IMBA!

wendihoe  asked:

Would you be willing to do a drarry fic rec for drarry 8th year fics? If you can't or are busy that's fine!

Hi! Here are some of my favorite 8th year fics (it was so hard to choose)! Let me know if you like them :)

~ Hogwarts Eighth Year ~

For All the Marbles (29k): Harry receives a long-lost gift when he returns to Hogwarts to finish his last year of school. Draco could be just the person to help Harry understand the gift – if the two of them can learn to talk to each other.

Battle Scars (30k): Spiders, rats, wrongly-boiled Veritaserum, a couple of dangerous bets and drunk parties – all with all, it was bound to be a hectic eight year at Hogwarts for the golden trio. Trying to ignore the ex-Death Eater Draco Malfoy, however, turned out to be more difficult than ever before. Especially when he seemed to be as obsessed with Harry as Harry was with him.

My Little Berserker (106k): Eighth year was supposed to be calm. Moderated. Peaceful, even. Draco returned to escape the chaos wrought upon his shambles of a life and Harry to flee the responsibility of a world that sees him as something greater than was truly possible. Hogwarts was a safe haven, right?
At least it was until Hagrid comes up with the wonderful idea to introduce some additional members to the student body of the fluffier variety. Hagrid doesn’t do moderated - where’s the fun in that? (as slow-burn as it can get but it works because their relationship was paced wonderfully)

If I Was The Sun, He Was The Moon (34k): Harry is in his eighth year at Hogwarts, everyone is still feeling the fallout from the war and since all the eighth years now share a common room and dorms, Hermione had the brilliant idea that they should get to know each other better. In amongst bad party games, copious amounts of firewhisky, and a lot of confusion and mixed signals, Harry realises he likes Draco. Not everyone is happy about that, though.
In summary: Draco and Harry kiss during spin the bottle, realise their feelings, are stubborn and oblivious, and can’t seem to communicate like normal people, but it works out in the end. (the right amount of fluff and angst)

Right Hand Red (73k): Harry felt Malfoy’s breath on his lips as they came together over the bottle, hands firmly planted on the floor as though they each needed their familiar soil, refusing to cross into enemy territory.
Except that Malfoy no longer felt like his enemy.
Malfoy felt inevitable.
(this fic is a classic for a good reason, it’s so well-written. also, 8th year AND party games)

Draco Malfoy and the Year He Kept Getting Hexed (44k): Draco is just trying to get through his eighth year at Hogwarts without getting hexed. Again.

Étoile des Neiges (33k): Potter was leaning against the doorframe, feet bare, jeans low on his hips, ear pierced, nose red from the cold.
He was smirking as if the sole purpose of his existence was to drive Draco crazy
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The eighth years spend the holidays in a French ski resort and Draco comes to terms with his feelings. (gorgeous, one of my all time favorite)

If Ever He Becomes My Boyfriend (28k): Draco has a list. And oh what a list that is. But what if it got lost and landed in the hands of one Hermione Granger of all people? Plus, Potter had been really weird lately around Draco. An eighth year fic featuring our two beautiful boys with Pansy and Blaise being imba best friends and Ron being Ron.

ovitamutia18-blog  asked:

Kak choqi,misal disuruh milih buat nentuin masa depan. Bakalan ngikutin pilihan orang tua yg ngga sesuai sama diri sendiri atau tetep bakalan melanjutkan pilihan sendiri? Terus klo orang tua cenderung maksa ke pilihannya itu,sikap kita sebagai anak gimana biar ngga membuat orang tua kita kecewa? Terimakasih

Halo @ovitamutia18-blog

wah, ini pertanyaan yang paling sering kita hadapi yah. saya coba jawab, untungnya, saya sudah pernah mengalami ini. ini juga sekaligus menjawab pertanyaan yang senada di inbox saya.

oiya, disamakan dulu yah, pilihan disini tidak cenderung tentang pekerjaan, tapi atas berbagai hal, yakni pemilihan pasangan, memilih rumah, cara mengurus anak, tempat tinggal, dan lain sebagainya.

MENGIKUTI PILIHAN HIDUP SENDIRI ATAU ORANGTUA?

jika ditanya, saya pingin ikut pilihan sendiri atau pilihan sendiri? ya tentu saya memilih pilihan sendiri. Kenapa? Karena orangtua tidak menjalani kehidupan yang dipilih.

Tapi tapi tapi, tolong dipahami

memang orangtua tidak menjalani kehidupan yang dipilih, tapi orangtua akan mendapatkan imbas atas apa yang kita pilih.

jika kita memilih menjadi seorang pencuri, bukankah orangtua juga akan merasakan malunya?

jika kita menjadi seorang pengusaha sukses, bukankah orangtua juga akan merasakan bahagianya?

jika kita memilih tinggal di tempat yang jauh, bukankah sulit bagi orangtua jika mereka terkena masalah?

jika kita memilih calon istri yang tidak pengertian, bukankah orangtua kita juga yang akan mengalami ketidaknyamanannya?

Maka perlu dipahami, bahwa orangtua itu bukanlah penentu pilihan, tapi orangtua adalah tempat kita berdiskusi , karena mereka adalah bagian dari pilihan hidup kita.


MEMAHAMI POLA PIKIR ORANGTUA

Setiap orang tua di dunia, punya 1 prinsip yang sama. Ingin memberikan yang terbaik agar kita bahagia.

Coba ingat kembali, ketika kita masih kecil, ketika kita belum bisa mencari nafkah atau berfikir, bukankah orangtua kita harus memutar otak untuk memberikan yang terbaik bagi kita?

Bukankah orangtua kita bolak-balik mencari sekolah mana yang baik untuk diikuti?

Bukankah orangtua kita berpikir keras menentukan makanan apa yang bisa masuk ke dalam tubuh kita?

Bukankah orangtua kita memutar otaknya untuk menentukan pakaian apa yang harus kita gunakan?

Waktu kecil, kita ikut dengan semua pilihan orangtua kita, dan kita percaya, pilihan orangtua kita, adalah yang terbaik menurut mereka.

Namun

Kadang orangtua lupa, bahwa seiring waktu, anaknya tumbuh dewasa, dan sudah bisa menentukan pilihan hidupnya sendiri. Orangtua masih merasa memiliki, sehingga ia berhak untuk menentukan pilihan hidup sang anak.


