heritage witchcraft

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The Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham (usually known as Durham Cathedral) is a cathedral in the city of Durham, England, the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Durham. The Bishopric dates from 995, with the present cathedral being founded in AD 1093. The cathedral is regarded as one of the finest examples of Norman architecture and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with nearby Durham Castle, which faces it across Palace Green. The present cathedral replaced the 10th century “White Church”, built as part of a monastic foundation to house the shrine of Saint Cuthbert of Lindisfarne. 

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Durham Cathedral has been featured in the Harry Potter films as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where it had a spire digitally added onto the top of the famous towers.

✘ Architecture ✘

The building is notable for the ribbed vault of the nave roof, with pointed transverse arches supported on relatively slender composite piers alternated with massive drum columns, and flying buttresses or lateral abutments concealed within the triforium over the aisles. These features appear to be precursors of the Gothic architecture of Northern France a few decades later, doubtless due to the Norman stonemasons responsible, although the building is considered Romanesque overall. The skilled use of the pointed arch and ribbed vault made it possible to cover far more elaborate and complicated ground plans than before. Buttressing made it possible to build taller buildings and open up the intervening wall spaces to create larger windows.

Saint Cuthbert’s tomb lies at the East in the Feretory and was once an elaborate monument of cream marble and gold. It remains a place of pilgrimage.

Everyone should know about their Pagan roots and their Pagan ancestors. Everyone who follows any religion should look at the Pagan beginnings of that religion to get a better understanding of it. We need to restore balance. Embrace our light and dark, our feminine and masculine, the God and the Goddess and don’t repress either as one cannot be without the other.

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February 2015 : Altar

So I decided I would stop torturing you lovely people with awful potato quality photos via my ipod, and crack out the actual camera for an actually nice photo of the altar. 

I’m leaving for home for a week so I often clean the altar up abit. This time I moved things around, and I actually got around to taking photos of the candle sticks I painted, with the “Abundance & Beginnings” sigils.

I didn’t want to leave any food offerings so I left some dried ones as well as a couple pieces of jewelry that I want to sort of “stew’ there. 

So breaking it down, some of the new stuff you see is the little glass skulls holding the Juniper and Rowan, and my "Old horn” which was a branch / root that my sister gave to me, which I’ve been using in place of a stang ( as the one I have is not here and is far to large for convenience ). Then I’ve got my grandfathers knife, a bell, and moth over in the corner there. ( Still no eyes yet :( but I’m hoping to find some suitable ones soon ).

Anyways, thanks for showing interest and appreciation when it comes to my altar. I know I’m quiet happy with it, even if it comes off as a bit flashy. 

Thank You

I never knew Tumblr had such a large community of witches, particularly those that do not identify as Pagan or Wiccan. I have found so many interesting bloggers simply because I decided to post another part of my life, and rather large part at that, on a whim. Thank you to everyone who liked or reblogged one of my witchcraft related posts. I will thoroughly enjoy reading and scrolling through your blogs.