"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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#staywoke

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"Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand."

— W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems (via observando)

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Albany Part 2

gorillatao said: “did you ever post the second part of your albany story? I’m from albany and that’s actually how I found your blog. I can’t find part 2 tho”

I think it’s been sitting in my draft box for a while now. I frankly figured no one gave a shit, so I went back to reblogging visual junk food .I’ll try to get it finished up today.

lavenderwrath:

cannibalcoalition:

Of those who believe in magic, how many of you also believe in science, and that the two can coexist without one canceling out the other?

I do.

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setemheb:

The Egyptian language is first dated by inscription to circa 3400 BCE and is one of the oldest recorded languages among humans. It is classified as an Afroasiatic language (Hamito-Semitic in older sources) and shares features with related ancient languages such as Akkadian and Biblical Hebrew, and…

Anonymous said: I've always wanted to know what it would be like to be high and do a ritual...

It frequently goes very poorly

strife-less:

brainsx:

there will never not be a place for this on my blog

Actual footage of
gr33ngoddess

Living the dream

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Borrowed from FB and DRJ. From an article on the OTO in the New York American magazine 1922.

Borrowed from FB and DRJ. From an article on the OTO in the New York American magazine 1922.

prettyboyshyflizzy:

When you see a white kid talking back to their mom in public

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When you see a black kid talking back to their mom in public

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Yeah, some of us would get our ears boxed or asses whooped.

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Oh Look

People on tumblr have their knickers in a twist over something not that important.