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Eclectic as hell, often confused, painting and writing for fiction to make experiences believable. Writer with a book in publication soon, Etsy shop, etc.

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  1. Link post

    magicnotesofwitchery:

    thewinterfae:

    celestialfolk:

    thewinterfae:

    magicnotesofwitchery:

    I’m beginning to speculate that some ghosts that haunt places aren’t really spirits of the dead, but rather genius loci, or the spirit(s) of the location, taking on humanoid…

    I’m actually very experienced. I’ve been Greeting the Dead for over 30 years. Basically, you’re all right to a point.

    Genius loci? Yes! That carries a lot of residual energy, but the genius loci can also store memory - in my experience it remembers, keeps history, and this is wisdom. Does it directly ‘haunt ‘. You? In my experience, only if it’s trying to get attention.

    Do human spirits haunt as ghosts? Yes. The idea that a ghost might get bored is spoken with the vision of youth, I think: there are elderly people who have lived in their homes since birth, who utterly refuse to leave. There have been many cases of people who, even when faced with imminent disaster, refused utterly to leave their homes. The idea of being away from their home was worse than death. So, no, in that case, they will stay, on and on, doing their same routines. To leave is horror for them.

    Are the genius loci and human ghosts linked? In my experience, sometimes very much so. Indeed, in my experience a human spirit that dedicated to their land can eventually meld into the genius loci. The end result is consciously aware of itself, and a bit more ‘human’ to relate to. In my mind the stories of various legendary creatures such a brownies, selkies, redcaps and so on are versions of this, albeit their function has changed or been demonised the religious narratives of the time.

    Is difficult to explain everything in a post. I would need a lifetime to scribble about everything. I expect. But I would rather do it in fiction. It’s easier to believe in fiction.

    Notes: 95 notes

    Reblogged from: spiritscraft

  2. Photo post

    chirotus:

constant-instigator:

ermefinedining:

This map should be included in every history book.

Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages!

This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now.


My people are missing, though.  Lenape should be right along the area that would later become New York

    chirotus:

    constant-instigator:

    ermefinedining:

    This map should be included in every history book.

    Oh wow! I’ve been wanting this for ages!

    This needs to be in every history book along with a map showing where those nations have been pushed to now.

    My people are missing, though. Lenape should be right along the area that would later become New York

    Notes: 91,219 notes

    Reblogged from: spiritscraft

  3. Text post

    Season Turns; Wild Hunt Rides

    I had a beautiful flute made for me this year; a drone flute, with crystals embedded in the wind chambers, and a blackbird that sits on the block. My flute is named Sings-For-The-Dead. Anyone who wants to cry appropriation can talk to my half-Lenape grandmother and my Lahkota lodge-mother. Anyway….point being, I haven’t p,aged it yet. I’ve admired it, tested its notes, stroked the yew wood lovingly, but it has sat in the bag for months.

    Wait. That’s all I could think of. Wait.

    I’ve had several associates enter Oya’s Gardens in the past month. Ive mourned, I burnt blessed oil in their honour…but still not played.

    Wait.

    I’ve had hints and portents my own life span is going to be briefer than I expected. Not imminent, mind you…just whispers, a faint ‘ken’ at the corners of my Sight. I’d ignore it if several people I know haven’t felt the same -and it’s scared them into action. Fundraisers, candid conversations with my ex-husband about care options, and a plea to create a file explaining my incredibly diverse background to my son when I am not here to do so myself.

    Wait. Don’t play yet.

    Today wasn’t too different from usual - the usual fight to get child on the bus to school, the usual lack of energy and fatigue,mother usual reminders to myself of a thousand different tasks piling up which need doing. I faffed about a bit, half-heartedly doing the things I tend to do in order to distract myself from how bad health has managed to get, when I found myself thinking of my flute. Thinking rather strongly about it, really: good grief, when was the last time I even looked at it? I was going to look up a dirge, I had heard one and rather liked it…I really want to give it voice today, I wonder how it plays when it’s damp outside….

    I’m still not feeling all that great - and I am under strict instructions not to go Too Deep in work, but playing for the dead to open the door for them to journey is fine. It’s a function at the tail-end of the hunt, or so I’m told in my UPG - any souls of neither soldier or witch is sent inward to Hel’s domain, and someone must show them the way. I can do that.

