“Si può benissimo pensare che la magnificenza della vita sia pronta intorno a ognuno e in tutta la sua pienezza, ma velata, nel profondo, invisibile, lontanissima. E però non ostile, non riluttante, non sorda. Se la si chiama con la parola giusta, col giusto nome, viene.”
—Franz Kafka, Lettera a Milena (via dreams-in-my-sky)

(via curiositasmundi)

vurtual:

Still (by noël-michèle)
“Look around you: I mean it. Pause, for a moment and look around the room that you are in. I’m going to point out something so obvious that it tends to be forgotten. It’s this: that everything you can see, including the walls, was, at some point, imagined.”
—Neil Gaiman (via aumunlimited)

(Source: seabois, via aumunlimited)

animus-inviolabilis:

Devi with sword and severed head signifying the end of one cosmic cycle, and waters flowing from the hair of Shiva representing the start of the new.
Rajasthan
c. 18th Century

animus-inviolabilis:

Devi with sword and severed head signifying the end of one cosmic cycle, and waters flowing from the hair of Shiva representing the start of the new.

Rajasthan

c. 18th Century

erdalinci:

Stumblers , Istanbul , 2014

erdalinci:

Stumblers , Istanbul , 2014

(via metaconscious)

iseo58:

-Prajnaparamita_Java_Side_Detail

iseo58:

-Prajnaparamita_Java_Side_Detail

(via theletterkilleth)

ghostcafe:

khanjar, 18th century, india 
nemfrog:

Mammillaria senilis Lodd. ex Salm-Dyck, Houtte, L. van, Flore des serres et des jardin de l’Europe [L. van Houtte], vol. 21: t. 0 (1845)
Via H.P. Brinkmann on Pinterest

nemfrog:

Mammillaria senilis Lodd. ex Salm-Dyck, Houtte, L. van, Flore des serres et des jardin de l’Europe [L. van Houtte], vol. 21: t. 0 (1845)

Via H.P. Brinkmann on Pinterest

(via scientificillustration)

c0ssette:

Saint Augustin,1645-1650 -detail- Philippe de Champaigne.

c0ssette:

Saint Augustin,1645-1650 -detail- Philippe de Champaigne.

(via gh2u)

aramathea:

lauren-earthlight:

The Goddess Isis and Horus

"It was gnostic art that reproduced the Isis/Hathor/Meri and Horus of Egypt as the Virgin and Christ in Rome, which served as the sole portraits of characters entirely ideal, turned historical."
Gerald Massey 

aramathea:

lauren-earthlight:

The Goddess Isis and Horus

"It was gnostic art that reproduced the Isis/Hathor/Meri and Horus of Egypt as the Virgin and Christ in Rome, which served as the sole portraits of characters entirely ideal, turned historical."

Gerald Massey 

(via gh2u)

hellboundwitch:

I was looking through Simple Fortunetelling with Tarot Cards by Corrine Kenner, and of course I had to look at the spreads. Of course.

This one seemed interesting, so I thought I’d share it! 

The Three Mysteries

The Three Mysteries spread is a three-card layout designed to address the great mysteries of life — particularly matters of love, loss, and transformation. You can try the spread with the major arcana cards alone or a full seventy-eight card deck.

Card 1 is the mystery you understand. This is a major issue that you know well, and you have come to terms with it.

Card 2 is the mystery that eludes you. This is a life lesson that you haven’t experienced and may never fully understand.

Card 3 is the mystery you will come to comprehend. This is a revelation that will soon unfold for you.

nomorewaterthefirenexttime:

The High Priestess
That is, indeed, a Papal tiara on her head and a staff at her side, as the High Priestess is a card of intuition and spirituality. She is flanked by two pillars, white on the right and black on the left, presumably to represent sound judgement and lack of reason. A cheetah sits obediently by her side for no other reason than because cheetahs were used to hunt in Renaissance Italy.
Without a doubt, there’s a reason why this card is called the High Priestess. Sound reasoning (considering all options before making a decision) and intuition are characteristics long associated with women. The story goes that she disguised herself as a man to become the Pope but her deception was discovered when she gave birth to a baby on the steps of the Vatican. This story implies that a querent whose fate elicits this card may be told to use their judgement, to trust their gut, to consider what must be done to successfully reach a goal, or to otherwise accept life’s unanswerable mysteries. 
Reverse Meaning:
Also as the story implies, beware of misguided passion and overzealousness. Stupidity, ignorance, or conceit (poor decision-making) could be at play, and in terms of a relationship, adultery.

nomorewaterthefirenexttime:

The High Priestess

That is, indeed, a Papal tiara on her head and a staff at her side, as the High Priestess is a card of intuition and spirituality. She is flanked by two pillars, white on the right and black on the left, presumably to represent sound judgement and lack of reason. A cheetah sits obediently by her side for no other reason than because cheetahs were used to hunt in Renaissance Italy.

Without a doubt, there’s a reason why this card is called the High Priestess. Sound reasoning (considering all options before making a decision) and intuition are characteristics long associated with women. The story goes that she disguised herself as a man to become the Pope but her deception was discovered when she gave birth to a baby on the steps of the Vatican. This story implies that a querent whose fate elicits this card may be told to use their judgement, to trust their gut, to consider what must be done to successfully reach a goal, or to otherwise accept life’s unanswerable mysteries. 

Reverse Meaning:

Also as the story implies, beware of misguided passion and overzealousness. Stupidity, ignorance, or conceit (poor decision-making) could be at play, and in terms of a relationship, adultery.

(Source: pedazititos)

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