Mystical Bewilderment

Apr 23

Anonymous asked: Hi! My significant other is afraid of tarot cards. I think it's the fear of the unknown. Anyway, I use cards quite often. Right now I'm using an app for the Kindle. My question is, as far as ma'at is concerned, how bad would it be if I brought a deck of tarot cards home? They will be kept in my office, which no one goes into but me.

I am probably not the best person to answer this. Honestly, I don’t know why you’re going to shy away from something just because someone you know finds it distasteful. While I do have a significant other and do understand the art of compromise, I still don’t really understand how your desire to bring a Tarot deck into the home is any of their business.

I’ve known a few people, in my life, who have had similar reactions to divination. And in each of those instances, I’ve tamped down an integral part to who I am just to please them. My mother did the same - my father burnt her Tarot cards and Ouija board because, obviously, she was “consorting with the devil.” And I can attest both in my situation and in my mother’s, neither one of us were particularly happy by ignoring this sort of intense desire to use divination for our own purposes.

As far as how “bad” it could be if you brought a deck home, it depends on the source of your SO’s fear. If they honestly believes that divination has to do with “dark arts” and “Satan,” then it will get really, really bad. In the end, they may end up taking a page from my father’s book and destroy them. They may hide them on you, as my ex-husband did. Or they may find that it’s not nearly as scary as they believe and leave it alone.

I honestly can’t tell you how things can end up because I don’t know. I don’t know enough about you or your SO or your situation in order to comment. I do know that I don’t recommend ignoring something you are interested in just because someone you care for isn’t a fan. Not quite the same, but my SO isn’t a fan of my obsession with really badly rated horror movies, but I’m not going to stop watching them just because he pokes fun at my choices and tells me my movie taste lives in my butt.

If divination and Tarot are something that you feel is a part of you, then SO and others be damned. Do what you need to do.

goinqinsane asked: Hi! So I was told by thetwistedrope that you had experience with Aset, do you mind telling me a little about what she taught you or how she has helped you/things among that nature? (I'm sorry if there's a link somewhere but I'm on mobile) Thank you!

Aset joined my deity collection specifically for the purpose of magic. Before she showed up, I pretty much stayed away from anything magic related. It wasn’t my forte, I felt, and it was a waste of time. While she has other associations - motherhood, mourning, trickster, etc - it was specifically in her role as “Great of Magic” that she entered the scene.

She’s made it so that I am less likely to shy away from doing things magically, but that’s effectively all she has been around for.

goinqinsane asked: Hi! So I was told by thetwistedrope that you had experience with Aset, do you mind telling me a little about what she taught you or how she has helped you/things among that nature? (I'm sorry if there's a link somewhere but I'm on mobile) Thank you!

thesewingghost:

Sure!

Aset I like to describe as Big mama. Sure, she is your mother and wishes the best for you, but will smack you up side the face with a wooden spoon if you disrespect. (and by disrespect I mean anything and anyone including yourself.) 

She will get you to work till you are the best you can be, even till you are in tears. She will force you to also be patient with what you want. You do not get things you are not ready for even if you think you “deserve” to get them now. 

For example… I was unemployed for two years, all my savings had dried up and I was wondering why Aset had “allowed” such bad luck… Why first out of college I got a good job only to have the position cut and now I am struggling?…. well now that I am gainfully employed I appreciate EVERYTHING I have many many times over because of those experiences… more than I would have otherwise. I think it was a teaching/ learning experience. 

I find a trend with Aset kids that they tend to be in teaching professions or working with children. Weather it be on University level or day care…. Or teaching some sort of trade. Take that for a casual observation. 

She has also been a pillar of strength, a role model, and a guide. I turn to her for strength and thanks. She is quite the scary lady when you get to the core of her and but warm and welcoming, she is loyal and protective of her children. 

