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just a friendly reminder that Alec Lightwood was going to pieces so badly in CoHF over the loss of his brother, dealing with rejection from the love of his life, and the loss of what he had thought was a relationship founded on trust between his parents, that he literally tried to drown his troubles in alcohol.

The White Wash of 16th Century History

I have a ways to go because there is so much, but this is a start; so feel free to check back on this thread periodically. 

Christ (Yahawashi) before and after in interior of Monastery located in Romania.

John 10:27-30 (KJVA)  My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and my Father are one.

Wisdom of Solomon 3:1 (KJVA) But the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them.

King James I of England, who authorized the translation of the now famous King James Bible, was considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, monarchs that England has ever seen. 

They said fock it, deny any proof of anyone else standing there, and give him straight hair. We only need to prove there is a Mary and a Christ.

The “Ascension of Our Lord,” Russian icon from the Malo-Kirillov Monastery.

Theophanes the Greek: Transfiguration of the The Most High in 1403

The Resurrection of Lazarus

Image of the Messiah found all over Europe.

Apostles Peter and Paul

The Messiah washing the Disciples feet.

Yahawashi (The Messiah) on the throne. Greece, 18th century.

The Last Judgement

They just took the entire section out of Yahawashi being laid to rest.

Before: Descent from the Cross State Russian Museum. (HIDDEN)

After Photo: Descent from the Cross Lord Jesus Christ 2007. Tallinn. Estonia. Diana Arkhipov (LIE)

Entombment (XIX TH C.) Kostroma State Historical-Architectural and Art Museum-Reserve

The Real Council of Nicea

Read more here: http://afro-centricqueen.tumblr.com/post/131583727567/the-real-council-of-nicea

CoHF: Magnus and Alec

SPOILERS FOR COHF.

Hi Cassie, I loved CoHF and can’t wait for TDA. One of my favourite scenes from CoHF was when the wish-demon thingy sent them to those dreams that were supposedly their heart’s desires. But, in Alec’s, was Magnus actually there when he told him to wake up and smell the cookies? Like, was Magnus in the cell in Edom aware that this was going on and helped out or was it just some part of Alec’s brain going “WAKE UP” and came across as Magnus? Thanks! — justdontflickrrr

I think it’s a part of the book that’s up for interpretation. I mean, Magnus evinces no knowledge it happened later, so if he was there in some sense, it wasn’t conscious.

When I wrote it, I thought of it as being all Alec. That he was seeing what he wanted in his head, to some extent, but just as it did with all the others, the demon got his ultimate desires slightly wrong (highly overboard, in Alec’s case) and — just as with the others — something in the dream-state tipped Alec off. In this case, the being tipped off took the form of Magnus, because I think for Alec — who despite being a badass fighter sometimes gets lost in his own head — Magnus is the person who pulls him out when he gets in that state. Magnus lets him be an internal person, because Alec very much is that, but he can also tell when Alec is spinning himself into a state and ground him. He tells Alec the truth about things, things that Alec’s other grounding forces don’t necessarily have perspective on (like the Lightwood family, because they're in the Lightwood family). Magnus, despite being something of a wild force of nature, is a calming force for Alec. He also has a lot of faith in Alec that Alec doesn’t always have in himself. So when Alec hears “This isn’t what you want, you’re better than this” it might be him thinking it, but he puts Magnus’ face to it, because it’s Magnus that’s given him the confidence to believe that himself.

However, if you’d rather read it as Magnus being there in some capacity, you can.