KENAPA KITA SERING BERBEDA PENDAPAT AKAN PILIHAN HIDUP DENGAN ORANGTUA?

seringkali, banyak anak berdebat dengan orangtua tentang pilihan hidupnya. Dan seringkali berujung dengan pertengkaran hebat, atau sang anak menjalani kehidupan tapi tanpa menikmatinya.

Padahal, kalau dipikir-pikir, tujuan orangtua menentukan pilihan hidup, adalah agar anaknya bahagia. Lalu kenapa bisa berpendapat?

Masalahnya, perbedaan pandangan terjadi pada “cara mencapai kebahagiaan” tersebut. Orangtua dan kita kadang tidak paham, bahwa bagi cara mencapai kebahagiaan setiap orang itu berbeda.

Contohnya, bagi sebagian orangtua, menjadi PNS adalah kebahagiaan yang tidak terkira. Mengapa? Lihat saja, gaji tetap, resiko di PHK sangat kecil, dan asalkan loyal, mereka akan mendapatkan pensiun.

berbanding terbalik dengan anak-anak milenial sekarang, yang justru ingin memiliki waktu bebas, bisa bergaul, mencari tantangan, tidak terkukung di kantor dan diam. Urusan uang, itu bisa dikompromikan, selama hidupnya tidak mengikuti aturan baku. Itulah kebahagiaan versi sang anak. Perbedaan versi kebahagiaan inilah, yang menyebabkan perdebatan yang sengit.

Lihatlah, perdebatan antara sang anak yang ingin jadi pengusaha dan orangtua yang ingin anaknya jadi pegawai kantoran

Lihatlah, perdebatan antara sang anak yang ingin menjadi seniman dan orangtua yang ingin anaknya menjadi pegawai tetap

Lihatlah, perdebatan antara sang anak yang masih ingin melajang dan orangtua yang ingin anaknya segera menikah

Lihatlah, perdebatan antara sang anak yang ingin menikah dengan seseorang yang ia inginkan dan orangtua yang ingin menjodohkan anaknya

Lihatlah, banyak perdebatan antara anak dan orangtua, dan itu sangat sering terjadi.  Padahal tujuannya sama, kita ingin sama-sama bahagia. Namun akar masalahnya adalah, orangtua, ingin menjalani “bahagia” versinya, dan kita juga ingin menjalani bahagia versi kita. 


MENYATUKAN PANDANGAN

Maka, satu-satunya cara untuk bisa menentukan dan tidak ada pihak yang merasa kalah ataupun menang, adalah dengan cara menyatukan pandangan.

Anak harus tahu, kenapa orangtua memilihkan pilihan tersebut bagi sang anak. Dan setelah itu, anak juga harus bisa menjelaskan kepada orangtua, kenapa ia memilih pilihan tersebut.

Orangtua harus diberi pemahaman, bahwa kondisi hidup yang kita pilih ini telah dipilih berdasarkan pemikiran yang matang dan panjang, bukan pilihan yang asal-asalan belaka.


JIKA MASIH ADA PENOLAKAN, PERBAIKI DIRI

Jika masih ada penolakan, maka ada satu hal lagi yang harus dilakukan, yakni memastikan, bahwa kita mampu menjalani pilihan sendiri.

Penolakan selalu terjadi karena orangtua tidak percaya bahwa anaknya bisa menjalani pilihan hidup yang ia pilih.

Maksudnya?

Ya, bagaimana orangtua bisa percaya kalau anaknya mau jadi pengusaha sukses, kalau di rumah, untuk bangun pagi saja susah, komunikasi dengan orangtua saja jarang, beres-beres rumah saja ogah.

Bagaimana orangtua bisa percaya kalau anaknya bisa sukses dengan dengan melajang lebih lama kalau misalnya sehari-hari saja hidupnya tidak teratur dan berantakan.

Bagaimana orangtua bisa percaya kalau anaknya mau jadi atlet bola profesional kalau sehari-hari mainnya bola bekel?

Itulah alasan terbesar, kenapa orangtua menolak pilihan hidup yang kita ajukan. Maka, jika kita sudah menjelaskan semuanya dan tidak diterima, maka saran saya, perbaiki diri, mungkin diri kita belum baik, mungkin sikap kita belum bisa membuat orangtua kita percaya. Karena sesungguhnya, orangtua tidak akan pernah khawatir akan pilihan anaknya, ketika anaknya memang sudah menampakkan kedewasaan atas kehidupannya.

Saya bicara hal ini bukan asal-asalan, tapi karena memang pernah saya alami. Bagaimana orangtua saya meminta saya untuk menjadi pegawai tetap, sedang saya yang tidak senang mengikuti keteraturan waktu, merasa terpenjara jika harus menjalani pilihan hidup tersebut.

Begitu juga terkait pemilihan pasangan, beberapa kali juga berdiskusi dengan orangtua, banyak hal-hal yang harus dipenuhi sebagai syarat.

Namun, dengan hal-hal yang saya lakukan diatas, kini, orangtua merasa tenang dan mengembalikan semua pilihannya kepada saya. Karena, dengan pilihan yang saya pilih, saya justru lebih bahagia, punya waktu untuk keluarga, tetap bisa menafkahi sendiri. Maka, apalagi yang perlu dikhawatirkan oleh orangtua? Toh anaknya sudah bahagia. Mungkin cuman satu yang masih jadi PR, menentukan pilihan pasangan yang tepat saja, orangtua belum melihat buktinya. hehehe.

inget guys, orangtua melahirkan kita bukan untuk nyari lawan debat, tapi untuk nyari teman diskusi. Hormati pandangannya, terima masukannya, bahagiakan hidupnya.

Kurang lebih begitu ovi. Salam kenal yah, izin follow tumblrmu yah.

Selamat hari minggu, selamat produktif

Aku paham kau bisa lelah. Kehidupan dan pekerjaan membuat manusia seperti kita kadang jenuh. Lalu mencari hal yang memungkinkan untuk menumpahkannya. Kadang, orang-orang terdekatlah yang terkena imbas atas semua itu. Dan, setiap kali kamu yang mengalaminya akulah orang yang terkena imbas semua itu. Mungkin begitu juga sebaliknya, meski tanpa aku sadari.

