Hi! I just wanted to say thanks for the follow and also that I really like your blog. I'm pretty new to paganism, too. :)
No problem and thanks :) And if you need anything, just ask. Also, tumblr is actually a wonderful place to learn about all different types of paganism. I hope everything goes well for you :)
"Women have historically critiqued and challenged their subordinate role. In 248 ce, a Vietnamese peasant woman, Trieu Thi Trinh, told her brother that: “My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I want to drive the enemy away to save our people. I will not resign myself to the usual lot of women who bow their heads and become concubines”. Women also challenged the male claim to religious authority and power. A’ishah, Muhammad’s third wife, for example, battled a Khalife in 656, and afterwards created her own religious laws. In eighth-century India, women involved in the bhakti (a popular revolt against a form of Hinduism) broke with their families, created their own spiritual writings, and demanded that men treat them as spiritual equals. European women preachers and heretics claimed direct connection with God thus creating religious and feminist impulses. Guillemine of Bohemia, a late-thirteenth-century preacher and mystic, challenged Catholic dogma, and created a women’s church that attracted aristocratic as well as ordinary women."
“oh, there are pictures.. I keep them where I need the most cheering up.”
For those who don’t know the story behind this:
Before Maggie was born, Homer Simpson worked at the Nuclear Plant because he needed the money to pay for all the debt. Once Homer Simpson finally payed the debt, he quit his job to work at his dream job at the bowling alley. When Homer Simpson found out that Marge was pregnant with Maggie, he became depressed that he had to quit his job at the bowling alley because the salary couldn’t support them. When Homer Simpson begged Mr. Burns for his old life back, he put a plaque that reads “Don’t Forget: You’re Here Forever.” When Maggie was born, Homer instantly fell in love with her. When Lisa asked Homer where did all Maggie’s baby pictures went, Homer explains that he keeps it where he needs it the most.
i cant handle this
(Source: wigglytuffs, via daytimedreamr)
witchy wishlists + reminders (again!)
More people are getting into this so I’m reposting the rules and reminders in case anyone is wondering what’s going on!
I want you guys to make a wishlist. Try and limit it to like, 10 items. Post your wishlist to the tag #witchy wishlists. You don’t have to be a witch to post — just ~witchy~ (it’s vague, I know. You can let that work in your favour. WItches, pagans, tarot readers, magic users, occultists, whatever, come on in. If you think you fit, you can.)
Post your wishlist once. No spamming the tag. Reblog your list all you want.
And then hit the tag up to find other folks’ wishlists and see what you can make happen for people.
There’s no partners or assigned exchanges, just people giving because they can and they want to. We’ll say the last day to post wishlists is January 13th (date picked simply because it’s my birthday tbh) and if it goes well we can start up again next December or something.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- While the official tag is #witchy wishlists, there are people posting in #witchy wishlist as well (no s on the end!) so be sure to check both tags.
- You don’t need money to grant wishes! Yeah, some wishes may cost something, but if someone is asking for something you already have and can offer, or something that isn’t a material item and can be shared for free through the internet, the cost may be negligible or nonexistent. So if you’re interested in participating, go check the tag(s!) because you won’t know what you can do until you look!
- People are including lists of things they can trade in their wishlists, and that’s great! But remember that this isn’t a forced exchange, so if you don’t have anything you can think of to offer on your wishlist for others, that’s not required at all! I have nothing against exchanges and secret santas (I sign up for a lot of them at this time of year and get really overwhelmed, haha) but the spirit of this project is meant to focus less on the idea of exchange and more on the idea of giving, so don’t feel pressured about anything!
I don’t want anything, but can I just say, I think it’s awesome that this exists! I love when the pagan/witchy community cooperates. I mean, sometimes the outside world is brutal for us, so I don’t understand why there’s so much hate sometimes. (Not judging, just wondering).
But the fact that we can cooperate across religions and beliefs and everything like this really makes me happy.
You go, tumblr witches.