Aw. Malec feels!

please talk to me about Jace and Alec being grudgingly protective of Simon

please talk to me about Simon falling asleep on Alec’s shoulder and Alec doesnt have the heart to move away because Simon’s been so tired

please talk to me about Jace being fiercely protective of Simon when people try to ask about the whole Edom incident and glaring at anyone who starts asking too many questions

please talk to me about Jace and Alec making a deal to both go out of their way to make sure Simon doesn’t get hurt during one of his first demon hunts and even encouraging him when he kills even a smaller demon

My Reactions to City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

At first I was like:

And then some stuff happened and I was like:

 

But then more stuff happened and I was like: 

And then during the Julian and Emma scenes I was like: 

And then they were in Edom and I was like: 

then 

and then 

then finally:

and then the epilogue had me like: 

 then 

and then finally 

And now I’m just like: 

Malec in Edom

jecapj said: Hi! You are my favorite author ever, when I’m sad I read my favorite scenes from your books and suddenly I’m happy again, thank you for that, and for all the wonderful characters you’ve created, especially Alec and Magnus, and this lead us to my question about them: When Alec finds Magnus in CoHF, Magnus says: “Oh, my Alec. You’ve been so sad. I didn’t know.” What was he referring to? I didn’t get why he said that, but it broke my heart. I hope you answer my weird question, thanks for everything!

Oh, yes. I mean, poor everyone in that scene. Magnus is dying, and Alec is exhausted and sick and finally got where he was going and finds Magnus in this state.

What Magnus means is that when he last saw Alec, their relationship was still in flux. He had broken up with Alec, and then changed his mind and run after him to Idris, but he’d never seen him. He’d been kidnapped too soon. Because Magnus, like everyone, is insecure, he has no idea how what’s happened to him has affected Alec. He doesn’t know how much Alec has missed him and been scared for him. (He doesn’t even know Alec knows about it! He couldn’t!) 

When he groggily comes to and sees that Alec is there, his first thought isn’t “Yay, I am rescued” or “what is Alec doing here?” or even “Hurrah, he loves me!” which are all legit reactions. It's the person I love most in the world is sad, how do I make it better, how do I make it all right for him?

Neither he nor Alec is thinking about anything but each other in that scene. They are so not broken up. :)

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By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
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Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who Said, Raze it, raze it, even to the foundation thereof.
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

Dear @cassandraclare, here are the things that I (and a lot of others) would really love to read most about in the Magnus Bane trilogy:

  • Accords hall kiss scene in Magnus or Alec’s POV
  • The first time Alec actually said “I love you” to Magnus and how Magnus felt
  • Malec’s first time (if not already published as an individual story)
  • Malec make up sex after rooftop scene in CoHF please please please (How did Alec REALLY react after almost loosing Magnus in Edom, and then getting beck together with him)
  • Scenes in Alec’s POV (more about his experiences with Magnus from his perspective and what he thinks of Magnus as he’s getting to know him)
  • Magnus and Alec’s golden wedding!!!! Maybe in the last book, PLEASE *_* 
  • Magnus and Alec being super badass and fighting together against demons and foes :D
  • Cute Malec moments, but also hot moments like LOTS of flirting and actual adult content with Magnus’s uncensored personality please <3
  • Them being parents!
  • also how Magnus met Catarina and Ragnor, first meeting with Asmodeous, the name Magnus was given by his parents at birth, more about his mother and stepfather, and Magnus learning how to control and use his magic as a little warlock…

p.s. please put Alec on the cover of the book with Magnus, ooooh and maybe Chairman Meow and the kids!! Please please please! Lightwood-Bane family woooo! :D (maybe Ragnor and Cat on one of the covers too!) 

Cassie the fandom is so excited about this! You have made me and so many others happy, thank you!!! ❤️

(tweet source: https://twitter.com/cassieclare/status/739550873458642945)

