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Using Soda in Witchcraft

Sometimes you don’t have the perfect kind of water to do the job. Fortunately, you can substitute in a soda and it’ll do the trick.

  • Coke:Use to break down a barrier or disintegrate something. Good for curses/hexes/removing anything.
  • Pepsi: Use to “Sweeten” someone up, butter them before asking them of something. Good for offering due to high sugar content, making it sweeter than Coke.
  • Mountain Dew: Give a spell a jolt of energy/power.
  • Ginger Ale: Settle an argument, calm something down. Also good for grounding yourself, since it comes from a root.
  • Root beer: Also good for grounding. Use in a mixture to add the element Earth to your spell.
  • Cream Soda: Use as a replacement for vanilla extract, good with love-related spells and money.
  • Orange Soda: Good for love, luck, and divination. Drink before/during divining.
  • Grape Soda: Use to add a “sour” note to something. Good for hexes, curses, etc. 

“Mythology is not a lie, mythology is poetry, it is metaphorical. It has been well said that mythology is the penultimate truth–penultimate because the ultimate cannot be put into words. It is beyond words. Beyond images, beyond that bounding rim of the Buddhist Wheel of Becoming. Mythology pitches the mind beyond that rim, to what can be known but not told.”  
 ~ Joseph Campbell

~ Original Acrylic painting by Tomasz Alen Kopera
~ Color and photo editing/animation by George RedHawk


my japanese teacher was telling us how americans would trick japanese tourists into buying shirts with swear words on them because they didn’t understand and thought it was some cool american slogan or shit

and all i could think about was ‘alfred you’re such a dick’

Geomantic Tablet

Numerous divinatory arts have been practiced by Muslim societies across the centuries. Since God has absolute control of the universe and of all that we see and understand, omens such as dreams could be recognized as God-given signs.

The ‘Science of the Sand’ (ilm al-raml) is a divinatory technique that interprets a series of figures made of clusters of dots or lines. It can be used to answer all manner of questions from the fidelity of a spouse to the gender of an unborn child. This extraordinary and unique Geomantic Tablet made in Syria (639 AH / 1241–2), made of brass, silver and gold, offered an alternative way to produce geomantic figures normally traced manually in the sand.

You can see it on display, until next weekend, in our Power and Protection exhibition which explores Islamic art and the supernatural.

Images © Trustees of the British Museum

ู„ูŽูŠู’ุณูŽ ู…ูู†ู‘ูŽุง ู…ูŽู†ู’ ู„ูŽู…ู’ ูŠูุญูŽุงุณูุจู’ ู†ูŽูู’ุณูŽู‡ู ูููŠ ูƒูู„ู‘ู ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู

The one who does not take account of himself every single day is not one of us

—  Imam Musa Al-Kadhim (as) [Bihar Al-Anwar, vol 67, p 72]
Summary of the Power FX Vocaloids
  • Looks like they could kill you but is actually a cinnamon roll: Big Al
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll but could actually kill you: Ruby
  • Looks like a cinnamon roll and is a cinnamon roll: Oliver
  • Looks like they could kill you and could actually kill you: Sweet Ann
  • Wanted to sneak into a bakery at night to eat all the cinnamon rolls they wanted to for free once but thought about it and realized that they would go to jail for doing so and realized that it wasn't worth it in the end: Yohioloid

Power couple - OTP of OTPs: Shazi and Khalid

The Wrath and The Dawn - rahdieh

“My soul sees its equal in you.”
All that was before her melted into amber and truth.
And, with a kiss, Shahrzad let herself fall.
For the boy who was an impossible, improbable study in contrasts. The boy who burned her life to cinder, only to remake of it a world unlike any she had ever known.”