more circles

NEWT!!

Okay I had this sitting about since December. I should have shared it sooner but well. I love this movie so much it reminded me why I do what I do

1. You look at a map of a city you’ve never been to.
You see patterns and street names and they tell you nothing. The map remains dead, the city unknown.
2. You go to the city you’ve never been to.
It becomes a city you know.
3. You look at a map of a city you’ve been to, but have left behind. As you look at the map, you remember.
You are looking at nostalgia. You walk through street names and remember the taste of cake in the café whose name you forgot, but you remember its yellow walls and comfy chairs. A square is no longer four lines on a map, but an open space with people and statues and laughter and a fountain in the center. The monotonous, two-dimensional blue that indicates an ocean turns into postcard memories, so many shades of blue and green and the smell of salt and fish. The famous building with the famous name that everyone knows is now a personal experience, it is yours and yours alone in a way that will never make it anyone else’s. A billion feet have walked these (now familiar) paths and two of them were yours. You can trace the steps you have taken and you remember feelings and colours and strangers who offered you a smile. There is the hostel you slept in, there is the river you crossed so many times, there is the corner where you listened to the most amazing street musician. You fondly whisper street names that you had trouble pronouncing when you first spoke them, clumsily. You connect dots, and they turn to images in your head.
The map is alive, the city an old friend.
4. The map you look at is always the same; the perception is different. It is you who has changed.
—  p.s. // every time i look at a map I have a feeling that is hard to put into words
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Phil Lester + Van Gogh icons

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Part 1/Part 2

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“safe from pain
and truth
and choice
and other poison devils.
see, they don’t give a fuck about you
like I do.”

SALTWATER SCHOOL:  Casting a Circle for Beginners

Originally posted by thewitchystuff

Witchlings and Baby Witches, gather ‘round to learn how to cast a simple Circle.  You may be wondering, “Why do we cast Circles?” and that can be easily answered!  Most of the time, we cast Circles to create a sacred space where our spellwork and rituals can be conducted.  There are other various reasons, but you can discover that with time, research, and practice.  For this lesson, we are going to focus on creating that sacred space for you.

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE CASTING A CIRCLE

**Circles can be cast alone or with others.  If you are participating with other witches, you may want to print them off a “script” of what will be said and done that way everyone can participate.  Change “I” in the script to “we”, “me” to “us”, and so on and so forth.

**Circles can be cast indoors and outdoors.  However, I do caution you not to cast Circles without getting the permission of the person who owns said space, home, property, etc.  

**You can decorate and dress up for your Circle casting.  Using the appropriate colors, plants, stones, and meaningful objects can aid in powering your Circle.  This, however, is not necessary.

**Decide in advance what will be done in the Circle.  Make a plan of what you want to do inside your circle, whether it worship, prayer, spellwork, or meditation.  Don’t feel rushed and take your time.  

**Music may be used to accompany the Circle casting and rituals.  I typically choose songs that don’t have words.  (I get distracted easily by music.)

**Feel free to customize these words and tailor them to fit your own practices.  You can substitute “walls and floors” with “foliage, stones, and ground” if you are casting outside.  Names for Gods and Goddesses may be used in place of “Lord and Lady.”

**There is no right way to cast a Circle.  There are many traditions that different witches use.  Find what you like, experiment and customize your circle casting ritual.

**NOTE**  This is just one example of how to cast a Circle (one I used when I was just starting out.)


TOOLS FOR CASTING THE CIRCLE

Candles, incense, matches (or a lighter), representations of the four corners, decorations, an athame (ceremonial knife) or wand. 


BASIC CIRCLE CASTING

1.  Ground and center, and then lay out where your Circle will be cast.  This doesn’t have to be physically marked, but I have seen people use cord, chalk, and candles.  (Note: using lit candles can be dangerous.  Please take precautions when doing this.  We don’t want anyone or anything getting hurt.)  I used to create a small altar at the direction North with representations of the four elements.

2.  Light incense and candles, and make your announcement:  The Circle is about to be cast and I freely stand within to greet my Lady and my Lord.