> day 9, d e u s e x m a c h i n a .‎  

“ E poi ecco Simon con Isabelle, le mani a coppa intorno al suo viso mentre la baciava, e Clary vide Izzy così come la vedeva Simon: fragile e forte, e bella, bellissima. Ed ecco la nave di salentine, Simon inginocchiato su Jace, sangue sulla sua bocca e sulla sua maglietta, e sangue sulla gola di Jace, ed ecco la cella di Idris, e il viso devastato di Hodge, e di nuovo Clary e Simon, Clary che gli tracciava il Marchio di Caino sulla fronte. Maureen, e il suo sangue sul pavimento, il suo cappellino rosa, e il tetto di Manhattan dove Lilith aveva fatto rivivere Sebastian, e Clary che gli passava un anello d'oro sopra un tavolo, e un Angelo che usciva da un lago davanti a lui, e lui che baciava Isabelle…Tutti i ricordi di Simon, i suoi ricordi del mondo magico, i suoi ricordi di tutti loro venivano strappati via e fatti vorticare in un turbinio che scintillava bianco-dorato come la luce del sole. Tutt'intorno c'era rumore, quasi si stesse addensando una tempesta, ma Clary lo sentiva appena. Allungò le mani, implorando senza nemmeno sapere chi stesse supplicando. – Ti prego…Sentì le braccia di Jace stringersi intorno a lei, e poi l'orlo della tempesta la ghermì. Fu sollevata in alto e fatta turbinare via. Vide la stanza di pietra allontanarsi a una velocità pazzesca, poi la tempesta portò via le sue grida per Simon e per trasformò in un suono simile al soffio intermittente del vento. Le mani di Jace si staccarono dalle sue spalle. Era sola nel caos, e per un attimo pensò che dopotutto Asmodeo avesse mentito, che non ci fosse alcun passaggio, e che avrebbero fluttuato per sempre in quel nulla finché non fossero morti. Invece a un tratto il terreno si sollevò, velocemente. Vide il pavimento della Sala degli Accordi, duro marmo venato d'oro, prima di colpirlo. L'urto fu violento, le fece battere i denti. Rotolò istintivamente su se stessa, come le era stato insegnato, e si fermò accanto alla fontana della sirena in mezzo alla sala.Si tirò su a sedere e girò lo sguardo intorno a sé. La sala era piena di visi attoniti, completamente muti, ma di quelli non le importava. Non stava cercando degli estranei. Per primo scorse Jace; era atterrato in posizione accovacciata, pronto a combattere. Vide le sue spalle rilassarsi mentre si guardava intorno e si rendeva conto di dove si trovavano, che erano a Idris e la guerra era finita. E c'era Alec, che aveva ancora la mano in quella di Magnus. Lo stregone sembrava sofferente ed esausto, ma era vivo.E c'era Isabelle. Era finita più vicina degli altri a Clary, a circa un metro di distanza. Era già in pieni e ispezionava la sala con lo sguardo, una volta, due, una terza volta disperata. Erano tutti là, tutti loro, tutti tranne uno.Fissò lo sguardo su Clary, gli occhi lucidi di lacrime. – Simon non c'è. E’ sparito davvero. ”

Thomas Karlsson - The Kings of Edom placed on the 11-pointed Star, representing the Qliphoth and their 11 Demonic Rulers, “Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic”, 2009.

Kings of Edom were kings over the land of Edom before any Israelite king had conquered it. Qabalists associated these kings with the  Evil Primordial Worlds and their Lords. According to the Qabalists, Edom was a kingdom, or a world, which consisted solely of the harsh forces of Geburah. The Zohar tells us that Edom means ‘a kingdom of a severity which is not weakened by any pity’. Theancient lords of Edom were 11 in number, and this number is associated with the principle of Evil in the Bible. In the Genesis 30:40-43 we can find their names: Timna, Alva, Jetet, Oholibama, Ela, Pinon, Kenas, Teman, Mibsar, Magdiel and Iram.

In the Qabalah, these names correspond to the Eleven Demon Rulers who govern the Anti-Worlds of the Evil Side. A Qabalistic text on the most important Demons reveals that both the lords and the kings of Edom are associated with certain Demons: Samael, i.e. Satan, is mentioned as a ruler of Edom. There were certain Qabalistic speculations around the conjectures regarding the kings of Edom certain Demonological traditions liked with the thought that they belonged to the Emanations of the Left Side. Among certain Jews during the early Middle Ages the term ‘Kings of Edom’ was used to denote Christianity, which they believed had developed from the Dark Side.