belaquadros:

Lakshimi

belaquadros:

Lakshimi

venusinthefifth:

swampseer:

I did a productive and picked my blackberries

love blackberries <3

artafrica:

Detail in the church Neakutoleab in the neighbourhood of Lalibela, Ethiopia by Ronnie Dankelman

artafrica:

Detail in the church Neakutoleab in the neighbourhood of Lalibela, Ethiopia by Ronnie Dankelman


Urban witches be like

Urban witches be like

training the ego to let go: turn your gaze toward invisible things

homonoire:

Moon Over Harlem. William Henry Johnson, painter. 1943-1944

homonoire:

Moon Over Harlem. William Henry Johnson, painter. 1943-1944

"Eshu Elegba (known to his Yoruba devotees by either name, as Christians uses Jesus and Christ interchangeably) is at the nexus of a pantheon of orisha grouped into a dozen or so “hot and cool” cults. His place within these cults varies. Worshippers of the hot/hard orisha (Ogun of Iron, Shango of Lightning, Shapona of Smallpox) say Eshu is their brother: vain, handsome, sexually prolific. Devotees of Oshun, mother of cool terrestrial waters, say she is married to Eshu and possessed of his cunning. Muslim and Christian Yoruba maintain that he is simply Satan, the devil. Yoruba oral tradition gives ammunition to all these cross-interpretations. The oriki (praise poetry) say he is ‘the biggest creature with a big wooden stick,’ yet he is so tiny that he must ‘stand on tiptoe to put salt in the soup.’ He is both first and last born, old man and child, cunning and capricious. Old or young, he disregards ‘the normal code; he enjoys the natural license of the innocent and the privileged license of the aged. As a child he is the experimenter who breaks the rules. Thus…the Yoruba say he is the youngest of the orisha, but the father of them all."

Donald Cosentino, Who is that Fellow in the Many-colored Cap? Transformations of Esu in Old and New World Mythologies (via hoodoo-seed)

mrcheyl:

Hope everyone has a good day and a solid week ahead. If there’s something you’ve been putting off, get started on it. If there’s a call you been meaning to make, make it and get it out of the way. Here’s to productivity, motivation, determination, positivity, good vibes, and whatever else helps you on your road to success and contentment. So get shit done, and have a good one. 

Self-Love Spray

witchcraftings:

Purpose: If you’re ever feeling down about yourself, mist yourself with this Self-Love Spray.

Materials: A spray bottle (alternatively, you can use a regular bottle and simply dab the mixture on yourself); 12 fresh rose petals; lavender essential oil; a lemon; a pot/cauldron; a stove, fire, or kettle; 4 cups water.

This spell is best done…: During a waning moon.

Instructions:

Cast circle and call quarters if desired. Ground and centre if needed.

Concentrate on driving away negative feelings. Visualize what pain, anxiety, and self-hate look like. What colours are they? What do they feel like? For me, negative feelings are dark brown and feel gritty like wet sand or dirt. Next, visualize what good feelings look and feel like. Imagine these good feelings replacing the bad. Say:

"I bless this work with self-love."

Pour 4 cups water into the pot. If you don’t have a stove or fire, boil the water in a kettle before you add it. To the water, add 12 drops lavender essential oil. As you add the oil, say:

"I banish anxiety. I bring peace."

Add 12 rose petals, saying:

"I banish pain. I bring love."

Add the juice of a fresh lemon, saying:

"I banish negativity. I bring happiness."

Pour all the good energy you can into the mixture. I like holding my hands over the pot and picturing myself literally pouring bright light into the pot as if it’s water running from my fingers. Say:

"Darkness is banished and light comes to me. So mote it be." *

Bring the water to a boil and let sit, uncovered, for about 20 minutes (or, it kettle was used, let sit for 20 minutes). Strain the mixture into a bottle and discard the petals and any other leftover materials in the water (i.e. lemon seeds).

Carry the bottle with you, spraying yourself whenever you feel the need to. I like halving the mixture; keep a bottle put away, and carry a tiny mister with you.

*You can replace “So mote it be” with any statement you wish.

Spell written by: Deborah Lipp
Spell from: Llewellyn’s 2014 Witches’ Spell-A-Day Almanac
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witchcraftings:

Spiritual paths are not like the physical paths we see in our mortal realm.

Paths here are wrought by many feet, and always the same. They all lead to the same place each time. Not until we make a conscious decision to walk into the darkness do we get lost, or find a new path. We must physically move ourselves in order to stray and be harmed.

But spiritual paths are different. They shift and change. Two people may walk the same path to happiness. One, with a clear heart and good intentions. The other, motivated by greed and fear. Who will prevail, do you think? But look: they walk the same path. They donate the same amount of time, money, and energy. But who will be the happier in the end? The path changes depending on who walks it.

We don’t have to literally step off a spiritual path in order to find ourselves unhappy or lost. The path is a metaphor, an easy mask. The true journey comes from within ourselves.

allaboutmary:

A Russian copy of the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the patroness of Poland.

allaboutmary:

A Russian copy of the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the patroness of Poland.

divinemoon:

Boveda Espiritual ~ For the Egun

divinemoon:

Boveda Espiritual ~ For the Egun

alexander-burton:

Some instagram pics from the rainforest house in Madrid’s Botanic Garden

lavenderwrath:

Witchy Tip: Never forget the power of writing in spells. There are many spells that do not require more than a writing utensil and a proper canvas for the words.