3.  Take one candle in hand and begin walking the Circle.  Here, we are acknowledging the Four Quarters (North, South, East, and West.)  We will stop at each direction and call out the corresponding greeting found below.  For this, we will walk deosil around our Circle.  To move deosil is to move in a clockwise (or sunwise) direction.  Once you have finished acknowledging the directions, return to North.

–North:  I call upon Light and Earth at the North to illuminate and strengthen the Circle.
–East:  I call upon Light and Air at the East to illuminate and enliven the Circle.
–South:  I call upon Light and Fire at the South to illuminate and warm the Circle.
–West:  I call upon Light and Water at the South to illuminate and cleanse the Circle.

4.  Return the candle to its rightful place and raise the athame or wand into your hand facing North.  Call out:  I draw this Circle in the Presence of the Lady and the Lord that They may aid and bless me in my work.

5.  Lower the athame or wand and walk deosil once more around the Circle, envisioning a blue light shoot out from the Circle’s boundary.  Call out:  This is the boundary of the Circle, around me, through walls and floors, above me and below me as a sphere is the Circle cast and consecrated to the Lady and the Lord that They may work with and through Their child, (your name/Craft Name).  This Circle is charged by the power of the Ancient Ones!  Only love shall enter and leave.

Begin your ritual, spellcasting, meditation, or any other word you wish inside the Circle.  Within it, you will be protected.  However, a word of caution: if you are a witchling, make sure you do not over exert yourself inside the Circle.  Casting any magic can make anyone grow weary or tired, so be aware of how much energy you are expending.  Like any magic, it takes time and practice.  When you have finished your work, you will open your Circle.


OPENING THE CIRCLE

6.  Take the athame or wand in hand both hands facing North.  Call out:  Lord and Lady, I have been blessed by Your sharing this time with me; watching and guarding me; guiding me here and in all things.  I came in love and I depart in love.

7.  Raise the athame or wand high in the air in salute.  Call out:  Love is the Law and Love is the Bond.  Merry did I meet, merry do I part, and merry will I meet again.  The Circle is cleansed.

8.  Kiss the flat of the blade or the tip of the wand.  Here, we will bid farewell to the Quarters and move widdershins.  Widdershins, which can be spelled withershins, widershins, widderschynnes, appears to come from German and Lowland Scottish. In German, widersinning means “against the senses”, that is “not the usual”, or “against the grain.”  For our purposes, it means to move counter-clockwise.  So, we will go from North to West, South, and East.  As you move, this would be the time to blow out candles if they are how you laid out your Circle.  Once you have finished saying goodbye to the Quarters, return North.

–Depart in peace, Elemental Earth.  My blessings take with you!
–Depart in peace, Elemental Water.  My blessings take with you!
–Depart in peace, Elemental Fire.  My blessings take with you!
–Depart in peace, Elemental Air.  My blessings take with you!

9.  Raise your arms into the air with athame or wand in hand.  Call out:  Beings and powers of the visible and invisible, depart in peace!  You aid in my work, whisper in my mind, and bless me from the Otherworld.  Let there ever be harmony between us.  My blessings take with you.  The Circle is cleared!

10.  Take the athame or wand in hand, and move widdershins once more around the Circle, calling out:  The Circle is open yet the Circle remains as its magical power is drawn back into me.  The Circle has been cleared.  My ritual has ended.

11.  Place athame or wand aside, and take a seat on the floor (you may also lie on your back.)  Close your eyes and focus on grounding excess energy by touching your palms to the floor.  Let the magic in the room (or outdoors) disperse and settle.  Take a few deep breaths, open your eyes, and begin cleaning up your space.


I hope all of you find this helpful.  Again, Circle casting can be completely tailored and customized for your needs, and you don’t have to cast one this way.  It is meant to be a resource for those just starting out.  If you have any questions, you can reach me via ASK or by messaging me.

Blessings, little ones!

