Joanie The Magnificent

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Boston | Industrial Designer | Soprano | Multilinguist In Training | World's Worst Bass Guitarist | I pretty much reblog whatever holds my interest. Common themes include fashion, design, music, creepy shit, paganism, various fandoms, disney princess, adorable animals, social justice, and things that are just plain awesome. | Forewarning: I don't always follow back. I'm a little bit picky about my dash.

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    my-oldest-memory:

A hörgr (Old Norse, plural hörgar) or hearg (Old English) was a type of religious building or altar possibly consisting of a heap of stones, used in Norse paganism. Hörgar are attested in the Poetic Edda; compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda; written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, sagas, in the poetry of skalds, the Old English poem Beowulf, and in various place names, often in connection with Germanic deities.

    my-oldest-memory:

    A hörgr (Old Norse, plural hörgar) or hearg (Old English) was a type of religious building or altar possibly consisting of a heap of stones, used in Norse paganism. Hörgar are attested in the Poetic Edda; compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda; written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson, sagas, in the poetry of skalds, the Old English poem Beowulf, and in various place names, often in connection with Germanic deities.

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    Finally, this is a series about us [women]. -Kate Mulgrew

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    "When you’re young, thunderstorms seem scary. Like the sky is angry at you. But now that I’m older, something about its roar soothes me; it’s comforting to know that even nature needs to scream sometimes."
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    Anonymous asked: What's the difference between druidry and Celtic recon?


    Answer:

    spiritualbrainstorms:

    Well, a lot actually! More than you’d probably think.

    At the core, Celtic Recon is based in historical and archaeological research authentic to the particular Celtic culture dealing with. (There are several Celtic Cultures. For example, I am a Gaelic Recon, which means I study the Gaelic culture which is today modern day Ireland, Scotland, and Isle of Man.)

    Meanwhile, neoDruidry is a post-Enlightenment Period interpretation of Celtic cultures heavily based in romanticism themes and faulty information. This isn’t to say that neoDruidry has no meaning, though. 

    NeoDruidry is, from what I’ve gathered when I researched it, a mostly (if not completely) different religion from what the Celtic people practiced. Some neoDruid organizations incorporate the Greco-Roman elements (Earth, Fire, Wind, Water) in their practice while those elements are not found in Celtic archaeology (at least not Gaelic.) The more research-based organizations like ADF aren’t Celtic but Indo-European, so calling that organization Celtic would be misleading.

    This isn’t to say that neoDruids don’t incorporate Recon-like research to better understand their practices or “roots”, but just that they don’t place that much importance on it when creating their own practices (if they did, they wouldn’t call themselves druids in my opinion.) 

    Here’s some helpful links:

    Also, there are several large neoDruid organizations and each are a bit different in their approach towards neoDruidry. Despite deciding that neoDruidry isn’t for me, I really enjoyed John Michael Greer’s book The Druidry Handbook. It gives a brief explanation towards the history of the “Druid Revival.” 

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    thehillsarenothere:

    okay u can make fun of Shrek all you want but if u don’t think they were the most beautiful fucking movies ever then ur wrong

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poorartists:

Paige Bradley created one of the most striking sculptures I’ve seen in recent times. Her masterpiece, entitled Expansion, is a beautiful woman seeking inner piece but fractured and bleeding with light. “From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: a social security number, a gender, a race, a profession,” says Bradley. “I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?”


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    poorartists:

    Paige Bradley created one of the most striking sculptures I’ve seen in recent times. Her masterpiece, entitled Expansion, is a beautiful woman seeking inner piece but fractured and bleeding with light. “From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a container already built for us to fit inside: a social security number, a gender, a race, a profession,” says Bradley. “I ponder if we are more defined by the container we are in than what we are inside. Would we recognize ourselves if we could expand beyond our bodies?”

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    walpurgishalle:

    Hiking in the Bavarian Alps 20.07.2014

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    the-mirror-is-a-trigger:

Steampunk Tendencies-The Rookery. Burnham and Root. Completed in 1888. Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned the skylit lobby in 1905.

    the-mirror-is-a-trigger:

    Steampunk Tendencies-The Rookery. Burnham and Root. Completed in 1888. Frank Lloyd Wright redesigned the skylit lobby in 1905.

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    ulrikbadertscher:

If any of you were wondering what a new englander’s main source of food is… It’s this shit right here

YAAAAAAASSS!!!

    ulrikbadertscher:

    If any of you were wondering what a new englander’s main source of food is… It’s this shit right here

    YAAAAAAASSS!!!

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    Gotta get that #selfie with a bunch of #cows floating over your head.  (at Von Trapp Family Lodge)

    Gotta get that #selfie with a bunch of #cows floating over your head. (at Von Trapp Family Lodge)

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    #cows  #selfie 
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What the Queen of Meereen would wear, Marchesa

    agameofclothes:

    What the Queen of Meereen would wear, Marchesa

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