    My spirit tells me the Hunt is on the move, and it’s tile for me to bathe in salt and milk, wash my hair in rosemary, and play.


    Play now.

  4. Photo post

    chikaderp:

wildunicornherd:

thinksquad:

Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex . In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result.
It has been known for some years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about, it’s how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it.
Microwaves don’t work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature.
So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast. Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these ‘Safe’ appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed him when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it’s safe. But proof is in the pictures of living plants dying!

NO, YOU PIG-IGNORANT ASSWIPES.
SOME KID’S CLASS PROJECT IS NOT REAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. YOU’VE HEARD OF “DOUBLE BLIND”, RIGHT? CALL ME WHEN IT’S PUBLISHED IN NATURE.

the structure or energy of the water

what the fuck does that even mean you realize that a water molecule is made up of three fucking atoms and if you rearrange it it isn’t water anymore and you would fucking notice

the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about

Here is a handy diagram I drew of all the different types of radiation:

Microwaves != nuclear reactors, so calm your tits.

it’s how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it

…do you understand what DNA is and how eating works? DNA is a jumble of protein in the middle of each cell and it tells the cells in that particular organism how to make more cells. Your body does not care about whether your food has any DNA in it or not. The chemicals it cares about are things like vitamins and sugars, as well as inorganic shit like salt.
(You can denature DNA by heating it or using chemicals like urea. It is like what happens when you fry an egg, which is basically a big glob of protein—the strands break apart and it looks like tiny white strings. Very cool.)

Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster.

I…just…that is the fucking definition of heat, whether you’re heating something over a flame or in a microwave or using the Sun. The difference is that microwaves mostly affect the water molecules in your food and they don’t need to use as much heat. Water boils at 100°C, which is just about as hot as water can get before it just turns into steam; but that’s like the lowest setting on your oven. Oven- or stove-cooked food tastes different partly because it uses higher temperatures and partly because heat is transferred in a different way.

This movement causes friction

That’s not what friction is.

It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature.

Let’s take these one at a time.
Vitamins are classified as water-soluble or fat-soluble. So cooking things in water will dissolve the water-soluble vitamins (C and all the B’s). Just plain heat doesn’t do that, so microwaving veggies—which keeps the water in—is actually a healthier option.
Proteins: Breaking the chemical bonds in proteins (denaturing) is a part of any cooking. However, denatured protein is still nutritious—that’s why you can meet your protein intake with foods like fried eggs and baked chicken.
Minerals are just chemical elements, like off the periodic table—sodium, iron, potassium. (Vitamins and proteins are very complex combinations of elements.)
Which brings me to the “radiolytic compound” bullshit. When you talk about breaking apart, say, iron—you’re talking about breaking down the iron atoms themselves. Which is a whole lot different than breaking the bonds between atoms. It takes hella radiation. You need shit like gamma rays—the OOOH SCARY NUCULAR radiation—which we’ve already established do not come from your microwave.

things that are not found in nature

What the shit does that even mean? You all know radioactive elements occur in nature, right? In rocks and also in living cells. That’s right, you have this radioactive kind of carbon INSIDE YOU. You get it by eating those delicious plants. We can tell how long ago something died by how much of it is left.
Tons of shit that occurs naturally is horribly bad for you. And tons of shit that never existed until we cooked it up is great for you—like the chemical compounds in a lot of medications.
PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THIS SHIT ARE WHY CHILDHOOD DISEASES THAT CAUSED SERIOUS ILLNESSES AND/OR DEATH THAT WE NEARLY ERADICATED WITH VACCINES ARE NOW COMING BACK AND WHY CONSPIRACY THEORIST TWATS ARE ASKING CITY COUNCIL NOT TO FLUORIDATE THE WATER AND WHY GLOBAL WARMING WILL WRECK OUR FUCKING PLANET.
LERN 2 SCIENCE. Think before you reblog. And microwave your veggies.

This was incredibly amusing to read. Thank you so much for sciencing.


