lines in four directions

Sol LeWitt (1928-2007, American), Wall Drawing No. 373, Lines in Four Directions (equal spacing on unequal walls), black ink on wall (public stairs), 1982/83/2000.The work is located inside Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Thank You John for this information! Photo by Paul Hoogeveen on Flickr (alias PaulHoo). / Flickr
Concerning Dark Objects and How to Make Them

Originally posted by psychoticblood

These are inspired by the series The Originals. Davina and Kol started making these cursed objects and I liked the concept so now it’s a real witchy thing! I don’t if anyone came up with these yet, but I’ve never seen them around so here ya go!

What are Dark Objects?

Dark objects are basically active enchanted items. Items which you have linked a spell to, and is activated by a trigger set in place by the caster.

Components of a Dark Object:

The Focus: The Focus is the item itself, so a necklace, a ring, or something like that. I personally really like using jewelry as Foci, but that’s just my aesthetic. You could literally use anything, I’ve used a spoon before.

The Source: The Source is the source of power that fuels the item. The simplest one would be to infuse the object with all the energy needed for the spell. You can play with the source to turn it into more of a trigger.

The Trigger: The Trigger is what, well, triggers the spell. I like using a movement, or a small rhyme, as it’s pretty easy, but you could make it so it’s activated when the object is broken, or when a certain person does a certain thing.

The Link: Related to the trigger, this component is optional. It allows to make the use of this item reserved to a certain person.

The Glyph: This is more of a personal thing, but I like to use a glyph with different geometry in it to relate to the spell itself. It helps to redirect the energy into the object, and to govern the energies better. Circles are used to indicate the flow of energy, and to contain energy. Squares are used to represent the four elements, as each corner represents one direction. Lines are used to link different components to each other (more on that in another post). Triangles are used to implement structure and strength to the enchantment. Spirals are used to direct the energy of the Purpose 

The Purpose: Basically the herbs and objects you would use for the spell if you weren’t going to use it as a cursed object. I don’t reccomend poppets, or other types of representative magic, due to the fact that it could make a monkey’S paw effect take action, but anything else is good.

How to make a Dark Object:

Making these can take a little bit of planning, of course, but I personally think they’re worth it.

First you want to pick a Focus. I reccomend something related to the spell, and easy to carry with you. Then, decide on the spell you want to put into the Object. Gather your Purpose and make sure you have everything you need. Then you want to design the glyph, if you’re going to use one. I reccomend using one of my chalk recipes depending on what you want to do. You should also decide on what you want your trigger to be. I reccomend a rhyme, rubbing the object, destroying it, or doing a certain movement. You also want to set up anything that you’ll be able to draw power from, like candles, crystal elixirs, music, whatever helps you raise energy. 

Trace your glyph out, and set everything up. Place your Purpose on the assigned spots of the glyph, or just throw them in a box. If you’re going to use the glyph, make sure the Purpose is placeed at the end of a spiral going towards the Focus or lines going towards it. If using a glyph, your candles should be used as Purpose, to send power to the Focus. Now, it’s time to start casting.

Write out a contract stating the trigger, and the overall intention of the spell using whichever alphabet you prefer. I like using Ogham or runes, but you can also use regular script. If using a Link, wrap it up in the contract, or smear your blood or the person’s blood unto the word. or phrase stating the trigger. If the Source isn’t physical or premeditated, state what it will be when you need to use the object, for example feelings, or entropic energy. Burn the contract and mix the ashes with water or a brew related to the spell. Anoint the object with the mixture. Now you want to raise energy and direct it into the object. Visualize the object sucking in all the energy of the purpose and the Source, if used. Chant the intention of use of the object, preferably rhyming, and visualizethe use of the object. Act as if you were casting a regular spell, but isntead of sending it into the world, send it into the object so it may act as a vessel.

Using the Dark Object:

You want to carry the object with you for when you use it, obviously. Use your trigger and state the target of the spell. Once cast, the object will probably feel different. Less charged, or lighter even. Once the object has been used, you can reenchant it with the same spell you used, or cleanse it in salt and moonlight for an entire night and use a different spell on it.

Depending on what Source you link to the dark object, for example your feelings, you could probably cast the spell as many times as the Source is powerful enough.

Ideas for Dark Objects:

A pendant used to suddenly make you extremely attractive to all around you.

A bracelet used during a test to remember the answers.

A ring to bring intense luck when gambling.

An earring rubbed to curse that one person who wronged you isntantly.

A knife with storms as Source used to cut the clouds and make the sun shine.

The possibilities are endless! Have fun with it :)

Sparks Chapter 17

Pairing: Bucky(POV) X Reader(POV) ft. other characters from the avengers team

Word Count: 5.1K

Summary: So I totally got this from New Girl 2x15 when they played True American, the drinking game. Drunk Steve and Bucky being cute. Sam, Wanda, Nat, Cho, & Everyone locking y/n and Bucky in her bedroom until they kiss. Spoiler they finally kiss.

A/N: This is a story about two people building a great friendshipand then slowly falling in love. y/n is a strong, independent, and smart scientist. She meets Bucky when she wakes him up from cryo sleep and they become friends. This is going to have all the angst / best friends falling in love / fluff / drama / & eventual smut ;) that I can possibly fit in it. This fic is going to be looong! So far my document is like 50,000 words. So editing is hard If you catch any grammatical or formatting errors let me know.

