Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.
Alfred Eisenstaedt. Patient in mental hospital wearing a restraining garment.
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This is a picture of an 800-year skeleton found in the Bulgarian coastal town of Sozopol. This skeleton, like a number of other ones found in proximity to it, had its chest impaled with an iron rod upon discovery. It is believed to be indicative of some sort of exorcistic ritual against vampirism - a cultural phenomenon widely spread and rooted, even to this day, in European folklore. In Bulgaria alone, over 100 skeletons of this manner have been excavated, and it is not a phenomenon significative to that country alone. Especially in the mid-to-south-eastern regions of Europe, the vampire is well anchored in the socio-cultural spirit.
Although the conception of the vampire through-out European history differs a lot from more modern examples of fiction, such as Count Dracula, these archaelogical finds interestingly cements - far beyond Hollywood cinema and popular culture - the concept of heart impalement as means of slaying a vampire, and indicates that the idea of vampirism is a timeless mythological and folkloristic conception.
Apparition of a Couple in the Desert, 1946
Just a quick update - I’m thinking of starting a new blog just for tarot readings (and astrology if requested). It’s better for me to have it separate and more organized. I will post a link soon!
The Tarim mummies are a series of mummies discovered in the Tarim Basin in present-day Xinjiang, China, which date from 1900 BCE to 200 CE. Some of the mummies are frequently associated with the presence of the Indo-European Tocharian languages.
Research into the subject has attracted controversy, due to ethnic tensions in modern day Xinjiang. There have been concerns whether DNA results could affect claims by Uyghur peoples of being indigenous to the region. In comparing the DNA of the mummies to that of modern day Uyghur peoples, Victor H. Mair’s team found some genetic similarities with the mummies, but no direct links, stating that “modern DNA and ancient DNA show that Uighurs, Kazaks, Krygyzs, the peoples of Central Asia are all mixed Caucasian and East Asian… the modern and ancient DNA tell the same story.” He concludes that the mummies are Caucasoid, likely speakers of an Indo-European language; that East Asian peoples “began showing up in the eastern portions of the Tarim Basin about 3,000 years ago… while the Uighur peoples arrived after the collapse of the Orkon Uighur Kingdom, largely based in modern day Mongolia, around the year 842.”
Anonymous asked: you listen to metal too? Holy shit you're perfect. What are some of ur favorite bands?
Thank you, I’m not perfect by any means but yes, I do love metal.. Especially melodic death metal and progressive metal. \m/ Some of my favorite bands are Soilwork, Scar Symmetry, Amon Amarth, Dream Theater, Dark Tranquility, Epica, Opeth to name a few. There are so many!!