Building the Arte


motherfuckin-pajamas:

deadkennedysandattractivemen:

A punk stops during a gay pride parade to allow a mesmerized child to touch his jacket spikes.

I lost control about reblogging this picture. 

and this is the perfect “fuck you” to people who stereotype people like this. 

motherfuckin-pajamas:

deadkennedysandattractivemen:

A punk stops during a gay pride parade to allow a mesmerized child to touch his jacket spikes.

I lost control about reblogging this picture. 

and this is the perfect “fuck you” to people who stereotype people like this. 

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Geomancy 101

ceremonialmagic101:

Geomancy, in the western magical tradition, used to have the same positive reputation as astrology, and was more widely practiced.  It is easier to learn than Tarot (I think), and benefits from being an Earth-based magic that probably came to Western Europe from Western Africa by way of the Muslim conquerors of Spain.  It’s a fairly sophisticated system, and it does take some effort to learn.

Below the cut, a fairly complete ceremonialmagic101 introduction to the art of Geomancy, a divination system for beginning magicians.

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Anonymous asked: "We NEED to spell magick with a K, because everyone will confuse it with stage magic!" Witchcraft. If you’re talking to someone who is this dumb, call it witchcraft.

carpeumbra:

No.

Nooooooooo.

No they are not interchangeable terms a good 70% of the time once you get into fixed traditions.

The definition of a “tradition” in magic is any three magicians (or magickians) who spell Cabbalah, Kabballah, Kabala, Kabalah, Kabbalah, Qabalah, or Cabala the same way and agree on what the key terms thereof are.  

Knowing how to spell “magic” or “magick” together is an insufficient definition of a “tradition.” :-)

“The library’s one of the few civic spaces we have left. People are feeling like there’s no other ways for these online platforms and services to be run, it’s our destiny to have them be privately run, and yet we invoke the analogy of the library or archive all the time. To me it says that we find it realistic that Google will be our archive when it’s an advertising company. We’ve seen them get rid of services that are not profitable (Google Reader), and we’ve seen them demote things like Google Scholar. That’s realism, where it’s unrealistic to think we’d build on the success of the library with a national repository for knowledge, arts, and culture? Libraries exist and they’re open. Libraries exist with all these values we invoke in the digital sphere, but there are very few people thinking about how we might build upon them.”
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Leaf break.  This makes me enormously happy.

Leaf break. This makes me enormously happy.

sarkos:

A West Virginia man claimed to be a “magical warlock” to trick three children into sexual encounters, authorities said. James “Jim” Irvin, of Bluefield, was arrested Monday and charged with five counts of sexual assault and 10 counts of sexual abuse in the case, reported the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Investigators said the 57-year-old Irvin used his Wiccan religious beliefs to get close to the children, who were ages 3, 9, and 13 years old. Authorities said Irvin told two of the children he would perform magical acts on their ill mother in exchange for sexual contact with them. A magistrate set bond at $100,000.
(via Police: WV ‘magical warlock’ coerced sex from kids by promising to cure ill mother | The Raw Story)

sarkos:

A West Virginia man claimed to be a “magical warlock” to trick three children into sexual encounters, authorities said. James “Jim” Irvin, of Bluefield, was arrested Monday and charged with five counts of sexual assault and 10 counts of sexual abuse in the case, reported the Bluefield Daily Telegraph. Investigators said the 57-year-old Irvin used his Wiccan religious beliefs to get close to the children, who were ages 3, 9, and 13 years old. Authorities said Irvin told two of the children he would perform magical acts on their ill mother in exchange for sexual contact with them. A magistrate set bond at $100,000.

(via Police: WV ‘magical warlock’ coerced sex from kids by promising to cure ill mother | The Raw Story)

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