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***** This is a bizarre/macabre/surreal/arty/hermetic/medieval/creepy blog. I try to keep things weird around here.

***** "Unicorn skulls" is a reference to "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World" by Haruki Murakami. I also like Nabokov and David Mitchell and, well, Georgette Heyer. You should read "A Distant Mirror" by Barbara Tuchman if you like my Tumblr.

***** Blanket warning: I try not to post images that strongly imply rape, and never real-life gore (I usually instantly unfollow for that, tbh), but I do post a lot of eyes, strange animated gifs, exposed anatomical structures, blood, etc., so this is not a blog to follow if you need a lot of specialized trigger warnings. Not because I don't care, but because you would probably be bothered by the majority of what I post, and there's so much along those lines that even if I tried to tag it all, I'd miss stuff. Nudity does get tagged "nsfw".

***** I don't use Tumblr for fandom blogging, but I follow some fandom blogs, mostly Death Note, mostly L. I'm not into any of the fandom's popular ships, and I don't think of changes made for the anime as being canon.

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never forget grace did everything first and did it better.

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Darla Teagarden, ALTARS

"ALTARS is a self portrait series by Darla Teagarden about living with mental illness.

The series has personal roots inspired by her own life and the lives of friends and family members.  She uses Gothic and whimsical imagery which best evoke the bittersweet consequences of living with Clinical Depression and addiction. 

Darla makes her portraits by creating simple structures out of wood, paper and other  familiar materials. These serve abstractly as her ALTARS; A means for communication, protection, ritual and a sense of place. Each image was shot alone in the same 6 foot space. 

The images are black and white format, either faceless or Darla in character. The visual narrative is meant to communicate a common experience and unity. 

ALTARS is also dedicated to Darla’s Grandmother Jean Fay who committed suicide when she was a teenager and her late friend and artist, Nick Bohn. “

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"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?"

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The Lovers - Children of the Voice Divine - The Oracle of the Mighty Gods

Atu VI of the Major Arcana of the Tarot

ז (Hebrew: Zain - Sword) - Gemini - Air - Mercury - Love - Wisdom - Inspiration - Unification

Qabalah Tree of Life - Path 17 - Binah (Understanding) to Tiphareth (Beauty)

The Oracle of the Gods is the Child-Voice of

Love in thine own Soul! hear thou it!

Heed not the Siren-Voice of Sense, or the

Phantom-Voice of Reason: rest in Simplicity

and listen to the Silence.

- Aleister Crowely, The Book of Thoth

Figure 01 - The Hermetic Tarot by Godfrey Dowson (1979)

Figure 02 - The Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowely and Lady Freida Harris (1943)

Figure 03 - Rider-Waite Tarot by A.E. Waite and Pamela Colman Smith (1909)

Figure 04 - Noblet Tarot de Marseille by Jean Noblet (1650)

Figure 05 - Visconti-Sforza Tarot by Bonifacio Bembo (1451)

Figure 06 - Golden Tarot Deck by Kat Black (2004)


Pat Perry (MI, USA) - Seasonless, 2014      Ink, Pencils, Digital (Commission for Reef.)


Pat Perry (MI, USA) - Seasonless, 2014      Ink, Pencils, Digital (Commission for Reef.)

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