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im5-official:

Ahh yes, The dreaded school. When it comes around we all dread, new teachers, new schedule, some new unfamiliar faces, the MASSIVE amount of homework load, less time on tumblr. Here is another long post with a few sites and others to help you out here!

College needs:
Advice on college
Alternatives to buying expensive textbooks
AP Cram Packets
Cheat sheet for becoming an adult
Dorm room survival
Free online college classes
How to survive college masterpost
Food
cheap & healthy snacks
chocolate muffin in a mug tutorial
Coffee recipes to help stay awake
Every Starbucks drink and pasty FTW
For the vegans you bad ass motherfuckers
Herearesomedeliciousfood
macaroni cheese / mac&cheese in a cup
quick and easy soup recipes
study snacks
Study snack
thousands of quick and easy snack recipes
Yummy cheesiness!
40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
Helpful sites:
Challenge your brain
Feed the hungry while using your vocabulary
Free online textbooks
Grade calculator
Quizlet
Rape Escape
Whole page dedicated to studying/organizing
High school needs:
For Juniors or Seniors With Low Income Families Looking For Scholarships
How to survive freshman year
Mental health resources:
a website that is always relevant.
falling asleep tips
How long to sleep
how to talk to and help an anxiety-ridden friend
how to wake up in the morning
keep taking your mind off of it
mental illness recovery tips
need a motivational speech? i like this one for myself.
not having a good day? :c
picking up a hobby can relax you during the school year!!
seriously just please try to relax ily
take your mind off of it
tips on self-love
when to go to sleep/wake up
working out is a total stress-buster.
Misc resources:
download free books
express yourself with make-up 
Hobbies masterpost
I fucking love to study to this.
please remember this.
Sick ass movie list I have more but, this is a school one so message me for more.
Sites to help you not get distracted with other sites. (Mac)(PC)
Various ways to where a scarf
What’s the fucking weather
Motivation:
earn a cute kitten picture after writing
how to get motivated
Procrastinator? 
Music/Sound:
calm/nature sounds
chill playlist
coffee shop blues
coffee shop sounds
concentration playlist
relaxation
study playlist
4hours of classical music
School resources:
An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms. TO KIND OF HELP)
bibliography maker
educational links fucking galore
my favorite tutoring website
online ruler
pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
Social media citing
study like a college kid
Time Management
Psychology Lectures by a Professor from Yale University
Stress relief:
Calm
compliments generator
how long to nap
go to a quiet place
learn more about anxiety.
panic and anxiety information masterpost
Relaxation techniques
Stress Analyst
the thoughts room
take a guided relaxation
yoga poses
Studying/school help:English/History:
Best place to get help for English
essay structure guide
essay writing help
free microsoft word alternative
Grammar and spell checker
Graphic Essay Organizer
Help on reading/researching
Make a kick ass essay
Masterpost of writing software
microsoft word equivalent
more essay writing help
On books you you don’t want to read
Tip of my tongue
Foreign Languages:
Learn, Spanish, French, English, Portuguese, German, Italian
Geography:
learn geography
Math/Science:
calculators (includes graphing, geometric, stats etc)
College/high school Chemistry notes
math problem solver (2)
Periodic Table
Thinking/memorizing
This is the math god
Study Needs:
Answers to the textbook
Beneficial studying tips
Crash course in any subject with John Green
Free Educational resources for anyone and everyone 
help in a ton of subjects
Helps you in any subject
homework help
how to google
how to study, Study guide
finals survival guide
improve your studying skills
Learning Websites Masterpage
Looking for a word
make flash cards
One of the best learning websites
Scholarpedia
Tips before/during an exam
Tips on Exams
TIPS:
Remember that today’s day in age is different from how it was back then. So don’t stress about school too much.High school students today have the anxiety of what a mental patient in the insane asylum had in the 50s. Here’s also a thing to show how times have changed.
Prioritize. List what needs to get done first and when. Sometimes getting the bigger/harder tasks is easier than conquering the smaller/easier tasks.
Set times when certain projects need to be done and stick to that deadline.
Turn your phone off or give it to your parents while doing work/studying. I know that we live in the age of technology and literally everything is at the touch of our fingertips. Honestly though you can wait on what your favorite celebrity has to say or if your crush liked your instagram photo. You’ll be more involved in that than you are into your work.
If you have trouble in a certain subject and there is no assigned seating, take advantage of the front. I guarantee you’ll learn more.
Ask your teacher what exactly you’ll need to know. If you’re taking notes during the year, write in the margins whether or not it will be tested. It will be easier to know what you will be tested on.
Save your exams. Half the time your teachers use the same questions (or questions similar) from your exams on your midterms or finals.
Don’t try to do homework straight afterschool if you can’t, despite what everyone says. Give yourself an hour, and try to get some exercise in. I find it stops me getting bored of sitting down. Not to mention helps me concentrate better.
Don’t just read the material, write it, draw it, recite it, quiz yourself on it! Until you have the material down.
Join clubs, sports, or organizations! You’re guaranteed to find friends in there. You’ll already have common interests. Start with that and go with the flow.
College kids: If you don’t have assigned seating, and you have been sitting in the same seat for 2 weeks. That is you assigned seat now. Don’t move or you’ll screw everyone up and they will hate you.
Color code things, such as your notes. If you want to see how I color code my notes message me and I’ll be happy to show you. 
Be kind to one another.
I think that about does it. So yeah:)

