spiritusarcanum:

spiritusarcanum:

How to make encharmed waters.
1. Write charm, word or sigil with watercolor pencil.
2. Place it into water while praying, chanting, spinning in circles and drooling, or whatever else does it for you.
3. Once the majority of pigment has run off into the water use it to dress objects, anoint people, sprinkle about a place, add to baths, floor washes, or to the laundry water; or (provided they’re non-toxic) infuse it with herbs to make a potion.

Re-blogging this because since my original post and it’s popularity I have been thinking that I left something out about this.
This is actually a VERY ancient form of magic and it was an incredibly common form of spell to either write words or magical characters on some form of metal or ceramic plate with ink, wash it off with water or oil, and then consume the water or anoint the body with the oil.
Spells of this sort can be found in The Book of Gold which is a handbook of Psalmic Magic recently translated by David Rankine.
This type of magic can also be found in sources as ancient as the Greek Magical Papyri.
Additionally, it wasn’t uncommon for folk healers of both the ancient world and Middle Ages to write charms and spells onto pieces of paper, form them into pills, and have their clients consume them to effect magical cures. In some cases if the healer knew the proper remedy for an illness but didn’t have the materials for it they would instead write out the prescription and have the patient eat it, believing the the words might act as a magical substitute for the medicine.

spiritusarcanum:

spiritusarcanum:

How to make encharmed waters.

1. Write charm, word or sigil with watercolor pencil.

2. Place it into water while praying, chanting, spinning in circles and drooling, or whatever else does it for you.

3. Once the majority of pigment has run off into the water use it to dress objects, anoint people, sprinkle about a place, add to baths, floor washes, or to the laundry water; or (provided they’re non-toxic) infuse it with herbs to make a potion.

Re-blogging this because since my original post and it’s popularity I have been thinking that I left something out about this.

This is actually a VERY ancient form of magic and it was an incredibly common form of spell to either write words or magical characters on some form of metal or ceramic plate with ink, wash it off with water or oil, and then consume the water or anoint the body with the oil.

Spells of this sort can be found in The Book of Gold which is a handbook of Psalmic Magic recently translated by David Rankine.

This type of magic can also be found in sources as ancient as the Greek Magical Papyri.

Additionally, it wasn’t uncommon for folk healers of both the ancient world and Middle Ages to write charms and spells onto pieces of paper, form them into pills, and have their clients consume them to effect magical cures. In some cases if the healer knew the proper remedy for an illness but didn’t have the materials for it they would instead write out the prescription and have the patient eat it, believing the the words might act as a magical substitute for the medicine.

leupagus:

gnimaerd:

emilianadarling:

"Tauriel’s awkward facial expressions during the dungeon scene" appreciation post. (x)

Okay, but seriously though, Tauriel being the most socially awkward little muffin that ever did live is one of my favourite headcanons from the movies. I just love the idea of her being this incredibly badass, don’t-fucking-mess-with-me Captain of the Guard who’s incredibly beautiful and graceful and competent at her job — but who also has a ridiculously hard time talking about things that aren’t archery and knives and violently slaughtering things. 

I mean, look at the third gif. Tauriel pulls that face after Kili makes the “whosoever looks upon this talisman shall be fOVREVER CURSED” comment. She is fully prepared to just awkward the fuck out of there. Like ‘shit fuck shit I thought we were having an okay conversation mAYBE NOT TAURIEL OUT’ — and then her face when she realizes he’s making a joke!! It just screams ‘slightly lonely elf lady who’s thrown herself into being awesome at her job for thousands of years and doesn’t really know how to normal conversation’ to me. 

I mentioned it to thebatwiggler and she mentioned how cute it would be if Tauriel really wanted to kiss Kili, but kept fretting over how. Like, will bending down insult him?? Should she find something for him to stand on?? And so she tries to always be sitting down or slouching when he’s around and eventually he’s just like ‘miss are you okay???’ and Tauriel’s like YES I AM FINE TOTALLY FINE THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE MOTIVE TO THIS WHATSOEVER I’M GOING TO GO KILL SOMETHING GOOD DAY SIR and I just

I love awkward Tauriel okay she is my favourite.

YES EXCELLENT THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT

kelly6ridge:

La Belle Dame sans Merci 
"I met a lady in the meads,Full beautiful—a faery’s child,Her hair was long, her foot was light,And her eyes were wild.”
"She took me to her Elfin grot,And there she wept and sighed full sore,And there I shut her wild wild eyesWith kisses four.”
 
I made this the week after the show came out, and did not post it originally because it’s not finished, but I’ve grown tired of lookin’ at it.  So here. Take it. 

kelly6ridge:

La Belle Dame sans Merci 

"I met a lady in the meads,
Full beautiful—a faery’s child,
Her hair was long, her foot was light,
And her eyes were wild.”

"She took me to her Elfin grot,
And there she wept and sighed full sore,
And there I shut her wild wild eyes
With kisses four.”

 

I made this the week after the show came out, and did not post it originally because it’s not finished, but I’ve grown tired of lookin’ at it.  So here. Take it. 

I am so unaware of my face it’s ridiculous. People comment on the state of my face almost daily and every time I’m always confused at what they mean. Like, I’ll walk into a room and someone will be like “lol what happened you look disgusted af” and I’ll be like “… what? I just went to get food how can I be disgusted wtf” but apparently that’s what my face is saying to people at that moment??? Is my face even my face, I swear.

viciousnarcissus replied to your post: “imagine bickering with your headmates like “it’s YOUR turn to feed the…”:
Ohgods thanks that reminds me i need to incubate

MINE HATCH TOMORROW so excite

OHGAWD THE BULLSHIT (so i totally just hateread)

YEPPPP.

imagine bickering with your headmates like “it’s YOUR turn to feed the dragons”

darning-socks:

idk man there’s just something really flattering about people who acknowledge your existence even when you’re not with them

viciousnarcissus replied to your post: “viciousnarcissus that thread you reblogged was about tulpae, which is…”:
Bsi? And i read a creepypasta which if 4chan is involved is what i guessed it was about

Ah. Because tulpae are awesome and I was confused. BSI stands for bullshit-incorporated, the OP of that post.