Querubax

We Shall Not Cease From Exploration
antipahtico:

The Sealed Door ~ Nikolai Kalmakov

antipahtico:

The Sealed Door ~ Nikolai Kalmakov

(via carnalavadhuta)

laclefdescoeurs:

The Keeper of the Heavenly Key, 1887, Léon Frédéric

laclefdescoeurs:

The Keeper of the Heavenly Key, 1887, Léon Frédéric

(via carnalavadhuta)

(Source: ilterzouomo)

Aquarius Horoscope for week of September 25, 2014

Alan Moore is the British author who wrote the graphic novels Watchmen and V for Vendetta. He is now nearing completion of Jerusalem, a novel he has been working on for six years. It will be more than a million words long, almost double the size of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and 200,000 words bigger than the Bible. “Any editor worth their salt would tell me to cut two-thirds of this book,” Moore told the New Statesman,"but that’s not going to happen." Referring to the author of Moby Dick, Moore adds, “I doubt that Herman Melville had an editor. If he had, that editor would have told him to get rid of all that boring stuff about whaling: ‘Cut to the chase, Herman.’” Let’s make Moore and Melville your role models in the coming week, Aquarius. You have permission to sprawl, ramble, and expand. Do NOT cut to the chase. 

Rob Brezsny

ereshkegal:

Tumblr in a nutshell

(Source: thebuffyfiles)

iseesigils:

“Sorcery is the art of using material bases to effect magical transformations. The advantage of using such material bases is that the power residing in them can be built up over a period. Four main types of material base are used. Those which contain reserves of a partic ular type of power such as fetishes, talismans, spirit traps and amulets; those which act to carry some effect to its target like powders, philtres, wax images, and knotted cords; those which act as a basis to receive divinatory impressions; and those which act as an anchor for some aetheric form which can be sent like a magical weapon. In addition, blood and semen may be used as sources of the life force. Various other bodily secreta and excreta: hair, fingernails, spittle, etc., can be used to provide magical links with target persons. Talismans, amulets and fetishes are charged by a process analogous to evocation. Talismans are usually the recipient of some simple charge that evokes strength, courage, health, virility, no-mind, sleep, or some other emotion, or state of power in its possessor when he concentrates on it. If the talisman is well enough made, it should continue to evoke its effect even when it is not being used for concentration. The form and composition of the material base should be suggestive of the desired effect. Amulets are objects containing a portion of the aetheric and life force with a particular task to perform and are semi- sentient. They can only be created by the strongest forms of evocation. They are fashioned in the form of a small man or creature, and during the evocation an aetheric duplicate is placed inside the material form. They are most commonly made to protect places or persons within a short radius of action. When such things are created by a group or tribe of persons over a long period, they are known as fetishes. Any sort of material base is a spirit trap in some way, but some substances, notably crystals, absorb aetheric imprints very readily. Quartz crystals, which are large and readily available, can be used to pick up impressions by leaving them near charged places, persons, or objects. If a spirit or elemental is discovered to be inhabiting some place it can be trapped by plunging a crystal into its form.”

Liber Null by Peter Carroll (via swissshard)

lospaziobianco:

The Seven Deadly Sins by Milo Manara

(via fumetticomici)

bijoux-et-mineraux:

Picture Stone Boulder Opal - Australia

(Source: opalauctions.com, via mineralia)

(Source: sh-dafugup, via iseesigils)

didoofcarthage:

Diana and Endymion by Luca Giordano
c. 1675-1680
oil on canvas
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 

didoofcarthage:

Diana and Endymion by Luca Giordano

c. 1675-1680

oil on canvas

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 

(Source: the-athenaeum.org)

Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak.

Sun Tzu, The Art of War (via observando)

(via carnalavadhuta)

I’m the cyclops in the tenement
I’m the soul without the cause
Crying midst my rubber plants, ignoring beckoning doors
Clippings from ancient newspapers lie scattered cross the floor
Stained by the wine from a shattered glass
Meaningless words
Yellowed by time
Faded photos exposing pain
Celluloid leeches bleeding my mind
Christ, you’ve finished playing hangman
You’ve cast the fateful dice
Advice, advice, advice me,
This shroud will not suffice

And thus begins the web

Marillion - The Web