Krishna in Cosmic Form. Nathdwara, India. 1700s. 

Krishna is depicted here in his cosmic form as Vishnu, centering the Universe with his serpent Sheshnaga beneath. The Pandava and Kaurava armies gather on each side of his feet. The seven oceans of the earth encircle his body and at their center is Krishna dancing in his rasalila or cosmic cycle of ecstacy. Brahma sits within the crown on his head while Shiva pays obeisance from his abode in Mount Kailasa on the upper right. Above, Krishna is seen dancing the divine rasalila in his heavenly abode as the four Vedas, the fountain of all knowledge stand respectfuly on either side. Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper. 

anonymous asked:

Tonight was tough. He had to sit back and let her do things her way, the way she's been doing it for the last couple months, and he could barely get his mind around it. She was never supposed to be out there, never supposed to go through all this. She was one of the reasons that he started his crusade. To protect her and everyone else he loves. Now he has to watch her fight her own battles and he doesn't know how to do that. Oliver felt arms encircle his waist, bringing him out of his thoughts -

“I know. I know she’s okay and has been doing this for a while, but I never wanted her to.” “She’s always going to need you Oliver. She’s your sister, and you will always be her protector. But she’s not that little girl anymore either. Not since Malcolm got a hold of her.” Felicity told him, kissing his back. Oliver let out a sigh before bringing Felicity in front of him. “But it’s Thea.” “Not in the mask. In the mask she’s Speedy, your partner.” -FZ

Queen sibling feels with a side of Olicity?! I love it! <3


The sands of the desert are sweet, for veins of dark sugar twist through its dunes. Down below, metamorphic layers of thick molasses crawl through cracks in ancient bedrock, condensed to ooze by the weight of the world above. In these porous spaces ruled by dust and germ, pools of primordial rum have formed under extreme pressure. It is a liquor that men and machines alike can drink, and it produces similar results in both.

In the legends of those who live here, sugar is the fifth fundamental element, and serves as the animating force of all things. They believe that in addition to the sugars that drive the living to commune and reproduce, there are sugars that cause the planets and stars to encircle one another, and that what rests beneath their desert drives the cosmic engine that holds them to the ground. While a few industrialized communities burn the rum as fuel, widespread superstition states that burning or consuming it in excess could throw the planet from its orbit.

This is in disagreement with the mythology of their ancestors, which states that the titans held a banquet after creating the world, but left their dessert to rot. Cakes and honeys and fruits and creams made from the prima materia all sank into the world’s depths, where they dissolved and fermented, merging into the geological strata.  It is through this digestive process that their supposedly perfect creation became intoxicated, leaving mankind to rule a drunken reality.


for you - eight

for: anon

words: 142

character: kenma kozume

prompt: i’m embracing you within my forever

You had always asked Kenma what he found in you that the other people around him didn’t and he’d simply answer, “I don’t know…maybe it’s because you’re you and they’re them.” You had always asked Kenma why he stayed by your side despite your ugly parts and he’d simply answer, “I’ve seen them all and I’m still choosing to stay. Please do know that I don’t care about them.”  You had always asked Kenma about his thoughts regarding the word forever and he’d simply answer, “I think it’s like a fairy tale people wouldn’t get tired of believing in.”

However, today’s different when you asked him the question. Instead of getting his normal reply, he put down his gaming console and encircled his arms around you waist, making you inquire, “what are you doing?”

“This. This is what I think of forever.”


Beili Liu ~ Encirclement

Thorn and Thistle

The multidisciplinary artist Beili Liu created an art installation made primarily of hundreds of thistle plants entitled Encirclement. This installation and performance was created as part of an artist residency program called Djerassi Artist Residency which is located in California. Her work reminds the viewer of nature and it’s fragility. Her materials are simple, however they convey rich metaphors of time, energy, and complex cultural narratives.



favourite character meme: [3/3] emotions → anger
ang·ger: feeling or showing a strong feeling of displeasure or resentment.

i will be wild. i will be brutal. i will encircle you and conquer you. i will be more powerful than your boats and your swords and your blood lust. i will be inevitable.” - iphigenia, from a memory of wind by rachel swirsky

Connection between Meridians of Human Body and Universal Meridian Lines.

