controlled coincidence

Hair removal, at its core, is a form of gendered social control. It’s not a coincidence that the pressure for women to modify their body hair has risen in tandem with their liberties, Herzig argues. She writes that the effect of this hairlessness norm is to “produce feelings of inadequacy and vulnerability, the sense that women’s bodies are problematic the way they naturally are.”
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The Casualties of Women's War on Body Hair

The regular removal of body hair is ubiquitous: More than 99 percent of American women voluntarily get rid of their hair. It’s also expensive. The American woman who shaves will spend more than $10,000 over the course of her life, and the woman who waxes will shell out more than $23,000. These habits cut across race, ethnicity, and region. They are also relatively recent.

The campaign against body hair on women originates in Darwin’s 1871 book Descent of Man, explains Herzig. Men of science obsessed over racial differences in hair type and growth (among other aspects of physical appearance), and as the press popularized these findings, the broader American public latched on. Darwin’s evolutionary theory transformed body hair into a question of competitive selection—so much so that hairiness was deeply pathologized. “Rooted in traditions of comparative racial anatomy, evolutionary thought solidified hair’s associations with ‘primitive’ ancestry and an atavistic return to earlier, ‘less developed’ forms,” Herzig writes. Post-Descent, hairiness became an issue of fitness.

An important distinction in this evolutionary framework was that men were supposed to be hairy, and women were not. Scientists surmised that a clear distinction between the masculine and the feminine indicated “higher anthropological development” in a race. So, hairiness in women became indicative of deviance, and researchers set out to prove it. Herzig tells the story of an 1893 study of 271 cases of insanity in white women, which found that insane women had excessive facial hair more frequently than the sane. Their hairs were also “thicker and stiffer,” more closely resembling those of the “inferior races.” Havelock Ellis, the scholar of human sexuality, claimed that this type of hair growth in women was “linked to criminal violence, strong sexual instincts … [and] exceptional ‘animal vigor.’”

Today, women still engage in risky, time-consuming, and skin-damaging practices to rid our bodies of hair. Laser hair removal can cause severe burns, blistering, and scarring. Waxing is painful and unsanitary. Bleaching can irritate and discolor your skin. And there’s a whole Reddit thread for what to do if you burn your vagina with Nair. These products are largely unregulated, as most cosmetics tend to be.

Hair removal, at its core, is a form of gendered social control. It’s not a coincidence that the pressure for women to modify their body hair has risen in tandem with their liberties, Herzig argues. She writes that the effect of this hairlessness norm is to “produce feelings of inadequacy and vulnerability, the sense that women’s bodies are problematic the way they naturally are.”

And yet, if you ask many women why they voluntarily shave or wax, they might say that it’s a method of self-enhancement. That they want to, it’s a personal choice, and they just feel better when everything is smooth. Hair removal as self-care might be one of the biggest lies women have bought into. It keeps us in an impossible loop, one in which we are constantly in pursuit of velvety limbs and the moral virtue of cleanliness.

I can’t figure out how to submit things directly to Moon *cries*

I decided to warm up with the pencil doodle I did previously of @singingsans and it kinda accidentally spiraled into a full sky outfit. Oops. 

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Supernatural Abilities

Psychokinesis

It is the ability to move or manipulate objects with the mind. Examples of psychokinesis could include moving an object, levitating, and teleporting.

There are written accounts and oral legends of events fitting the description of psychokinesis dating back to early history, most notably in the stories found in various religions and mythology.

In the Bible, Jesus is described as performing various miracles that have been described by parapsychologists as psychokinesis, such as turning water into wine.

Mythological beings throughout history, such as witches, have been described as being able to levitate people, animals, and objects.

Telepathy

Telepathy is the ability to communicate with others with the mind. 

