mironmihei:

work process:

1. foundation (sigils), 2. abstract forms & colour, 3. final look

concept: to create a painting that works as a talisman

via  iseesigils  (originally  mironmihei)
4 days ago on 17 September 2014 ~ 8:11pm 55 notes
At 19, I read a sentence that re-terraformed my head: “The level of matter in the universe has been constant since the Big Bang.”
In all the aeons we have lost nothing, we have gained nothing - not a speck, not a grain, not a breath. The universe is simply a sealed, twisting kaleidoscope that has reordered itself a trillion trillion trillion times over.
Each baby, then, is a unique collision - a cocktail, a remix - of all that has come before: made from molecules of Napoleon and stardust and comets and whale tooth; colloidal mercury and Cleopatra’s breath: and with the same darkness that is between the stars between, and inside, our own atoms.
When you know this, you suddenly see the crowded top deck of the bus, in the rain, as a miracle: this collection of people is by way of a starburst constellation. Families are bright, irregular-shaped nebulae. Finding a person you love is like galaxies colliding. We are all peculiar, unrepeatable, perambulating micro-universes - we have never been before and we will never be again. Oh God, the sheer exuberant, unlikely face of our existences. The honour of being alive. They will never be able to make you again. Don’t you dare waste a second of it thinking something better will happen when it ends. Don’t you dare.
~ Caitlin Moran (via scatteredandshining)
via  belladonnaswitchblog  (originally  lustsandluxuries)
4 days ago on 17 September 2014 ~ 12:43pm 82,470 notes
mortem-et-necromantia:

OWN.
via  mortem-et-necromantia  (originally  al-jathoom)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 4:40pm 147 notes

egilskalla-grimsson:

Sirona, the Celtic goddess of healing waters.

via  fuckyeahaltars  (originally  egilskalla-grimsson)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 4:37pm 81 notes
dante-nil:

fashionsfromhistory:
Shaman’s Headdress
19th Century
This headdress of a “big” Evenk shaman (avun) made of steel was part of a full ritual costume worn by a shaman for very important rites and rituals. The structure of this headdress reflects its symbolic meaning and contains an archaic image of the model of the Universe. The hoop embodies the concept of the closed space of the world of people and solid earth. Two crossing arcs symbolize the parts of the world and the seasons. The cosmic vertical that reflects the sacral center of the Universe is embodied in the horns of the mythical deer that stands for the sun in the mythical beliefs of the peoples of northern Asia. The deer was one of the main characters in the myth about the celestial hunt and embodied the archaic concepts of the day and night and the cosmic order. The horns also symbolized the sacred deer – the helper spirit of the shaman, his draft animal that he rode to travel to other worlds. Long cloth ribbons embody snakes and lizards, the shaman’s powerful helpers that accompany him in his “travels” to the lower world. They also symbolize the sacred birch – the totem tree of the shaman. It is also associated with the World Tree that symbolizes the Universe as a whole and Axis mundi – the cosmic axis connecting the spheres of the Universe. Such ritual headdresses were conditionally referred to as “crowns”. (The VCM)
The Kunstkamera via the VCM

dante-nil:

fashionsfromhistory:

Shaman’s Headdress

19th Century

This headdress of a “big” Evenk shaman (avun) made of steel was part of a full ritual costume worn by a shaman for very important rites and rituals. The structure of this headdress reflects its symbolic meaning and contains an archaic image of the model of the Universe. The hoop embodies the concept of the closed space of the world of people and solid earth. Two crossing arcs symbolize the parts of the world and the seasons. The cosmic vertical that reflects the sacral center of the Universe is embodied in the horns of the mythical deer that stands for the sun in the mythical beliefs of the peoples of northern Asia. The deer was one of the main characters in the myth about the celestial hunt and embodied the archaic concepts of the day and night and the cosmic order. The horns also symbolized the sacred deer – the helper spirit of the shaman, his draft animal that he rode to travel to other worlds. Long cloth ribbons embody snakes and lizards, the shaman’s powerful helpers that accompany him in his “travels” to the lower world. They also symbolize the sacred birch – the totem tree of the shaman. It is also associated with the World Tree that symbolizes the Universe as a whole and Axis mundi – the cosmic axis connecting the spheres of the Universe. Such ritual headdresses were conditionally referred to as “crowns”. (The VCM)

The Kunstkamera via the VCM

via  iseesigils  (originally  fashionsfromhistory)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 4:25pm 604 notes

The Satanic Children's Big Book of Activities

machinegnome:

