October 20, 2014

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October 19, 2014
danskjavlarna:

From the Wisconsin Medical Recorder, 1909.

danskjavlarna:

From the Wisconsin Medical Recorder, 1909.

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October 19, 2014

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October 17, 2014
arsmagnaproject:

The eye according to Hunain ibn Ishaq.
Cheshm manuscript, circa 1200, Cairo National Library
Visit Wikipedia page On science in the medieval Islamic world

arsmagnaproject:

The eye according to Hunain ibn Ishaq.

Cheshm manuscript, circa 1200, Cairo National Library

Visit Wikipedia page On science in the medieval Islamic world

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October 17, 2014
psychicknomads:

"We are the Witchcraft, and although one may not know another, yet we are united by an indissoluble bond. And when the high wild cry of the eagle sounds in your mind, know that you are not alone in your desire for freedom. And when the howl of the wolf echoes in the forests of your night, know that there are those who also prowl. And when the ways of your fellows about you seem the ways of idiocy and madness, know that there are also others who have seen and judged - and acted.”- John Whiteside Parsons, The Witchcraft(excerpt from Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword)

psychicknomads:

"We are the Witchcraft, and although one may not know another, yet we are united by an indissoluble bond. And when the high wild cry of the eagle sounds in your mind, know that you are not alone in your desire for freedom. And when the howl of the wolf echoes in the forests of your night, know that there are those who also prowl. And when the ways of your fellows about you seem the ways of idiocy and madness, know that there are also others who have seen and judged - and acted.”
John Whiteside Parsons, The Witchcraft
(excerpt from Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword)

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October 16, 2014
dutchnepal:

Marjorie Cameron

dutchnepal:

Marjorie Cameron

October 15, 2014
"As the undisputed masters of healing herbs (according to the Greeks), the Thracians were no strangers to the shamanic techniques of ecstasy well known among other cultures of the steppe. Working from the texts of Posidonius, Strabo reported that the Mysians, a Thracian group from north-western Anatolia, possessed members of their society called both θεοσεβεις (“those who fear god”) and καπνοβαται (“those who walk in smoke”) who practiced strict vegetarianism and consumed nothing but honey and dairy products. This reference to the “walkers in smoke” may allude to the ecstasy achieved by mass cannabis consumption as reported by Herodotus among the Scythians. […] One Orphic bone inscription from Olbia dated to the 5th century BC reads “for Dion(ysos) and Psyche,” revealing the importance of a transcendent soul in connection with the Greek god of intoxication in Thracian territory. Another of these bone inscriptions containing the words “Βιος Θανατος Βιος” and marked with little “Z” pictograms (which might represent little orphic serpents) reveals the widespread and consistent nature of Dionysian symbolism reaching as far north as modern Ukraine. In the shamanic mystery initiations as practiced by the Orphic cults, near-death experiences and the use of dangerous doses of hallucinogenic plants went hand in hand. Whereas the Divine Bridegroom Sabazios (Dionysus) was primarily the god who presided over ecstasy and entheogenic intoxication, the Thracians held him in equally high regard as a dying-and-rising saviour god and a master over the souls of the deceased. Long before the introduction of alcohol, shaman exploited the ecstatic and oracular properties of hallucinogenic mushrooms (Amanita muscaria and various types of coprophilic Psilocybin-containing mushrooms); opium (Papaver somniferum); “jimsonweed,” “horsemad,” or “thornapple” (Datura stramonium); mandrake root (Mandragora officinarum); cannabis; deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna); and henbane (Hyoscyamus niger). The experience of death and the ecstatic evacuation of the soul from the body appears commonly in the Thracian funeral iconography on which is depicted the Tree of Life. To be in a state of ekstasis – that is, to stand outside the body – was to experience death itself."

Dead Kings and Saviour Gods – Euhemerizing Shamanism in Thracian Religionby Dan Attrell (Source.)

I want to read this paper so, so badly.

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October 15, 2014
Congealed lava flows, viewed from the top of Capulin Volcano (1909)

Congealed lava flows, viewed from the top of Capulin Volcano (1909)

September 22, 2014
gothgnostika:

Leigh McCloskey - from The Grimoire images.
 

gothgnostika:

Leigh McCloskey - from The Grimoire images.

 

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September 16, 2014
foxesinbreeches:

The Self-Crucified by Clarence John Laughlin, 1940

foxesinbreeches:

The Self-Crucified by Clarence John Laughlin1940

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September 13, 2014

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September 9, 2014
laclefdescoeurs:

Moonlight, 1894, Alfred Stevens

laclefdescoeurs:

Moonlight, 1894, Alfred Stevens

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September 3, 2014
technochaun:

From Images and oracles of Austin Osman Spare.

technochaun:

From Images and oracles of Austin Osman Spare.

August 28, 2014
freexcitizen:

maxineanwaar:

A 14-year old Yazidi girl carrying an assault rifle to protect her family from IS, formerly ISIS.

Good

freexcitizen:

maxineanwaar:

A 14-year old Yazidi girl carrying an assault rifle to protect her family from IS, formerly ISIS.

Good

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August 26, 2014
loverofbeauty:

A Ritual of Allmost Unknowable Meaning (Germany 1920s) http://www.jkbookseller.com/

loverofbeauty:

A Ritual of Allmost Unknowable Meaning (Germany 1920s) http://www.jkbookseller.com/

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