An individual is aware of the danger to the other person from a distance. Instances comes in different forms:

  • Dreams
  • Visions
  • Hallucinations
  • Clairaudience
  • Words that appear in the mind

There are several forms of telepathy:

  • Latent telepathy, formerly known as “deferred telepathy”,  is described as the transfer of information, through Psi, with an observable time-lag between transmission and reception.
  • Retrocognitive, precognitive, and intuitive telepathy is described as being the transfer of information, through Psi, about the past, future or present state of an individual’s mind to another individual.
  • Emotive telepathy, also known as remote influence or emotional transfer, is the process of transferring kinesthetic sensations through altered states.
  • Superconscious telepathy involves tapping into the superconscious to access the collective wisdom of the human species for knowledge.

Clairvoyance

Clairvoyance is the transfer of information without the use of the senses – it differs from telepathy in that there is no transfer of information from one person to another. Clairvoyants often say that the information comes from the spirit world. A related ability is called Clairaudience – which is the ability to internally hear information that is passed from the dead

Clairvoyance is also the ability to see ‘the hidden world’, with the belief of being able to see the fae

Some crystals are believed to help develop the gift of psychic vision:

  • Dumortierite - it clears mental fog, enhances concentration, and unblocks energies.
  • Labradorite - it is an inter-dimensional stone enhancing clairvoyance, telepathy, communication with spirit guides, psychic abilities, access to Akashic records, past-life recall, and increasing “coincidence control”, self mastery, inner awareness, creative expression, and psychic protection.
  • Angelite - to connect with the 'unseen’ realm.

Psychometry 

It is the ability to “read” information from objects. Supporters assert that an object may have an energy field that transfers knowledge regarding that object’s history.

Precognition

This is the ability to foresee events. It can also be seen in dreams.

Users have the ability to foresee possible futures and observe what may happen. As knowledge of the future invariably causes that future to change, visions of the future are subject to frequent shifting. While not being able to select futures or travel through time, these visions may assist in possible courses of action.

Bilocation

It is the alleged ability to be in two places at the same time. St Pio of Pietrelcina, the famous stigmatic, was said to have this ability. It is said to be a physical, rather than spiritual ability, which makes it different from astral projection. Friends of Aleister Crowley, the occultist, claimed that he had this ability, though in situations were he was meant to have bilocated, he was unaware of it. Although it is uncommon, bilocation is an ancient phenomenon. It is claimed to have been experienced, and even practiced by will, by mystics, ecstatics, saints, monks, holy persons, and magical adepts. This is also normally the explanation given for the tales of people appearing to loved ones just prior to their death.

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boys with yellow eyes

"I can't wait until...!"

I always see pro-ed bloggers talking about how much they look forward to going to college, getting their own apartment, and being independent because they’ll finally be able to commit to their starvation diets and lose that freaking weight. Unsupervised by prying mothers, unmonitored by concerned best friends, left alone to their own devices, they believe that the obstacles in the way of becoming perfect and happy have finally been lifted. I read their hopeful “someday, when I’m in charge of the grocery list” posts and watch them get excited about how skinnyprettybeautiful they’ll be by Thanksgiving Break and I grimace, because they couldn’t be more wrong if they tried.

When my parents dropped me off on campus, I marched myself over to the nearest pharmacy and purchased a brand-new scale, several boxes of laxatives, and a bunch of zero-cal fizzy beverages. I toured the gym by my dorm, planned out my meals, and resolved to carve my body into something immaculate while forming unbreakable friendships and maintaining impeccable grades and jump-starting my perfect new life.

I crashed and burned like Icarus.