Other lessons in the Saltwater School series:  Making Your Own Tarot Workbook

anonymous asked:

You don't have to but If you have the time, can you list all the BTS albums and their different versions? Thnx :)

1st Single Album: 2 Cool 4 Skool (2013)

  1. INTRO: 2Cool 4 Skool 
  2. We Are Bullet Proof Pt.2
  3. SKIT: Circle Room Talk
  4. No More Dream
  5. Interlude
  6. I Like You
  7. OUTRO: Circle Room Cypher
  8. Talk
  9. Path

1st Mini Album: O!RUL8,2? (2013)

  1. INTRO: O!RUL8,2?
  2. N.O
  3. We On
  4. SKIT: R U Happy Now?
  5. If I Ruled The World
  6. Coffee
  7. BTS Cypher pt.1
  8. 진격의 방탄
  9. 팔도강산

OUTRO: Luv In Skool

2nd Mini Album: Skool Luv Affair (2014)

  1. INTRO: Skool Luv Affair
  2. Boy In Luv
  3. SKIT: Soulmate
  4. Where Did You Come From?
  5. Just One Day
  6. Tomorrow
  7. BTS Cypher Pt.2: Triptych
  8. Spine Breaker
  9. Jump
  10. OUTRO: Propose

REPACKAGE: Skool Luv Affair Special Edition (2014)

  1. Miss Right
  2. (Slow Jam Remix)
  3. INTRO: Skool Luv Affair
  4. Boy In LuvSKIT: Soulmate 
  5. Where Did You Come From?
  6. Just One Day
  7. Tomorrow
  8. BTS Cypher Pt.2: Triptych
  9. Spine Breaker
  10. Jump
  11. OUTRO: Propose

1st Japan Single Album: No More Dream (2014)

3 EDITIONS: A VERSION, B VERSION, AND REGULAR VERSION

  1. No More Dream (Japanese ver)
  2. 進撃の防弾 (Attack On Bangtan) (Japanese ver)
  3. いいね (I Like It) (Japanese ver)

2nd Japan Single Album: Boy In Luv (2014)

3 EDITIONS: A VERSION, B VERSION AND REGULAR VERSION

  1. Boy In Luv (Japanese ver)
  2. N.O (Japanese ver)
  3. Just One Day (Japanese ver)

1st Album: Dark & Wild (2014)

  1. INTRO: What Am I To You
  2. Danger
  3. 호르몬 전쟁 (War Of Hormones)
  4. 힙합성애자 (Hip Hop Lover)
  5. Let Me Know
  6. Rain
  7. BTS Cypher Pt. 3: Killer
  8. INTERLUDE: 뭐해 (What Are You Doing)
  9. 핸드폰 좀 꺼줄래 (Could You Turn Off Your Phone Please)
  10. 이불킥 (Blanket Kick)
  11. 24/7=Heaven
  12. 여기 봐 (Look At Me)
  13. 2학년 (2nd Grade)
  14. OUTRO: Does That Make Sense?

1st Japanese Album: Wake Up (2015)

3 VERSIONS: VERSION A, VERSION B, AND REGULAR

  1. INTRO
  2. The Stars
  3. Jump
  4. Danger
  5. Boy IOn Luv
  6. Just One Day
  7. いいね!
  8. いいね!Pt.2~あの場所で
  9. No More Dream
  10. 進撃の防弾
  11. N>O
  12. Wake Up
  13. OUTRO

3rd Japan Single Album: Danger (2015)

3 VERSIONS: A VERSION, B VERSION, AND NORMAL VERSION

  1. Danger -Japanese Ver.-
  2. 進撃の防弾(Attack On Bangtan) 
  3. Miss Right -Japanese Ver.-

3rd Mini Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life) pt. 1 (2015)

2 VERSIONS: WHITE AND PINK

  1. INTRO: 화양연화
  2. I Need U
  3. 잡아줘 (Hold Me Tight)
  4. SKIT: Expectation!
  5. 쩔어 (Dope)
  6. 흥탄소년단 (Boyz With Fun)
  7. Converse High
  8. 이사 (Move)
  9. OUTRO: Love Is Not Over

4th Japan Single Album: For You (2015)

4 VERSIONS: LIMITED EDITION A, LIMITED EDITION B, REGULAR EDITION, AND 1ST ANNIVERSARY EDITION,

  1. For You
  2. War Of Hormone (Japanese Ver.)
  3. Let Me Know (Japanese ver)

4th Mini Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Life) pt. 2 (2015)

