16th sept

anaxsoteria  asked:

Could you tell me a bit about why St. Cyprian is venerated as a magic user? As far as I know he was more akin to an inquisitor demanding public penance. His piety and devotion are admirable, but I have not seen that he was a user of magic. if you could, purify me of ignorance, I would appreciate it -- I hope this inquiry find your well. :)

I believe you may be confusing Saint Cyprian of Carthage with Saint Cyprian of Antioch.
A common occurrence actually that has been happening throughout the history of these two saints. So much so that many popular images of Saint Cyprian of Antioch are actually representing Saint Cyprian of Carthage, and that certain elements of Antioch’s tale are taken from the life of Carthage. To confuse matters further, S.C. Carthage has his feast day on Sept. 16th, while S.C. Antioch’s feast day is only ten days later on the 26th.

Saint Cyprian of Antioch was born to pagan parents and known as a powerful sorcerer, necromancer, and astrologer. He spent the majority of his early life traveling throughout the world and studying various forms of magic.

In Antioch he was approached by a young man who wanted to gain the affections of a young Christian woman named Justina with Cyprian’s aid. Cyprian tried all manner of magic from conjuring spirits to creating disaster and illness to coerce the will of Justina. But due to her strong faith in Christ all attempts to sway her affections failed.

Finally, Cyprian admitted defeat to a power greater than his own and converted to Christianity. He became close to Justina and she helped foster him into the faith. It is said he became a priest and eventually the Bishop of Antioch. He was later persecuted by the Romans and along with Justina tortured by being boiled in a cauldron and eventually beheaded.

There is limited historical evidence for the tales of S.C. Antioch. And the Roman Catholic Church has removed his feast day from their calendar of celebrations. Though to my knowledge, he and Justina are still celebrated by the Greek Orthodox Church.

There is also a long tradition of magical books being attributed to Saint Cyprian which have been popular in Portuguese and Spanish languages, and grimoires also appear attributed to him in Scandinavian folk magic. Due to his history he is seen as a patron of the occult arts and is said to, even in his Sainthood, still assist magical workers. He is often viewed as a figure along to King Solomon in many ways.

There have been a lot of excellent additions to English works exploring Saint Cyprian of Antioch from a magical perspective that have been published in the last five or six years. Which has made researching more about this figure and the magical traditions associated with him much more accessible to those who are limited to English.

I’ve got to run, but I’ll try to add some links to specific English works on Saint Cyprian to this post a bit later.

Thanks for your inquiry!

Thanks to everyone who made their way to Flame Con 2017! Every reader I met was incredibly enthusiastic and positive, and as always, it’s an honor. Talking to you guys in person is my favorite part of conventions. A reader requested a sketch of Parse in their copy of Check, Please: Year Two so there you go! Parse says “thanks!”

My next conventions are STAPLE in Austin, TX Sept 9th & 10th and SPX in Bethesda, MD Sept 16th & 17th!

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Vacation-time aftermath commissions: OPEN!

Salutations!!

Since I will be going into vacation time soon at work and there are upcoming bills that will arrives ( and I have to get started on saving up for the holidays NOW.) I am opening up 7 slots of commissions! Vacation times starts from September 5th to Sept.10th , and then another week later from Sept. 16th to September 24th ( so commissions will go on pause in between those dates, but will start right back up once it’s over.)

Here are the general infos! 

Sketch commissions: 15$CAN

Lineart commissions: 40$CAN+10$ if complex background

(Simple colours/shading like shown below can be added depending on the commissions for 5$~)

Fully coloured digital commissions: 70$CAN+10$ if complex background.

  • + It’s possible to request other types of commissions like traditional artworks or portraits ( the price will vary depending on the piece), but those are special request I can accept only if time allows it and depending on the number of slots already taken.

And here are the rules! 

- No ideologically sensitive materials. ( Rape, abuse, underage, racism, homophobic content, harmful stereotyping, or just stuff I wouldn’t be comfortable drawing in the first place.)

- NSFW can be accepted to a certain extend but no full front nudity or too hardcore stuff.

- Specify if you allow the commission to be posted once it’s completed or not.

- Payment is done via a Paypal invoice sent straight via your email address. Commission is added to the slot taken once the payment has gone through! Another confirmation email will be sent to the commissioner once it’s their turn for the commission to be done. ( Usually a confirmation sketch is sent with that to make sure everything is okay before lining, with the exception of Sketch commissions.) 

- Write to me at cinensis.artwork@gmail.com with the detail of your commission!

- In your email include: Type of commission , number of characters , What exactly is your commission, what kind of background ( if any) is wanted. Specify if a maximum deadline is required ( to make sure I don’t take on a commission that is 4th in the list but wouldn’t have time to make before said deadline since I have to go by order of payment.) and if you have reference pictures to add with your idea and characters , that’s even better.