Jangan terus memaksa terlihat kuat. Duduklah dan tenangkan dirimu. Jaga jarak agar tak saling melukai. Setiap kelelahan butuh pengistirahatan. Setiap rasa jenuh butuh hal-hal yang baru. Maka, berilah dirimu hak yang harus diterimanya. Masalah hidup dan pekerjaan adalah tanggung jawab. Maka, saatnya memberi semua yang membuatmu tetap menikmati perjalanan ini. Rehatlah sejenak. Semoga besok kita baik-baik kembali. Semoga segala lelah bisa pulih tanpa saling menyakiti lagi.

–boycandra

clever-cliche-deactivated201412  asked:

What does flying balm do?

heres a whole chunk of info on it.  

(source)

A Background and History

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For those who may not know, a flying ointment is a salve or oil infused with psychoactive herbs purportedly used by witches to fly to their Sabbath rites in the early modern period during the height of the witch hunts in Europe. Early witch hunters perpetuated the myth that witches craft their ointments from the rendered fat of babies, but it was only fear-mongering propaganda.

Animal fats were used as the base to extract the potent oils and alkaloids from these poisonous plants because animal fats were convenient and accessible even to the poor. Today with the help of modern science we know that our skin will absorb a salve made with hog’s lard more quickly and easily than any other substance because our genetics are so similar to a pig’s. Adding plant-based oils to an animal fat remedies the problem of absorbing a substance foreign to our bodies. Our ancestors were pretty clever weren’t they?

Some may think flying ointments only go back as far as the Middle Ages as the majority of written accounts and recipes are from that period. But if we look in mythology, ancient literature, and folktales, we find a rich source of lore that leads back to pre-Christian times. Flying ointments are mentioned in Apollonius Rhodius’ The Argonautica from 200 BCE, Lucius Apuleius’ The Golden Ass from around 160 CE, and the oldest possible reference is in Homer’s The Iliad from around 800 BCE where the goddess Hera uses an oil of ambrosia to fly to Olympus, never touching the earth. To hear excerpts on flying ointments from these and other works listen to HedgeFolk Tales episode VIII: Flying Ointments.

So now we know flying ointments go at least as far back as ancient Greece and Rome, but what about even further back into history? Remains found of henbane, belladonna, and marijuana in Scotland and Northern Europe date as far back as the Neolithic period – that’s at least 10,000 years ago! (1) These plants were mostly found in the form of seeds and remnants of ritual alcoholic beverages so it is not known if they were used in salves by the magical practitioners of the time, but the pits upon pits of animal bone refuse show that Neolithic peoples had easy access to animal fats. It’s not too far off, I think, to put the two together – but it’s just this witch’s hopeful estimation.

What are the Herbs Used?

Most flying ointment recipes include plants from the Solanaceae family; you may recognize some or all of them: belladonna, datura, henbane, and mandrake. Other traditional flying ointment herbs include the opium poppy, water hemlock, monkshood, and foxglove. Wherever these plants are to be found, so are witches. Our symbiotic relationship with these poisonous plants goes back into the far reaches of time

Solanaceae contain the alkaloids atropinehyoscyamine, and scopolamine. The tropane compound within the Solanaceae family can cause heart problems or even heart failure among other issues when ingested, but if you use them externally they are much less dangerous, however careful dosage is still needed to avoid things like permanent blindness and death. The other well-known ingredients of foxglove, hemlock, aconite (also known as monkshood) should never be used in modern ointments now that we know better – they only poison and paralyze.

Traditional less poisonous plants used include balm of gilead, calamus root, cannabis, clary sage, dittany of Crete, mugwort, tansy, wormwood, and yarrow. There is a bit of controversy whether fly agaric or other psychoactive mushrooms were used and if their constituents are even fat-soluble, but there is currently no documentation on the subject to prove or disprove it. Balm of gilead (the buds of any poplar tree species) can be found in almost every flying ointment recipe from the Middle Ages as poplar salves were used for healing much more than they were used by witches for flying. Do not use balm of gilead if you are allergic to aspirin. The flying effects of calamus root are best felt from ingestion rather than topical application so I would only recommend adding it for its metaphysical properties and sweet smell. If you use calamus make sure it is the carcinogen-free speciesAcorus calamus americanus native to N. America.

Mugwort, oreganos (including dittany of Crete), sages (including clary sage), tansy, and wormwood contain thujone which is a stimulant and believed to be the cause of their psychoactive properties. Yarrow, while not having psychoactive properties, has been traditionally used by shamans for centuries to protect the body while the soul is journeying and to aid in bringing the soul and the person back to consciousness (3). Yarrow was more commonly burned as a smudge for these purposes, but can be smoked or added to a salve as well.

Modern Flying Ointments

“…despite the fact that none of the ‘modern witches’ themselves have any experience with the plants, they warn about the poisonous additives… [I]t is considered trendy to brew ‘modern flying ointments, guaranteed to not be poisonous.” The recipes are nothing more than ineffective rubbish.”

Christian Rätsch, Witchcraft Medicine

Like Rätsch I’ve seen numerous “crafty” witch books in the neoPagan market carelessly list the poisonous ingredients of Medieval flying ointment recipes with no dosages and then, in bold font with many an asterisk, tell the reader to never to attempt to make or use the recipes. Then the authors proceed to list two or more non-toxic flying ointment recipes that usually contain herbs and essential oils completely unrelated to soul-flight and otherworld travel. Many online Pagan shops are selling such recipes right now. An ointment that smells pretty but does nothing is only going to result in very pissed off witches.

My advice to you is to avoid modern flying ointments lauding their non-toxic properties as all that will happen is you’ll have $10-40 less than you did before (unless it’s one of Harry’s ambrosial flying oils, of course). You should also be very careful of people selling supposed “genuine” flying ointments with the traditional herbs, but who don’t list their ingredients or give health warnings. This is very dangerous as many people are allergic to these herbs or have heart conditions and could be seriously harmed, ending up in the hospital.

