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Galaxy Tarot: wtf

lokiwtf:

I just asked the Galaxy Tarot app: “What is my next step or learning as regards preparing to do [an upcoming Thing that is disconcerting and still quite nebulous, and that may or may not potentiate or involve another even more nebulous, even more disconcerting Thing]?”

Before I go on, I have to apologize for that bracketed text. I’m not going mad or trying to be coy. There’s a metric ton of important volatile Stuff swirling around right now and it hasn’t coalesced enough yet that I can bring myself to embody it in actual language. It’s emotionally very hard to articulate my thoughts around it even just to myself, and some of it touches topics that I’d really hesitate to get into in public even if I felt more internally robust about it. #liminal state #high nope coefficient  #apologies for the service interruption #please stand by

ANYHOODLE

I got the Three of Cups. 

I looked it up at my usual sources.

  • celebration, a time for a party
  • abundance, fruits, a joyful harvest
  • building community, reaching out more socially, strengthening and expanding mutual emotional support structures
  • bonds and unions #oof #thing one #thing two #if they are in fact two separate things # i don’t even fucking know oKAY #whee
  • a bit of a hint to lighten up and enjoy things more #…

So, um. Pretty much exactly what last night’s Free Will Astrology thingy said. If not even more so. 

HAVE SOME CAKE

The indeterminate number of sous-rature elephants that may or may not be in the room entirely fucking notwithstanding, the community/support theme would have been enough to raise my eyebrows because that’s all very suddenly and recently spiking hard for me (shout-out to assorted nice people here there and yon) both generally speaking and wrt the most concrete, specific reading of my question. It isn’t like my introverted-even-on-the-internet self at all. And yet it does in fact feel necessary right now — tbh it’s like water in the desert. So, um. Seems legit.

… I don’t even ever use the standard Rider-Waite deck ordinarily
… and this is a freaking APP for fuck’s sake
… HOW DOES IT FUCKING KNOW 
… *breathing heavily*

Also, I guess I get to be unnerved both by Galaxy Tarot and by Free Will Astrology now. I mean, yay! new divination tools that show early signs of utility and value! But also, wow, much spooky, very yikes

I love that modern technology has heeded the call of magic.

I hate that it’s like getting a cellphone - it’s easier for people beings to get a hold of you.

Good luck with that nebulousness…I know those feels.

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theopaquemindpalace:

So in the past I’ve had the experience where an unusual name will pop into my head, rather insistently, and I will look it up and find a deity, god/dess, spirit, legend or myth associated with it. Sometimes these are folks just saying ‘Hi, was in the area, you looked interesting so I thought I’d say hi, if you’re interested, ping me,’ and other times (*cough* LOKI *cough*) they’re saying ‘HIIIIIIIIII HIIIIIIIIII I’M BOTHERING YOU, DON’T IGNORE MEEEEEE’.

Today I had an unusual name pop into my head and I looked it up. But it’s not the name of a deity, god/dess, spirit, legend or myth. The very few matches I found don’t ‘feel’ right.

This is a little weird for me, especially since last night as I was falling asleep I heard a chorus of childish voices saying “We’ll be nice to you” in a ‘don’t worry, we won’t fuck things up too badly for you’ tone.

And Loki’s snickering at my description of those voices. Oh, that’s reassuring.

 

@theemperorsfeather said: :| Well that sounds like ~fun~

You spell “vaguely terrifying” kind of strangely, but that’s ok. XD 

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spongeofmalphas:

CAT YRONWODE OF LUCKY MOJO USES MAGICK TO KILL TEENAGERS

dianaandpansson:

dianaandpansson:

shivian:

PLEASE REBLOG!!! CAT YRONWODE IS USING MAGICK TO TRY AND KILL TEENAGERS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY COMMITTED DIGITAL PIRACY!!!

[original post backed up to here, in case Cat Yronwode attempts to delete it to hide her revolting behavior, as well as the Google Cache of it]

I am no proponent of piracy, especially when digital sales might be the life-blood of an author. However, when someone commits an act of piracy there are clear and legal boundaries with which it can be fought. Outside of those, when it comes to magick, it is (of course) up to the ethics of the person performing the spell.

However, I would hope (and suspect) that most witches, magicians, and conjure-folk treat the magick they wield with an eye-for-an-eye mentality. For instance, if someone dents your fender, do they really deserve to be stuck blind, deaf, and dumb for their whole life?

Cat Yronwode, however, feels that Dylan deserves to not just die, but die very soon, and to have it done in a gruesome way to boot. From the curse-post that she made to her own website:

Your name as Dylan MacLir, son of Lisa Peschel, will be posted at my web site with a request for your death. No, i am not kidding. I want you dead, and as God is my witness, you will die. The sooner this planet is rid of stealing, lying, lazy, rat-fiucking smiley-faced sociopaths like you, the sooner we can sing Hosannah in the highest. You deserve to be run over by a truck. God willing, it will happen very, very soon.

In the above instance with Cat Yronwode, however, anyone who thinks that a teenage boy who commits some digital piracy deserves a death sentence like Cat Yronwode is leveling upon Dylan is a mentally sick individual! Cat Yronwode needs to see psychiatric help, and shouldn’t be trusted as a guide, teacher, or friend. EVER!

Further, what Cat Yronwode has done in this instance is even worse. Hoping for a young boy to die because he pirated books is one thing. Yet, not only has she leveraged the power of her website (and any customer who might visit it, and see this page) but she is also insinuates that she will leverage the full force of a 1,400 strong student body to help her.