If you wish people to LERN 2 SCIENCE, may I suggest LERN 2 TEACH?   This kid was 14. I made a lot of crap science mistakes as a teen.  I made a lot of crap science mistakes in university too.  I cringe about my senior year thesis.  But I would have probably stopped entirely if any teacher insulted me as hard as this smarminess.  I suppose it’s entertaining because it’s not aimed at us directly. If it was, it would cue another week of anti-bully campaigns. Teach well, because crap teaching is what creates crap science.

    chikaderp:

    wildunicornherd:

    thinksquad:

    Here is a Science fair project presented by a girl in a secondary school in Sussex . In it she took filtered water and divided it into two parts. The first part she heated to boiling in a pan on the stove, and the second part she heated to boiling in a microwave. Then after cooling she used the water to water two identical plants to see if there would be any difference in the growth between the normal boiled water and the water boiled in a microwave. She was thinking that the structure or energy of the water may be compromised by microwave. As it turned out, even she was amazed at the difference, after the experiment which was repeated by her class mates a number of times and had the same result.

    It has been known for some years that the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about, it’s how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it.

    Microwaves don’t work different ways on different substances. Whatever you put into the microwave suffers the same destructive process. Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster. This movement causes friction which denatures the original make-up of the substance. It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature.

    So the body wraps it in fat cells to protect itself from the dead food or it eliminates it fast. Think of all the Mothers heating up milk in these ‘Safe’ appliances. What about the nurse in Canada that warmed up blood for a transfusion patient and accidentally killed him when the blood went in dead. But the makers say it’s safe. But proof is in the pictures of living plants dying!

    NO, YOU PIG-IGNORANT ASSWIPES.

    SOME KID’S CLASS PROJECT IS NOT REAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. YOU’VE HEARD OF “DOUBLE BLIND”, RIGHT? CALL ME WHEN IT’S PUBLISHED IN NATURE.

    the structure or energy of the water

    what the fuck does that even mean you realize that a water molecule is made up of three fucking atoms and if you rearrange it it isn’t water anymore and you would fucking notice

    the problem with microwaved anything is not the radiation people used to worry about

    Here is a handy diagram I drew of all the different types of radiation:

    The Electromagnetic Spectrum Cheat Sheet

    Microwaves != nuclear reactors, so calm your tits.

    it’s how it corrupts the DNA in the food so the body can not recognize it

    …do you understand what DNA is and how eating works? DNA is a jumble of protein in the middle of each cell and it tells the cells in that particular organism how to make more cells. Your body does not care about whether your food has any DNA in it or not. The chemicals it cares about are things like vitamins and sugars, as well as inorganic shit like salt.

    (You can denature DNA by heating it or using chemicals like urea. It is like what happens when you fry an egg, which is basically a big glob of protein—the strands break apart and it looks like tiny white strings. Very cool.)

    Microwaves agitate the molecules to move faster and faster.

    I…just…that is the fucking definition of heat, whether you’re heating something over a flame or in a microwave or using the Sun. The difference is that microwaves mostly affect the water molecules in your food and they don’t need to use as much heat. Water boils at 100°C, which is just about as hot as water can get before it just turns into steam; but that’s like the lowest setting on your oven. Oven- or stove-cooked food tastes different partly because it uses higher temperatures and partly because heat is transferred in a different way.

    This movement causes friction

    That’s not what friction is.

    It results in destroyed vitamins, minerals, proteins and generates the new stuff called radiolytic compounds, things that are not found in nature.

    Let’s take these one at a time.

    • Vitamins are classified as water-soluble or fat-soluble. So cooking things in water will dissolve the water-soluble vitamins (C and all the B’s). Just plain heat doesn’t do that, so microwaving veggies—which keeps the water in—is actually a healthier option.
    • Proteins: Breaking the chemical bonds in proteins (denaturing) is a part of any cooking. However, denatured protein is still nutritious—that’s why you can meet your protein intake with foods like fried eggs and baked chicken.
    • Minerals are just chemical elements, like off the periodic table—sodium, iron, potassium. (Vitamins and proteins are very complex combinations of elements.)