How a Flying Ointment Works

The alkaloids present in the traditional herbs used in flying ointments and other preparations have been shown by scientific experiments to activate your pineal gland by increasing the flow of melatonin inducing a dream-like state while you are awake. Normally, this only happens naturally at night while you are enshrouded in darkness. This results in dream-like experiences and visions that may seem completely real even if you are sitting awake in your kitchen and not flying as a hawk in the sky. I personally differentiate this state from hallucination as it is more of an altered mental state akin to lucid dreaming and is much more relaxed.  To enhance this natural effect while using a flying ointment, use it in darkness or at night, and alongside ecstatic trance inducing methods.

Psychoactive plants are believed to remove the barriers between our world and the world of the spirits and gods; they essentially are keys to the otherworld door and, some would say, to the entire universe.  Consciousness is like seeing the world through a keyhole as there’s only so much you are able to see – we are too busy looking at the limited amount of what we can see, naming, cataloguing, and trying to explain everything in our field of vision, that we do not see what is beyond the keyhole or what is behind us in the dark. Now what if someone gave you a key? Would you put it in the lock and turn it to open the door and see all the wonders and horrors on the other side? Flying ointments are one such key.

Flying ointments are used to aid in trance, astral travel, and spirit work, to receive divine inspiration (awen, imbas, the cunning fire), to help release the spirit from the body, for hedgecrossing, for shapeshifting, or to enhance or access powers for magic, rituals, and spellwork.

How to Use a Flying Ointment

Before you use an ointment in a ritual setting I recommend first doing a tiny test patch on a piece of bare skin to make sure you don’t have an allergic reaction. Then I would recommend testing out its strength and your tolerance. When you do this, you should have a friend with you or someone you’ve told your plans to who you can call in case of emergency. Use only a small amount to start testing your level of tolerance – a pea-sized amount is good.  Wait to see how you feel. Always wait a minimum of 30 min to feel the effects before using more salve. If you are comfortable with the level of effects you are feeling, stop there, and then apply that same amount for ritual use. If it’s not enough, apply another pea-sized amount to your bare skin and increase as needed. The  Effects may take 30 minutes to 2 hours to appear depending on sex, weight, and tolerance and may last 1-6 hours. Depending on your height and weight, 1-2 tsps of ointment is a standard dose for a smaller person and 2-3 tsps for a larger person. Flying Ointments can be mixed with cannabis and alcohol, but before doing so make sure you have tested the ointment alone first in case of any adverse reactions.

To use for magic and ritual, whisper to your jar of salve and reveal your intent; do you want to achieve soul-flight, shapeshift into an owl, borrow the plant’s powers for a spell? Then say so out loud to the plants and any spirits and deities you have called. You could say something along the lines of “as I anoint my body with this salve my spirit will loosen from its flesh and fly from here to [desired location].” If you are using a flying ointment for a group ritual, it is best for everyone to share a common purpose for its use.

The myth that witches apply flying ointment to their genitals or their brooms and “ride” them is exactly that, a myth. I found one reference to it in a witch trial under torture and the other references come from it and are sensationalist prose written by poets inspired by the trial. There are other accounts of witches rubbing ointments on chairs and tables and sitting on them, but there is no penetration. As a witch who makes and uses flying ointments I’ve found it is not necessary to anoint one’s mucous membranes for quick absorption (please don’t rape your broom or staff). Many of the plants used are very toxic and very potent and you do not want them near your sensitive bits as they can cause skin abrasions, rashes, and worse discomforts and you wont’ be able to wash it off. Please keep anything with henbane or belladonna away from your genitals and mucous membranes!

The only ointment I’ve found safe for one’s naughty bits is a pure mandrake ointment which can be used for sex magic by anointing each partner’s sex organs before doing the deed. Magically, the best places to apply a flying ointment are the base of the neck for the spine’s connection to the World Tree, the third eye, over the heart, the armpits (for wings), and the soles of the feet. Where your neck meets your spine and the third eye are especially effective because they are doorways in and out of your body.

To get the most out of your experience use a flying ointment in an atmospheric setting; in your decked-out temple room, in a pitch black space, under the moon and starlight, a beautiful spot in nature, or a place of threshold power (a place with water, land, and sky all present, a place between civilization and the wilds, a hedge, etc). Results are better when ointment use is combined with trance-inducing activities such as chanting, dancing, swaying, drumming, or breath work.

What to Expect

I need to say this as clearly as possible: the purpose of a flying ointment is NOT to “trip out” or “trip balls”. If you are hoping to pass out and hallucinate for days, losing all sense of reality, you will be sorely disappointed and should look elsewhere. Flying ointments are an aid, a tool for those with the gift — not a cannon that will shoot you to the otherworld. Flying ointments and their traditional plants are meant to be an aid for visionary experiences, not a wreaking ball to your sanity. If you hallucinate erratically a) your body and brain are freaking out and don’t know how to handle the alkaloids in the poisonous plants because it’s your first time ever using them, or, b) you’ve overdosed and need to cut way back on the dosage (you might also need to make a trip to the ER if they’re severe enough). Uncontrollable hallucinations are the body’s way of dealing with foreign chemicals that have effects our systems aren’t used to. Those who have never tried shrooms, cannabis, ecstasy, LSD, acid, and, heck, even wormwood and damiana before are more likely to experience hallucinations than someone who has tried them and knows what to expect. The more relaxed you are, the less likely you are to have a bad reaction.

What does a healthy reaction to a flying ointment feel like? It should feel like you are intoxicated; lightheadedness, silliness, and euphoria at first. Your pupils will dilate and your cheeks flush. You may experience dry mouth and blurry vision depending on what herbs are in the ointment (these effects are temporary). After, the experience should deepen, and colour, sound, smell, sight, and taste will all be enhanced. You will experience the mundane world differently and you may feel awe, amazement, and wonder at what you see and feel. You may have profound thoughts and realizations you normally would not. You may hear whispers or see glimpses of things you would not in ordinary consciousness. Suspension of disbelief will become easy in this dream-like state. And, when used ritually by those with the gift, you will be able to achieve things you’d never imagined when your spirit is separated from flesh; visionary experiences, shapeshifting into animals and elemental forces, long distance travel, dreamwalking, interacting with wights and shades…

I’ve also noted that using ointments with mandrake (mandragora officinarum) as the main ingredient lends one almost supernatural energy and stamina making it perfect for sex magic or all-night ecstatic rituals such as the witches’ sabbat I participated in at the Gathering Festival.