2 VERSIONS: BLUE AND PINK

  1. INTRO: Never Mind
  2. Run
  3. Butterfly
  4. Whalien 52
  5. Ma City
  6. Silver Spoon
  7. SKIT: One Night In A Strange City
  8. 고엽 (Autumn Leaves)
  9. OUTRO: House of Cards

5th Japan Single Album: I NEED U (2015)

3 VERSIONS: SPECIAL, LOOPI, AND REGULAR

  1. I NEED U (Japanese Ver.)
  2. DOPE (Japanese Ver.)
  3. フンタン少年団 (Japanese Ver.)

6th Japan Single Album: RUN (2016)

3 VERSIONS: SPECIAL, LOOPI, AND REGULAR

  1. Run (Japanese ver)
  2. Butterfly (Japanese ver)
  3. Good Day

Special Album: 화양연화 (The Most Beautiful Moment In Live) Young Forever [2016]

2 VERSIONS: DAY AND NIGHT (each album comes with 2 CD’s)

-CD 1-

  1. Intro : 화양연화
  2. I NEED U
  3. Hold Me Tight
  4. Autumn Leaves
  5. Butterfly (Prologue Mix)
  6. RUN
  7. Ma City
  8. Crow It / Baepsae
  9. Dope
  10. Fire
  11. Save ME
  12. EPILOGUE : Young Forever

-CD 2-

  1. Converse High
  2. 이사 (Move)
  3. Whalien 52
  4. Butterfly
  5. House Of Cards (full length edition)
  6. Love Is Not Over (full length edition)
  7. I NEED U (Urban Mix)
  8. I NEED U (Remix)
  9. RUN (Ballad Mix)
  10. RUN (Alternative mix)
  11. Butterfly (Alternative mix)

2nd Japanese Album: Youth (2016)

3 VERSIONS: SPECIAL, LOOPI, AND REGULAR

  1. Introduction: Youth
  2. Run
  3. Fire
  4. Dope
  5. Good Day
  6. Save Me
  7. フンタン少年団 (Boyz with Fun)
  8. ペップセ (Baepsae)
  9. Wishing On A Star
  10. Butterfly
  11. For You
  12. I Need U
  13. Epilogue: Young Forever

2nd Album: WINGS (2016)

4 VERSIONS: W, I, N,G 

  1. INTRO: Boy Meets Evil
  2. 피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears)
  3. Begin
  4. Lie
  5. Stigma
  6. First Love
  7. Reflection
  8. MAMA
  9. Awake
  10. Lost
  11. BTS Cypher pt 4
  12. Am I Wrong
  13. 21세기 소녀 (21st Century Girl)
  14. 둘! 셋! (그래도 좋은 날이 더 많기를) Two! Three! (Because we have more better days)
  15. INTERLUDE: Wings

The Best Of BTS (2017) 

4 VERSIONS (2 KOREAN & 2 JAPAN): JAPAN VER- LUXURIOUS LIMITED EDITION, AND NORMAL VERSION. KOREAN VERLUXURIOUS LIMITED EDITION AND NORMAL EDITION.

<Japan Ver>

1.No More Dream (Japanese Ver.)
2. Boy In Luv (Japanese Ver.)
3. Danger (Japanese Ver.)
4. Attack On Bangtan進撃の防弾 (Japanese Ver.)
5. Miss Right (Japanese Ver.)
6. I Like It Pt. 2 いいね!Pt.2〜あの場所で〜
7. For You
8. War Of Hormone (Japanese Ver.)
9. I Need U (Japanese Ver.)
10. Dope (Japanese Ver.)
11. Run (Japanese Ver.)
12. Fire (Japanese Ver.)
13. Save Me (Japanese Ver.)
14. EPILOGUE : Young Forever (Japanese Ver.)
< Korea ver.  >
1. No More Dream
2. We Are Bulletproof Pt. 2
3. N.O
4. Boy In Luv
5. Just One Day
6. Danger
7. War of Hormone
8. I Need U
9. Dope
10. Run
11. EPILOGUE : Young Forever
12.  Fire
13. Save Me
14. Blood Sweat & Tears

EXTENSION: WINGS YOU NEVER WALK ALONE (2017)

