This rosary-necklace is a piece i made from dried Rowan berries that i picked last autumn. For extra power this Rosary necklace has a pendant that’s called a ‘witch finger’. This comes from a cottonwood tree. The tips of the cottonwood tree branches are known for their resemblance of a…
Image from a curse tablet found in a well in Athens, dated to some time in the first century A.D. It depicts a three armed Hekate, and the inscription below the image (not show) reads
"I register and hand over to Pluto and to the Fates and to Persephone and to the Furies and to every harmful being; I hand (them) over to Hekate, eater of what has been demanded by the gods (?); I hand over to the goddesses and gods of the underworld, and to Hermes the helper; I transfer the thieves who stole from the little house in the quarter/street (?) called Acheloou—(who stole) chain, three spreads (one woollen, white, new), gum arabic .. .tools, white piles of dirt, linseed oil, and three white (objects): mastic, pepper, and bitter almonds. I hand over those who know about the theft and deny it. I hand over all of them who have received what is contained in this deposition. Lady Hekate of the heavens, Hekate of the underworld, Hekate of the crossroads, Hekate of the triple-face, Hekate of the single-face, cut (out) the hearts of the thieves or thief who took the items contained in this deposition. And let the earth not be walkable, the sea not sailable; let there be no enjoyment of life, no increase of children, but may utter destruction visit them or him. As inspector, you will wield upon them the bronze sickle, and you will cut them out (?)"
|—||Ovid heroides, 6: 83-93 (via charlottesarahscrivener)|
but Practice is both a noun and a verb.
Mountain Ash aka Rowan Berries
I grew up being told that Mountain Ash berries were poisonous (and I’m not the only one!) but since moving to a house with a large Mountain Ash tree, I googled the myth and discovered that not only are Mountain Ash berries edible but they make great jelly as well!
Mountain Ash Jelly Recipe:
- 2lbs Mountain Ash berries
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups sugar per cup of juice
- 1 box pectin
Rinse the Mountain Ash berries and place them in a large saucepan. Then pour 2 cups of water over the berries and allow them to simmer for about 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes is up, I use a potato masher to mush the berries. Pour the entire contents of the saucepan into a jelly bag and let the juice drip into a clean saucepan or bowl. (I also squeeze the bag with my hands to speed up the process) Measure how much juice has been squeezed out, then pour the juice into a large saucepan. Add pectin to the juice (Mountain Ash actually has it’s own natural pectin, but I found that I needed to add a box of pectin to give it a more solid jelly texture) and bring the mixture to a boil for one full minute. Now add 2 cups of sugar per cup of juice (or more if you want your jelly to be sweeter), and bring it to a boil for one more full minute. Once the juice mixture has been boiled, remove from heat and quickly add it to your empty canning jars!
Since this was my first time trying Mountain Ash jelly, I only made a small amount. For my first try I copied a recipe online that called for one cup of sugar per cup of Mountain Ash juice, but I found the jelly to be much too bitter for my taste. During my second try I think I actually added more than 2 cups of sugar per cup of juice, but it’s up to the maker’s discretion!
THE SARCASM IN THIS POST IS LETHAL
Plenty of films have taken a stab at bringing Bible stories to life, from “The Ten Commandments” and “Jesus Christ: Superstar” to this year’s “Son of God” and “Noah.” But despite those movies’ different genres and tones, these films all tend to share one similarity: They have white casts, even though the Bible’s characters would have been from parts of Africa or the Middle East. Photographer James C. Lewis of Noire3000 | N3K Photo Studios has decided to rectify by presenting these iconic figures in a new light.
Lewis’ “Icons Of The Bible” photo series depicts some of the most famous characters from the Old and New Testament exclusively as people of color, including Simon Peter, Elijah, King Solomon and the archangel Gabriel. The series, which will be fully released in October, features 70 models who identify as either Asian, Native American, Hispanic, African, Middle Eastern, Black American and West Indian.
"I think it is very important to see one’s self in the Scripture so that it may become real in their eyes," Lewis told The Huffington Post. "The whitewashing of the Bible has always bothered me. However I’m happy to now have the opportunity to give a different point of view."
Bit of that piece I’m working on that’s taking effin’ forever