I hope this helps out a bit, if you want to start a relationship with Her give her some flowers and amber incense…. and just sit down and say “Hi”

:) 

goinqinsane asked: Hi! So I was told by a post that you had experience with Aset, do you mind telling me a little about what she taught you or how she has helped you/things among that nature? (I'm sorry if there's a link somewhere but I'm on mobile) Thank you!

obsidianwitch:

I don’t think I’ve ever been asked about Aset, which is really weird! WELP, my friend, Aset has been something of a stern, no-nonsense, but loving mother figure in my life. She’s-in Her own subtle way-taught me to rely on my own heka a bit. All of my divinations go through Her. She teaches to not underestimate my own strength, my own power, as opposed to constantly relying on the gods.

Now, I’m going to give you a little story, because it’s important I think in understanding what kind of a goddess Aset is. One day, I do believe for Aset Luminous? Or something of the sort? Well I did a reading with Her. Some of the answers came through in a sort of “psychic word in the brain” sort of way. Like I just knew. Well, I asked Her if She was upset with me. She responded yes. Know why? Because She was angry that I kept talking down about myself. It’s a horrible habit due to years of abuse, bullying, etc. I constantly refer to myself as ugly, as stupid, etc. Well, She reminded me of the sheer fact that by saying it, I have created heka. I have made it so. And because She knew that I should feel otherwise. I have made it farther than my abusers not only told me I could, but farther than they themselves could. Those words I took upon myself, used my own heka, and made them so. And so, I believe, the reverse can be done. Now, everytime I want to call myself those things, I stop because I remember what She said, and I also don’t want Her angry with me. The big thing was She did not coddle me, or lay it on me softly. She bluntly told me. And I needed to be bluntly told. 

I hope that helps!

So I told this tree I would make it Tumblr famous -

thetwistedrope:

kamonra:

thetwistedrope:

And it looked at me quizzically because it didn’t know what a Tumblr was, but it knew that famous was a good thing, so it told me to keep talking.

So a while back, our landscaping crew decided that a couple of trees would be super duper lucky and get rock circles around the base of their trunks….

Some trees are just bitchy, really.

I knew a bush that insisted it was going to be a christmas tree. Like, REALLY insisted. Super excited “OMGI’MMABEACHRISTMASTREESOONOMGOMGOMGOMG!!1111ONEONE”

Lo and behold that December the owners of the house stuck lights and a star on it. 

:|

omg that’s fucking hilarious XD

Apr 22

rivaille-corpus asked: I read somewhere that Neith was technically nonbinary and was defined as "father of fathers and mother of mothers" or something to that effect. Would you mind confirming the validity of that? Thank you.

satdeshret:

You know, I actually don’t know so I will post this in the tags and maybe someone who knows better will say.

Neith’s independence and autonomy are emphasized in her demiurgic activity. Thus it is often said that Neith is both feminine and masculine – “two thirds masculine, one third feminine,” (Esna, vol. 5, p. 110) – both mother and father, “who inaugurated birth when birth had not yet been,” (Lichtheim, vol. 3, p. 38), having “appeared from herself,” (Esna, vol. 5, p. 253).

Source.

jungwildeandfree:

sueslayer:

 
This is actually really funny if you think about it. I mean, there was totally some sort of ghost or demon about to kill her but then that sheet blew straight into its face and it was so embarrassed that it decided to disappear.

Tremble, mortal, for I am Zerendikos, and I will drag your howling soul to—
*flump*
AH SHIT WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS IT’S ALL OVER MY FACE
FUCK 
WHAT IS THAT SMELL
IS THAT FUCKING FEBREEZE
FUCK DAMMIT SHIT FORGET THIS I’M OUT 

Maybe the actual way to get rid of poltergeists and demons isn’t Holy Water, but cottony fresh scents.

jungwildeandfree:

sueslayer:

 

This is actually really funny if you think about it. I mean, there was totally some sort of ghost or demon about to kill her but then that sheet blew straight into its face and it was so embarrassed that it decided to disappear.

Tremble, mortal, for I am Zerendikos, and I will drag your howling soul to—

*flump*

AH SHIT WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS IT’S ALL OVER MY FACE

FUCK 

WHAT IS THAT SMELL

IS THAT FUCKING FEBREEZE

FUCK DAMMIT SHIT FORGET THIS I’M OUT 

Maybe the actual way to get rid of poltergeists and demons isn’t Holy Water, but cottony fresh scents.