-  If it’s a fanart of a serie I do not know : it’s always better to include reference pictures anyway so that I know what appearance to base myself on.( You can prefer certain clothes on a certain character or prefer the look of a certain arc in particular ~ ) 

- Be respectful of the time taken. Commissions are done in between a full time job and managing Zenith at the same time. Be sure that every commissions will be completed , even if possible delays may occur for reasons outside my control. If you have any questions : you can write to me anytime and I’ll inform you of how commissions are moving along. ( and show WIPs if possible.)


Thank you very much and please help out by sharing! ^___^ 

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Hi dudes!

Here are the September 16th qr codes for circle, square and triangle grass!  These should last for about a month, until the next grass change.  The colors work really well during a sunny day, at almost all times!  towards the evening and at night (and I’m assuming around dawn as well) the match looks off.  

The how-to guides for the Sept 8th and Sept 16th match will come out either later today or tomorrow (hopefully LOL)!

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“Oh, why don’t we take a swim, a moonlight swim, in the old rock quarry? That is, if any of us are sober enough to drive a car! Ha-ha!

Best way in the world to stop your head from buzzing! You just got to be careful to dive in the deep pool–if you hit a rock you won’t come up till tomorrow…”

- - Gillian Anderson as Blanche Dubois in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, London, 16th Sept 2014

Since Dominique is such a wonderful ray of sunshine in our lives and deserves all the love, we thought it would be nice to create an appreciation week for her! The week will run from September 10th to the 16th with a different prompt for each day to provide inspiration: 

  • Sept. 10th: Favourite character she’s played 
  • Sept. 11th: Song that reminds you of her 
  • Sept. 12th: Favourite quote or tweet from her 
  • Sept. 13th: Favourite picture of her 
  • Sept. 14th: A piece of art you’ve made inspired by her 
  • Sept. 15th: Favourite moment 
  •  Sept. 16th: How she’s impacted your life/why you love her 
  • Sept. 17th (BONUS DAY!): A short message of support and/or positivity for her (This could be anything from saying you look forward to seeing her upcoming projects to telling her you hope she’s having a good day!) 

Tag your tweets and posts with #DomAppreciationWeek and we’ll share them! Make sure you’re following @dominiqueprovostchalkleynews and @provost-chalkley on Tumblr. Plus make sure you’re following @DominiquePCNews , @DPCFans , and @DominiquePCBR on Twitter! 

the frantic spritzing of the gnats this morning has carried into the afternoon; i’ve filled up an entire trash bag of old papers/junk/school stuff i need out.of.my.life., done laundry and folded my mom’s clothes for her, cleaned dishes and the sink, filled up a second trash bag with clothes to donate, and mulled nostalgically over old lesson plans and student work i found. 

I’m doing some painting today and I thought I’d share it with you for #wipwednesday 🎨 I’m working on the roses today 🌹 I’ve been loving the dripping effect in my paintings - if you couldn’t tell 😙I always start at the top and work my way down making organic swoops that follow the shape of whatever is “dripping”. For the rose it’s a little more tricky because it’s a 3D object but I just have to take my time. I’ve learned a lot of patience being a painter 😊This pink haired girly is for @BeautifulBizarreMagazine “Hearts Blood” show @HavenGallery on Sept. 16th ❤️ So I have to hurry and get back to painting now! Hope you like her!

#camilladerrico #popsurrealism #painting #poppainting #popmanga #havengallery #artshow #exhibition #wip #rose #art #nightingale #thenightingaleandtherose #artwork #artist #colourful #colorful #flowers #roses #whiterose #oscarwilde

Here we have Ian at practice with other actors for the Whitecaps FC “Legends and Stars” annual charity soccer match that will take place Sat. Sept. 16th in Vancouver. Fans of the hit show “Once Upon A Time” will notice a familiar face in this pic…!

Since Dominique is such a wonderful ray of sunshine in our lives and deserves all the love, we thought it would be nice to create an appreciation week for her! The week will run from September 10th to the 16th with a different prompt for each day to provide inspiration:

Sept. 10th: Favourite character she’s played

Sept. 11th: Song that reminds you of her

Sept. 12th: Favourite quote or tweet from her

Sept. 13th: Favourite picture of her

Sept. 14th: A piece of art you’ve made inspired by her

Sept. 15th: Favourite moment

Sept. 16th: How she’s impacted your life/why you love her

Sept. 17th (BONUS DAY!): A short message of support and/or positivity for her (This could be anything from saying you look forward to seeing her upcoming projects to telling her you hope she’s having a good day!)

Tag your tweets and posts with #DomAppreciationWeek and we’ll share them! Also make sure you’re following @dominiqueprovostchalkleynews and @provost-chalkley on Tumblr, as well as @DominiquePCNews, @DPCFans, and @DominiquePCBR on Twitter!