Everyone’s experiences will differ and individual reactions to the plants or a combination thereof cannot be predicted. While one person’s experience may be over powering, another may experience nothing. Only use will help discover which plant or combination of plants works best for you.

Contraindications (Warnings – Please Read Carefully)

Do not use flying ointments if you have a heart problem or serious kidney and liver problems. Do not use ointments containing belladonna if you are allergic to morphine and related opiates or you will have a very serious reaction and need to go to the emergency room. Do not mix with serious medications. Do not use when pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth after using the ointment. Keep away from children and pets.  Do not drive or operate machinery while under the effects of a flying ointment. Side effects may include temporary dizziness, fatigue, and blurred vision (the latter especially if the ointment contains belladonna). Give yourself 2-5 hours to recover from the experience and get back to normal. In some cases, it may take 1-2 days to get your normal energy levels back.

If you feel hot, sweaty, nauseated, and you vomit, with no other factors contributing to it (food allergies, food poisoning, flu etc), you may be having an adverse reaction to one of the herbs (likely belladonna or datura) and should seek medical attention immediately. To reduce effects, wash the application areas with warm soapy water (or have a warm, not hot, shower), drink plenty of water, and avoid fatty foods.

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Medieval Irish Literature: The Táin - Fedelm, The Woman Poet of Connacht.

Dia duit, a cairde,

I would like to share you all a story from Ireland, passed down to us from within the Táin. It is not a story in its own right, but it is a short tale of a girl named Fedelm. I tell of her story with more attention than there was meant to be, but you will all find delight in it nonetheless. Although a minor character within the Táin, she tells of the doom that lies ahead for a great army ready to march. Here is her tale:

The charioteer turned the chariot around and made to set off. But they saw a young grown girl in front of them. She had yellow hair. She wore a speckled cloak fastened around her with a gold pin, a red-embroidered hooded tunic and sandals with gold clasps. Her brow was broad, her jaw narrow, her two eyebrows pitch black, with delicate dark lashes casting shadows half down her cheeks. You would think her lips were inset with Parthian scarlet. Her teeth were like an array of jewels between the lips. She had hair in three tresses: two wound upward on her head and the third hanging down her back, brushing her calves. She held a light gold weaving-rod in her hand, with gold inlay. Her eyes had triple irises. Two black horses drew her chariot, and she was armed.

“What is your name?” Medb said to the girl.

“I am Fedelm, and I am a woman poet of Connacht.”

“Where have you come from?” Medb said.

“From learning verse and vision in Alba (Scotland),” the girl said.

“Have you the imbas forasnai, the Light of Foresight?” Medb said.

“Yes I have,” the girl said.

“Then look for me and see what will become of my army.”

So the girl looked.

Medb said, “Fedelm, prophetess; how sees thou the host?”

Fedelm said in reply:

“I see it crimson, I see it red.”

“It can’t be true,” Medb said. “Conchobor is suffering his pangs in Emain with all the rest of the Ulster warriors. My messengers have come from there and told me. Fedelm, prophetess; how sees thou our host?” Medb said.

“I see it crimson, I see it red,” said the girl.

“That is false,” Medb said. “Celtchar mac Uthidir is still in Dún Lethglaise with a third of Ulster’s forces, and Fergus son of Roach mach Echdach and his troop of three thousand are here with us in exile. Fedelm, prophetess; how sees thou our host?” Medb said.

“I see it crimson, I see it red,” said the girl.

“It doesn’t matter,” Medb said. “Wrath and rage and red wounds are common the armies and large forces gather. So look once more and tell us the truth. Fedelm, prophetess; how sees thou our host?”

“I see it crimson, I see it red,” said the girl.

“I see battle: a blond man
with much blood about his belt
and a hero-halo round his head.
His brow is full of victories.

Seven hard heroic jewels
are set in the iris of his eye.
His jaws are settled in a snarl.
He wears a lopped, red tunic.

A noble countenance I see,
working effect on womenfolk;
a young man of sweet coloring;
a form dragons in the fray.

His great valor brings to mind
Cúchulainn of Murtheimne,
the hound of Culann, full of fame.
Who he is I cannot tell
but I see, now, the whole host
colored crimson by his hand.

A giant on the plain I see,
doing battle with the host,
holding in each of his two hands
four short quick swords.

I see him hurling against that host
two gae bolga and a spear
and an ivory-hilted sword,
each weapon to its separate task.

He towers on the battlefield
in breastplate and red cloak.
Across the sinister chariot-wheel
the Warped Man deals death
- that fair from I first beheld
melted to a mis-shape.

I see him moving to the fray:
take warning, watch him well,
Cúchulainn, Sualdam’s son!
Now I see him in pursuit.

Whole hosts he will destroy,
making dense massacre.
In thousands you will yield your heads.
I am Fedelm. I hide nothing.

The blood starts from warrior’s wounds
- total ruin - at his touch:
your warriors dead, the warriors
of Deda mac Sin prowling loose;
torn corpses, women wailing,
because of him - the Forge-Hound.”


Source: Thomas Kinsella trans., The Táin - From the Irish epic Táin Bó Cuailnge. (Oxford University Press, 1969), 60-64.

