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@x-i-l-verify asked for:

“Lili growing some flowers (maybe with a bouquet that holds symbolic value)”

…I was totally unoriginal and went with lilies. They really do suit her! X’D Meanwhile Raz gets a flower crown/mess loool in hindsight I realize Lili probably wouldn’t pick a ton of flowers but I thought the idea was cute so…!

First time drawing her, and I’m so happy to say that Lili is super easy to draw!

anonymous asked:

hello! i have a question that i've always been curious about but have never actually found and answer for. do you happen to know where the kabbalah bracelet concept came from? i've seen some people argue it comes from ancient texts and others say teenagers appropriated it from hinduism in the sixties. is there any concrete answer or is it just one of those things we don't know for sure?

Great question! I’m assuming you’re referring to the ‘red thread’ bracelet often sold as a ‘Kabbalistic’ accessory, and famously worn by Madonna.

There’s actually an excellent English academic study on this topic! Essentially, both the colour red and the act of tying a string are long-established customs of folk magic around the world… Scarlet threads appear a number of places in the Torah (e.g. tied to the wrist of Tamar’s son Zerah, and hung from Rahav’s window), where Elly Teman argues that “it is connected to situations of birthright, bloodshed, sacrifice, atonement, redemption, and protection, and it appears in situations where boundaries must be asserted between sacred and profane, forsaken and redeemed, those destined to live and those destined to die, those who belong to the Israelite nation and those who do not.” But nowhere in the Hebrew Bible does wearing a red thread appear as a practice, either for protection or for blessing.

The earliest reference I can find to the specific tradition of wearing a red thread as a Jewish magical practice is in the Tosefta, a collection of midrashim from the time of the Talmud, which lists “tying a ribbon to one’s thigh, or a red thread to one’s finger” as practices considered as pagan idolatry, “darkhei Emori” (T. Shabbat 7.1). Several commentators over subsequent centuries reference this passage — the 16th-century Qabbalist Eliyahu de Vidas, for example, quotes it in his book Reshit Hokhma (and thus seemingly registers his agreement that this practice is forbidden). So while on the one hand, rabbinic prohibitions usually are indications of popular practices, it doesn’t seem to have gained much traction in Qabbalistic circles.

It occasionally appears in traditional 19th- and 20th-century descriptions of amulets for childbirth or to protect newborns (an amusing example is that the Hassidic rabbi Yehudah Yudl Rosenberg mentions it in his 1907 book of segulot and amulets, noting that the Tosefta forbids it, but this is in a list of recommended amulets for children, so it’s a wink-wink sort of situation)… In a Hebrew article on the red thread, R. Levi Freund records a few late 19th- and early 20th-century Hassidic rabbis who approved of or practiced the custom for children in their communities, and I found a few other examples from the early 20th century that reference the use of red thread specifically from Rachel’s Tomb (outside Bethlehem) for protection during childbirth or for a newborn (e.g. the testimony of Sister Selma Mayer here, and Teman’s article also cites a few from the 1930s).

But it seems that wearing a red thread generally was not a common practice, whether in or out of Qabbalistic circles. As Teman demonstrates, it seems to have taken off in post-1967 Israel for a variety of socio-political reasons — this is when it began appearing in Jerusalem (at the Western Wall specifically) and became a general symbol of protection, rather than associated with fertility. From there it spread to Jewish communities in North America and elsewhere, and got picked up by the faux-‘Kabbalah’-peddling folks of Madonna et al.

tl;dr: the red thread is a Jewish folk practice, shared with other world cultures, that began in late antiquity, and was traditionally associated in Jewish magic with fertility and protection of children, but became popular in Israel over the last 50 years as a symbol of blessing. It has no association with Qabbala in the classical sense, nor can it be claimed to have been appropriated from Hinduism.

Hope that helps!

Draws Gramarye siblings F O R E V E R

Also Capcom PLEASE tell those two that their mother is still alive and that they’re relateD FOR CRYING OUT LOUD IT’S BEEN OVER A YEAR FOR THEM

anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm terribly sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if you could tell me YOUR favorite soulmate aus : )

MY favorites? Oh boy.

Ok this first one is one I made up buuuuut

-People can’t really feel until they meet their soulmate. I mean like, muted feelings. Hot coffee only feels kinda lukewarm, the only thing annoying about the cold is when a gust of wind blows in your face, leaving you unable to breathe for a moment. But when they meet their soulmate, everything makes sense, the world feels so much more open.

Various ones I’ve seen around the internet:

-Flower bracelets!! The concept of this one is once someone meets their soulmate, the flower blooms. I did a variant of this one, where someone was trying to figure out who they are, because they saw all these happy people around. Once they realized their own skills and talents, and the fact that they didn’t need romance, their flower bloomed into a white rose.

-Heterochromia. Where Person A and Person B have one eye with the other’s eye color. (Let’s say Person A has their left eye green and their right eye brown, Person B has their left eye brown and their right eye green) Once they lock eyes, their eyes change to their true color (Person A’s brown eye turns green, Person B’s green eye turns brown)

That’s about it????? I love a lot of soulmate aus but those are like my top three.

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Here some Yuzu conterparts sketch ~ 

I just love Serena’s new clothes, now she’s kinda look like Judai *^* And she’s absolutely flawless blblblblbl

For Ruri, obviously I took my inspiration on Shun. But well, she’s too like him here but. I mean, Shun is so awesome >< And it’s just a speculation after all haha.

For Rin, I really hope she’s a D-Wheeler (I’ll be very sad if she’s not) so : riding suit. It’s very like Yugo, I imagine them like a cool riding team or something. But for the colours, hum…I chose them randomly and I didn’t have any other idea so well. Same for the haircut and I think it’s not “ygo enough”, but sure I want her with free hair.

For the bracelets, the concept is Xyz bracelet for Yuzu, Standard one for Serena, Synchro one for Ruri and Fusion one for Rin. Maybe it’s just bullshit but I like the idea.

Raaaaaaaaah I want Ruri and Rin real design noooow (like everybody in the fandom, hum) but I hope you’ll enjoy my speculations about them ~