    Which brings me to the “radiolytic compound” bullshit. When you talk about breaking apart, say, iron—you’re talking about breaking down the iron atoms themselves. Which is a whole lot different than breaking the bonds between atoms. It takes hella radiation. You need shit like gamma rays—the OOOH SCARY NUCULAR radiation—which we’ve already established do not come from your microwave.

    things that are not found in nature

    What the shit does that even mean? You all know radioactive elements occur in nature, right? In rocks and also in living cells. That’s right, you have this radioactive kind of carbon INSIDE YOU. You get it by eating those delicious plants. We can tell how long ago something died by how much of it is left.

    Tons of shit that occurs naturally is horribly bad for you. And tons of shit that never existed until we cooked it up is great for you—like the chemical compounds in a lot of medications.

    PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THIS SHIT ARE WHY CHILDHOOD DISEASES THAT CAUSED SERIOUS ILLNESSES AND/OR DEATH THAT WE NEARLY ERADICATED WITH VACCINES ARE NOW COMING BACK AND WHY CONSPIRACY THEORIST TWATS ARE ASKING CITY COUNCIL NOT TO FLUORIDATE THE WATER AND WHY GLOBAL WARMING WILL WRECK OUR FUCKING PLANET.

    LERN 2 SCIENCE. Think before you reblog. And microwave your veggies.

    This was incredibly amusing to read. Thank you so much for sciencing.

    If you wish people to LERN 2 SCIENCE, may I suggest LERN 2 TEACH? This kid was 14. I made a lot of crap science mistakes as a teen. I made a lot of crap science mistakes in university too. I cringe about my senior year thesis. But I would have probably stopped entirely if any teacher insulted me as hard as this smarminess. I suppose it’s entertaining because it’s not aimed at us directly. If it was, it would cue another week of anti-bully campaigns.

    Teach well, because crap teaching is what creates crap science.

    (Source: thinksquad)

    Notes: 62,643 notes

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  5. Video post

    blackrabbitsculpture:

    Detail shots of my “Welcome to Inlé” sculpture, completed early July, 2014.

    I realize I mentioned writing more about the piece when I posted these, but now I can’t for the life of me remember what it was I wanted to say.

    Watership Down was one of the first novels I read as a child, probably at 10 or 12. I saw the animated film soon after, and it’s clear to me that both the book and the movie made an indelible impression on me. I reread the book every two or three years, and it hasn’t lost any of its power or impact. Most of all, I’m enthralled by the rich stories the rabbits share with one another throughout the novel. My love for mythology was certainly encouraged by reading WSD as a child.

    Thanks for the wonderful response to this piece so far, you amazing folks!

    Materials and dimensions and all that other good stuff can be found on the turnaround photoset that’s posted on my Tumblr, right below this post.

    Wow. Just wow.

    Notes: 7,016 notes

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  6. Video post

    surethattotallyhappened:

    nadiezda:

    I’ve seen some posts making this guilt trip of how the people who like to dress up as a sugar skull or the Catrina for halloween or whatever is racist and cultural appropriation.

    Nah, it’s completely fine, as long as you are not totally ignorant about it or disrespectful.

    Sugar skull represents the deceased, in a joyful manner. And the Catrina is just a social critic which became an icon later on for the day of the dead and Mexico. 

    It is not offensive to turn this into a costume or an accessory because it already is, so if you want to dress up like sugar skulls on Halloween, do so, but atleast know it’s value.

    Be open minded, don’t even hate, and share this rich culture we have with the rest of humanity, chill.

    This post is about that eradicating guilt trip and blaming, and turn it into self awareness

    For that anon earlier, in case they weren’t being satirical

    This! Seriously, less agro-warrior stuff, more respectful sharing!

    Notes: 37,424 notes

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  7. Photo post

    petitepointplace:

