Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via ynannarising)

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devidsketchbook:

CEMENT ECLIPSES @ CHIAPAS MEXICO

Artist Isaac Cordal (tumblr / facebook) - “With the simple act of miniaturization and thoughtful placement, Isaac Cordal magically expands the imagination of pedestrians finding his sculptures on the street. Cement Eclipses is a critical definition of our behavior as a social mass. The art work intends to catch the attention on our devalued relation with the nature through a critical look to the collateral effects of our evolution. With the master touch of a stage director, the figures are placed in locations that quickly open doors to other worlds. The scenes zoom in the routine tasks of the contemporary human being”.

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minervose:

poplerpig:

don’t u love how movies about the future changed it used to be like 

woa flying cars

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woa holograms

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woa time travel

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and now its just like 

we’re 

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to die in some horrible apocalypse 

says a lot about out cultural state of mind

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drowsydevastation:

when you know a word in english but not your native language

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when there’s no english equivalent to a word from your native language and vice versa

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accidentally switching between your native language and english in a sentence 

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hearing someone speak your native language when you’re on vacation on some weird ass country

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mc-squidward:

davescape:

aimmyarrowshigh:

ginnabean:

urfbownd:

There should be a show just called “AU”

every single episode, a group of the same characters are in a different alternate universe with no explanation as to why.

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let us not forget

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these are also from the same show

Community is fucking great.

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To those who don’t understand the difference between DC and Marvel,

braidfist:

DC:

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Marvel:

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WITHIN THE SAME WEEK.

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fullten:

Everybody else in this fuckin’ town is fallin’ in love and gettin’ engaged and havin’ babies

Yessssssssssss 

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