scarlet-library:

The Holy Table, the Sigil of Ameth and the Ensigns of Creation.

These sigils and tables are elements of the ceremonial systems known as Enochian Magic, derived from the work of scholar Dr. John Dee and seer Edward Kelley. Kelley and Dee claimed to collaboratively summon and observe archangels of God through a scrying stone on a prepared table. Through this method, Kelley and Dee were given the Holy Table (the Table of Covenant) and instructed to utilize the Sigil of Ameth (Sigillum Dei) with the scrying-stone. The angels then presented the seven Ensigns of Creation, complex talismants to be engraved on purified tin and arranged on the Holy Table to be used as a means of establishing “conciliation between the magician and the Heptarchic powers”.

More information on the history and use of these sigils can be found in the Enochian Magick Reference by Benjamin Rowe at the Hermetic Library website.

"Which of your lies holds you closest to your biggest truth?"

Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Late Notebooks (via violentwavesofemotion)

"Magick does not offer an escape from ordinary reality: rather it offers a full-on confrontation with it, which one can easily lose."

Peter J Carroll, Psybermagick (via chirotus)

A bath tub cut out of a large single piece of Quartz Crystal.

A bath tub cut out of a large single piece of Quartz Crystal.

venusinthefifth:

morningcuddles:

Hematite | Root Chakra

Use this one in times of extreme anxiety. Like when you feel a panic attack coming on, you can barely breathe, and it feels like the overwhelming negativity is about to rip out of your rib cage. It’s extremely grounding, reliably and quickly absorbing negative energy. However, don’t carry hematite for long periods of time, because it will leave you with a cold, hollow feeling (apathy). No anxiety or hysteria,… but no joy or vivaciousness, either. Because of its highly absorbent nature, clean regularly (!!).

Photo credit: 4, 3, and 2.

My favorite!

bekkathyst:

My natural ametrine crystal. I’m going to take more pictures of it tomorrow :)

bekkathyst:

My natural ametrine crystal. I’m going to take more pictures of it tomorrow :)

aerienette:

Untitled | via Tumblr on We Heart It.

aerienette:

Untitled | via Tumblr on We Heart It.

libutron:

Kenyan Sand Boa - Eryx colubrinus
The sand boas are a group of generally small boids related to the rosy and rubber boas of North America, and together they make up the group (subfamily) called the Erycinae boas.
Also named East African Sand Boa, Eryx colubrinus (Boidae), is in build a typical sand boa, but colored orange or yellow with chocolate-brown to black splotches. The belly is white or cream. In the wild, this species ranges through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Chad, Niger, Yemen, Tanzania, and Somalia. 
They eat small rodents and lizards, which they catch by lying in wait nearly buried in the dirt or sand until a potential meal walks by. Relatively small prey are grasped very quickly and suffocated not by constriction but by pulling them under the sand.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Cat Smith | Locality: not indicated (2007)

libutron:

Kenyan Sand Boa - Eryx colubrinus

The sand boas are a group of generally small boids related to the rosy and rubber boas of North America, and together they make up the group (subfamily) called the Erycinae boas.

Also named East African Sand Boa, Eryx colubrinus (Boidae), is in build a typical sand boa, but colored orange or yellow with chocolate-brown to black splotches. The belly is white or cream. In the wild, this species ranges through Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Chad, Niger, Yemen, Tanzania, and Somalia.

They eat small rodents and lizards, which they catch by lying in wait nearly buried in the dirt or sand until a potential meal walks by. Relatively small prey are grasped very quickly and suffocated not by constriction but by pulling them under the sand.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Cat Smith | Locality: not indicated (2007)

hierophage:

arjuna-vallabha:

Shiva worship, Kanchipuram

Brahma Murari surarchita LingamNirmala bhasita sobhita LingamJanmaja dukha vinasaka LingamTat pranamami Sadasiva Lingam

hierophage:

arjuna-vallabha:

Shiva worship, Kanchipuram

Brahma Murari surarchita Lingam
Nirmala bhasita sobhita Lingam
Janmaja dukha vinasaka Lingam
Tat pranamami Sadasiva Lingam

venusinthefifth:

shaolin-alchemist:

Scorpio-Sun, Pisces-moon, Sagittarius-rising

Pisces-Sun, Gemini-Moon, Libra-Rising :-)

Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon, Virgo rising :o

reginatenebris:

diabloumrexinfernalium

reginatenebris:

diabloumrexinfernalium

A message from give-a-glamps


what started you on your path to where you are spiritually?

christopheralopez:

christopheralopez:

I was going to commit suicide after intensive hardship with my mother because of me coming out the closest. Then one day as I was contemplating the many ways I can end my life, I had a very raw out of body experience which took me into this darkness and there I saw this woman in blue telling my she will be my Mother and comfort me in those dark times, later to find out this was Yemaya. She saved my life and gave it new meaning!

Modupe! Indeed it is powerful and still I think about it and wonder at Her mysteries thinking she went out Her way to reach out to someone who didn’t know nothing about Her

"Hoodoo, or Voodoo, as pronounced by the whites, is burning with a flame in America, with all the intensity of a suppressed religion. It has its thousands of secret adherents. It adapts itself like Christianity to its locale, reclaiming some of its borrowed characteristics to itself, such as fire worship as signified in the Christian church by the altar and the candles and the belief in the power of water to sanctify as in baptism."

Zora Neale Hurston, Mules and Men (via hoodoo-seed)