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Stenography of the Itinerary. 41

I watched the “direct line” with the president of Russia Vladimir Putin. He is a convincing speaker. His strong side is numbers. He has a great memory. The questions asked were loyal in form and content, and even then they presented a striking picture of destruction and devastation. I wrote on Putin’s quite elegant comment on the Lermontov’s poem that the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko quoted recently. I could not help thinking what if Russia had public debates, free presidential and Parliamentary elections, free press expressing diverse views—how many more good speakers, and what kind of debates, we could hear. It’s a shame that there are these one-person four-hour-long carefully put together “direct lines” going on for fifteen years, instead of the full-scale debates of honest, competing, ready to tear one another apart, opponents.

I am still jetlagging. I am struggling with an urge to fall asleep right now. Wake me up when free election will be finally given by the almighty god to this unlucky country. Russia deserves it.

The Wiccan Rede (explained)

I picked up a book a couple of months ago called the Ultimate Encyclopedia of Spells by Michael Johnstone. The title is a little over the top but so far i think it’s pretty good :) I’m not usually one to buy ‘spell books’ i much prefer information books and design my own spells from what i’ve learned but it was £2 from a second hand book shop so i thought why not.

It does have some very good information and a great explanation of the Wiccan Rede which i thought i would share with you guys :)

Bide the Wiccan Law you must, in perfect love and perfect trust.

(Keep the laws of Wicca lovingly and with perfect trust)

Live and let live, fairly take and fairly give.

(Treat both nature and people as you would like to be treated)

Cast the circle thrice about, to keep unwelcome spirits out.

(When making magic, Wiccans usually cast a circle around themselves. They do this three times because the number three stands for the three phases of the Lord and the Lady)

To bind the spell every time, Let the spell be spoke in rhyme.

(By speaking their spells in rhyme, Wiccans believe it give the conscious mind something to think about, while the unconscious mind taps into the energy of nature and the magic is done)

Soft of eye and light of touch, Speak ye little and listen much.

(Wise magic users are gentle. They listen and learn)

Doesil go by the waxing moon, Sing and dance the Witches’ Rune.

(When the moon is waxing - moving from slim crescent to plump fullness, it is time to move round the ritual circle clockwise as this draws in good things)

Widdershins go when the moon doth wane, And werewolves howl by the dream wolfsbane.

(When the moon is waning it is time to move round the circle anti-clockwise as this takes away negativity. Wolfbane’s toxicity makes it a feared plant)

When the Lady’s moon is the new, Kiss thy hand to her times two.

(Welcome the new moon - just visible in the sky after the being dark for three nights - welcome her by kissing the index and middle finger twice)

When the moon rides at her peak, then your hearts desire speak.

(When the moon is full, you can ask her for anything as she will grant the heart’s desire)

Heed the north wind’s mighty gale, Lock the door and trim the sail. When the wind comes from the south, Love will kiss thee on the mouth. When the wind blows from the east. expect the new and set the feast. When the west wind blows o'er thee, the departed spirits restless be.

(These lines refer to the elements with the four directions)

Nine woods in the cauldron go, Burn them quick and burn them slow, Elder be the Lady’s tree, Burn it not or cursed ye’ll be

(There are nine different magical woods burned in the cauldron during various rituals - apple, birch, fir, hawthorn, oak, rowan, vine and willow. Elder wood is never burned because the tree is sacred to the Lady)

When the wheel begins to turn, Let the Beltane fires burn. When the wheel hath turned to Yule, Light the log and let pan rule.

(This refers to the cycle of the year. Beltane, the spring Sabbat and Yule the winter one, sit at the opposite ends of the wheel of the year)

Heed ye flower, bush and tree, and by the Lady Blessed Be!

(Nurture and respect nature and you will be blessed)

Where the rippling waters flow, Cast a stone and truth you’ll know.

(Actions spread, like the ripples caused by a stone cast on the water, affecting and everything around)

With a fool no seasons spend, nor be counted as his friend.

(Others associate you with the company you keep. If you mix with fools, that’s how you’ll be regarded)

Merry meet and merry part, Bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

(The company of friends is the best company there is)

Mind the threefold law you should, Three times bad and three times good.

(Always remember that whatever you do, good or bad, comes back to you three times)

When misfortunes is enow, Wear the blue star on your brow

(When trouble beckons, visualize a blue pentagram on your forehead for protection)

 True in love ever be, Unless thy love is false to thee.

(Always be loyal in love, but if you are let down, move on)

Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, 'And it Harm none, do what ye will’.

(Feel free to do whatever takes your fancy, as long as in doing so, no one is harmed) ”

This just one version of the Rede and one interpretation of it but i thought it was a good example of one explanation.

Looks like Genius - The Binding of Isaac, the Seven Deadly Sins

I love The Binding of Isaac: it’s full of the basest humour imaginable yet it has such great depth to it.  And while you may argue that it isn’t hard to animate a pile of poo, to do it in such a way that you nod and go ‘yep, that’s how a piece of poo would move if it could’ takes skill.  But the best example of design in The Binding of Isaac is in the Seven Deadly Sins.

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This is my assumption of Harry’s latest IG post “Sticks”

My thoughts are this, that Harry is trying to express the fact that despite everything he says and does, people tend to think he actually doesn’t mean it.

For example in the photo we see “Paint brushes” and your’re a blind ass bat if you think anything else but everyone who’s so ignorant just says it’s “Sticks”, do you get where I’m going with this?

Harry’s tweets and actions lately have all been depicted as something silly and to fool around with to those who are ignorant. Just because he’s a silly little human being does not mean he’s dumb, he knows what he’s doing, he’s smart. He tweets lyrics with hidden meanings, words like “olive” which mean “I love you” stuff like that. Even his IG posts, the B&W posts, the rainbow posts, the monthly add ing countdown posts, he’s not stupid.

So basically I think what he’s implying with this post is the simple fact that we’re not reading between the lines.

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