If you have any Scots ancestry, and wish to be true to any Celtic blood in your veins, today is the day to bake your “Struan Micheil” ready for blessing by the priest tomorrow, for today is Michaelmas Eve.In your ancestral land it is harvest time, and the traditions of the Christian feast of St.Michael and All Angels are heavily blended with much more ancient traditions of harvest time and the necessity to appease the harvest deities. In case you have forgotten, a Struan-Micheil (“St Michael’s Cake” or Bread) is a type of “bannock” or unleavened bread cooked before the fire on a stone or on a griddle. It is essential to get the ritual and method exactly right, for baking disasters portend all manner of evil falling upon your family in the coming year. I will therefore remind you of the details.The awesome responsibility of faultless production of the bread falls upon the oldest daughter of your house (or at least some other dependable female). The grains used must be in the proportion of those grown on your land (you probably have barley, oats, and rye). A peck (8 Imperial quarts) of flour from this grain (or two pecks if you have a large family) is to be mixed with an appropriate amount of sheeps’ milk into dough. This preparation is ideally done upon a lamb-skin. The dough is then placed on a “struan-flag” – a large stone which your menfolk brought in from one of yon bonnie banks earlier in the day – and is placed before the fire. During the baking three layers of a batter of cream, eggs, and butter is daubed over the dough to enrich and engolden it.
 As the Struan is created by the eldest daughter of the family, the following is said:
“Progeny and prosperity of family, Mystery of Michael, Protection of the Trinity”


So much pagan in this.  Kitchen alchemy!

    petitepointplace:

    If you have any Scots ancestry, and wish to be true to any Celtic blood in your veins, today is the day to bake your “Struan Micheil” ready for blessing by the priest tomorrow, for today is Michaelmas Eve.

    In your ancestral land it is harvest time, and the traditions of the Christian feast of St.Michael and All Angels are heavily blended with much more ancient traditions of harvest time and the necessity to appease the harvest deities. In case you have forgotten, a Struan-Micheil (“St Michael’s Cake” or Bread) is a type of “bannock” or unleavened bread cooked before the fire on a stone or on a griddle. It is essential to get the ritual and method exactly right, for baking disasters portend all manner of evil falling upon your family in the coming year. I will therefore remind you of the details.

    The awesome responsibility of faultless production of the bread falls upon the oldest daughter of your house (or at least some other dependable female). The grains used must be in the proportion of those grown on your land (you probably have barley, oats, and rye). A peck (8 Imperial quarts) of flour from this grain (or two pecks if you have a large family) is to be mixed with an appropriate amount of sheeps’ milk into dough. This preparation is ideally done upon a lamb-skin. The dough is then placed on a “struan-flag” – a large stone which your menfolk brought in from one of yon bonnie banks earlier in the day – and is placed before the fire. During the baking three layers of a batter of cream, eggs, and butter is daubed over the dough to enrich and engolden it.


    As the Struan is created by the eldest daughter of the family, the following is said:

    “Progeny and prosperity of family, Mystery of Michael, Protection of the Trinity”


    So much pagan in this. Kitchen alchemy!

    (Source: theoldfoodie.com)

    Notes: 44 notes

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  8. Text post

    transnatsume:

    destroy the idea that disabled people’s lives are nothing but suffering, and therefore it is acceptable to end our lives without our consent

    destroy it

    This.

    Notes: 3,315 notes

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  9. Link post

    witchcraftings:

    Reblog if you can be civil while discussing witchcraft. This means you can have a debate without turning it into an argument, restrain yourself from cursing anyone and everyone who disagrees with you, and respect the opinions, beliefs, and crafts of other people.

    This means…

    Too busy being a witch to debate or rip on anyone else’s paradigm, even if I may roll my eyes very hard offscreen. Too old to feel like I have anything to prove. I am not safe, because witches to me aren’t ‘safe’, but respect my space and I will respect yours.

    Peace be upon this house.

    Notes: 835 notes

    Reblogged from: witchofkeys

  10. Quote post

    Let me be clear: THIS generation didn’t make The Bomb and drop it. This generation didn’t invent, “I’m OK, you’re OK.” This generation is not responsible for smooth jazz or Muzak. THIS generation didn’t gut economy and leave those under 40 the fucking scraps. This generation didn’t make a job market for college graduates that requires unpaid labor followed by unemployment or retail work.
    Don’t fucking bash my generation, we didn’t do, aren’t responsible for, and are picking up the pieces of our asshole parents.

    — Me angry as hell about a really lame comic strip expounding on why Generation Y (Get it, Generation Why?) being worthless. I’m not even going to link the strip because I want the author to die in obscurity. (via holy-mountaineering)

    This has been said about every generation ever. Mine was Generation x. As in “we don’t even know what these kids are”. Your generation will eventually be the hated older generation. And so it goes.

    Notes: 2,709 notes

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