Querubax

We Shall Not Cease From Exploration

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

Margaret Thatcher

animus-inviolabilis:

Minerva
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1631

animus-inviolabilis:

Minerva

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

1631

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In Nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.

Robert G. Ingersoll (via i3elle)

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jesusobject:

Le Mystère des Cathédrales - Fulcanelli

jesusobject:

Le Mystère des Cathédrales - Fulcanelli

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just-use-a-phoenix-down:

Final Fantasy X - Glyph

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My dear Charles, what we’re really up to is —if we can— to make the world safe for big business: for a new kind of slave state: that’s the first deep current under the surface, evolution towards Hobbes’s Leviathan and away from the individual. And your unhaired woman and your unmasculated man, are part of the engine, worker ants, worker termites, neuters: worthless lives to themselves, which only exist to run the engine, which itself exists only to run. Until it runs down. And then sink with stink ad “Tartara Termagorum”.

E.R. Eddison - A Fish Dinner in Memison

santiagocaruso:

"The Night and the Stone" by Santiago CARUSO from The Bloody Countess series / Ink & scratch over plastered cardboard / 2007

santiagocaruso:

"The Night and the Stone" by Santiago CARUSO from The Bloody Countess series / Ink & scratch over plastered cardboard / 2007

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The trouble with the term “magic realism,” el realismo mágico, is that when people say or hear it they are really hearing or saying only half of it, “magic,” without paying attention to the other half, “realism.” But if magic realism were just magic, it wouldn’t matter. It would be mere whimsy — writing in which, because anything can happen, nothing has effect. It’s because the magic in magic realism has deep roots in the real, because it grows out of the real and illuminates it in beautiful and unexpected ways, that it works.

Rushdie on Márquez, NYT (via mattfractionblog)

Wise words.

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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: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were 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

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teacakery:

I guess this is maybe 5-10% of the burning done :) I’m excited for this piece! #art #illustration #drawing #woodburn #wood #pyrography #sailormoon #sailorsenshi #magicalgirlheroines #qpopshop #losangeles #zodiac #symbols @qpopshop @looooo3 ❤️

teacakery:

I guess this is maybe 5-10% of the burning done :) I’m excited for this piece! #art #illustration #drawing #woodburn #wood #pyrography #sailormoon #sailorsenshi #magicalgirlheroines #qpopshop #losangeles #zodiac #symbols @qpopshop @looooo3 ❤️

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magictransistor:

Daniel de la Feuille. Devises et Emblemes Anciennes et Modernes. 1691.

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tommigweilo:

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tommigweilo:

12

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cannibalcoalition:

Perhaps one day my sigils will be considered modern art.

cannibalcoalition:

Perhaps one day my sigils will be considered modern art.

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