Yay, a bunch of dumb images with incorrect information! Easter has always been an Abrahamic holiday. It’s based around the Jewish Passover and then became the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Ostara is the pagan holiday centering around Spring and fertility, and was literally a month before Easter this year. Why? Because Easter is lined up with Passover.
Stop erasing the Jewish origins of Easter and trying to create more of this pagan persecution complex.
Easter is also a celebration of breaking the fast that is a part of Lent.
Read these links, learn something.
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WitchTip: place a single item on a clear altar to create a spiritual focus: try it with tarot, runes, tools, photos, sigils, etc
This just seems like a common sense tip! I mean, if you’re altar is cluttered with stuff, how do you expect to pay attention to what you’re working on?
But you don’t understand! I must have all of the pretties, all of the pretties being sparkly and shiny and in a fancy arrangement.
not sarcasm. I think I’m a magpie.
Glad to see I’m not alone in the collection of shines on the altar.
So it was brought to my attention that there is a pure water diet you can do for ten days and lose alot of weight. About 15 pounds. Now I really want to try this but it also sounds dangerious and stupid as fuck to go without food at all for ten days. But ex bf was also explaining how after words you have little tiny meals and you teach your stomach to need smaller portions to feel full and it helps regulate stuff and cleanse your system the entire time you drink the water and by day four you should be fine.
Wish me luck guys I am going to start it tomorrow.
No, please don’t! That’s super duper scary dangerous and unhealthy! Missing out on all those nutrients for so long can lead to hair loss, gallstones, dizziness and even heart damage. Even on an extreme diet you shouldn’t drop below about 1000 calories a day. If you really want to tune up your eating habits and loose some weight switch to a raw vegetarian diet for a while then slowly re-introduce foods that you would like to keep. It’s what they recommend for soldiers who have to go on the “fat kid” program for being over weight requirements.
i like this post and i like pokemon and i like astrology so i’m gonna put down the ones i think are fitting?
IMMA DRAGON YES DRAGON DRAGON DRAGON DRAGON
Fire *fluffs glorious mane* how appropriate.
"I’m heading to my German class. Originally I am from Moscow but now I’m living in Berlin learning German. To me, German is the most wonderful langage in the world. But ever since I was a child I was so afraid to learn it. It is utterly hard. To be honest: Sometimes I’m crying over all the mistakes I do. Yes, German is a tough language but it is worth it. My favourite word is "Meerschweinchen" - isn’t that cute?"
"Ich laufe gerade zum Deutsch-Unterricht. Ich komme aus Moskau, lebe jetzt aber in Berlin und lerne Deutsch. Für mich ist Deutsch die schönste Sprache der Welt! Aber seit ich ein kleines Kind war, hatte ich große Angst davor, es zu lernen. Ehrlich gesagt: Manchmal weine ich wegen all der Fehler, die ich noch mache. Deutsch ist schon schwer aber das ist es wert. Mein Lieblingswort ist "Meerschweinchen" - ist das nicht süß?"
Ha! That’s my favorite German word too!
'God Hates Native Culture': Westboro Baptist to Picket Alaska Natives
The Westboro Baptist Church, infamously known for its offensive protest signs which celebrate the death of soldiers, God’s hate toward homosexuals and more, has set their sights to protest the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage on Sunday June 1. Though the former leader of the church Fred Phelps recently died, the members of the WBC are carrying the torch forward.
Best solution I can see to this? Hold a huge dance! Celebrate traditional culture in such a huge way that it completely overshadows the scraggly handful of bigots holding their hateful little signs.
I must say though, it doesn’t surprise me one little bit that they’ve moved to racism along with all of their other bigotry.
the phrase “curiosity killed the cat” is actually not the full phrase it actually is “curiosity killed the cat but satisfaction brought it back” so don’t let anyone tell you not to be a curious little baby okay go and be interested in the world uwu
Blood is thicker than water The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb.
Meaning that relationships formed by choice are stronger than those formed by birth.
Naw, neither of those things are “the REAL phrases” or whatever. The original phrases are the versions we’ve all heard a thousand times, those variations are things people came up with much later because they didn’t agree with the original expressions. If you agree more with the altered phrases that’s fine (and I do, too), but don’t go around thinking that you know the “original” phrases and everyone else is misquoting them.
Not sure about the first one but I’m pretty sure that the blood of the covenant is thicker than the waters of the womb (or possibly the milk of the breast) is the original. In H. Clay Trumbull’s book a Blood Covenant (1893) he dates the phrase to at least around the late 900’s. A couple other books put it back farther but Trumbull has the best source so I generally go off his dating for this one. The shortened version, however, seems to show up as “Blut is Dicker als Wasser” in Reynard the Fox in the 12th century. Not to mention that the longer version is sometimes still used in the Middle East and South Asia.
Anonymous asked: I recently bought a clothing item from a seller in India (for belly dancing) and they sent me a little sheet of bindi's. Can I not wear them? I'm asking you because I feel comfortable coming to you with questions regarding something that might be cultural appropriation. Last thing I want is to look ignorant or offensive, that'd never be my intention. I respect all cultures.
it’s not my culture and I’m a white person, therefore it’s not my place to give you permission to wear a bindi. my personal opinion, however, is that it’s not a good idea and it’s a disrespectful thing to do. I don’t think a bindi should be a fashion accessory, given its cultural and religious history and significance.
Try asking thisisnotdesi here on tumblr, though they’ll probably tell you exactly what natural-magics just did about it not being a fashion accessory.
Anonymous asked: Wait you gave directions to a shdow person? I've always heard they're evil.
I can’t speak to it’s character too much as it was a brief conversation but I did have something matching the discription of what is commonly called a shadow person ask me for help when it was lost. Several years ago I woke up in the middle of the night and saw a shadow figure near the end of my bed. Now I’m a heck of a brat when I get woken up by anyone or anything so I just snapped at it, saying “What?” Which is pretty much what I saw whenever I get woken up. I got the impression “lost” and “help” from it and so I told it where and when it was (because sleppy logic). Apparenty that helped because it dissapeared and I went back to sleep. I don’t know exactly what it was or why it was there, for all I know I could have been half asleep and talknig to a coat rack, but that was my experience.
Now they’re talking about shadow people. Come on people, don’t get spooked by those assholes. If it’s showing up at inapproprate times (like when you’re trying to sleep) grab a spray bottle of vinegar and tell it to fuck off or it’s going to get a face full. If it seems like it’s just trying to get your attention just ask it what’s up. Could very well be that they’re just trying to say hey or are trying to ask for directions out of where ever they are (had that one happen once myself).