v-v-f:

ginandjack, you should definitely listen to this if you haven’t already.

Oh yes, this was an instant favorite, naturally i want someone to make a terrible mash up of this with “heads will roll”

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That special, post-offering moment when the room is saturated with the smells of brandy, honey, and rose, and the idols all have a dewy glow in the light of the soon-gone candles.

Divine.

faineemae:

i’m just saying, take as many selfies as you want.

there are multi-million dollar companies with old white men as ceos that profit off of your low self-esteem and self-hate. 

destroy them.

love yourself.

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eccellenze-italiane:

Le Tradizioni Sarde

Boes di Ottana

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carmilla-and-the-nightmares:

Dionysus and the Bacchantes, c.1900

Richmond, Sir William Blake

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I stand on a precipice

i am gold tested in fire

Fires have consumed me

And I have survived

I am sutured

I am shining

I am beautiful

and I am not ready

but I will continue on

_____

I have been in a whole new place spiritually, and emotionally. I feel like I am seeing the personal, lower effects of the work and worship I do on myself. I am still me, never satisfied unless I’m too busy, too emotional, too…

But I handle it all so differently now, I daresay I am on a precipice: a threshold before the next drop, or growth, or death, or whatever will be in store. Katharsis takes time. Katharsis is catalyst. And I am better equipped to handle myself than ever before. So, that means it’s time to kick things up a notch. If I can handle X, I need to get a handle on Y before life thrusts it on me unaware.

As for what that looks like: This year has been a whirlwind of new things, and old cycles. I can see the cycles better than ever before.

I am making new cycles of my own.

My arete praxis? I am extending it. Some lessons will need more than a week to sink in. As a hedonist, beauty came easy, but timing? As if some cosmic joke, I spent nearly three weeks learning about the art and beauty of timing. I am only now beginning brazenness. And oh, I do believe I am brazen.

As for other areas of my faith? Well, Big D does not get pushed aside…ever. I’ve decided, after some divination with a friend, and more divination and prayers, that I will undergo a devotional, month long, partial fast. All whole foods, veggies, fruit, protein, and healthy fats, no processed or added sugars, no grains, rice, dairy, alcohol, or any inflammatory vegetables. I am surrounded by food, I love food, and food is really the last body issue “thing” I struggle with; al of my previous fasts have been shorter, cutting out one thing or so at a time. This will be a challenge, I will be physically exhausted, especially since I will continue to go to the gym four days a week, offer Big D and the theoi their libations, will be going doing business weekends, camping out of state, and it will be my birthday.

I need to prove that my will and resolve are as strong as I feel they have become. I need to prove that Dionysos, and my ability to serve Him comes before any pleasures I receive, or any limitations on my part. And in the process, I will detox my system pretty thoroughly, I will be cleaner, for the gods, I will be purified (like gold).

I will continue my arete praxese, I will fast for Dionysos. I will finally contact local Hellenics, if only for a few brief encounters, and to give it the old, proper, college try. I will continue to go about working my two jobs, both of which I love, go to the gym, and also pray and libate to my AOs, the gods of hedone, the local spirits, and Pantes Theoi. I will continue to set new goals for myself, educate, facilitate, and help people, and I will do so with a smile on my face even when it pains me.

I stand on a precipice

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pansatyriam:

Nymphes et satyres, Artist Charles Édouard Delort

littlepawz:

Water nymphs. These delightful statues were brought to England from Italy by Whitaker White in 1904 and are currently located at York House Gardens (Twickenham) alongside river Thames (South-West of London).

How right it is to love flowers and the greenery of pines and ivy and hawthorn hedges; they have been with us from the very beginning
—Vincent Van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh (via birdsong217)

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fyodorpavlov:

The first three in a series of nine erotic miniatures that will later serve as panels in a gorgeously ornate antique lamp. My friends commission me to make the best things!

You should always have a new book in your library; you should always have a full bottle in your cellar and a fresh flower in your garden.
—Epicurus (via philosophy-quotes)

Don’t care if that was actually him or not, good words to live by