Jaga Keluargamu, Jaga Keluarga Mereka

Allah menyuruh tiap kita di dalam Al-Qur'an untuk senantiasa menjaga diri dan keluarga kita dari api neraka. Mengajak pada jalan ketaaan dan kenikmatan surga Allah

Hanya saja kita tahu bahwa tak selamanya kita membersamai mereka, sebab ada pula kewajiban lain yang Allah bebankan pada kita sebagai bentuk ibadah juga

Ada yang bertanya saat sesi kajian, tentang temannya yang enggan berdakwah sebab merasa dirinya dan keluarganya belum mampu taat secara sempurna

Padahal takkan ada kesempurnaan selain pada Allah, bila kita menunggu sempurna, maka tak ada manusia yang boleh berdakwah selain Rasulullah Muhammad saja

Akan tetapi dakwah itu justru bila dilakukan, akan memperbaiki orang lain dan juga diri kita, sebab saat kita mengajak ummat untuk taat, maka keluarga kita akan ikut serta

Sebaliknya bila kita hanya mencukupkan pada keluarga, tapi kita mengabaikan ummat, maka keluarga kita pun akan kena imbas, sebab ketaatan itu harus berjamaah

Anak kita dididik untuk menutup aurat, tapi teman-temannya di masyarakat terbiasa membuka aurat, tentu ia akan terpengaruh dan sangat sulit untuk istiqamah

Walau tentu saja, berdakwah bukan berarti jadi alasan untuk memberikan waktu khusus pada keluarga, sebab mereka juga punya hak atas kita, gak dididik dan dibina

Kuncinya jangan memilih dan memilah kewajiban, bila Allah sudah berikan satu kewajiban, maka ambil dan laksanakanlah, nikmati dan sabar disana, insyaAllah berkah

Allah janjikan kemudahan, kekuatan, keberkahan bagi siapa saja yang mau menolong agama-Nya. Dan itu yang paling kita perlukan dalam menjaga keluarga kita

Terlalu sulit bila kita harus menjaga diri dan keluarga, maka undang Allah dalam kehidupan kita, dengan cara menaatinya dan dengan berdakwah fii sabilillah
—  Ustadz Felix Siauw
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It’s Almost Spring, but There’s Still Time to Try Fat Biking on Public Lands!

In just a few short years, fat biking has become one of the fastest growing winter sports in the United States.  In 2014, the BLM Hartman Rocks Recreation Area near Gunnison, Colorado held its Winter Growler Fat Bike Race, and this year, the BLM showcased its outstanding winter riding opportunities at the first-ever Fat Bike Expo in Anchorage in late February. 

The BLM booth at the Expo featured BLM’s partnership with the International Mountain Bicycling Association. It also featured the new National Conservation Lands recreation mapping project and the MTB Project, a mountain bike guide and trail map website presenting the top 20 BLM Backyard to Backcountry rides on public lands.

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Gaelic Polytheist Prayers and Offerings by Bearded Boggan

Saint-felicity asked for GaelPoly prayers, offerings and myths so I decided to offer up a few of my own works and experiences.  I hope they help or inspire! 

A simple offering prayer:

I give this offering to the three,

Ancestors, gods and spirits.

I give this offering freely within the three,

Land, sea and sky.

I give this in thanks for your guidance, wisdom and presence,

With reverence, respect and pride.

From my hands to yours,

Be welcome and be honored.

An Imbolc prayer:

With snow’s first retreat and the heralding of spring’s dawn,
We give praise and welcome to you, Brighid.
With imbas and tending of flame,
We give praise and welcome to you, Brighid.
With reed and the cross of your forging,
We give praise and welcome to you, Brighid.
With poetry and adorations of your deeds,
We give praise and welcome to you, Brighid.
Welcome, Lady of Poetry, Healing and Creation,
Welcome and be celebrated this Imbolc day.

Suggested Offerings:

Brighid: incense, water, Brighid crosses made of reeds, grass, pipecleaners, etc, scones or bannocks, beer, poetry, music

Manannan Mac Lir: Reeds, whisky, shells, driftwood crafted goods, boats, well cooked fish, clever jokes/puns

Dagda: Porridge/oatmeal, beer, whisky, food stuffs in general, clubs, wooden goods, art

The Morrigan/Macha/Badb: broken weapons buried or left in offering (letter openers shaped like swords make great votives!), charred meat, whisky or other hard liquors, skulls (fake or otherwise), raven feathers, beef

(All these offering suggestions are found in books like those written by Morgan Daimler and Erynn Rowan Laurie about Irish Paganism, the Morrigan and Brighid and in my own practices and experiences/UPG.)

dear stupid me

Aku ingat taknak tulis pasal benda ni kat sini. Tapi dengan menulislah beban dalam otak aku ni boleh dikurangkan. Maka aku perlu menulis.

Hari ni, aku belajar suatu pelajaran yang sangat penting. Sesuatu yang boleh mengubah pendirian dan prinsip aku. Bila aku imbas balik pengalaman-pengalaman lalu, sebenarnya Tuhan sudah banyak kali memberi aku pengajaran, cuma aku je yang tak nampak-nampak atau buat tak tahu.

Pagi tadi, masa aku on the way nak ke office, lepas beberapa meter dari rumah aku, aku bertembung dengan seseorang yang aku pernah kenal, yang aku pernah kawan, yang aku pernah buat gaduh, dan yang aku pernah buat gurau. Seseorang tu adalah kawan baik aku masa kat sekolah dulu. Aku nampak dia naik motor vespa dengan seorang perempuan dan seorang budak kecik yang sudah pastinya isteri dan anaknya. Dia betul-betul lalu disebelah aku, aku plak hanya memandang dia sekali imbas je. Selepas dia melepasi kereta aku, aku terus tengok side mirror untuk memastikan itu adalah dia. Ya, memang dia. Ini adalah kali ke-2 aku bertembung dengan dia sejak tamatnya SPM pada  tahun 2006. Hari terakhir aku bertembung dengan dia adalah pada tahun 2015. Aku bertembung dengan dia kat bank. Masa tu mata kitaorang masing-masing dah terpandang, tapi masing-masing pun cepat-cepat mengalihkan pandangan.

Sedih kan? Orang yang kita pernah rapat dulu dengan sekelip mata je dah jadi stranger. Lepas aku bertembung dengan dia pagi tadi, mood aku terus down giler. Aku rasa tertampar sangat. Aku rasa inilah jawapan yang aku tunggu-tunggu selama ni. Akhirnya sudah terjawab.

Selama ni, bila relationship aku dengan mana-mana lelaki tak menjadi, aku akan tertanya-tanya, terfikir-fikir, di mana silapnya. Aku juga sering menyalahkan Tuhan, “kenapa semua ni berlaku?”, “kenapa asyik aku yang perlu diuji dengan benda-benda macam ni?”. 

