Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Fifteen percent off at Khari Wiccan Treasures (pagan and magical pottery)

Now offering 15% off any purchase of $10 or more on Khari's Wiccan Treasures Etsy website. Just enter coupon code THANKYOU15, all caps, at check out. Go to www.khariswiccantreasure.etsy.com

This offer is good until August 31st, 2016.

Don't see what you want--private message Khari though Etsy. Custom-made chalices, pentacles, coffee mugs, and altar sets available.

Pansy Purple on lavender Triple Moon Goddess chalice.

Witchy Woman coffee mug in crazed copper.

Pansy purple on cobalt blue mortar and pestle (very durable).

Triple Moon Goddess cone incense burner.

Crazed copper Triple Moon Goddess cone incense burner.

Pansy purple on lavender Hocus Pocus coffee mug.

Dark green on lime green Triple Moon Pentacle chalice.

Lime green Triple Moon Pentacle coffee mug.

Stormy sea pentacle decorated chalice.

Shino mortar and pestle (for grinding up herbs).

Plus we have many other options for the discerning witch and magician.
Photography done by Morgan Drake Eckstein 2016. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Two Prophets visit Chinatown (Prophets Visit Art Series)

Continuing my art series, Prophets Visit--in this shot, we see Chinese Buddha taking a selfie with a statue of himself....because that is what Happy Buddha would do.

Yay! It is me being sexy!
You can follow the whole series on DeviantArt.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Biblical history with NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani

And you know it is true because a Republican says so.
"And in those eight years, we did not have a fall from grace. The fall from grace all started when Clinton and Obama got into office."--former NYC mayor, Rudy Giuliani.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Everything you need to know about the history of the Golden Dawn flame war

[This blog post was written February 13, 2015, and was never published because everyone said that the days of the Flame Wars! were over---I am publishing it today because someone just started screaming that someone was trying to start a new flame war against them.]

The history of the twenty year plus long Golden Dawn flame war is (more or less) as follows:

In the late 1990s, two different Orders trademarked the name "Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn." One was based in Europe, and the other one was based in the United States. The trademark was fought over in a lengthy court battle, a battle that also spilled over onto the internet.

In addition to this, two GD gurus decided that they wanted to turn Golden Dawn into a business, one where they had the monopoly over the entire Golden Dawn system. To help accomplish this, both parties also fought it out on the internet by defaming the other party, and anyone who supported them.

Both of these battles resulted in at least one party using sock puppets and their human followers to post the most vicious and nasty lies that they could think of to describe the other parties and people that they wanted out of the Golden Dawn business.

During the course of all this, sooner or later, everyone got called a Neo-Nazi, Satanist, and a criminal. Needless to say, there is a lot of hurt feelings.

Who is guilty? Well, each party involved blames someone(s) else for the whole nine yards.

So basically, some parties decided that it made good business sense to call other people names, in order to convince students of the Golden Dawn system that they were the only logical choice to teach and lead Golden Dawn, given the fact that all of the other Golden Dawn leaders and teachers were complete and utter dogs intent on ripping people off and using them for their own evil pleasure.

As always, remember "Buyer Beware!" for some people are very good at appearing to be other than what they really are.

Trump urges you to vote with bullets

Hey ye all gun owners who believe that the Second Amendment means that you, and only you, have the final say in how this country works, just remember...

"Use your fucking guns and make me your King!"
..."If [Hillary Clinton wins the election and] gets to pick her judges, [there is] nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people--maybe there is, I don't know."

And remember that Donald Trump truly cares for you, and believes that you assassinating a President other than him is completely legal, and that you mighty gun owners can beat the United States military in a civil war, so that you can install him into office as your King, err, President-for-Life. And he totally promises that after you kill Hillary and her VP, and make him the rightful ruler that he will not come and nuke you and your guns back into the Stone Age.

Remember that if he does not get elected, it totally proves that the election was stolen from him, and that you should march on Washington and shot all those damn liberals who hug Muslims, hire Mexicans, and are ruining your life, right in the face, so that he can take over and make your lives totally better.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

OMG Trump hair survived

A month ago, I made a video of "A witch binds Trump in a bizarre witchcraft ritual"--it is how I chose to celebrate the Fourth of July...because dammit! freedom of speech and religion are two things that the Constitution promises me. The ritual consisted of me reading a short little statement about how I was binding him in the name of Wicca, especially in the name of any witches that he would like to burn. Yes, I thought it was ironic to use a poppet and fire to perform this ritual, given that statement, and the likelihood that President-for-Life Trump might turn us all into piles of radioactive ash; but hey, if one can't use irony in one's work, where can one use it.

