Differentiation is the stimulus of recreation, hence perversions and contra-practices are used to that end. Ceremony and Ritual are the matrices of form and order, the thesis being that by the act of ‘as if’ the wish is fleshed when magically charged. The act of exuviations is by transference to the powers of elemental automata as delegated by the obsessive mind. Thus reality may obtain, and for a while serve its own purpose. The ecstatic moment is used as the fecund instant of wish-endowment; for at that period of reality, the Will, Desire, and Belief are aligned and in unison. Faith is a form of compulsory autohypnosis which may build up and enter belief. The great believers have no need of faith–and we are all convinced by the flesh of things.”
— Zoetic Grimoire of Zos, Austin Osman Spare (via coldalbion)
“This flyer, a pre–Riot Grrrl ‘manifesto’ that was later repurposed for the minizine Riot Grrrl, is the first image in the book. Kathleen told me she made it in 1989, when she was volunteering at Safeplace, Olympia’s long-lived domestic-violence shelter and advocacy organization. Designed so that it could be folded up into a small rectangle with the word trust on top, this flyer was both a secret invitation and a public announcement, much like Riot Grrrl itself.”
During the course of our conversation she mentioned that the basket she was weaving would fetch 11 rupees at the haat [market]. Trying to figure out the profit I inquired: “How much does it cost to make the basket?”
Perplexed, I asked her to repeat. She did.
“It fetches you a rupee less than the cost?”
“How many baskets do you weave in a year?”
“Who knows? But several.”
“For how long have you been weaving baskets?”
“I learnt it from my mother when I was a little girl. Ever since.”
“But why do you do this?”
“Because this is the only thing I know; and one must do something. Doing what you can is purusharth [self-worth, natural law, dharma].”
This conversation could not have lasted longer.
Why do people do things that entail predictable economic loss, year after year? Or is economy more than mere profit and loss? what about the issue of purusharth in economy?
Of human dignity, resilience, the sense of doing something meaningful for oneself and beyond?”
— DARK MOUNTAIN ISSUE 4:Dispatches from Bastar
When you read the ancient and scholarly texts having to do with ancient Hellas, you will often come upon references to ‘honey cakes’ or ‘cakes’ in general. We might be tempted to interpret these to mean modern day cakes, but the ancient Hellenes would have most likely used flat cracker-type ‘cakes’, made from barley meal and honey.
This was an excellent article, and the resulting cakes very much like those I got out of following recipes for Cakes of Light (replace wheat flour with barley because obvs).
OTOH, after going to several meals with modern Greeks & people from Turkey, I noticed that there were always these cakes drenched in honey which I’ve sampled many varieties (mmm, poppy seed cake..) as well as baklava. With a Turkish grocer just down the street, let me say baklava has become very popular at my Deipnon and Noumenia celebrations.
Remember my pet caterpillar Shane? Found him at church during a sermon about Satan XD. He was such a fun pet in his larval stage. He used to love to swing from my hair.
Then everything changed when he pupated. He never touched me. He just spent several months looking and acting like a turd
But it was worth it! Look at him now! He’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!! And the friendly disposition has returned! He sits on my shoulder watching The Sing Off with me. Also, he’s a she! and she just laid eggs! I can’t wait for the 2nd generation!
this dude got his own pokemon
Thus structurelessness becomes a way of masking power, and within the women’s movement is usually most strongly advocated by those who are the most powerful (whether they are conscious of their power or not). As long as the structure of the group is informal, the rules of how decisions are made are known only to a few and awareness of power is limited to those who know the rules. Those who do not know the rules and are not chosen for initiation must remain in confusion, or suffer from paranoid delusions that something is happening of which they are not quite aware.”
A lesson for educators….very much including myself in the group that can learn from this.
Bring socks!!!! #homeless #donate #homelessness
As are toiletries!
I would also advice NOT to buy wool socks because yes, they are warm, but wool shrinks very easily, some people are allergic to wool, and wet wool is one of the most uncomfortable things in the world.
Thick cotton socks would be best, they’d last the longest and be the easiest to take care of and clean.
Cotton is best. Always cotton
A new study by researchers at the University of Minnesota have uncovered a disquieting racial gap when it comes to exposure to air pollution, the MinnPost reports. Examining air-pollution exposure across racial, economic, educational and other relevant categories, researchers realized that race and income had the greatest impact on exposure, with people of color being exposed to 38 percent more outdoor nitrogen oxide from vehicle exhaust and power plants than their white counterparts. Exposure has been linked to higher rates of asthma and heart disease. “The main ones are race and income, and they both matter,” lead researcher Julian Marshall, an associate professor at the university, told the MinnPost in an interview. “In our findings, however, race matters more than income.”
“The health impacts from the difference in levels between whites and nonwhites found in the study are substantial,” the study states, according to the site. “For example, researchers estimate that if nonwhites breathed the lower NO2 [nitrogen] levels experienced by whites, it would prevent 7,000 deaths from heart disease alone among nonwhites each year.”
St. Gregory the Illuminator said, ‘We make Idols of our concepts, but wisdom is born of wonder.’ In more modern jargon, we easily hypnotize ourselves with our current models—our maps of existence, our latest reality-tunnels—and wisdom begins when we are shocked out of this hypnosis and realize again that appearances are our own Mickey Mouse creations and we don’t know what is ‘behind’ these appearances.”
Robert Anton Wilson. Semiotext(e) SF. 1989.