Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

Aristotle, from Politicsa  (via natural-magics)

Ways to send messages to the other world

charlottesarahscrivener:

Write the message and put it into a hollow root and bury it.

Burn the message and scatter the ashes in the graveyard

Sing the message to the bones of a dead bird

Write the message on birch bark and slip it into a space between the roots

Go to the crossroads at midnight and speak out loud to…

ruthlesswoodcarver sent: You have a perspective on history and ancient cultures that I think every historian and classicist should share. Certainly, all of these people did great and wonderful things, but they also did some really terrible things that should not be overlooked.

ofools:

Yeah basically

There is a bit of a fish bowl mentality to the study of history, where people view societies as gold fish in a bowl and detach themselves from the idea that they are actual people like you and me, and in some ways this is useful, because our modern mentalities can alter how we view things, ie. How the role of women throughout history is diminished partly through old white male historians enforcing their world view onto a history and seeing the history as obviously “incorrect”. But pretending things like war, genocide, baby killing, rape etc etc as something that either didn’t matter, didn’t happen, or as being somehow less of an awful thing because it was The Norm and largely accepted in an ancient society is pretty problematic, as well as gross, and leads to romanticizing these cultures. You can understand that “it was the norm” or whatever but pretending that made it less of an awful thing, ignoring it, pretending it didn’t exist or wasn’t a majorly awful thing is fucked. Trying to defend it is fucked.

Its something that history courses these days are more aware of and aiming to teach awareness and understanding and that many actions committed cannot be defended and that they were atrocities, but there is still a lot of that old mentality hanging around.

The study of history is changing, very slowly, For the better idk I’m optimistic about change.

http://elaphos.tumblr.com/post/92959614264/dark-vowelled-pick-a-coin-for-charon-press-it

dark-vowelled:

Pick a coin for Charon, press it
cold between your fingers.
Grave dirt beneath your feet
shifts, in silence. A stone
ploinks into the stagnant water.

Ripples jitter against the boat
as it draws near, first one size,
then another. As vast
as a repose of souls, and as…

A section from the book Magic and Superstition in Europe, on the definition of magic

charlottesarahscrivener:

The category of magic is often quite vague and its boundaries can be quite fluid. Seemingly clean enough in a very general sense – everyone know more or less what is meant by “magic” or “magical” after all – the term proves terrible difficult to define coherently and…

foxmouth:

Places of Solitude, 2013 | by Laura Tidwell

shiba500:

making flat shiba

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Scare the world: Be exactly who you say you are and tell the truth.

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miss-bambi-tails:

tanukigalpa:

rosalarian:

I think we could all use a tiny kitten on our screens from time to time.

ugh i love how his tail is just a triangle

IT’S TAIL IS A TRIANGLE

miss-bambi-tails:

tanukigalpa:

rosalarian:

I think we could all use a tiny kitten on our screens from time to time.

ugh i love how his tail is just a triangle

IT’S TAIL IS A TRIANGLE

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wood-fires:

Wormwood

Folk Names: Absinthe, Old Woman, Crown for a King, Madderwort, Mormot
Planet: Mars
Element: Fire
Part Used: whole plant, essential oil
Magical Uses: protection, love, spirit work
Medical Uses: loss of appetite, indigestion, gallbladder disorders. wounds, insect bites, worms, spasms, low sex drive
Best Taken As: Compress, Tonic
Caution: Do not over use. Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding. May cause allergic reaction.

Sources: Scott Cunningham Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, WebMD, Bontanical

wood-fires:

Wormwood

Folk Names: Absinthe, Old Woman, Crown for a King, Madderwort, Mormot

Planet: Mars

Element: Fire

Part Used: whole plant, essential oil

Magical Usesprotection, love, spirit work

Medical Uses: loss of appetite, indigestion, gallbladder disorders. wounds, insect bites, worms, spasms, low sex drive

Best Taken As: Compress, Tonic

Caution: Do not over use. Do not use if pregnant or breast-feeding. May cause allergic reaction.

Sources: Scott Cunningham Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, WebMD, Bontanical