the long-winded notarius

eclectic thoughts from a diurnal kiwi
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thegirlwholivedinthetardis:

stripey-mouse:

youknowyourebritishwhen:

Here is my submission for the http://youknowyourebritishwhen.tumblr.com/ accent challenge, and I say I’m not really sure where my accent is from.

Accent Challenge

Word list:
bath / house / lovely / tongue / down / laugh / garage / zebra / look / owl / aluminium / grass / schedule / stupid / rant / squirrel / blood / bowl / water / million / turkey / library / duck / either / epitome / food / castle / hour / transport / anorak / room / tractor / sponge / orange / towel / where / gravy / murder / heir / laughter / potato / moon / bottle / patio / lion / authenticity

Optional:
Grab the nearest book, turn to a random page, read us a paragraph. Let us hear your voice is all it’s smooth and flowing glory. Seduce us with your accent, make us swoon.

that is a really cool accent

You remind me of Rachel Weisz :) Very cool

charlottesarahrichards:

lrn2magick:

Please reblog if you’re older than 25 and/or you’ve been studying magic(k) for more than a couple of years.

I <3 my younger friends and followers, but I’d also like to follow some witches/Pagans/occultists in my demographic or older.

I’m not 25, I’m 23, but I have a toddler, older husband and a full time job so in my non internet social life I find most of my friends are in their early thirties as that seems to be the age that most people do those things where I live :-p

I’m in my thirties, have been studying since I was 18 - with a sabbatical or two thrown in. Tumblr was never meant to be an outlet (or inlet for that matter) for matters magickal, but it’s defining beginning to reflow that way.

Belief system is complicated, exposure to powerful entities both good and bad has forced me to realign what I thought I knew. I began in chaos, assimilated both high & low, and evolved into something very fluid - tradition is only a foundation.

thecodeinecowboy:

Notice how if we were to stop arguing about who’s right or wrong we could pretty much change the world.

(via homeo-static)

non-volerli-vittime:

"God created the earth but then filled it with a bunch of morons, so first he tried flooding the place, and when that didn’t work he ended up having to send his only son to die on a cross, but even that didn’t seem to help really."

So He pondered for a while, and thought about frying them next, but the morons decided they’d rather bake to death instead, and turned the Earth into a giant oven all by themselves.

(via tradwitchery)

hoarding-pixels:

anyone know a source?

Originally www.tallmanstinyhouse.com but it’s undergoing a rebuild. So, more photos at:

http://www.jetsongreen.com/2012/05/ohio-modern-tiny-house-tall-man.html

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What are some Jewish/Christian/Catholic holidays that DO have pagan origins?
my-name-is-notarikon my-name-is-notarikon Said:

charlottesarahrichards:

my-name-is-notarikon:

charlottesarahrichards:

my-name-is-notarikon:

christowitch:

All Hallows Eve..

The Original was Samhain and in response to the pagans festivals the Christians became superstitious and would carve and light gourds or squash in the windows to ward off demons and evil spirits and then on that night they would leave out treats to appease the spirits that crossed over ( Samhain being a time of a thin veil between worlds)

Also they would dress up like the the creatures they thought would be out on that night so that they would be able to walk among the creatures with out being seen.

And thats how a Holiday of Pagan Origin got Christian Traditions and is often celebrated as Samhain AND Halloween by both Christians and Pagans.

Possibly. Not all scholars believe that Halloween resulted from absorbing the Celctic Samhain. Others believe it arose completely separately.

When the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thin, then it doesn’t matter where you are, you’re going to notice.

It’s just like Easter - Jewish people were allowed to notice & honour Spring too - it wasn’t an exclusive event to other People. In fact, the Bible tells them too.

Look up Hallowtide, it’s actually a three part event - All Hallow’s Eve, Hallowmas and All Soul’s Day. What are the Pagan and/or Celtic equivalents of the other two days?

Well there was samhain eve, and then samhain. That’s two days. However much of what was done in the ancient celtic calendar, not to mention other religious calendars has been lost, so there is no way to conclusively prove one thing or another.

Also they had roman influence before Christian influence so I would guess that the calendar that was in some areas before Christianity was not just celtic, but Romano-Celtic, and then there are the Saxons…

Absolutely, that’s why I said “possibly” :) You sounded very matter-of-fact about Samhain/Halloween, I just wanted to throw in my 2c that there is a little bit of uncertainty.

