Tuesday Jul 7 @ 10:44am

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: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all 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  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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Monday Jul 7 @ 10:19pm
Monday Jul 7 @ 10:15pm


Beetlejuice (1988) Dir. Tim Burton

Monday Jul 7 @ 12:30am

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

che la mia ferita sia mortale"may my wound be deadly"


Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

che la mia ferita sia mortale
"may my wound be deadly"

Friday Jul 7 @ 07:36pm

Key to my heart


Key to my heart

Wednesday Jul 7 @ 09:02pm

i learned that people can easily forget that others are human.

"prisoner" from the stanford prison experiment (1971)
Monday Jul 7 @ 01:09am

Date someone who gives you the same feeling of when you see your food coming at a restaurant

Wednesday Jul 7 @ 11:11pm


Space is full of creatures.

Monday Jun 6 @ 02:18am


No sympathy for rapists, no sympathy for abusers, no sympathy for those who side with them. No excuses for their behavior, no justifications, no exceptions.

Monday Jun 6 @ 02:13am