Ever give food to a homeless person and feel that he may have been a god in disguise, like Odin?
I have always felt that giving to the homeless was equal to a devotional offering to Odin for exactly that reason.
Yea I just had that same experience earlier. It felt right to me. Besides just being a decent thing to do.
not odin but maybe Kvasir, I’ve ended up lead down some strange rabbit holes with late night drinks poolside pondering the multiverse.
A couple of times I’ve felt that way. Not Odin though. Don’t know who but 🤷
Angels and demons as well. I mean even the Bible mentions this concept
It’s a good way for Entities to get sincere offerings if you look at it.
Giving a bunch of money to an institution and volunteering so you can get your picture taken and earn society’s “good guy” badge isn’t a sincere act of devotion and sacrifice. Too much ego involved.
It happened to me, can’t say he was God but there was something really different in him.
A significant proportion of homeless people tend to have mental illnesses like schizophrenia, which can have a weird overlap with shamanic states of consciousness and associated phenomena like entity possession, making them a likely target population for gods in disguise.
Also, the good ol’ Wanderer archetype meshes in nicely here.
Oh yeah. I thought I met Hekate at one point.
The Bible eludes to the idea that sometimes angels mask themselves as the needy.
I got diagnosed with schizophrenia because my family told a doctor I see “demons”… I never got the chance to explain anything to the doctor myself.
Here’s my weird view on it i see every human being as a god, even if they aren’t within them is a god.
So by helping another human in need not only are you helping him but you are giving a offering to their inner god and that will come back to you.
This is feeding the living gods whether that person embraces or realizes their godhood.
Another way i see it is the gods are sometimes operating through people to test us many times i have individuals who are mundane and are not spiritual at all and they say the one thing that i asked many entities and this little verbal hint ties everything all together.
So yes in a sense.
Yeah, I just came across this quote from Hebrews 13:2 actually:
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
I always have random people tell me god bless you and they all nod in the same manner
these are people I never see again but all act in the same manner when they say it.