(Source: theconjuringmovie, via absintheandawe)

Anonymous asked: Sekhmet is involved in upholding Ma'at, correct?

Yes, anon, that is correct. Even when she was very busy destroying all of humanity instead of the guilty parties attempting to overthrow the power of Re, she was technically upholding ma’at.

This ask touches on that, partially.

All of the NTRW, though, uphold ma’at. That includes the “scary” ones, like Sutekh/Set, Pakhet, Mafdet, Sekhmet, and Bast.

You never realize how much you use a program until you can’t use it anymore.

satsekhem:

Damn it all. Fucking fix the thing.

FIX IT. I CAN’T UPDATE A FUCKING THIIIIIIIIIING. I’M GETTING ANGRYYYYYYYYYYY. I WILL HULK OUT ON YOU O MIGHTY BITCHY FUCKING IMPORTANT PROGRAM.

obsidianwitch:

thefrogman:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.
Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is the ammount is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.
Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and sulfur. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.
A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

Excellent commentary. *claps*
Anything is poisonous if we try hard enough. Water, which gives us life, can also kill us in the right amount. That doesn’t mean we should keep our kids from drinking water. Quantity is an important factor and people need to realize that these microscopic amounts cannot possibly cause us harm. 
The other day a large bug flew into my mouth. It hit me right in the hangy ball thing and I instinctively swallowed. My first thought was, “Eww, that bug was probably full of bug poop. I just ate a bug’s worth of poop.”
If I had my choice, I would happily trade eating a bug’s worth of poop for 0.00003 ml of Thimerosal.

People like the OP are the reason fucking measles is back. UGH.

obsidianwitch:

thefrogman:

blu-thoth:

meta-bubbles:

DO NOT GIVE OR GET ANY VACCINATIONS FOR YOURSELF OR  YOUR KIDS………..

Ok, lets break this down nice and simple.

Formaldehyde is from the purification of the vaccine. 99.9% of which is removed. The reason it doesn’t give a dosage is the ammount is so minuscule that it can’t be measured without going into picograms. That’s one trillionth of a gram. You breathe in more formaldehyde by driving down a busy road than in a vaccine.

Thimerosal is NOT elemental mercury, It is a molecular compound made up of carbon, hydrogen, mercury, sodium, oxygen, and sulfur. This is used as a preservative for the vaccine. Thimerosal is used in a variety of other things, like tattoo ink, facial creams, nasal sprays. It’s toxic to humans only in fairly large quantities but highly toxic to aquatic born organisms like infectious bacteria. In short, it makes sure you don’t get salmonella from a stray bacteria from the chicken embryos.

As for the dosage of the Thimerosal. That is the most laughable point in this post. It says 25 mcg, that’s micrograms, or one millionth of a gram. To put this in perspective, a dollar bill weighs roughly 1 gram, the average human eyelash is around 80-90 micrograms. The box also says that it contains a 5ml (milliliter/cc) vial which leads me to my next point.

A little simple math and we find out that 25 mcg = 0.00003 ml and a little more math we find that 0.00003 ml is 0.00006% of 5 ml. Let me put this another way. By the age of 5, an American child weighs about 50-55lbs and their body contains 55 mcg of Uranium. I don’t see any kids running around with radiation sickness, so I think they’re safe with a preservative in them.

TL;DR: This is like saying you don’t want your child eating their baked birthday cake because raw eggs were used to make it and you don’t want your child getting salmonella from it.

Excellent commentary. *claps*

Anything is poisonous if we try hard enough. Water, which gives us life, can also kill us in the right amount. That doesn’t mean we should keep our kids from drinking water. Quantity is an important factor and people need to realize that these microscopic amounts cannot possibly cause us harm. 

The other day a large bug flew into my mouth. It hit me right in the hangy ball thing and I instinctively swallowed. My first thought was, “Eww, that bug was probably full of bug poop. I just ate a bug’s worth of poop.”

If I had my choice, I would happily trade eating a bug’s worth of poop for 0.00003 ml of Thimerosal.

People like the OP are the reason fucking measles is back. UGH.