witchygothgirlblog:

theoddcollection:

"In step-by-step, user-friendly detail, The Little Book of Curses puts the power back in your hands. Learn how to place spells, incantations, hexes, and more. Authentic, ancient curses from around the world are tweaked for easy, contemporary use."
Found this on Amazon. I like how it casually suggests to simply cast a spell on everyone that gets on your nerves. Maybe I just found out how to handle grumpy anons? :)
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I own this book. Some curses are good, and I’ve done them. Others, what the hell Is up with the writer’s sarcasm and contempt? 
Curses are not a joke. They are a real phenomena.

WHUT? :D maybe I know too little about curses.

witchygothgirlblog:

theoddcollection:

"In step-by-step, user-friendly detail, The Little Book of Curses puts the power back in your hands. Learn how to place spells, incantations, hexes, and more. Authentic, ancient curses from around the world are tweaked for easy, contemporary use."

Found this on Amazon. I like how it casually suggests to simply cast a spell on everyone that gets on your nerves. Maybe I just found out how to handle grumpy anons? :)

source

I own this book. Some curses are good, and I’ve done them. Others, what the hell Is up with the writer’s sarcasm and contempt?

Curses are not a joke. They are a real phenomena.

WHUT? :D maybe I know too little about curses.

spookyster said: Just letting you know that art piece you reblogged is actually an album cover for A Lot Like Birds. The album's name is No Place.

Thank you!! :)

The reblogging on my last AHS post is going crazy right now. ARE WE EXCITED? HELL YES.

The reblogging on my last AHS post is going crazy right now. ARE WE EXCITED? HELL YES.

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the-ghost-darkness:

the ghost and the darkness

Tags: wonderful

This is awesome! Can someone name the artist/source?

This is awesome! Can someone name the artist/source?

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Tags: arty art

theparanormalguide:

Ankou - Ghosts, Ghouls and Demons- Origin: Celtic folklore, Breton folkloreDescription: The Henchman of Death.Ankou is the name of the spirit who collects the souls of the dead. An Ankou comes about when the last person in a calendar year dies in a parish. Their job, for the next year, is to guide the dead souls away from their bodies. There is more than one Ankou, as there is one for every parish of Brittany.Ankou is described as a tall, haggard or skeletal figure with flowing white hair. The Ankou’s head is able to turn at a 360 degree angle, to symbolise its ability to see everything, everywhere. It is also at times seen as a dark shadow, one that wears what looks like an old hat.The Ankou is said to drive a ghostly cart, and to stop at the houses of those who are about to die. It will knock on the door or wail – and sometimes these are also heard by the living. It will then lead the dead to the cart, and drive away.There is no stopping Ankou. Death comes to us all.Written by Nic Hume of APPI - Australian Paranormal Phenomenon InvestigatorsPut together by Ashley HallPhoto: An Ankou carving that guards a cemetery.
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theparanormalguide:

Ankou
- Ghosts, Ghouls and Demons

- Origin: Celtic folklore, Breton folklore
Description: The Henchman of Death.

Ankou is the name of the spirit who collects the souls of the dead. An Ankou comes about when the last person in a calendar year dies in a parish. Their job, for the next year, is to guide the dead souls away from their bodies. There is more than one Ankou, as there is one for every parish of Brittany.

Ankou is described as a tall, haggard or skeletal figure with flowing white hair. The Ankou’s head is able to turn at a 360 degree angle, to symbolise its ability to see everything, everywhere. It is also at times seen as a dark shadow, one that wears what looks like an old hat.

The Ankou is said to drive a ghostly cart, and to stop at the houses of those who are about to die. It will knock on the door or wail – and sometimes these are also heard by the living. It will then lead the dead to the cart, and drive away.

There is no stopping Ankou. Death comes to us all.


Written by Nic Hume of APPI - Australian Paranormal Phenomenon Investigators
Put together by Ashley Hall

Photo: An Ankou carving that guards a cemetery.

You can also follow The Paranormal Guide at:
Tumblr
. Website. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. Newsletter.

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congenitaldisease:

The Somerton Man: In the early hours of December 1, 1948 a dead body was found lying on Adelaide’s Somerton Beach. The man was judged to be in his early forties and in good physical condition. Curiously, all the labels were missing from his clothing, he had no identification and his dental records did not match any known person. Even the coroner and Scotland Yard had no luck finding out the man’s identity or cause of death. The mystery deepened when a piece of paper with the printed words “Tamam Shud” on it was discovered in a secret pocket concealed within the dead man’s trousers. The scrap of paper was traced to a rare edition of a book entitled The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the back of which contained some kind of a code. Numerous unsuccessful attempts by amateurs and professional codebreakers to crack it have failed. The identity of the deceased man and even the cause of death remain unsolved to this day. The case was never closed by the South Australian Major Crime Task Force and many individuals continue to work on it.

congenitaldisease:

The Somerton Man: In the early hours of December 1, 1948 a dead body was found lying on Adelaide’s Somerton Beach. The man was judged to be in his early forties and in good physical condition. Curiously, all the labels were missing from his clothing, he had no identification and his dental records did not match any known person. Even the coroner and Scotland Yard had no luck finding out the man’s identity or cause of death. The mystery deepened when a piece of paper with the printed words “Tamam Shud” on it was discovered in a secret pocket concealed within the dead man’s trousers. The scrap of paper was traced to a rare edition of a book entitled The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, the back of which contained some kind of a code. Numerous unsuccessful attempts by amateurs and professional codebreakers to crack it have failed. The identity of the deceased man and even the cause of death remain unsolved to this day. The case was never closed by the South Australian Major Crime Task Force and many individuals continue to work on it.

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Tags: Crime

Devotional Badge

Possibly part of a devotional badge in the form of the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). The head and body of the Lamb have survived but its legs and banner (if it had one) are missing. It was probably not a pilgrim souvenir from a particular shrine but is more likely to have been worn as an aid to devotion.

Production Date:
Late Medieval; 14th century

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Devotional Badge

Possibly part of a devotional badge in the form of the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God). The head and body of the Lamb have survived but its legs and banner (if it had one) are missing. It was probably not a pilgrim souvenir from a particular shrine but is more likely to have been worn as an aid to devotion.

Production Date:
Late Medieval; 14th century

SOURCE

The Cheapside Hoard


In 1912 workmen found a wooden casket while digging in Cheapside, London. What the discovered was nothing less than a 300 years old treasure.

The Hoard represents the stock-in-trade of a working goldsmith jeweller and its presence in Cheapside is highly significant, because this street was not only the principal artery of the City, its ceremonial route and main shopping street, but was also the hub of the goldsmiths’ trade. The Hoard reflects London’s role in the international gem and jewellery trade and it contains an astonishing array of almost 500 dazzling jewels and gemstones from many parts of the world. There is an agate cameo of Elizabeth I; an exquisite gold watch set in a massive emerald from Colombia; sapphires, diamonds and rubies from the India and Sri Lanka; glistening pearls, opals and turquoise and Egyptian, Byzantine and classical gems which had been in circulation for at least sixteen centuries when the Hoard was buried, probably sometime during the English Civil Wars (1642-1646).

All items can be seen here

thenudistprincess:

Soooo cute :o

I love this!

thenudistprincess:

Soooo cute :o

I love this!

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