talking to people who have good relationships with their dad is so surreal like, what’s that like? what did you do???? how come he doesn’t think you’re a failure?????? how can you just “get on with” and “like” your father????????? how???
selfies with raised middle fingers are considered very radical but i am always reminded of my lord and savior ebony dark’ness dementia raven way, who, when a bunch of preps stared at her, put up her middle finger at them
10 BETTER BODY AFFIRMATIONS FOR YOUNG WOMEN
1. Your body is in flux for the rest of your life. Think of your body as fluid instead of static — it’s always going to change. So get comfortable with those changes.
2. No one will love you or not love you because of your body. You are lovable because you’re you, not because your body looks a certain way.
3. The most intensely personal relationship you’ll ever have is with your body. It’s a lifelong relationship that’s well worth investing in and nurturing the same way you would with loved ones.
4. You don’t owe your body to anyone. Not sexually, not aesthetically. Your body is yours. Period.
5. What someone else says about your body says more about them than it does about you. Look past the actual snark to the person who’s saying it, because it’s only a reflection of what they think of themselves. That’s when you’ll see how little power their words have.
6. Your body is not a reflection of your character. It’s a physical home for the complex and wondrous and unique being that is you.
7. Take up as much space as you want. You don’t have to be small, or quiet, or docile, regardless of your physical size.
8. Everything you need to accept your body is already inside you. There’s no book, or diet, or workout routine or external affirmation that you need to feel good about your body right now.
9. Your body is a priority. It’s always trying to tell you things. Taking the time to listen to is of the utmost importance.
10. Wear whatever you want. Your body shape does not dictate your personal style, and fashion rules that say otherwise are wrong. Dress yourself in a way that makes you feel happy and confident and beautiful, because guess what? You are.
i love catfish so much because they act like theyre fbi agents or something when theyre really just using reverse google image search
i thought you meant the animal and let me tell you that was a wild minute of me trying to figure out the psychology of fish thinking they’re federal law enforcement
If you claim to be a feminist and you shame girls for wanting to do traditional things like take their husband’s last name or be a house wife then you are doing it all completely wrong.
Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women’s choices.
I just had a grown man tell me to “go make me a sandwich” as I was doing his pourover
I told him I didn’t understand what he meant because we’re a coffee shop, and he was like “oh it’s a joke” and I said I “didn’t get it” and he went “it’s funny because you’re a woman working in a kitchen”
And I just stared at him until he got how stupid he soundedlet them feel their ignorance burn into their souls
Persephone as a dark and off-putting goddess who worries her mother by hanging out with satyrs and making weird stuff like pitcher plants and Venus flytraps. Hades being charmed and intimidated all at once.
Journals, articles, books & texts, on folklore, mythology, occult, and related -to- general anthropology, history, archaeology.
Some good and/or interesting (or hokey) ‘examples’ included for most resources.
tryin to organize & share stuff that was floating around onenote.
Journals (open access)
— Folklore, Occult, etc
- Culutural Analysis - folklore, popular culture, anthropology
— The Mythical Ghoul in Arabic Culture
- Folklore - folklore, anthropology, archaeology
— The Making of a Bewitchment Narrative, Grecian Riddle Jokes
- Incantatio - journal on charms, charmers, and charming
— Verbal Charms from a 17th Century Manuscript
- Oral Tradition
— Jewish Folk Literature, Noises of Battle in Old English Poetry
- Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics
— Nani Fairtyales about the Cruel Bride, Energy as the Mediator between Natural and Supernatural Realms
- International Journal of Intangible Heritage
- Studia Mythologica Slavica (many articles not English)
— Dragon and Hero, Fertility Rites in the Raining Cave, The Grateful Wolf and Venetic Horses in Strabo’s Geography
- Folklorica - Slavic & Eastern European folklore association
— Ritual: The Role of Plant Characteristics in Slavic Folk Medicine, Animal Magic
- Esoterica - The Journal of Esoteric Studies
— The Curious Case of Hermetic Graffiti in Valladolid Cathedral
- The Esoteric Quarterly
- Mythological Studies Journal
- Luvah - Journal of the Creative Imagination
— A More Poetical Character Than Satan
- Transpersonal Studies
— Shamanic Cosmology as an Evolutionary Neurocognitive Epistemology, Dreamscapes
- Beyond Borderlands
- GOLEM - Journal of Religion and Monsters
— The Religious Functions of Pokemon, Anti-Semitism and Vampires in British Popular Culture 1875-1914
- Correspondences - Online Journal for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism
— Kriegsmann’s Philological Quest for Ancient Wisdom
