ancient-mesopotamia:

The figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war, or Ishtar’s sister and rival, the goddess Ereshkigal who ruled over the Underworld, or the demoness Lilitu, known in the Bible as Lilith. The plaque probably stood in a shrine. 
Old Babylonian era, 1800-1750 BCE, from southern Iraq (place of excavation is unknown), Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).


One of the many reasons we regularly visit the British Museum. Nice shot of her.

ancient-mesopotamia:

The figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war, or Ishtar’s sister and rival, the goddess Ereshkigal who ruled over the Underworld, or the demoness Lilitu, known in the Bible as Lilith. The plaque probably stood in a shrine. 

Old Babylonian era, 1800-1750 BCE, from southern Iraq (place of excavation is unknown), Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London).

One of the many reasons we regularly visit the British Museum.
Nice shot of her.

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antipahtico:

The Whore Of Babylon

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THOU SHALT NOT

speculumgg7:

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    It is a blatant attemt to dam off our acces to the inconsciosnous, but all it does is put a kink in the libido hosepipe that is just waiting to explode. There is a lot of pressure building here. Please insert your favorite sex crime, social dysfunction or petty hatred, this is the source off it. William Blake hit it right at the head, YOU CAN NEVER BE FREE IF YOU BUY INTO DENIAL. Your initial reaction to seven headed beasts with horns sticking out of them may not be instantly possitive, but it is repression that really makes monsters. The gateway to the unconscious has some very frighting looking guardians, but that is your first challenge. IF YOU CANNOT GET PAST FEAR YOU ARE NOT GOING VERY FAR IN THIS JOURNEY. FEAR WILL ENSLAVE YOU…

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http://runesoup.com/2014/07/fate-of-empires-archonology-part-8/

Read this. The straight dope from Runesoup.
Abandon conspiracy theory, get your head around Archonology.
Follow the money. This is the shape of the world we are living in.

graveyarddirt:

Artwork by Virgil Finlay.

Doves, horns, goddess, rapture seems familiar..

graveyarddirt:

Artwork by Virgil Finlay.

Doves, horns, goddess, rapture seems familiar..

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“If you want a red rose,” said the Tree, “you must build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with your own heart’s-blood. You must sing to me with your breast against a thorn. All night long you must sing to me, and the thorn must pierce your heart, and your life-blood must flow into my veins, and become mine.”

—   Oscar Wilde, “The Nightingale And The Rose” (via fables-of-the-reconstruction)

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Love Spells : Sarah Anne Lawless

"Love spells aren’t supposed to be beautiful or ethical. Love spells are dirty and dark."

“Like a snake, my heart
has shed its skin.
I hold it here in my hand,
full of honey and wounds.”

—   Federico Garcia Lorca, New Heart  (via cenizas)

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http://www.thethinkersgarden.com/2014/07/24/interview-historian-al-cummins/

Eloquent, funny and deeply wizard-like…

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/asenseofplace/2014/07/a-call-to-war/

Then read his follow up, rather than getting lost in the snark of the comments:

http://paganarch.com/2014/07/24/environmentalism-is-meaningless/