im5-official:

Ahh yes, The dreaded school. When it comes around we all dread, new teachers, new schedule, some new unfamiliar faces, the MASSIVE amount of homework load, less time on tumblr. Here is another long post with a few sites and others to help you out here!

College needs:

Food

Helpful sites:

High school needs:

Mental health resources:

Misc resources:

Motivation:

Music/Sound:

School resources:

Stress relief:

Studying/school help:
English/History:

Foreign Languages:

Geography:

Math/Science:

Study Needs:

TIPS:

  1. Remember that today’s day in age is different from how it was back then. So don’t stress about school too much.High school students today have the anxiety of what a mental patient in the insane asylum had in the 50s. Here’s also a thing to show how times have changed.
  2. Prioritize. List what needs to get done first and when. Sometimes getting the bigger/harder tasks is easier than conquering the smaller/easier tasks.
  3. Set times when certain projects need to be done and stick to that deadline.
  4. Turn your phone off or give it to your parents while doing work/studying. I know that we live in the age of technology and literally everything is at the touch of our fingertips. Honestly though you can wait on what your favorite celebrity has to say or if your crush liked your instagram photo. You’ll be more involved in that than you are into your work.
  5. If you have trouble in a certain subject and there is no assigned seating, take advantage of the front. I guarantee you’ll learn more.
  6. Ask your teacher what exactly you’ll need to know. If you’re taking notes during the year, write in the margins whether or not it will be tested. It will be easier to know what you will be tested on.
  7. Save your exams. Half the time your teachers use the same questions (or questions similar) from your exams on your midterms or finals.
  8. Don’t try to do homework straight afterschool if you can’t, despite what everyone says. Give yourself an hour, and try to get some exercise in. I find it stops me getting bored of sitting down. Not to mention helps me concentrate better.
  9. Don’t just read the material, write it, draw it, recite it, quiz yourself on it! Until you have the material down.
  10. Join clubs, sports, or organizations! You’re guaranteed to find friends in there. You’ll already have common interests. Start with that and go with the flow.
  11. College kids: If you don’t have assigned seating, and you have been sitting in the same seat for 2 weeks. That is you assigned seat now. Don’t move or you’ll screw everyone up and they will hate you.
  12. Color code things, such as your notes. If you want to see how I color code my notes message me and I’ll be happy to show you
  13. Be kind to one another.

I think that about does it. So yeah:)

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myflameintheshadows:

Does anyone have any recommended books on the Tarot?

I have always kinda just used my intuition and stuff when learning the meanings of the cards.

Mary K. Greer is awesome. If you want a full-on practice of ceremonial magic, “learning ritual magic” by John Michael Greer (no relation) has a tarot study course built in. The secret language of tarot (I forget the authors) is a course in tarot symbolism.

I have begun the backside of my Japanese album moleskine, on the subject of geometry. Up until now, I have always put two geometry problems on the page, except in the case of really beautiful proofs. But, all of these proofs were very hard to do at this scale, two to a page. I plan to do a couple more pages, to see if my plan is sustainable. But I may have to revise down, and do only one proof per page. Which would mean I would have to do another half of a book, in order to do all of the proofs I want to. Decisions, decisions.

liquidzoot:

orphanspace:

Jsyk I am now part of a very important ecumenical counsel which meets regularly*


*liquidzoot and I meet after church to make inappropriate jokes and be judgmental (that’s the “counsel” part) and then I crawl into a shrub and pretend I’m an anchoress. That’s p much it

Ratifying this post.

Has the Council of the Two Tumblrites issued a creed yet, or any canons?