— History, Archaeology
- Adoranten - pre-historic rock art
- Chitrolekha - India art & design history
— Gomira Dance Mask
- Silk Road
— Centaurs on the Silk Road: Hellenistic Textiles in Western China
- Sino-Platonic - East Asian languages and civilizations
— Discursive Weaving Women in Chinese and Greek Traditions
- MELA Notes - Middle East Librarians Association
- Didaskalia - Journal for Ancient Performance
- Ancient Narrative - Greek, Roman, Jewish novelistic traditions
— The Construction of the Real and the Ideal in the Ancient Novel
- Akroterion - Greek, Roman
— The Deer Hunter: A Portrait of Aeneas
- Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies
— Erotic and Separation Spells, The Ancients’ One-Horned Ass
- Roman Legal Tradition - medieval civil law
— Between Slavery and Freedom
- Phronimon - South African society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities
— Special Issue vol. 13 #2, Greek philosophy in dialogue with African+ philosophy
- The Heroic Age - Early medieval Northwestern Europe
— Icelandic Sword in the Stone
- Peregrinations - Medieval Art and Architecture
— Special Issue vol. 4 #1, Mappings
- Tiresas - Medieval and Classical
— Sexuality in the Natural and Demonic Magic of the Middle Ages
- Essays in Medieval Studies
— The Female Spell-caster in Middle English Romances, The Sweet Song of Satan
- Hortulus - Medieval studies
— Courtliness & the Deployment of Sodomy in 12th-Century Histories of Britain, Monsters & Monstrosities issue, Magic & Witchcraft issue
- Annual of Medieval Studies at CEU
- Medieval Archaeology
— Divided and Galleried Hall-Houses, The Hall of the Knights Templar at Temple Balsall
- Medieval Feminist Forum
— multiculturalism issue; Gender, Skin Color and the Power of Place … Romance of Moriaen, Writing Novels About Medieval Women for Modern Readers, Amazons & Guerilleres
- Quidditas - medieval and renaissance
- Medieval Warfare
- The Viking Society - ridiculous amount of articles from 1895-2011
Journals (limited free/sub/institution access)
- Al-Masaq - Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean
— Piracy as Statecraft: The Policies of Taifa of Denia, free issue
- Mythical Creatures of Europe - article + map
- Folklore - limited free access
— Volume 122 #3, On the Ambiguity of Elves
- Digital Philology - a journal of medieval cultures
— Saracens & Race in Roman de la Rose Iconography
- Pomegranate - International Journal for Pagan Studies
- Transcultural Psychiatry
- European Journal of English Studies
— Myths East of Venice issue, Esotericism issue
Books, Texts, Images etc.
— Folklore, Occult etc.
- Magical Gem Database - Greek/Egyptian gems & talismans [x] [x]
- Biblioteca Aracana - (mostly) Greek pagan history, rituals, poetry etc.
— Greater Tool Consecration, The Yew-Demon
- Curse Tablets from Roman Britain - [x]
- The Gnostic Society Library
— The Corpus Hermeticum, Hymn of the Robe of Glory
- Grimoar - vast occult text library
— Grimoires, Greek & Roman Necromancy, Queer Theology, Ancient Christian Magic
- Internet Sacred Text Archive - religion, occult, folklore, etc. ancient texts
- Verse and Transmutation - A Corpus of Middle English Alchemical Poetry
- The Internet Classics Archive - mainly Greco-Roman, some Persian & Chinese translated texts
- Bodleian Oriental Manuscript Collection - [x] [x] [x]
- Virtual Magic Bowl Archive - Jewish-Aramaic incantation bowl text and images [x] [x]
- Vindolanda Tablets - images and translations of tablets from 1st & 2nd c. [x]
- Corsair - online catalog of the Piedmont Morgan library (manuscripts) [x] [x]
- Beinecke rare book & manuscripts
— Wagstaff miscellany, al-Qur’ān—1813
- LUNA - tonnes from Byzantine manuscripts to Arabic cartography
- Maps on the web - Oxford Library [x] [x] [x]
- Bodleian Library manuscripts - photographs of 11th-17th c. manuscripts
— Treatises on Heraldry, The Worcester Fragments (polyphonic music), 12 c. misc medical and herbal texts
- Early Manuscripts at Oxford U - very high quality photographs
— (view through bottom left) Military texts by Athenaeus Mechanicus 16th c. [x] [x], MS Douce 195 Roman de la Rose [x] [x]
- Trinity College digital manuscript library
— Mathematica Medica, 15th c.
- eTOME - primary sources about Celtic peoples
— Folklore, Occult etc.
- Demonthings - Ancient Egyptian Demonology Project
- Invocatio - (mostly) western esotericism
- Heterodoxology - history, esotericism, science
— Religion in the Age of Cyborgs
- The Recipes Project - food, magic, science, medicine
— The Medieval Invisible Man (invisibility recipes)
- Morbid Anatomy - museum/library in Brooklyn
- Islamic Philosophy Online - tonnes of texts, articles, links, utilities, this belongs in every section; mostly English
- Medicina Antiqua - Graeco-Roman medicine
- History of the Ancient World - news and resources
— The So-called Galatae, Gauls, Celts in Early Hellenistic Balkans; Maidens, Matrons Magicians: Women & Personal Ritual Power in Late Antique Egypt
- Διοτίμα - Women & Gender in Antiquity
- Bodleian Library Exhibitions Online
— Khusraw & Shirin, Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-Place of Cultures
— folk studies, witchcraft, mythology, science tags
- Atlas Obscura
— Bats and Vampiric Lore of Pére Lachaise Cemetery