the hen with the golden eggs

New Books: The Black Pullet & The Magus

My mom sent me an Amazon gift card for Christmas and this is what I spent it on :D

[The Black Pullet: Science of Magical Talisman]

First surfacing in France in the 18th century, The Black Pullet is a guide to the construction and use of magical talismanic rings. With the use of these rings, people attained extraordinary powers. Perhaps the most wonderful secret revealed is the power to produce the Black Pullet, otherwise known as the “Hen with the Golden Eggs.” Unlimited wealth was granted to the person who achieved the creation of this incredible Hen.

[The Magus: A Complete System of Occult Philosophy]

The Magus, or Celestial Intelligencer; being a Complete System of Occult Philosophy is a handbook of the occult and ceremonial magic compiled by Francis Barrett and published in 1801. This book facilitated the modern revival of magic by making information from otherwise rare books readily available. It may have influenced novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton and occultist Eliphas Levi. More controversially, it has been identified as an influence on Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, in Reed C. Durham, Jr.’s speech “Is There No Help for the Widow’s Son? ” Reproduction of 1801 Edition.

I really wanted this copy of The Magus. All the copies I’ve found online are fine, where the actual text is concerned, but the plates of the talismans and other drawings are always pretty subpar (at least, for me). This copy of The Magus really was worth the price for me - the plates are reproduced very, very cleanly. I’m extremely happy with it.

Likewise, this copy of The Black Pullet has very nicely reproduced illustrations. They’re not as clear as the illustrations in The Magus, but they are definitely clearer than the online versions of The Black Pullet I’ve managed to find.

I know it sounds silly but I HATE white store eggs

Store bought white chickens eggs just look ill to me. The brown ones aren’t quite as bad, but they always look too clean, too perfect, and when you crack them open they’re pale yellow inside.

I grew up with the warm brown eggs of our golden comets. They came in various shades, some with speckles, some big and some small. Our eggs were a rich orange, now I don’t like eating eggs period but they were far better than store bought ones.

We always knew which hen laid what egg. Nora always laid the best eggs, she was our astrolorpe, and her daughter Otter laid the worse ones! We think that Otter actually came from Lily’s egg because of her colors, but Nora was a good momma and would sit on any egg we put under her. Applebutter, my baby, would lay the most beautiful dark brown eggs you’ve ever seen, they were also pretty big too! She was a big hen herself, and probably the sweetest, while Sienna was the lead hen with Flo being her second in command, Apple was the one whom everyone respected but she never fought, and no one ever challenged her. She was always the first to make friends with the young hens.

We didn’t get hens who laid white or green eggs until later in my life, but they still always looked better than store bought eggs, more of a pearl like color instead, and still that healthy looking yolk.

I assume it’s mostly diet, why store eggs aren’t as nice, but it’s also probably care. All of ours had names that they responded to, they were all loved and treated with respect. They got to explore the world and eat all sorts of bugs, hang with their favorite hen cliques, sun bathe, dust bathe, they got yummy leftovers and private care when they weren’t feeling well. I wish all chickens were treated like that.

Weirdly specific headcanon

So of the six Sisters Thronum(those who went before the Golden Throne) Arabella the Liberator was by far the most butch, but she’s also seen as the Saint most likely to encourage trans women to come out of the closet, with many transgender sisters mentioning divine revelations in her voice.
Because of that and the use of the word “egg” to describe trans women who aren’t out, Arabella is sometimes jokingly referred to as “Mother Hen” among many other informal titles(another tradition among the Sororitas, though one only expressed in private)

Random Polish Words

zarżnąć kogoś - brutally kill somebody with sharp object

zerżnąć kogoś - fuck somebody emotionless or/and hard

Zarżnę cię jak świnię! - I will kill you like a pig!

Mój chłopak jest bardzo delikatny w łóżku, choć raz mógłby mnie porządnie zerżnąć. - My boyfriend is very gentle in bed, he could fuck me hard for once. 

zarżnąć [ˈzar.ʐnɔɲt͡ɕ]  - 1. destroy something by improper use; 2. kill an animal by cutting its throat; 

zarżnąć kurę znoszącą złote jajka - kill the goose [in Polish: hen] that lays the golden egg

zerżnąć [ˈzɛr.ʐnɔɲt͡ɕ] - steal somebody else’s work or idea, copy without changing anything

“This inscription is to be written on the wand with India ink.”

“Then he took a wand six feet in length having at one end the head of a serpent and at the other the tail. On the wand were plates of gold the same as the head and tail on which were engraved the characters as illustrated in Figure 1. He formed a circle by uniting each end by a golden chain which he passed through two links; he put it on the ground and placed himself in the center.”

~La Poule Noire

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“[Fig. 6] will enable you to discover the most hidden secrets; you will be able to penetrate everywhere without being seen, and not a single word in the universe can be uttered without it coming to your ears, whether you wish to listen to it yourself or to have brought back to us by your agents when you order them to do so…repeat these words and place the talisman near your ear while you hold the ring tightly in your left hand: Nitrae, Radou, Sunundam.”

Fig. 7 “Place this ring on the little finger of your left hand and hold the talisman to your ear, and the most discreet man will divulge to you his most hidden thoughts. Here are the two words: Noctar, Raiban, and if you add a third word, which is Biranther, your greatest enemies will not be able to prevent themselves from loudly publishing their projects against you.”

~LA POULE NOIRE

“Here next is the talisman and its ring. They have the property of destroying everything, of commanding the elements, of calling down the thunder, hail, the stars, earthquakes, hurricanes, water spouts on land and sea, and of preserving our friends from all accidents. Here are the words which one must pronounce (the numbers indicate each thing which you wish to operate): first, you pronounce: Ditau, Hurandos; second, Ridas Talimol; third, Atrosis, Narpida; fourth, Uusar, Itar; fifth, Hispen, Tromador; sixth, Parenthes, Histanos.”

       ~La Poule Noire