2 VERSIONS: LEFT AND RIGHT


1. INTRO: Boy Meets Evil
2. 피 땀 눈물 (Blood Sweat & Tears)
3. Begin
4. Lie
5. Stigma
6. First Love
7. Reflection
8. MAMA
9. Awake
10. Lost
11. BTS Cypher 4
12. Am I Wrong
13. 21세기 소녀 (21st Century Girl)
14. 둘! 셋! (그래도 좋은 날이 더 많기를) Two! Three! (Because we have more better days)
15. 봄날 (Spring Day)
16. Not Today
17. OUTRO: Wings
18. A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone

BTS “Blood, Sweat, and Tears” (Japanese ver.)

4 VERSONS: A,B,C, NORMAL

<VER A>

DISC 1

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Japanese Ver
  2. Not Today - Japanese Ver

DISC 2

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears MV
  2. Blood, Sweat, and Tears MV - Japanese Ver

<VER B>

DISC 1

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Japanese Ver
  2. Not Today - Japanese Ver

DISC 2

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears MV - Japanese Ver
  2. Blood, Sweat, and Tears Jacket Making Video - Japanese Ver

<VER C>

DISC 1

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Japanese Ver
  2. Not Today - Japanese Ver
  3. Includes a 36 page photobook

<Normal Ver>

DISC 1

  1. Blood, Sweat, and Tears - Japanese Ver
  2. Not Today - Japanese Ver
  3. Spring Day - Japanese Ver



(I hope this helps :) this actually took me over 3 hours hahaha i hope there are no typo’s :) enjoy!)

Originally posted by jjks

i was cute today✨

AU where phoenix and miles actually attend law school together

wow what a creative title

hello to all my new followers!! i’m sorry for being so inactive over the past month - uni started again and i’ve been a complete mess, prompting this study-themed narumitsu stress sketch; it’s therapeutic because it makes studying look sweet cause it ain’t irl. thank you all for choosing to fly with this trash blog i love each and every one of you.

mermaidelephant  asked:

Any chance we can get some Anabasis or DAV in celebration of Triduum/Holy Week?

Late reply is super late, but better than never I hope.

I’m working on the next DAV fic which would actually be a perfect fit for the Passover / Easter season, with its focus on themes of liberation, but it is, alas, not finished yet.

So in lieu of that (and by way of apology for being gone so long), here’s a snippet of Anabasis.

This one is pretty spoilery, tbh. But Holy Week for me is all about liberation and new life, and this part of the story is definitely that. So when I finally publish the whole of Anabasis, you all can pretend to be surprised…

[In which Anakin finds Palpatine’s collection of Sith holocrons…]

*

The place was dim and musty, and it clanged with the distant echoes of crumbling old machinery. Padmé’s hand drifted uneasily and came to rest on the blaster at her hip. Just in case.

The door Dinsa had stopped before was the seventeenth in a line of identical doors, each unmarked and wholly unremarkable, the sort that might be found in any number of abandoned factories or warehouses in the Works.

But Padmé didn’t fail to notice the way Dinsa stood well back from the door, or the way she and Sabé watched Anakin closely, alert and ready for any sudden directive. Anakin himself was focused intently, seemingly unaware of anyone else around him. Padmé shifted from foot to foot, watching him stand perfectly still, watching the light of memory burn in his eyes.

“Anakin?” she whispered, hesitating only a moment before placing a hand on his shoulder. Warmth bled through his clothing and into her skin.

He blinked slowly, just once, then turned from the door to face her. His mouth curled, far too vicious to be called a smile.

“This is the place,” he said. “I can feel it.”

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I was watching one of the Kingsman TGC clips and realised something belatedly. In the Kentucky Derby clip, there’s Eggsy in this outfit, apparently drank the tis-no-martini and was seemingly rather down.

So, this means, that dude at the background of Whiskey’s bar fight in the main trailer could very well be Eggsy.

He was holding an umbrella and all, with the same jacket and shoes. And from the Kentucky Derby clip, someone who looks like Merlin sits across him.

But actually, I am just really curious about who’s sitting beside Eggsy…

And what’s up with them chilling out at their booth while there’s a fight going on?