I did? I think you may be confusing me with the op.

My apologies, you’re right - let’s just pretend “You” is “Christowitch” and carry on with our regularly scheduled program ;)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What are some Jewish/Christian/Catholic holidays that DO have pagan origins?
my-name-is-notarikon my-name-is-notarikon Said:

charlottesarahrichards:

my-name-is-notarikon:

christowitch:

All Hallows Eve..

The Original was Samhain and in response to the pagans festivals the Christians became superstitious and would carve and light gourds or squash in the windows to ward off demons and evil spirits and then on that night they would leave out treats to appease the spirits that crossed over ( Samhain being a time of a thin veil between worlds)

Also they would dress up like the the creatures they thought would be out on that night so that they would be able to walk among the creatures with out being seen.

And thats how a Holiday of Pagan Origin got Christian Traditions and is often celebrated as Samhain AND Halloween by both Christians and Pagans.

Possibly. Not all scholars believe that Halloween resulted from absorbing the Celctic Samhain. Others believe it arose completely separately.

When the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thin, then it doesn’t matter where you are, you’re going to notice.

It’s just like Easter - Jewish people were allowed to notice & honour Spring too - it wasn’t an exclusive event to other People. In fact, the Bible tells them too.

Look up Hallowtide, it’s actually a three part event - All Hallow’s Eve, Hallowmas and All Soul’s Day. What are the Pagan and/or Celtic equivalents of the other two days?

Well there was samhain eve, and then samhain. That’s two days. However much of what was done in the ancient celtic calendar, not to mention other religious calendars has been lost, so there is no way to conclusively prove one thing or another.

Also they had roman influence before Christian influence so I would guess that the calendar that was in some areas before Christianity was not just celtic, but Romano-Celtic, and then there are the Saxons…

Absolutely, that’s why I said “possibly” :) You sounded very matter-of-fact about Samhain/Halloween, I just wanted to throw in my 2c that there is a little bit of uncertainty.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
What are some Jewish/Christian/Catholic holidays that DO have pagan origins?
my-name-is-notarikon my-name-is-notarikon Said:

christowitch:

All Hallows Eve..

The Original was Samhain and in response to the pagans festivals the Christians became superstitious and would carve and light gourds or squash in the windows to ward off demons and evil spirits and then on that night they would leave out treats to appease the spirits that crossed over ( Samhain being a time of a thin veil between worlds)

Also they would dress up like the the creatures they thought would be out on that night so that they would be able to walk among the creatures with out being seen.

And thats how a Holiday of Pagan Origin got Christian Traditions and is often celebrated as Samhain AND Halloween by both Christians and Pagans.

Possibly. Not all scholars believe that Halloween resulted from absorbing the Celctic Samhain. Others believe it arose completely separately.

When the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thin, then it doesn’t matter where you are, you’re going to notice.

It’s just like Easter - Jewish people were allowed to notice & honour Spring too - it wasn’t an exclusive event to other People. In fact, the Bible tells them too.

Look up Hallowtide, it’s actually a three part event - All Hallow’s Eve, Hallowmas and All Soul’s Day. What are the Pagan and/or Celtic equivalents of the other two days?

out-in-the-open:

I want him to turn on Metatron. Not necessarily to help the boys but just because he can. 

He’ll turn on Metatron for one simple reason - he’s sided with Humans since the beginning of time. Screwing Metatron over will just be the icing on the cake.

(via thatamandagurrl)

evaxmarie:

christowitch:

shadowmirror122:

Christian coworkers mocking an atheist for celebrating Easter. It’s a fucking Pagan holiday to begin with!
I have to keep my mouth closed now.

It’s not pagan. They.shouldn’t be mocking anyone. That’s rude. but Easter is the celebration…

The Jewish Calendar was lunisolar (months were based on lunar months, but the year was a solar year) - and as such, they used a leap *month* to adjust every to keep seasons in check.

The necessity of this leap month was evaluated every year, and the primary factor that overrode all others was the SPRING EQUINOX, because in the Bible, it states: “Guard the month of spring, and make [then] the Passover offering.” (Deuteronomy 16:1)

Pagan holiday? No. Nope. Never.