In all it’s 10 page glory

via  machinegnome  (originally  machinegnome)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 4:13pm 14 notes
tags   DIY  
via  littlenerdyfox  (originally  ihaleholditexhalesmile)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 11:20am 166 notes
wittywiccans:
How to Make Acorn Bells
for the Autumn Equinox. You could modify this to be a bracelet or anklet for kids to wear when they go running through the woods (or your backyard!)

wittywiccans:

How to Make Acorn Bells
for the Autumn Equinox. You could modify this to be a bracelet or anklet for kids to wear when they go running through the woods (or your backyard!)
tags   DIY  
via  kitchen-in-the-cottage  (originally  wittywiccans)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 11:17am 1,125 notes
belladonnaswitchblog:

halloweencrafts:

DIY  Potion and Spell Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, glue gun, cardstock and paper towels. This FIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait unitl later to download it.

~This would also be a nice tutorial for an actual spell book instead of just a decoration. 

belladonnaswitchblog:

halloweencrafts:

DIY  Potion and Spell Book Tutorial from Better After. This is a really good tutorial using plastic toys, glue gun, cardstock and paper towels. This FIY is based on a tutorial by SEEING THINGS - my favorite Halloween Blog that had great printables and tutorials and is now DEAD & GONE. This is why if I see a printable I like, I don’t wait unitl later to download it.

~This would also be a nice tutorial for an actual spell book instead of just a decoration. 

tags   DIY  
via  belladonnaswitchblog  (originally  halloweencrafts)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 8:27am 21,891 notes
swampseer:

evilpawnjewelry:

This is my wish keeper. Some call them table wands among many other names. Awhile back I posted about making a wish but not for yourself for someone else. Putting a ton of energy and thought into hoping for someone else. Once a day… Think of someone you know or do not. Imagine their wish manifesting before everyone’s eyes. Imagine them smiling and being happy. See with your eyes shut and then open. Be that candle that lights another candle. #wishkeeper #air #tableWand #airsign #antique #oldWorld #enlighten #giveOfYourself #become #lightworker #quartz #crystal #crystalline #earth #eternal

This is so so sos ososososoosos coooool

swampseer:

evilpawnjewelry:

This is my wish keeper. Some call them table wands among many other names. Awhile back I posted about making a wish but not for yourself for someone else. Putting a ton of energy and thought into hoping for someone else. Once a day… Think of someone you know or do not. Imagine their wish manifesting before everyone’s eyes. Imagine them smiling and being happy. See with your eyes shut and then open. Be that candle that lights another candle. #wishkeeper #air #tableWand #airsign #antique #oldWorld #enlighten #giveOfYourself #become #lightworker #quartz #crystal #crystalline #earth #eternal

This is so so sos ososososoosos coooool

via  maythemoonguideyou  (originally  evilpawnjewelry)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 8:25am 591 notes
via  owls-love-tea  (originally  lion-eyes03)
5 days ago on 16 September 2014 ~ 7:28am 544 notes

elaichi-cha:

psychronic:

chalkandwater:

Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.

Samsara (2011)

Imagine sighing after finishing a detail and it blows out everything you’ve done

That’s basically what these monks do actually.

They create such intricate mandalas to demonstrate the beauty and the fullness of life then blow it all away without a seconds thought to teach us the impermance of life and the “transitory nature of material things”.

Bear in mind that this is a very basic and shallow understanding of the very nuanced and meticulous rituals that surround these sand mandalas.

via  haildestroyerx  (originally  chalkandwater)
1 week ago on 14 September 2014 ~ 8:08pm 33,804 notes
Anonymous
Do you set up altars for spells only or have it all the time?

magictides:

wtchcrvft:

i usually have a permanent altar in my bedroom, and then put together temporary altars for spells, rituals, and holidays as well.

here is the altar in my bedroom right now:

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here are some past altars i’ve had in my room:

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and here are some holiday/spell altars that were temporary:

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also you can see more of my temporary altars here, here, and here.

I am having intense altar envy right now!! I wish I had the surfaces to make such pretties! O.O

via  magictides  (originally  wtchcrvft)
1 week ago on 14 September 2014 ~ 8:01pm 687 notes
talisman:

German luck chatelaine with 13 charms. C.  1870-1880

talisman:

German luck chatelaine with 13 charms. C.  1870-1880

via  goddess29  (originally  laurenjenae)
1 week ago on 14 September 2014 ~ 7:55pm 7,371 notes
draconiswormwood:

luseepurr
via  draconiswormwood  (originally  draconiswormwood)
1 week ago on 14 September 2014 ~ 7:30pm 87 notes