The Meridian Lines, also called Acupuncture Lines, in and on our Bodies are Connected to the grid lines that encircle the Planet and intersect at acknowledged Power places such as Machu Picchu, Sedona or lines on which the Pyramids in Gizeh were built, as well as other Sacred places around the planet like Stonehenge, Glastonbury and others.These lines continued out and Connected us to a vastly larger grid, tying us to the entire Universe, the Cosmos we’re living in. There are axiatonal lines throughout the Universe, the Galaxies, the Solar System, our Planet and our Bodies. These axiatonal lines Connect all things with Divinity (Creator, Source, Spirit, God, however you may call it), and these lines also follow the Chinese Meridian Lines in our Body, but at a deeper level.

At one point in time, we became Disconnected from these lines and lost the Fullness of our Inherent Connection to the Cosmos, distancing us from our previously rapid and expansive rate of Evolution. A choice which Disconnected our axiatonal lines from all around us and prevented us from reconnecting to our Divine Source. We must remember our Connection, and to re-establish it, so we can eventually Reconnect to the vast Intelligence that’s around us. Each of our Bodies contains its own set of Energetic Lines and Points. Although only remnants of what they once were, these lines and points continue to serve as our Interface with the Universe: a Channel that facilitates our Communication of Energy, Light and Information between large and small, Macrocosm and Microcosm, the Universe and Humankind.

anonymous asked:

My boyfriend is fae and I'm rather nervous currently because I fear he's put a charm on me to want him more. I'm not one to cling and be emotional but when it comes to him I have been. What can I do to see if he has put a spell or something on me?

Get three forked sticks. Get them slightly charred from a fire, and you will draw a circle using all three of them. Give them each a name. One for yes, one for no, and one for other (someone else is causing this ).

You will hold the sticks closely and encircle the drawn circle. Picture your boyfriend and feel his touch. Once ready, you will close your eyes and toss the sticks into the circle.

The one closest to the center will have the answer. If it is true that your boyfriend is casting witchcraft against you, you will take the stick in the center and burn it into ash. Take the ashes and rub them on your palms and feet. The rest you will blow away.

The witchcraft will wash away the next time you shower.

anonymous asked:

Blog suggestions? ;-;


I mentioned greekseoul yesterday - great guy with lots of different kinds of posts, including a ton of comic book stuff.

encirclement is a terrific cosplayer who is a prolific reblogger - add her if you want cosplay stuff and all sorts of things on your dash.

ladyannalyn is someone I know very well - she’s so very kind and smart and shares a lot of her great (wordpress) blog posts on her Tumblr.

deadisthesun reblogs so many of my favorite posts - lots of unique and interesting stuff. Also super nice!

Finally, Usagi! mymilkymoon is like a little sister - she does a lot of personal posts and a lot of Japan/anime related stuff (yaoi warning, though!).

Hope this helps!

“Midgard” by Kjersti Faret

Brief summary of the ideas behind the imagery: It’s based on Norse mythology. Midgard is the realm of men and Jörmungandr is the sea serpent which encircles it. The mannaz rune, which usually symbolizes humankind, is carved on the skull. For this illustration I put the rune and skull together to be a reminder of our morality. 

I’m going to have screenprinted wall prints of this and also print it on acid washed muscle tanks for Cat Coven. Stay tuned!

*Please don’t remove credit/ description!*

encirclement asked:

Are you a fan of K-drama, if so... Have you seen "The Innocent Man"?

I love K-Drama!

I was really knocking out shows pretty fast for a while but I’ve been watching them with my sister lately and it’s made the process a little slower since we have opposite schedules. 

So far I’ve seen Boys Over Flowers, Dream High, Coffee Prince, Big, Reply 1997, and right now I’m in the middle of watching Love Rain.

