23 7 / 2014

"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 dilfcomplex)

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23 7 / 2014

23 7 / 2014

up close and personal
alberta ferretti spring 2014 rtw

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23 7 / 2014

issu:

somesickcat:

No photoshop. Just a kitty with HUGE EYES.

The lighting in this photograph is amazing~

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23 7 / 2014

23 7 / 2014

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23 7 / 2014

terezipyroope:

terezi is so weird???? she eats chalk??? she lives in a tree?? she hangs stuffed animals??? she is raised by an egg??  i love her

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23 7 / 2014

seananmcguire:

animatedamerican:

seananmcguire:

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villainny:

Zoe and Wash, while deeply forever ridiculously in love, are not drift compatible.

Zoe and Mal are drift compatible.

Kaylee and Wash are drift compatible, and they have the best…

23 7 / 2014

breadmaakesyoufat:

when a group of teenagers walks past you and starts laughing at you for no apparent reason

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23 7 / 2014

myautisticpov:

While I appreciate that this will still be lost on many people, it’s the best way I’ve come up with for describing my autism.

I run Linux (it doesn’t matter which Linux - let’s assume Ubuntu). NTs run Windows.

Sure, Windows is more user friendly and has more functionality…