My video got some witches upset. Some of which declared that they were going to send protection energies to Trump, so that the binding would not work....I guess some people are really looking forward to Trump trashing the economy, expelling all the Muslims, suspending the Constitution, ignoring basic human rights, and nuking the entire planet back into the Stone Age.

Other commenters declared that I only wanted attention...well, yes, I am a blogger, writer, and artist--of course, I want attention---and I am guessing that they did not realize that making comments about me is a form of attention.

Of course, the comments that made me laugh the most were the ones that complained about my voice. I went though twelve years of speech therapy as a kid, so just imagine what my voice was like when I was younger. And if you have to resort to making fun of my voice....well, I am guessing that you are struggling to come up with a reason why this video was wrong.

But never fear ye who would like to see Trump press all the Big Red Buttons and ensure that he is the last President that you will ever need, Trump survived the binding.

Or at least, his hair did. Yep, that is right---the binding failed to destroy his hair. And I used plenty of the hex-master secret weapon--lighter fluid. I always said that the thing on his head was an evil entity controlling him; and hey, you can't prove me wrong.

Here is all the proof you need that Trump hair can survive anything.

Of course, his hair would survive.
I discovered this unburnt piece of the Trump poppet when I went to clean out the BBQ grill.

Opps, it did not all burn.
This can't be good, can it?
So rejoice all ye who want to see Trump become President-for-Life, and have him completely rewrite the Constitution to ensure that only angry white men are allowed to live in the United States, to work in the USA, and to have a voice in how the USA does things--his hair, the most important part of him survived to insult you another day.

Grab your popcorn and watch as Trump expels all Muslims, shoots all Mexicans, sends all the blacks back to Africa, helps South Korea invade China, nukes Israel, and ensures that the American economy becomes the worst in the world with his brand new taxes that will only be paid by poor people because the poor are losers, and it does not matter if you tax the poor (yes, I know he says businesses will pay the taxes, but you how do you think they are going to get the money to do so---yes, that's right---the rich are going to take the money from your wallet). Just remember if you are a veteran, a family member of a veteran, not white, handicapped in any way, a member of the media (who will be sued for all their money before being shot dead in the face), a non-Christian, you are probably a loser. And if you are poor (not a member of the 1%), you are definitely a loser, and it is ok for the winners (the 1%) to enslave and kill you at their leisure.

Because there ain't nothing killing his hair. All hail President-for-Life Trump!--the last President you will ever need.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Center of the middle (Tarot Blog Hop)

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In this Tarot Blog Hop, wrangled by Aisling the Bard, we were asked to look at "union of opposites." There were two suggestions of how to approach this, and I am only ambitious enough to deal with one of them. In this case, I am choosing to discuss a card that is "two things at once"--a card that represents (at least in my mind) two opposing elemental energies.

For years, I have been fascinated by the Eight of Wands. In the "A.E. Waite /Rider" Tarot deck created by Pamela "Pixie" Colman Smith, the Eight of Wands is represented by eight staves flying though the air.

As a Wand card, it is obviously Fire, kind of a flaming meteor type of fire. The Eight of Wands works quickly. But it can also be destructive, kind of like a meteorite. Or a hail storm or thunder storm.

It is this secondary imagery of a violent rain storm, complete with lightning, hail, and lashing rain,  that makes me also associate this card with the element of Water. It is the type of storm that leads to flash floods. Again, a destructive aspect.

Now, there is a positive aspect to "making it rain"---one can get lucky with this card---often in the form of rapid money. Or good news. But as some people learn, success, wealth, and good luck can rapidly change your environment and your life---and for many people, even a positive disruption is stressful.

Pixie after Warhol (Eight of Wands).
 And here is where I go slightly off-beam from the theme of this blog hop. The stress aspect of this, plus the way the staves are flying though the air, also adds in my mind, a layer of Air to this card. Again, it is a rapid changing atmosphere associated with this card, the vehicle which this card acts is often the stuff of the mind--passions, fears, and thoughts.

Yet this Air aspect is offset with the fact that this card often signals a change in success, luck, wealth, things that depend on a physical, material basis to earth and ground them out. If it was merely the imagery of Fire, or Water, or Air, this card would not nearly be as drastic as it is. But because the changes quite often are ones in the material world, this card also a lot of Earth energy around it too.

So in my mind, both sets of opposing elements, Fire & Water, and Air & Earth, affect the meaning and effects that this card has. And as such, it is the card that best represents a center of the middle, a balance between opposites, type of Tarot card for me.

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