/may exist.
You state it's just a guess but what led you in that direction. I must admit, it's an interesting theory.
Comes from some passing familiarity through heritage with some Eastern superstitions and traditions.
I've never seen it actually done with something so 'modern' as a certificate with a seal of approval, but, in a sense, if you look at temple
architecture in many Eastern traditions, there's signs, seals, glyphs, prayers, wards, and guardians (typically statues or paintings) all over the
Other more Western superstitions will do things like oil annointings on homes, or incense with prayer and holy water or something, where the more
'pagan' practices will burn sage, mumbling incantations or blessings, sacrifice a chicken or something like in santoria voodoo hoo-doo, whatever.
There's house-cleansing rituals the world round. We generally only ever hear of see any kind of representation of these kinds of rituals as distorted
gibberish on scary movies, but, where there's people of faith, of any faith, there's bound to be some of the sort of devotion that rest easier with a
house blessing before they move in.
It's more of a rarity in Western culture, but, it happens.
Edit: Also a thought, just as some Christians might feel a document is "more official" if written in Aramaic, Ancient Greek, or Latin, the script on
the document pictured in the OP might also be a throwback ancient version of a regional dialect specific to the tradition being honored despite the
Still just guessing
edit on 23-6-2013 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)