...with ash from the volcano

The Wiccan’s Glossary

Bentonite Clay.

Bentonite clay benefits the body in many ways and can be used internally and externally! One of its effects which makes it so popular is its powerful detoxifying effects. It can draw out heavy metal toxins and reduce inflammation.

There are numerous healthy clay types which are packed with lots of benefits, but bentonite clay is one of the best.

Bentonite clay, also called Montmorillonite clay, is taking off as a wellness trend among people who are looking to help detoxify their bodies and defend against illnesses. The clay been used for centuries around the world to promote better health and ward off disease.

Bentonite clay is composed of ash made from volcanos.

It has a detoxifying effects, as aforementioned, thereby increasing your immunity and tackling in inflammations. 

It also is great for reducing the amount of acids in the body. Today, many of the foods served have high levels of chlorine (which bentonite clay reduces) and other harmful substances which result in acidic reactions in the body. This raises the body’s acidic level beyond the normal ones. Bentonite clay ,, when used internally or externally, can help fight this extra, harmful acidity and restore the body’s proper pH. This is called ‘alkalising the body.’

On top of being able to draw-out toxins from the body and kill bad bacteria and viruses, the clay itself has a range of nutrients. Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.

Bentonite clay can also remove impurities from the hair, making it cleaner, softer, and helping it grow more quickly.

Bentonite clay also benefits the body because it has the ability to produce a charge that is electrical in nature when it comes in contact with liquid — similar to how earthing/grounding (touching your bare feet to the earth, in particular wet grass). When the clay touches any type of fluid (normally water), it takes on a different charge and is thought to bind to any present toxins within the fluid.

Defiance, Part 8

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Summary: Katara never thought she’d take shelter from the Water Tribe in the Fire Nation. Zuko never thought he’d build a life with someone he is only supposed to be seeing for fun. And neither one knows just how close their countries are to self-destruction.

[For Zutara month, Day 8, “Spice”] 

Katara prided herself on her swimming skills, but the eelhound certainly would give her a run for her money, even including waterbending. It’s a shame they’re cold-blooded, she thought as her ride zipped across the open water toward the heart of the Fire Nation. Dad would love to speed through the ocean like this!

She clung with her knees, the way she remembered doing as a girl when she was still small enough to ride the penguins. Everything from her waist down was below the water line, but the ocean was so warm here, it would have been enjoyable even if she weren’t inured to the cold. By and by, she sneaked a glance at the Blue Spirit, as he apparently preferred to be called. His attention was fixed on guiding the eelhound, though one hand still lay steady on her waist. They were definitely making good time, but there was no reason for her not to help out a bit.

Bringing her hands out to the sides, she made a scooping motion and plunged them into the water. Every few seconds, she repeated the gesture on either side of her.

A stifled laugh vibrated from the Blue Spirit’s chest. Katara couldn’t blame him; it must look like she was trying to dog paddle her way to the main island.

“Having fun?” he asked.

She splashed him affectionately. “Someone has to.”

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The name of the animal represented by this model, Mei long, means “soundly sleeping dragon,” and the little animal was either covered by an ash fall as it slept or poisoned by toxic gases from a nearby volcano. Fossils preserved in a life pose are rare, and this one looks very similar to that of a sleeping bird. Learn more in Dinosaurs Among Us before it closes on January 2.

Star light, Star bright...

It wasn’t that the massive continent was closed off or cloaked from the rest of the world. There were plenty of people who traveled to and from the massive land. Plenty spoke eagerly of it to others, of the bountiful lands and welcoming people who lived there. The problem lay in the fact that no map existed of the continent outside any library or study on the land itself.

People had drawn up maps of it before, but attempts to take them off the land had the maps go missing, or even go up in smoke according to more outlandish tales. Others stated that the ink on the entire map evaporated, leaving a blank patch of ocean where the continent sat. 

As a result of this, those that happened upon the land for the first time were always stunned to find it. An even bigger shock was often the fact that the place was well inhabited, and quite functional. An entire society, fluidly woven together with every part of it contributing something to the rest. Crystalline water from the north, well developed lumber from the south, bountiful crops from the east, and rich mineals and ores from the west.

