Why is being told that Marilyn Manson removed his lower two ribs so he could suck his own dick in middle school like a common thing why is that an experience every American child goes through i just don’t
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"without us you wouldn’t have any rights!" without you we wouldn’t have to fight for them
Always this. Always.
"Remember that men gave women the right to vote!"
And remember that men should never have been at such a social and political advantage as to be able to literally give and take away rights from groups of people.
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Slept in way to late, woke up feeling incredibly sad and unmotivated and I have things that need to be done. It’s so hard to move right now.@7 hours ago
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1. Water is an amazing multipurpose thing.
Water is one of the building blocks of life, and so it can be given as an offering of thanks to gods and the earth.
If you feel it’s not enough to simply pour some from the tap, a blessing can be said over it, or the water can be boiled, filtered, or placed in a special container and charged overnight by the moon. If you have essential oils, they could be added, herbs, leaves, and petals; anything you find out in nature, really!
In fact, using water as an offering to your deities, or as a gift of thanks, has been around for a long time. The ritual of pouring it is called “Libation”, and has been documented in all sorts of ancient cultures, from Egypt to China, and if you want to use something else, wine or oils can be used as well.
2. Think Outside the Box!Thrift Stores and garage sales are your friend. Always try and think outside of the box, always ask “How can this be used?” I actually found a little bag of glass sea-themed beads for about 2 dollars once, and have used them as parts of spiritual crafts, gifts, and ritual components!I have a friend that bought a broom handle, and then painted/carved/burned designs into it and turned it into a fighting stick, for use in his rituals.
3. Books and crystals aren’t cheap, unless you know where to look!
Other than scouring the internet for e-book and collections of PDFs, you can find some nifty physical copies of spiritual books online. Sites like http://www.thriftbooks.com and http://bookdepository.com/ have some wonderful witchy sections, and have regular sales, on top of their already cheap prices!
Crystals can be notoriously expensive if bought through New Age stores or online shops. If you’re like me and love working with and collecting crystals, try searching for “Gem Shows” and “Lapidary Fairs” in your area. You can often find some wonderful bargains, and beautiful pieces, for half the price of most new age shops!
4. Think outside the box. Pt 2
Now, witchcraft is the act of doing spells, while wicca is more of a religious path. I want to make that distinction because this section is more specifically geared to those who are walking a path of connection with nature, rather than just using spells.
A little while ago I had a crisis of faith, due to not feeling as connected to nature as I used too, and thus feeling disconnect from the Goddess. I used to live with bush land behind my back fence, and several parks within walking distance. I have since moved, and my current apartment is next to a train line, in a fairly busy suburb, in an apartment complex block. Lots of concrete, car noises, and artificial light.
I expressed my concern to one of my friends from circle, who gave me a piece of advice that helped a lot. He basically said “yes, you might be surrounded by concrete, but what is concrete made of? Water, sand, crushed stones, a few other things. All these urbanisations still have a part of nature within them. They may have been altered and changed, but they still retain an aspect. The buildings and floors of concrete are just like a layer of clothing, the land is still below the concrete, you might not be able to see it, but the energy can still be accessed.”
So, for those of us who many not have the money to pay for an hour drive to the nearest state forest, or the train trip to a park, just remember that there is nature energy around you, it’s just hidden, waiting to be found.
5. You don’t actually need tools.
Spells and rituals can be done entirely without complex tools, they can be rituals of gesture, where no words are spoken, or simple spells using things you find around the house. Here are two quick examples to give you an idea.
To get rid of a certain type of behavior, or remove someone who is harassing you (Not hurt them, but simply have them leave you alone). Write down the behavior or name on paper, then place it in a zip lock bag.
Fill the zip lock bag with water, and place it in the feezer. As the water freezes with the word inside it, sympathetic magic will have it manifest in the mundane world, and that behavior will freeze/stop.
This could be jazzed up by making it a sigil, instead of a word, and is very easy to substitute with symbols or even a picture.
Don’t have a zip lock bag? Use a cup.
Don’t have pens? Use water on the paper, draw it with your fingers, and picture the word in your mind.
Don’t have paper? Use a leaf, cut words out of the newspaper, use the lid of an old pizza box!
There are always going to be substitutes that can be used!
For a spell to bring you money, go out and find a nice green leaf, either on the floor, or on a tree.
If it’s on a tree, ask the tree nicely if you could use it for that purpose, and spend some time with the tree. Take the leaf, and thank the tree. (I use the blessing “Blessed are those in nature, who give so others may gain.Your sacrifice will revive and sustain me, and for that I thank you.”)
You could then draw a rune relating to money, such as Fehu, or a sigil about money coming in.
Depending on how many things you have lying around the house, you could add further vibrations to the spell. Crush up some basil, and sprinkle that on the leaf as it burns. Ask the spell of Ganesh, or another God or Goddess relating to removing obstacles and providing bounties. Wear green. The possibilities and combinations are endless!
Hope you enjoy these tips and tricks. When I think of more, I’ll do a “5 More Tips..”
Remember, we’re always open to ideas, suggestions, and questions!
it makes me so happy that strangers find me followable
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petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor
petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)
reblogging because this is the best idea ever
I would start watching dr who for this.
This may be a little naive of me.
But I really didn’t know that eyewitnesses were considered worthless if they were Black until 2 weeks ago.
I assumed that if 5 or 6 random people who didn’t know each other all said they saw the same thing it would be considered damn near gospel.
(via pink-mana)@2 hours ago with 456 notes
Fuck I’m walking downtown and I pass a group of guys staring at me and I think “great catcall time” but then one guy goes “you look like you could kill a man a million different ways with just your bare hands”. This. This is an acceptable comment to give a girl on the street.
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