What I didn’t realize, and what members of the pro-ed community don’t realize, is that being on your own DOES NOT mean you’re in control. Your schedule doesn’t coincide with anyone else’s daily routine enough for them to understand that you haven’t slept for 36 hours because you spent all night hovering over the toilet. No one was there to interrupt you, so you didn’t stop. You couldn’t stop. Your parents can’t hear how much time you spent worrying about what you ate or stumbling on the treadmill instead of studying or going to classes in your voice during those infrequent phone calls. No one spoke up, so you kept running, kept counting calories. Maybe there was a way to quit, but you never saw it, and it wasn’t pointed out to you. You don’t tell your supervisor that you slept through your shift (again) because your brain is full of static and your legs can’t support the rest of you, so they fire you without asking questions and move on. No one was there to wake you up, to walk you down to the student health center, so you soaked your pillow with tears in solitude. You got what you wanted. You’re alone at last, and it finally dawns on you that your annoying relatives and teachers and buddies weren’t tying you down, they were grabbing you when you stumbled and holding on tight, trying to yank you away from the point of no return. Now those people who tethered you to health are gone, and suddenly you can’t function. Now the only person responsible for taking care of you is you, and you’ve committed to doing the opposite. Now there’s no one else there to pick up the pieces, because you pushed them away and convinced yourself it’d be worth it. You were wrong. You can’t trust yourself to ensure your own survival, and you’re spiraling more rapidly than you thought possible.

When you strike out on your own, you are the only person capable of protecting you from yourself, and once you can no longer do that, life gets REALLY scary. Fast. You don’t realize how much help it’s going to take for you to survive what your mind is putting you through until that help is conspicuously absent, and figuring that out is terrifying. If you’re truly as alone as your eating disorder wants you to be, you’re completely screwed.

Pack Imagine - Siren part 2

A/n: Thank you so much for 100 followers! I’ve outlined this to be a five or six part series which I hope you’ll like. I’m not completely sure about this part but I hope you enjoy it anyway. P.s this series is going to involve Allison because I miss her, a lot, and maybe Isaac, Boyd and Erica as well. It’s really not going to follow the canon timeline or the canon at all tbh. 

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You thought this was going to be easy, it was supposed to be anyway. You were supposed to become so powerful that everyone would fall to your feet, even the Alpha and his pack. But it was going all wrong.

While in the midst of getting boys to do your bidding you’d completely forgotten about the second half of your definition: ‘that leads those they enchant to their doom.’ Soon enough the ‘accidents’ started happening again. They started off small like one boy fell off their stool during chemistry, but they started getting more serious pretty quickly. The boy from history who was cleaning your car managed to get the hose wrapped around himself and somehow it got tangled around his neck. You only found out when Lydia was running through the hallways trying to find Stiles because “someone is dying, someone is dying and we have to stop it,” there had been a feeling in your gut like a stone was sitting in it and you just knew that you had caused it. There was no way in heaven, hell or earth that you intended for it to happen, but now it seemed like it was completely out of your control.

It didn’t take a lot of thinking to figure out that the severity of the ‘accident’ the people you were controlling began suffering coincided with your emotions. This meant that as you were getting more stressed and frantic about the ‘accidents’ they began to get worse and worse, making you even more upset. The circles that began to form were making you dizzy.

What made matters worse was that the pack had obviously caught onto what was going on and were not happy in the slightest. You felt eyes burning into the back of your head whenever you were walking through the hallways or standing and talking with your friends. Once or twice when you had been in the middle of ‘asking’ someone to do something for you, Lydia or Allison – who seemed to be the ones who were able to resist you most – would physically step in between the two of you before pulling the other person away with mumbled excuses. They were beginning to get very impatient and even angry. It made you uneasy which obviously made matters a whole lot worse. After someone was taken to hospital for a concussion after a Lacrosse ball hit them in the head you decided that you needed time to think, to sort out what you were going to do, to form a plan.

You took a few days off from school and spent all your time in your room, thinking and quietly hoping that no one else was getting hurt as you weren’t present to control them in the first place. After two days, you had a couple of guys turn up to your door and if you hadn’t remembered that you had got them to cover for you so you could skip gym for a week you would have actually thought they were concerned. You had researched this and it turned out that your ‘victims’ will be drawn to you even if you resist them; something to do with ships and breaking them on the rocks in which the Sirens perched. Eventually, you came up with a plan, but in order to carry it out you needed to get a grip on your emotions, so you could carry it out without any – or as few as possible – casualties.

After overhearing many conversations between various members of the pack you’d learnt that the leader, Scott, was a true alpha. He was supposedly much stronger than a regular alpha that had to steal their powers in order to obtain them; this made him the perfect victim. If you could control him like a puppet then you’d have control over the whole pack.