Each quadrant of the immense continent had a powerful Guardian overwatching it, tasked with overseeing both land and people. One such Guardian was settled near the edge of the border between West and South, several heavy, large baskets settled around him. Half of them were full of a dense, thick ash, likely gathered from the small ring of volcanoes at his back. The remaining baskets were steadily being filled with more ash, which he himself was gathering.

“I wish I was an apple a- hangin’ on a tree… Every time a true love passed, she’d take a bite of me.” Humming happily as he dug, the redhea was quite obviously tone deaf, and didn’t seem ashamed of it in the slightest, with his arms in a pile of ash up to his elbows.

“I wish I had a bushel, I wish I had a peck… I wish I had a pretty gal with her arms around my neck.” Letting out a soft groan as he straightened and popped his back, a happy sigh escaped him as he cast a look around the sandy terrain. He enjoyed quiet days like this…

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why is chimney so important?

     He latches the Hakudo by Slateport’s merchant docks and hops the boat, knocking her anchor off so she doesn’t stray much. 

      The sky is clouded, and everything smells like ash. There’s people everywhere, watching the volcano burn on the horizon; Slateport is stuffed to the brim, evacuation routes bringing the people between Lavaridge and the Southern Coast to her docks. Not many have left, he thinks, but they’re ready. 

      He bashes into a stranger and their child in his rush through the crowd. They don’t seem to notice the ash falling from his shoulder, black flecks lost amongst the gray fluttering down. 

       Volcano duty was Magma’s role. He sees a few of them out and about, gathering people and organizing groupings, and their red stands out like neon. 

       He grabs one and yanks them to the side. His hands feel frozen against their heavy knit, and the kid looks horrified. At what, who knows. Could be his Rotting, could be the strangeness of Kyogre clinging to his skin, could just be the innate fear that the Grunts of either Team had for the rival’s Leader.

         “Where’s Maxie?!”

       The Magma Grunt stammers, their eyes wide and pale. 


Great shot of how a pyroclastic (ash) cloud from Fuego volcano is collapsing downwards to produce pyroclastic flows along the sides.

God's Funeral

God’s Funeral
By: Aaron Crespo

Shattered hearts and broken faiths
Once the house of God but now his final resting place
The pews are loaded with sobbing priests
The heavens filled with torn dietes
Buddha hoping God found his peace
Hades welcomes him with open embrace
Jesus is upset to say the least
Preachers confused on what to tell the followers
The father just lost his own father
How to react when the Lord has fallen
Lucifer has answered the calling
Earth riddled with dread and despair
Once fresh air now poisoned with ash from the volcanoes flare
Now I stand at the podium
As the pope even I’ve lost all my hope
Instead of Hell freezing over
Heaven has begun smolder


Small ash plumes from Etna’s active Southeast crater

INDONESIA, Karo : Ash from Mount Sinabung volcano fills the sky over an abandoned church during another eruption in Karo, in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province on June 19, 2015. Sinabung rumbled back to life in 2013 after a period of inactivity, since when around 10,000 people have had to evacuate their homes. AFP PHOTO / Sutanta ADITYA                        


Flying over an ash plume erupting from Sakurajima volcano, Kagoshima Bay, Japan. That volcano sits on the edge of a larger caldera and is attached to the mainland by a small isthmus.

Thought I’d try my hand at animating a walk cycle!
Here we have a Volcanic Ashling, pottering along. These creatures are born from the ashes of volcanoes and have a singular purpose in life; distributing seedlings!
This is why we sometimes find tree species growing in places where they shouldn’t! A lot of people think it’s because of birds and animals, but we know better, don’t we? ;)


Volcano erupts in Indonesia trapping hundreds of tourists, 250 still missing

Over 1,000 people had to be evacuated from a popular Indonesian tourist destination shortly after a volcano erupted without warning on Tuesday. Hundreds of tourists were thought trapped on the mountain after a column of ash launched 6,500 feet from the mouth of Mount Barujari, a “baby volcano” inside the Mount Rinjani volcanic crater. 389 tourists were registered to climb the mountain; rescue teams were able to find a large number of them.

Leaves sit on ground covered by volcanic ash from Chile’s Calbuco volcano in Villa La Angostura, southern Argentina, April 23, 2015. The volcano in Southern Chile erupted Wednesday after being dormant for almost half a century. (Source)