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Ishtar : Ancient Godesses

So my professor and I had an interesting debate regarding Mesopotamian and Gobekli Tepe Godesses. In his opinion the concept of a goddess who is both creature and human was the worshipers way of literally seeing their goddess. He also believes that the worship of a goddess who is to be feared and loved was primitive and a basic view of religion.

I , however , disagree. In my opinion the artistic view of Ishtar as half animal half human was a metaphor, as in, perhaps the peoples thought that she was one with the earth and with nature. The idea of a goddess being both good and evil is ,in my opinion, a very advanced way of thinking. Most modern day religions put only one of the two characteristics in each god, few seem to carry the quality of both. The human element of wrong and right doing in a goddess makes her seem more relatable authentic, an understanding of the balance between dark and light within all people .

I’m curious as to what you think? COMMENT ! 🙂

When I look At the Stars

When I look at the stars

I see the infinite body of dreams

its as if id walk on galaxy mist

and touch the twinkles at me sides

each star

a dream

that burns in the soul of a human

my fingertips dance on its orbit

careful not to disrupt its ongoing flame

solemnly

it vanishes

my touch was enough

to end

the flame

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Zell Ravenheart 🙂

Many Blessings

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Im sorry I havent had time to post much but I promise  I will start finding time to post again !  🙂

Give Thanks

In this wonderful time of year we have  the oportunity to give thanks for all that goes unnoticed throughout the year. From the smallest thank you’s for a stranger holding a door open, to the thank you’s to our devoted parents for the struggles they went through raising us. When I was fifteen and in the hospital for depression,addiction, and anxiety disorder I learned to have an apretiation for the little things i brushed off and my illnesses took from me. Like feeling the relief in your lungs at a breath of fresh air, or the emotions of humor when a joke is told, and even the feeling of embarasment in akward situations. When your soul and body are so fragile a butterflies wing could turn you to ash, there is no room for anything other than pain. An eternal black abyss. There is no eating,sleeping,relaxing,laughing,crying, or even emotional pain. The pain I speak of is one only those who have experienced this can understand. Its a pain that runs in your blood and through your entire being. The screams of agony that left my mouth were not of physical pain, but the pain of limbo. The instinct to scream when your in the dark and no one is near. I entered the rehabilitattion and behavioral medicine center on halloween. And with constant therapy and treatment I was begining to eat, sleep, walk. Nothing remarkable to an outsider, but an amazing acomplishment for someone in the position i was in. My dear friend and at the time group leader made us write a list of the things we are greatful for. We had fifteen minuites and then it was time to share….. These young people who had once been greedy for substance and lustful of money were thankful for the things that i realized were truley precious. These young people with little to no will to live were greatful for the air they breath, the water bottle they gave us before our session, the small chuckle we were able to muster, the flashof embarasment we were able to feel in our bellies, the hot dog we struggles to finish, the walk we took from our rooms to the restroom, the mismatched socks we were wearing, the pen that i could feel in my hand, and the beating vessel pumping in my chest that fought every second of every day against this darkness to live. We all go through things in life, some worse than others, most of us are hit with the harshness of darkness when we least expect it. There are things we go through that are cruel and should never have had to go through such things, but they happen. Everyone has been through war or has one to come. By the time death holds our hand we will be covered in the scars and blood of the world we fought to live in. We are all born, We all live, and We all die. I give thanks for my mothers hand that holds mine when i need comfort, for the flowers in my yard, the ants that annoy me in the summer, the water that cleanses me every day. I am greatful for this heart that never gave up, and became Phoenix from ash. Give thanks to your eyes that open every day, your lungs that breath and your heart that works tirelessly and continuously to give you another day.

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“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” — G. K. Chesterton

“We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach

“Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” — Edwin Arlington Robinson

The Origins Of Hallows Eve

Hallows Eve was originally held on the first of May but in 834 a.d the Christian Church moves it to the first of November and was held to celebrate Pope Boniface IV’s desecration of the Pantheon (temple dedicated to all roman gods) at Rome in 610. For the Celtic people of Europe this was the time of summers end which equals to our modern “New Year”. On this Hallows eve the veil between realms of the dead and the living was at its thinnest a time to honor the departed and see into the future. Many other cultures celebrate this time as a festival to the dead.Modernly this holiday is welcomed with open arms as a time for play and celebration.

A good source of further explanation for this wonderful day: http://www.witchology.com/contents/october/halloween/halloweenorigins.php

My Favorite Creepy Movies

My list consists of childish movies as well but they gave me the creeps lol 🙂

Slightly Scary

Horror Movie Recomendations

This is a list of what in my opinion are good horror movies to enjoy during the upcoming hallows eve 😀 Theres nothing quite like the thrill of getting scared 🙂 have funn !

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival.

Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin in the woods, where they get more than they bargained for. Together, they must discover the truth behind the cabin in the woods.

A woman goes in search for her daughter, within the confines of a strange, desolate town called Silent Hill. Based on the video game.

A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims

A film student who is obsessed with the movie Grave Encounters sets out with his friends to visit the psychiatric hospital depicted in the original film.

Halloween is in the air !!!!!:D

Now comes the time for the witches favorite time of year, Halloween also known as the Samhain !! The time when you can be blown out of the broom closet and walk the streets with wand in hand 🙂 I hope you all take this wonderful opportunity to let your deepest fantasies show, whether it be a vampire, witch,elf,dragon,mermaid, or gnome, may you all lavish in the darkness just this once 😉 Enjoy this Hallows eve and Stay Safe !

For a bit of Halloween History CHeck Out : http://www.halloweenhistory.org/

I will be making a seperate post “Samhain” to get more in depth with the spirit of our pagan sabbath.

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Her Star Man

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I have a friend that Ive known for almost seven years, shes a kind, positive, but secretly pained soul. In her complexity and secret darkness her compassion still never fails to shine through. Throughout the time Ive known her i thought she had no spiritual openess or sense of a belief in magic but i was wrong. Not everyone believes in magic in the same way. Not all magic is spells, charms, and prayers. Somewere along the way id forgotten that there are other kinds of magic. The kind that sprouts from instinct and dreams; the kind that stays in the pit of your stomach your entire life. Since she was a little girl she has always had dreams of a man who would love her unlike anyother, he would take her to a place that only she and he would know existed. And in showing her this place she would find the missing piece to herself. He would open her eyes and heart to a wisdom of centuries. This dream has been with her since she can remember. I can see the vibrations of magic in her eyes when she talks about it. I think that when she meets him he will give her a piece of the sky shes been longing to complete, a puzzle piece to complete her. I believe in her star man. 🙂

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