THIS IS NOT WHAT LEADERSHIP IN THE HOODOO / NEOPAGAN COMMUNITY SHOULD LOOK LIKE!!! THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF PERSON WE SHOULD BE SUPPORTING!!!

Anyone who still feels that Cat Yronwode is an upstanding individual, after all of the various things that have been posted about on this blog, might want to take a long hard look at what values they place on the lives of other human beings. Don’t forget her feelings about how she should have the right to shoot eBook pirates in the face, and how she supports her husband’s Suicide Guides which several gay teens have likely read and used to carry out their own deaths.

THE HOODOO / NEOPAGAN COMMUNITY NEEDS TO STOP SUPPORTING LUCKY MOJO / CAT YRONWODE!!! THIS IS NOT WHAT LEADERSHIP SHOULD LOOK LIKE!!! THERE ARE BETTER TEACHERS OUT THERE!!!

PLEASE REBLOG!!! 

Holy shit… I feel conflicted now about giving out so much advice from her book. It’s frustrating that she has claimed such a monopoly on accessible Hoodoo knowledge, and is simultaneously a screwed up bitch.

What can be done?

– Send prayers/protections toward Dylan MacLir, son of Lisa Peschel.

– Cease supporting this irresponsible, delusional, and violent woman. Do not buy from or visit LuckyMojo.com or other websites owned by Catherine Yronwode.

– Do not purchase any works by Catherine Yronwode such as Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic or The Black Folder.

Support and spread other resources for learning the history and practices of Hoodoo and other African Diaspora Traditions. Blog about them, write about them, talk about them, buy them, and read them!
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT.

We must unite as a community –as many different communities that make up a greater force– to withdraw our support from this childish, vindictive woman. Catherine Yronwode (Manfredi), daughter of Liselotte Erlanger, is not a trustworthy leader. We must bring our support to other sources which may alleviate the academic and magical worlds from her single voice. 

ALTERNATIVE SOURCES:

  • Original Botanica: a botanica with online service that is located in Fordham, NY (Bronx area). They are incredibly kind and very well supplied.
  • The Vodou Store: a store that provides online services for both Vodou, Hoodoo, and witchcraft supplies. Run by Docteur Cæli D’Anto
  • The United States of Hoodoo: a documentary on Hoodoo practices in America, particularly in the black community.
  • The Roots Without End Society: an organization that helps promote knowledge and experience of the Vodou religion. A very informative website.
  • Haitian Vodou: an introductory book by Mambo Chita Tann.
  • Drums and Shadows: [FULL TEXT] an old book that was part of a project directed by Mary Granger to collect oral folklore relating to Hoodoo and folk magic from coastal Georgia in the 1930s.
  • Zora Neale Hurston: a prolific author, and hoodoo practitioner, “Zora Neale Hurston is considered one of the pre-eminent writers of twentieth-century African-American literature. Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance” and besides her many novels has done some incredible work in Hoodoo research and folklore. She authored Hoodoo In America in The Journal of American Folklore, and Hoodoo and Black Magic column for the Fort Pierce Chronicle.

I want to reblog this with a few more links for you. These are all stores where you can get supplies for Hoodoo and African Diaspora Traditions, but also some with quality and inexpensive witchcraft supplies:

  • Wolf and Goat: very good supplies for witchcraft, folk and ceremonial magic supplies.   
  • Alchemy-Works: herbs, roots, plants, oils, incenses, and incredible plant information!
  • Grandma’s Candle Shop: very cheap general magical supplies for witchcraft and hoodoo.
  • Folk Cuba: African Diaspora/Central American spiritual and magical supplies
  • Azure Green: very, very, very cheap general supplies for witchcraft, magic, neo-paganism, and neo-wicca. 

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So in the past I’ve had the experience where an unusual name will pop into my head, rather insistently, and I will look it up and find a deity, god/dess, spirit, legend or myth associated with it. Sometimes these are folks just saying ‘Hi, was in the area, you looked interesting so I thought I’d say hi, if you’re interested, ping me,’ and other times (*cough* LOKI *cough*) they’re saying ‘HIIIIIIIIII HIIIIIIIIII I’M BOTHERING YOU, DON’T IGNORE MEEEEEE’.

Today I had an unusual name pop into my head and I looked it up. But it’s not the name of a deity, god/dess, spirit, legend or myth. The very few matches I found don’t ‘feel’ right.

This is a little weird for me, especially since last night as I was falling asleep I heard a chorus of childish voices saying “We’ll be nice to you” in a ‘don’t worry, we won’t fuck things up too badly for you’ tone.

And Loki’s snickering at my description of those voices. Oh, that’s reassuring.

Filed under loki does what he does spirit worker problems

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Sometimes I worry about me. My first impression on seeing this image was “Awww….a giant protective beast watching over the child sleeping.”
Then I noticed the teddy bear and realized it was supposed to be a threatening monster.
….And I still prefer my interpretation.

Sometimes I worry about me. My first impression on seeing this image was “Awww….a giant protective beast watching over the child sleeping.”

Then I noticed the teddy bear and realized it was supposed to be a threatening monster.

….And I still prefer my interpretation.

(Source: rbcbr, via brynja-storm)

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Gods though

You be like:
so am I supposed to do this thing
Gods be like:
well we don't make you do things
Gods be like:
we just open the way so you can do things
Gods be like:
...
You be like:
...
Gods be like:
so you should probably do the thing since we went through the trouble and everything

Filed under Well this is super relevant Hmmm