I’m going to be practicing writing with my dip pens again… because I find something seriously, epically, amazing about using calligraphy for witchcraft…
For tis not only from my fingers poisons be poured
from my very veins the black runs high like choking smoke
'pon my hair your heart be strangled
and with my tongue, delivers venom true
black and boiling strong
upon the glass
- in witches’ chest
I may not pour poisons as you like, yet as you see
I am poison more
then any ever held by thee.
I need to start working with clay again… I’ve been thinking of it a lot…
Been putting it off until I finish the current painting in progress, part two of something that sorta gives me Ariadne vibes.
I need to get the clay out though… I need sculptures. Small statues. Various female shapes, goddess generic shapes… maybe a man or two. Though capturing the male form has never been as easy for me.
I need shapes with exaggeration of certain body areas. Or shapes that are only portions of body, limb or torso or pelvis…
I need statues that I can take in my grasp and can pour and rub and smooth over energetically. Statues to pray over for ease and for cure. Statues I can coat my hands in oil and rub and adore and idolize and press the spell and wish upon…
I need my cabinet of witch’s shapes.
"Catch the tears of a widow
in a thimble made of glass.
Tell your Mama and your Papa
they can kiss your ass.
Poison all the water in the wishin’ well,
and hang all them scarecrows from a sycamore tree.
Burn down all those honeymoons,
put em in a pillow case,
and wait next to the switch blades
at the amusement park for me.
Strangle all the Christmas carols.
Scratch out all the prayers.
Tie ‘em up with barbed wire,
and push them down the stairs.
I’ll whittle you a pistol
to keep the nightmares off the blinds.
those sons-of-bitches always seem to sneak up from behind."
— Tom Waits (via khal-winchester)
I’ve decided to start reading witchcraft/pagan/whatever blogs again, but most of my old favourites are gone/dead now, so if there are any off-tumblr blogs you enjoy (or even ones you write yourself!), please feel free to rec them to me!
I’m not picky about the focus, as long as it’s related to witchcraft or paganism, or like…. that whole undefinable but related area.
I do have a specific interest in divination and tarot, of course, along with kitchen witchery, home-based practices in general, and the Greek gods (I am not a reconstructionist and I don’t classify myself as a Hellenic polytheist, but I work with that pantheon. But I still follow a ton of Kemetics on tumblr, because I love them). I enjoy interesting thinkers, no matter what their background.
If you enjoy it, I will take a look at it :D
I have a blog, though I don’t also just post witch/pagan/etc stuff it is a focus. I (used to) write mainly about the gods.
Primal also has a blog, and it’s far more on topic than mine.
I don’t really pay attention to many none tumblr blogs these days so I don’t have any good suggestions for you… hopefully my followers will.
I’m both very excited and stalling to dig into these new books…
I ordered Apocalyptic Witchcraft, the True Grimoire, and Geosophia from Scarlet Imprint, which arrived here today wrapped up so tightly in their box that it took the Giant several runs with a knife to break them free… Instantly smothering the desk in beautifully textured paper and a strangely pungent and overly sweet smell that still clings to the pages and my fingertips.
I’ve opened them a bit to peek inside and flip through pages, running my hands down paper edge, over ink and binding, but I’m hesitate to spread them wide and really dig in… Not just yet.
I also ordered the Cthulhurotica, which I’ve wanted since I heard about it… and whose sequel I look forward to. Another beautiful and exciting prospect, stark white pages of promise and funny little illustrations. All shiny and beautiful on the outside. Whose arrival was heralded with the Giant’s teasing announcement, ‘Your porn came today.’
I’m very exciting for all that waits me… and I’m kind of putting it off… I know that I am. Just setting them aside to wait, to prolong the excitement maybe? I don’t know.
I have a lot of reading to do…
"Witchcraft is already dead as a hag, as barren as the moon, as contaminated as the tar sands[…]. Witchcraft does not wait for deliverance. It kisses and kills with the same flushed bloody mouth. We cannot bridle her utterance, the whore speaks. We are not separate from the fate of the world. We are used to being unwelcome, hunted, blamed, raped, tortured, dispossessed, disappeared. Now we are an irrelevance, a harmless eccentricity, a fairy ball sporting stick on ears and dressing up box deviance, a social joke. Yet as witchcraft is filled with the spirit of the age we will become dangerous again, because witchcraft will have rooted meaning."
Peter Grey, Apocalyptic Witchcraft (p. 5-6)