Sebenarnya, Tuhan sudah pun berkali-kali memberikan aku jawapan, cuma aku je yang tak nampak-nampak lagi. Dan baru pagi tadi, barangkali hijab aku terbukak, otak aku dah berfungsi, akal aku dah waras, barulah aku boleh berfikir dengan rasional. Sebenarnya, apa yang menimpa diri aku selama 28 tahun ni, semuanya adalah salah diri aku sendiri. Aku yang bodoh. Aku yang ego. Aku yang sombong. 

Lelaki yang aku terserempak pagi tadi, dulu dia pernah ajak aku kahwin dengan dia. Aku dengan dia merupakan classmate masa form 4 dengan form 5. Cuma masa form 5 tu je kitaorang da start rapat sebab dia dilantik jadi Ketua kelas dan aku plak jadi Penolong.

Dulu aku pernah suka kat dia, sebab dia ni baik. Di saat geng-geng dia mengutuk aku kat belakang, dia sorang je yang backup aku. Di saat orang lain membenci aku, dia sorang je yang nak berkawan dengan aku. Bila kat kelas, dia akan tarik kerusi dan duduk depan aku sebab nak belajar sama-sama. Malam-malam plak dia akan call rumah aku sebab nak tanya pasal kerja sekolah. Tapi disebalik sukanya aku kat dia, aku juga sangat membenci dia sebab dia ni playboy. Mat Romeo. Jantan mulut manis. Aku benci sangat kat dia sebab dia asyik bertukar-tukar girlfriend, dan suka mengorat budak perempuan kat tepi tangga sekolah. 

Walapun dia macam tu, tapi aku rasa dia lelaki yang baik. Lepas habis SPM, dia pernah cakap kat aku, lagi 5 tahun  dia nak masuk minang aku. Pada masa tu, aku persetankan je apa yang dia cakap sebab boleh jadi dengan semua perempuan dia cakap benda yang sama.

Lepas habis SPM, kitaorang pun bawak haluan masing-masing. Aku dengan dia lost contact. Dia pun dah tak call rumah aku. Aku pun sama. Dan aku tak teringat langsung kat dia.

Hinggalah aku masuk tahun ke-2, masa tu aku belajar kat Universiti Malaya. Dia dapat contact aku balik menerusi Yahoo Messenger. Masa tu aku chatting dengan dia, dan tiba-tiba dia call YM aku dan ajak aku kawin. Masa tu aku speechless sangat. Dia ajak aku jumpa and dia akan propose properly. Tapi, aku menolak hasrat dia. Aku taknak jumpa dia. Bukan sebab aku benci kat dia, sebab waktu tu aku tengah busy dengan assignment, test, tutorial bagai, so aku cakap elok-elok kat dia, aku bukan calon yang sesuai untuk dia. Aku nak fokus study.

Esoknya dia call aku lagi tanya benda yang sama. Aku pun jawablah benda yang sama. Lepas daripada tu, dia terus menghilangkan diri. Unfriend aku kat Facebook. Terus mengilang selama beberapa tahun, hinggalah aku terserempak dengan dia kat bank 2 tahun lepas. Tapi masing-masing buat tak kenal.

Macam tu jugak dengan kes mamat yang aku suka masa kerja kat Shah Alam. Disebabkan aku tak confess, dan tak put an effort, dia pun terlepas kat orang lain.

Kesilapan terbesar aku untuk kes pertama, aku tak pernah nak bagi kawan aku tu peluang. Aku hanya pentingkan diri, egois. Sekurang-kurangnya aku kena mintak dia masa, bagi aku habis belajar dulu dan baru cakap pasal hal ni. Tapi ni tak. Aku tolak dia mentah-mentah. Langsung tak bagi chance.

Kesilapan terbesar untuk kes kedua pulak, aku tak pernah bagi diri aku peluang, untuk confess perasaan aku ni kat dia. Aku juga tak bersungguh-sungguh. Itu juga suatu kebodohan dan kesombongan. Sebab aku mengharap dia yang akan confess kat aku dulu. At the end, dia dah jadi milik orang lain pun.

Selepas dari peristiwa-peristiwa ni, ada juga lelaki lain, which is schoolmate aku, ajak aku kawin, dan macam biasa, dengan kebodohan dan keegoan aku ni, aku tolak dia mentah-mentah. Langsung tak bagi chance kat dia untuk kenal dan berkawan.

Lepas tu, mulalah aku meroyan dalam Tumblr, merungut jodoh tak sampai-sampai lagi. Sedangkan Tuhan dah datangkan macam-macam lelaki untuk aku untuk berkenalan dan berkawan, tapi aku masih bodoh dan ego. Tak bersungguh. Takde effort. 

See?? How stupid is me? Lepas ni aku memang rasa malu nak mintak jodoh kat Tuhan. Sebab bila Tuhan dah bagi, aku langsung takde effort, langsung tak bagi peluang kat diri sendiri dan orang lain. Mungkin lepas ni, aku kena get ready untuk hidup sendirian. Sebab dah rasa malu dengan Tuhan. Biarlah macam ni, andai ia membuatkan aku jadi hamba yang lebih baik. Nak menyesal sekarang pun dah tak guna dah.

anonymous asked:

Hi,Do you know much about the celtic gods/deities? I come from a place where there are deep celtic roots and kinda wanted to learn more about it but don't know where to begin. Thanks again :) Ella x

It really depends on what you had in mind. There are many Celtic cultures and mythologies. Here are a few resources:

Online Resources:

General:

Celtic Polytheism on Wikipedia - Wikipedia’s portal for Celtic polytheism
CR FAQ - Celtic Reconstructionism Frequently Asked Questions, a nice go-to resource
Celtic Texts on the Sacred Texts Archive - Lots of books and documents well worth a read
CeltNet Celtic Pages - I’m pretty sure this site has literally every Celtic deity in its index
Earth, Sea, and Sky - An e-publication for Celtic Reconstructionism
e-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies - what is says; plenty of articles on Iron Age culture and archaeology, with an entire volume devoted to the Celiberians!
Imbas - General CR resources
Kelticos - reenactment-centric forum for the Celtic Iron Age, lots of info
Mary Jones - Home of the Celtic Encyclopedia and the Celtic Literature Collective
Proto-Indo-European Religion - not Celtic, but a good reference for PIE religion and deities for comparison

Gaelic Polytheism:

Gaol Naofa - Gaelic polytheism resources
Ireland Abroad - myths and topics in indexed form
Irish Mythology on MyGuide Ireland - neat page on the survival of Irish mythology in modern times
Mythical Ireland - Irish mythology, sacred sites, and archaeology
The Myths of the Gods: Structures in Irish Mythology by Alan Ward - a nice long analysis on of deity types and classifications in Irish mythology, with cross-Celtic and Indo-European comparisons
Tairis - Gaelic polytheism resources
Voices from the Dawn - ancient monuments in Ireland and their folklore

Gaulish Polytheism:

Acy-Romance - Detailed interactive site on the territory of the Gaulish Remi, their sacred sites, history
À la recherche des fêtes celto-romaines - a short but very useful essay collecting dates of Gaulish deity insciptions across Central Europe
Calendrier Gaulois Astronomique Restitué : Siècle gaulois de -0151 à -0122 - digital version of the Coligny Calendar taking into account the time span between 151 and 122 BCE
Cernunnos: Origin and Transformation of a Celtic Divinity by Phyllis Fray Bober, American Journal of Archaeology - an article on Cernunnos on JSTOR
Condēuios - a Gaulish reconstructionist polytheist’s scribd page full of essays and data on the gods and Gaulish religion; lots of articles in both English and Portuguese
David Ficker-Wilbar - Cernunnos: Looking Another Way - a useful resource on Cernunnos
Deo Mercurio - a very excellent Gallo-Roman resource focusing on the religion of the Treverii
Epona.net - website devoted to Epona, the Gaulish goddess of horses, and perhaps a few other things as well
Télécharger Coligny - Coligny Calendar app with moon phases included
Gaulish Polytheism Facebook Community - Community for Gaulish polytheists on facebook, full of several good resources
L’Arbre Celtique - Great resource if you can read French, though not particularly aimed at religion
Maruadiat es Gaul - an online group on the site Ancient Worlds devoted to discussion of Gaulish history and archaeology

Welsh and Brythonic Polytheism:

Dun Brython - Brythonic polytheism site, aimed at Iron Age religion rather than medieval; many shared concepts and deities with Gaul
The Mabinogion - a website devoted to the Welsh Mabinogion and its history

Offline Resources:

General Celtic:

The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe
Celtic Ornament in the British Isles by E.T. Leeds
Celtic Warrior: 300 BC – AD 100  by Stephen Allen and Wayne Reynolds
The Celtic World edited by Miranda J. Green
The Celts edited by Venceslas Kruta et. al.
Chronicle of Celtic Folk Customs by Brian Day
Coinage in the Celtic World by Daphne Nash
Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise by Xavier Delamarre
Fiery Shapes: Celestial Portents and Astrology in Ireland and Wales 700-1700by Mark Williams
The Forts of Celtic Britain by Angus Konstam and Peter Bull
The Gallic War by Julius Caesar
The Historical Atlas of the Celtic World by John Haywood
The Life and Death of a Druid Prince by Anne Ross and Don Robins
The Philosopher and the Druids by Philip Freeman
Rome’s Enemies (2): Gallic & British Celts by Peter Wilcox and Angus McBride
Rome’s Enemies (4): Spanish Armies by Rafael Martinez and Angus McBride
War, Women, and Druids: Eyewitness Reports and Early Accounts of the Ancient Celts by Philip Freeman
The World of the Celts by Simon James
The World of the Druids by Miranda J. Green

Celtic Myths and Folklore:

Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain by Jennifer Westwood
Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
The Mabinogion translated by Lady Charlotte Guest
The Tain translated by Thomas Kinsella

Celtic Religions:

Celtic Curses by Bernard Mees
The Celtic Gauls: Gods, Rites and Sanctuaries by Jean Louis Bruneaux
Celtic Myths by Miranda J. Green
Dictionary of Celtic Myth and Legend by Miranda J. Green
The Druids by Stuart Piggot
The Gods of Roman Britain by Miranda J. Green
Les dieux de la Gaule by Paul-Marie Duval
Monnaies gauloises et mythes celtiques by Paul-Marie Duval
Pagan Celtic Britain by Anne Ross
Symbol & Image in Celtic Religious Art by Miranda J. Green

Ghost

An Imbolc Prayer for Brighid

“With snow’s first retreat and the heralding of spring’s dawn,
We give praise and welcome to you, Brighid.
With imbas and tending of flame,
We give praise and welcome to you, Brighid.
With reed and the cross of your forging,
We give praise and welcome to you, Brighid.
With poetry and adorations of your deeds,
We give praise and welcome to you, Brighid.
Welcome, Lady of Poetry, Healing and Creation,
Welcome and be celebrated this Imbolc day.”

Written by C. McCoy (beardedboggan.tumblr.com or bogganbeliefs.tumblr.com)

Imba ang Love.

Gusto nating lokohin ang sarili natin palagi na nakakalimutan na natin yung taong gusto nating kalimutan. Pero matatawa ka dahil alam mong isa itong malakaing kalokohan. Maaring sinasanay mo ang sarili mong wala siya, pero siya at siya pa rin ang iniisip mo. Wala kang magawa kundi ang lahat ng bagay na nararamdaman mo sa kanya eh tanggapin. Minsan sinasabi na nating ok na tayong wala sila. Pero bigla ka na lang magugulat. Isang iglap na matunganga ka.. Siya bigla ang naiisip mo..

Siguro nga mahirap utusan ang puso.. Unang una wala naman itong isip at utak naman talaga ang may kasalanan ng lahat ng ito. Alam mo yun.. Yung ok ka naman. Tapos parang trip mo maging malungkot eh iisipin mo lang siya. Nakakaloko.. Minsan you can’t help but to think na masaya na kaya talaga siya? Kaya na niya talaga kayang wala ka sa buhay niya? Yung mga ganyang tanong na palaging gugulo sa isip mo.

Pero pagtapos ng araw. Tatanggapin mo na lang eh. Na wala na talaga ang lahat. Maaring naiisip natin sila. Pero malaki ang chance na hindi nila tayo iniisip. Ang galing no? After ng lahat ng ginawa sayong kagaguhan. Sa huli.. Kabutihan pa rin ng lagay niya ang iniisip mo.

Imba ang Love.