But there was no way you’d be able to do it now, you weren’t strong enough. You’d have to start with the weaker ones, the ones nearer the bottom of the pack.

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Even if the cardinal had done nothing else, this is the scene that would guarantee his immortality.

You know, Armand being an overtly* naughty boy (who inspires very naughty thoughts with his face here) is probably just about the most historically accurate thing in The Musketeers.  Which is undoubtedly why this element of his character was dropped in his other nine episodes because if there is one thing this show will not tolerate, it’s historical accuracy. 

*Of course he’s continues to be utterly as it were mesmerized by Milady’s heaving bosom, but then who isn’t? 

Lore of the Inuit peoples claim Labradorite fell from the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis, an ordinary stone that transforms to the extraordinary, shimmering in a mystical light that separates the waking world from unseen realms. It is, in every sense, a Stone of Magick, a crystal of Shamans, diviners, healers, and all who travel and embrace the universe seeking knowledge and guidance. For self-discovery, it is excellent for awakening one’s own awareness of inner spirit, intuition and psychic abilities.

Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings and past-life recall. It provides an ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe and grounded return to the present.
As a workplace stone, Labradorite brings out the best in people, making work life more congenial. It encourages courtesy and full attention to the customer, and assists part-time and temporary staff in becoming fully involved in a company.
Labradorite tempers the negative side of our personality, the traits and actions that rob our energy and may produce depression or shame. It assists in reducing anti-social, reckless or impulsive behavior in children, teenagers and adults who are easily led into trouble by others, and may aid in detoxifying the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and to a lesser degree, hard drugs.

Labradorite helps develop the hands’ sensitivity, making it useful for physiotherapists and all who use the power of touch to heal.

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Labradorite pieces are in!

These beautiful pieces just came in the mail! All of them will be wrapped, but I’m giving you lovely people the chance to claim one, and have it wrapped to your specifications! Just send me a message, and we can work out the details. 

What Labradorite is used for:

Wearing or carrying Labradorite allows one’s innate magical powers to surface. It enhances the mental and intuitive abilities of clairvoyance, telepathy, prophecy and coincidence control, and assists in communication with higher guides and spirits in accessing Akashic records, psychic readings and past-life recall. It provides an ease in moving between the worlds, and permits a safe and grounded return to the present. [Simmons, 225]

mr. robot theory

I don’t know if this means anything but seeing the color red in mr. robot could be a clue as to what’s real vs not real similar like in the sixth sense.

1. After mr. robot (fake) shoots elliot we see his blood drip on his notebook on the underline-control is an illusion coincidence I think not!

2. after Elliot meets with Gideon we see Mr. robot peeling a red apple now they zoom in (after Elliot sees mr. robot (fake cut Gideon’s throat) once again (red) elliot’s head is dripping with blood again & the camera lingers on this peeled apple for a reason was elliot really in control? or was it really mr. robot idk?

3. joanna opening this red ribbon box ( which later we find out is most likely from from tyrell) but this could be a clue as to what’s happend between tyrell/elliot/mrrobot (not my Gif)

4. lastly we see elliot talking on this big ass red phone which made me think like hey maybe this theory could be true like come on a red phone  seems out of place & this is after elliot falls asleep in bible study & mr. robot takes over again & who do we hear on the other line of this big ass bright red phone tyrell wellick! This theory just came to my attention as I was rewatchin the episode. Is the color red in all of these situations a clue that it is not real? idk

When Worlds Collide: The Infinity of Lexa

After much speculation, we now know that Lexa is somehow going to be connected to the City of Light after seeing the infinity symbol tattoo on the back of her neck:

And in Titus’s room (in the middle):

And also on Titus’s very cool head:

But what people don’t seem to realize is that Titus also has tattoo’s of snakes on his head which idk if you all know, is related in a big way to the infinity symbol:

  • In modern mysticism, the infinity symbol has become identified with a variation of the OUROBOROS, an ancient image of a snake eating its own tail that has also come to symbolize the infinite.
  • In alchemy, it symbolizes continuous renewal (a snake is often a symbol of resurrection, as it appears to be continually reborn as it sheds its skin.), the cycle of life and death, and harmony/unity of opposites: the conscious and unconscious mind.
  • It is found in Gnosticism and alchemy representing cyclical natural life and the fusion of opposites.
  • The alchemical textbook, Chrysopoeia (gold making) of Kleopatra contains a drawing of the ouroboros representing the serpent as half light and half dark, echoing symbols such as the Yin Yang, which illustrates the dual nature of all things, but more importantly, that these opposites are not in conflict.
  • The book is mainly centered around the idea of ‘one is all,’ a concept that is related to hermetic wisdom.

1. The CONTINUOUS RENEWAL a.k.a. REINCARNATION


2. UNITY OF OPPOSITES: CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS MIND;

3. FUSION OF OPPOSITES;

4. DUAL NATURE OF THINGS;

5. OPPOSITES ARE NOT IN CONFLICT;

6. ONE IS ALL;

a.k.a 2 places coexisting with one another

And this is why we see Lexa always casually talking about her death, not worrying about it like it’s no big deal; Because she knows/believes that even if she dies (which she wont!), she will not exactly be dead but still exist in a place where death is not a reality (City of Light):

And that she will eventually come back (reincarnated) into the next commander, and therefore, she will live again.

But one thing is that, Lexa’s infinity tattoo is not exactly smooth or complete like the one you see on the chip or box. 

Lexa’s infinity tattoo has broken lines in it which may suggest that Lexa has some sort of superiority over ALIE’s mind control (it can also coincide with being a Nightblood):

Titus most probably knows this and we know that he definitely has something to do with the COL bc of all the pictures and remnants in his room:

He even tells Lexa how close they are to their goal bc he was worried that what she was doing at that moment was going to interfere with that agenda:

The goal in which he talks about could either mean:

 1. destroying ALIE

Or in a whole other perspective:

2. working towards coexisting with the COL in order to save their people (the grounders) so they don’t go extinct:

Jason has also tweeted about HOW COMMANDERS ARE CHOSEN:

Tibetan Buddhists believe that :

Everything that is experienced really only happens inside your head. In order to reach ultimate enlightenment through the mind, however, people must gain control over the essential energy that animates all existence; the primary way to tame that tiger is by controlling the mind. Adherents, therefore, take two courses on their journey to perfect enlightenment: 

Path of Means: involves a fair amount of prayers and obeisances (respect).

Path of Liberation: The student must learn to effortlessly enter and remain in a state of deep relaxation. Students seek this state, in which to become one with the primordial cosmic mind, again through mediation.

Ultimately, when one reaches the perfectly relaxed state, the two paths converge.

In a nutshell, virtual (your mind) and reality (the real world) will become one.

That’s why we also see Jaha preaching his mumbo jumbo about no pain or hate or envy which is essentially, the perfectly relaxed state.

Although Jaha isn’t in the path to becoming commander, he however, is using the same methods to go into the COL and back out into reality through meditation and mind control.

Needless to say, Jaha has managed to combine his virtual and reality worlds.

Now, relating the Tibetan Buddhist beliefs back to the grounders/commanders/Lexa on a general scale, in order to be a commander:

  • You should be able to merge both virtual and reality worlds which I think is what Lexa is able to do. 
  • Commanders should be able to have control of their own minds (mental strength). Which is why I say Lexa has superiority over ALIE’s mind influences maybe because she has been trained for this, I’m guessing by Titus, or maybe it’s the black blood in her.
  • Bc of this training too, Lexa is probably able to travel into and out of the City of Light, much like Jaha (that’s yet to be confirmed).
  • Obviously, being a Nightblood plays a huge role too. 

However, most importantly of all is the meaning behind her dotted infinity tattoo and the fact that she is a Nightblood:

Lexa is the KEY to destroying ALIE.

OR

Lexa and Clarke, together, are the missing pieces needed in the destruction of ALIE.