the witch inside

Netflix Witch Tip❤️✨

There’s a TV series called Moving Art that is quiet literally just that. Nature filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg just filmed beautiful mountains, flowers, oceans, and put it all together with an amazing piano soundtrack. I watch it whenever I do work involving nature or I just put it on because it makes me feel amazing inside.

My Grimspiration #2

A Peak Inside My Grimoire

It’s been a while since I have gotten to work on my grimoire. Partly because everything I was planning to put in it is saved on my computer and it was getting repaired all of last week. But have no fear, I’m back and ready to work on it more in the coming weeks.

I created a list of rules for myself to follow as I continue on with my practice and so that I know what I can and cannot do. It will help keep me on track and safe as I move forward and begin learning more and trying out new spells.

I then included the wheel of the year because I want to make an effort to start celebrating of the witchy holidays. I found this one of Google Images and I liked the set up of it. It has the astrological signs as an added bonus. I put it on some scrapbook paper that looks like wood because it looked awesome and would help me tie in nature a little more in my book.

Hopefully you enjoyed seeing my grimoire and that you’re inspired with ideas for your own! If you have any questions or want help with your own grimoire, feel free to ask! 

  • Me: *has a long hard day work*
  • Me: everyone must die I will kill you all
  • Me: *puts on harem pants lights the incense and candles purifies self with sage spoons crystals casts a little mood protection*
  • Me: I love everyone the world is a beautiful place peace on earth

My Favorite New (ish) Films of 2016 - If I saw it in 2016 and it was less than five years old, it counts for this list.

1. Bone Tomahawk (2015) - ‘Great performances from a terrific cast highlight this terse, tense, slow burn weird western that explodes into Fulci-esque violence by the end.’

2. Dredd (2012) - ‘It’s briskly paced, constantly tense, features disturbing explosions of gore and a simple but propulsive score. And it’s very engaging on a purely visual level, juxtaposing grimy, dystopian greyness with splashes of vivid day-glo color.’

3. The Duke of Burgundy (2014) - ‘A beautifully rendered, twisty, and compelling relationship drama that examines what happens when one half of a couple has intense fetishistic needs and the other half can’t sustain the enthusiasm for it all… Aesthetically, everything here is simply lovely, from the actresses to the costumes to the furniture to the music. Every artistic detail contributes to the melancholy, autumnal fragility of the piece. It’s a haunting, alluring experience.’

4. Green Room (2015) - ‘An unrelentingly tense and carefully constructed thriller… This one boasts strong characters and world-building, shocking gore, and chillingly business-like and indifferent Nazi baddies. Feels way more relevant and important now than it did even six months ago.’

5. The Hateful Eight (2015) - ‘Every time I see a new Tarantino movie, I think ‘this is his masterpiece,’ and this one continues the trend. Even though the movie riffs heavily on The Thing and spaghetti westerns, it feels like the QT movie least about other movies. I’ve always loved his stuff, but this film feels substantive and challenging and disturbing in a way he hasn’t really achieved before.’

6. High-Rise (2015) - ‘…equally cartoonish, surreal, horrifying, and colorful…  undercurrents of eerie, stylish menace help to create what is overall a rather bewitching experience.’

7. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) - ‘Oscar Isaac is terrific in the title role and the script communicates so much so deftly, allowing us to know Llewyn deeply without ever getting bogged down in exposition. It’s quietly moving and subtly humorous throughout, with lovely music and a great period NYC feel that doesn’t overplay the typical bohemian signifiers.’

8. The Invitation (2015) - ‘one of those movies where you know something terrible is about to happen and anxiety builds and builds until things finally hit the tipping point. The Invitation is an intense, weirdly moving, and physically chilling experience.’

9. The Neon Demon (2016) -  ‘It’s draped in neon and synth music and moves at a crawl before erupting into witchery, cannibalism, and necrophilia in the final act. The movie is more than a bit ridiculous and full of itself, but so is all good artsploitation.’

10. Queen of Earth (2015) - ‘A chilling and subtly stylish examination of grief, privilege, depression, and most interestingly, the way in which friendships can become toxic and competitive over time.’

11. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) - ‘The script takes a sharp look at the Afghan conflict and the complicated sexual politics of the situation, with men and women on both sides of the East/West divide coming under scrutiny. It’s also about what people do to cope with living under extreme conditions, and it’s raunchy, exciting and ultimately rather moving experience on the whole.’

12. The Witch (2015)  - ‘a beautifully shot and superbly acted piece of historical horror… I also like the way the script characterizes religious zealotry as it’s own sort of prison. A gripping and authentic recreation of primitive American folklore.’