Dead Flowers
art-and-things-of-beauty:

Johan Laurentz Jensen (1800-1856) - Still Life with Flowers, oil on canvas, 76.5 × 64 cm.

art-and-things-of-beauty:

Johan Laurentz Jensen (1800-1856) - Still Life with Flowers, oil on canvas, 76.5 × 64 cm.

The day exhausts me, irritates me. It is brutal, noisy. I struggle to get out of bed, I dress wearily and, against my inclination, I go out. I find each step, each movement, each gesture, each word, each thought as tiring as if I were lifting a crushing weight.
Guy de Maupassant, Paris Tales (via loveage-moondream)
The alchemists, who in their own way knew more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through the symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. The Ouroboros has been said to have a meaning of infinity or wholeness. In the age-old image of the Ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself. The Ouroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e. of the shadow. This ‘feed-back’ process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the Ouroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life, fertilizes himself and gives birth to himself. He symbolizes the One, who proceeds from the clash of opposites, and he therefore constitutes the secret of the prima materia which … unquestionably stems from man’s unconscious.

Carl Jung, “On the Ouroboros,” c. 1930 (via crystal)

If you wondered what the Thuban Press logo is all about.

(via doopliss)

braingremlin:

i’ve been looking thru hundreds of photos of 90s furry conventions for the past few days

speciesbarocus:

Sebastián Izquierdo S. J. - Praxis exercitiorum spiritualium P. N. Ignatii (1695). [x]

raveneuse:

Bains rituels, 2009. Photographed by http://picspics.fr.

They are named Erzulie, Cousin Zaka, Ogoun Feray. They are the lwas in Creole language, the voodoo pantheon of spirits. They are bridges between humans and the Bondye, the Supreme Being viewed as inaccessible by Voodoo believers. Every July, thousands of Haitians take good luck baths in Saut d’Eau. There, catholics give thanks to the Virgin Mary. Voodoo believers bath in a fall to worship Erzulie, the voodoo spirit of love and motherly protector. Some enter into a trance. Candles are placed between the roots of huge trees honored as resting places of the lwas. In Plaine du Nord, Northern Haiti, catholic pilgrims celebrate Saint-Jacques-The Saviour and Voodoo believers Papa Ogoun Feray, the lwa of war. Founding spirit of the revolt of the slaves, Papa Ogoun Feray is praised for its power to fight poverty. His followers take mud baths in the Pool Saint-Jacques and kill in sacrifice red roosters and black bulls. With the faith renewed, they end their pilgrimage to the seaside city of Lemonade and purify their soul and body in the Atlantic waters.

raveneuse:

Bains rituels, 2009. Photographed by http://picspics.fr.

They are named Erzulie, Cousin Zaka, Ogoun Feray. They are the lwas in Creole language, the voodoo pantheon of spirits. They are bridges between humans and the Bondye, the Supreme Being viewed as inaccessible by Voodoo believers. Every July, thousands of Haitians take good luck baths in Saut d’Eau. There, catholics give thanks to the Virgin Mary. Voodoo believers bath in a fall to worship Erzulie, the voodoo spirit of love and motherly protector. Some enter into a trance. Candles are placed between the roots of huge trees honored as resting places of the lwas. In Plaine du Nord, Northern Haiti, catholic pilgrims celebrate Saint-Jacques-The Saviour and Voodoo believers Papa Ogoun Feray, the lwa of war. Founding spirit of the revolt of the slaves, Papa Ogoun Feray is praised for its power to fight poverty. His followers take mud baths in the Pool Saint-Jacques and kill in sacrifice red roosters and black bulls. With the faith renewed, they end their pilgrimage to the seaside city of Lemonade and purify their soul and body in the Atlantic waters.

ufansius:

Father’s Nightmare - Gade

ufansius:

Father’s Nightmare - Gade

best-of-imgur:

Teamwork.http://best-of-imgur.tumblr.com
soulcall:

annabellehector:

Caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera) build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created.

!!!!!

soulcall:

annabellehector:

Caddisfly larvae (Trichoptera) build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created.

!!!!!

riceisholy:

Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak

riceisholy:

Note to self: crying doesn’t make you weak

muthafuk:

Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency (ESA)

The European Space Agency (ESA) presented a collection of images of the Earth taken from the satellite. More here.

The ESA has an incredible Observing the Earth archive that’s updated every week and each satelitte image is usually accompanied by a brief essay to explain a bit about what you’re looking at. Collected here are some of my favorite images from the last few years taken with too many different satellites to mention, and you can search photos back through 2005.

vagabondbohemia:

From Adventures In Limbo, by Austin Osman Spare

vagabondbohemia:

From Adventures In Limbo, by Austin Osman Spare

magictransistor:

My wanderings, my anxieties, my impatience, doubts, beliefs, hallucinations. My loves, rages, rewards, contradictions. My refusal to submit to discipline, even my own. The sporadic visits of Loni, my sister, the 100-headed woman. All this was not conducive to a favorable climate for quiet sitting work. -Max Ernst

magictransistor:

My wanderings, my anxieties, my impatience, doubts, beliefs, hallucinations. My loves, rages, rewards, contradictions. My refusal to submit to discipline, even my own. The sporadic visits of Loni, my sister, the 100-headed woman. All this was not conducive to a favorable climate for quiet sitting work. -Max Ernst