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Matt Moore

This series of mosaic mandalas was created entirely with elements foraged on the mountain and in the valley : River pebbles and stones, shale, red rocks from the high elevations, dead branches from aspen trees, bark from evergreens, cattails from the lake’s edge, dried wild grasses from yesteryear, and cut dead branches exposing the rings of the tree’s life

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Anonymous said: So what's the opinion of the Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy? I know it's not really by Agrippa, but I was interested in whether or not it's worth something anyway.

ceremonialmagic101:

I’m of the opinion that, just for the sake of it being a commonplace text and most everyone have read it and arguably should read it, it’s worth something. It’s not absolute shit.

-Carpe

Hi-ho, resident Agrippa fanboy Prospero here.

See here’s the one problem with my boy Cornelius. He lays out the trufax on any number of spirits  - but never actually details the ritual for summoning them.
Now part of that is that Agrippa was Trithemius’s student, and the Abbot’s Art of Drawing Spirits into Crystals is clearly the method that Agrippa intended to be used.

Still, that irks some people. So someone ends up penning a “Fourth Book” to fill the perceived gap in the Occult Philosophy. Pseudo-Agrippa’s methods aren’t the same as those of Trithemius, but I think they complement each other well.

The salient detail is: it’s very worth it. While I still recommend Trithemius first, a student would be remiss to ignore Pseudo-Agrippa.

-Prospero

I hadn’t read the Fourth Book until this question came up.  So I’ve been sitting with it for a few days (over at Esoteric Archives), reading parts of it here and there, and trying to get a grip on it.

Of course I know that the Fourth Book wasn’t written by Agrippa.  But I also know that Cicero didn’t write Ad Herenniumand that doesn’t prevent me from finding it useful as a book on rhetoric. And I find nothing (on first reading) in the Fourth Book that immediately sets off my danger-sense that this is out of line with Agrippa.  We have Johann Weyer’s remarks, as Agrippa’s student, that Agrippa didn’t write the Fourth Book; but neither did Johann Weyer say it was wrong.

And on first reading, I think there’s a bunch of stuff here that I can find useful.  You can read this book as a literal sort of way to go about working with the spirits, in a “do this/don’t do that” way.  But I think you can also read it as a kind of primer to the things that practitioners have to concern themselves with — ritual purity, users of tools and instruments, consecrators of oil and perfume and incense and fire, creators of talismans and images and characters, how to summon and dismiss spirits, how to be creators and looseners of bonds and bindings.

So you read with this in mind — how to design and build your own practice and system, whether these things are important and why, and why do they appear to be important across so many shamanic and magical traditions.

And this, I think, demonstrates why the Fourth Book is so important. It’s not by Agrippa, but it belongs to his ‘school’ of thinking, clearly, and it’s derivative of both Trimethius and Agrippa.  And whether you use it or not, it’s teaching you important stuff about how practitioners have to see the world.  You’re going to have to do this all, anyway; why not learn from someone who bothered to lay out what you have to think about?

abwatt

This house is a few blocks from my parents. For many years, it was the only named house I knew personally — which I thought of as a very British thing “Galliard Cottage”, “Hardwick Hall”, that sort of thing. This house had the name “Cor Unum” or one heart. There was an incredible couple that lived here and were only the house’s third owners. He was a former US Marine and businessman. The house was built in the early 1920s, and it’s a McKim, Mead and White design.

While it belonged to the Marine, I NEVER would have snuck onto the grounds of the house. When I was a kid and a teenager, we played in all the surrounding neighbors’ yards, but we took care not to cross Cor Unum’s lines. He wasn’t dangerous but he inspired respect in us.

Now he’s dead, apparently. And his wife is in a nursing home, and the house is sold. And it’s being torn down next week.

Last chance to see, I figured. I visited my parents last week, and walked into the house grounds, snapped some pictures of one of the first houses I ever loved. Goodbye One Heart.

White people get so angry at the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people.”

I will never understand why.

Why are you so angry that you are being treated as actual human beings? You are not reduced to caricatures, but portrayed as characters. You are treated fairly, judged not by your skin tone, but by the ways that you carry yourselves, by your actions.

Why do you want to experience racism so badly? It is not fun to be mocked, dehumanized, attacked, killed, incarcerated simply for daring to exist. It is not fun to know nothing of your history or family because it was torn apart, whether through distance or death. It is not fun to hear, at every turn, comments reminding you of your lesser status as humans.

Do you really want to turn on the tv, open a magazine, watch a movie, play a video game, and not see yourself? Or, even better, to only see yourself as a criminal, as a drunk, a mocking stereotype, or as someone to be killed off? Or would you rather see fleshed out, well-written characters with lives and personalities and feelings? I know which I’d rather pick.

If I were a white person, the phrase, “You cannot be racist towards white people,” would be the best thing I could ever hear.

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“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”
Cicero, 106 BC - 43 BC (via lazyyogi)

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