I really wanta look into watching Rooftop Prince but I’ll definitely check out The Innocent Man as soon as I’m able to.


encirclement asked:

3,5,7,12,26,31,77,82,94 and 122

RE: http://crisontumblr.tumblr.com/post/104635063978

3. Who are you looking forward to seeing?
The Cosmonaut.

5. If you were drunk would the person you like take care of you?

7. Do you think you’ll be in a relationship two months from now?
I doubt it.

12. What are your top favorite songs right now?

  1. “Millions” - Gerard Way
  2. “Dead Wrong” - FEMM
  3. “The Real Thing” - FEMM
  4. “Blank Space” - Taylor Swift (And I have a headcanon about the music video that involves Taylor as a patron goddess of romance and scorned women. But that’s for a separate post…)
  5. And it’s a two-way tie between Jessica Lange’s covers of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars” and Lana Del Rey’s “Gods and Monsters” for AHS: Freakshow. There are full-versions of each on ITunes (and I need to get them), but I’m linking you to the show’s performances because reasons.

26. What do you do when you wake up?
I turn off the oxygen compressor by my bedside; then I pull all of the stuff I piled onto the wheelchair seat the night before, climb in, then race to the bathroom.

31. Is your hair long enough for a ponytail?
Yes. But a fairly small one.

77. Chocolate for vanilla?

82. Favourite movie?
The Birdcage

94. In a fight with someone?
No, and I’m really quite happy with that.

122. Is cheating ever okay?
99.9% of the time, the answer is no. The 0.1% of the time in which it is okay is when it’s at the center of a fictional plot.

The official commemorative coin marking the christening of Princess Charlotte features two harp-playing cherubs encircled by swags of lilies.

The Royal Mint revealed the £5 coin after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with the Queen and the Chancellor George Osborne, approved the design.

Engraver John Bergdahl, who also crafted Prince George’s christening coin, made Charlotte’s coin similar to her brother’s to symbolise the link between the royal siblings.

A baroque-style oval frame, or cartouche, at the centre bears the inscription: “To celebrate the Christening of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge 2015.”

Celebrate Francis Picabia, January 22 1879, Paris, France

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Everything I know About the Moon

A. Hayes

I don’t pretend to be an expert, but
let’s just say I’ve spent some time staring.
I know the Moon is rock and cold, and
revolves around the earth in a sweeping embrace,
forever encircling us,
sometimes spotlight of devotion,
sometimes barley a sliver of reflection.
I know the Moon has appeared in many movies,
that it is a man and the queen of the night.
I know that the Moon is made of a very mature
and pungent cheese. I wonder, do you think
the Moon finds itself delicious?
I know the Moon is the only moon that
receives a capital M. I know this is in the
NASA grammar and style guide. I know
and look up NASA’s grammar and style guide
on a regular basis, and when the government
shut down and their website closed up
I was lost. How strange that we
ground ourselves in guides of writing.
Where would we wander off to, I wonder?
I once charted the height of peaks of the Moon.
I stared through bright lenses heavier than you
or me, the focal length reaching the distance
between two new acquaintances, long and yet
longing. I focused beyond conceptualizing,
straight at the heart of the heavens,
which is of course the Moon.
Each crater in the pock-faced Moon has
a peak that directly correlates to its crater’s
diameter. This sounds very technical. What it
means is, the larger and deeper a hit to its surface,
the higher the peak rises. This may no longer
be true. I may be misremembering. It could
be craters, yes, or in fact it may be volcanic activity,
hot and crushing, preserved forever on a land with no air.
People say the Moon has no atmosphere.
That is obviously a lie. The Moon has many atmospheres,
and my favorite is about an hour after moonrise,
sumptuous and hyperreal.  

This poem was the result of a prompt that asks to write both a love letter/poem. The prompt was found on uutpoetry here.  A. Hayes has been featured in Bodega, The Hour After Happy Hour Review, and Retort. Follow on tumblr or wordpress; art by Mariano Peccinetti Collage Art