1. lightningilluminates:

life—-imitates—-art:

Apollo and Dionysus
The Apollonian and Dionysian is a philosophical and literary concept, or dichotomy, based on certain features of ancient Greek mythology. Many Western philosophical and literary figures have invoked this dichotomy in critical and creative works.
In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. Apollo is the god of the Sun, of dreams and of reason, while Dionysus is the god of wine, ecstasy and intoxication. The Greeks did not consider the two gods to be opposites or rivals, although often the two deities were interlacing by nature.
The Apollonian is based on individuality, and the human form which is used to represent the individual and make one being distinct from all the others. It celebrates human creativity through reason and logical thinking. By contrast, the Dionysian is based on chaos and appeals to the emotions and instincts. Rather than being individual, the barriers on individuality are broken down and beings submerge themselves in one whole.

    lightningilluminates:

    life—-imitates—-art:

    Apollo and Dionysus

    The Apollonian and Dionysian is a philosophical and literary concept, or dichotomy, based on certain features of ancient Greek mythology. Many Western philosophical and literary figures have invoked this dichotomy in critical and creative works.

    In Greek mythology, Apollo and Dionysus are both sons of Zeus. Apollo is the god of the Sun, of dreams and of reason, while Dionysus is the god of wine, ecstasy and intoxication. The Greeks did not consider the two gods to be opposites or rivals, although often the two deities were interlacing by nature.

    The Apollonian is based on individuality, and the human form which is used to represent the individual and make one being distinct from all the others. It celebrates human creativity through reason and logical thinking. By contrast, the Dionysian is based on chaos and appeals to the emotions and instincts. Rather than being individual, the barriers on individuality are broken down and beings submerge themselves in one whole.

  2. (Source: flowersgardenlove)

  3. platonicplant:

    ma11ory:

    hello-imaliveandwandwell:

    hiroshimalated:

    Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!

    good to know

    my brother is a police officer and these are all v true and things he made sure i knew but also remember the police can lie lie lie. the best thing, as mentioned, is to yell “i do not consent” repeatedly and hope someone will hear and act as an eyewitness for you

    this is super important and we need to circulate this especially with the upcoming chicago raid ?? we need to do everything we can to protect possible victims of police brutality and hate crimes. it is not okay to break the law that goes for the people being arrested and the people arresting. stay safe.

  4. tastefullyoffensive:

    [labracadabrador]

  5. hierophage:

    themaliciousfairy:

    'The Warren Cup',  Roman.  AD 5-15.

    I still would like to track down a replica to use as my Gnostic Mass chalice. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I hear ya. Pipe down over there.

  6. cryptoscience:

    medievalpoc:

    crowtoed submitted to medievalpoc:

    This is Maria Christian, my former cast director at the Michigan Renaissance Festival as her character, Princess Isaade M’boukou. Maria’s been designing and wearing African-Elizabethan fusion garb to MiRF for decades, so she has a few different gowns and headpieces in rotation. In addition to her duties keeping the stage acts organized, as Isaade she acts as an impresario at the feasts, talks about West African traditions and folklore, and is much needed and treasured PoC representation on the cast.

    holy shit African-Elizabethan garb RULES EVERYTHING.

  7. gwydtheunusual:

    gwydtheunusual:

    Photos from a photoshoot for “Hour Detroit” magazine.

    Performer by photo-

    Sylver Fyre and Me (Gwyd- On the bed of nails)

    Michelle the Pretzel Girl (With a rabbit)

    Sylver Fyre in the air

    And Sylver Fyre with the Fire…

    I have not posted these in a while and they popped up on my dash so…
    Me and some of the crew from a couple of years ago. It was a good day.

  8. saevitas:

    be an atheist, be a christian, be buddhist, be straight, be gay, be cisgender, be transgender, be non-binary, be carnivore, be vegan, be whatever the hell you want to be but don’t be an asshole is this so hard to understand

  9. coca-cola-anne:

    You may not be able to see your own beauty or love yourself but one day, someone will. You have only lived such a small part of yourself, you will never know what the future brings. So, keep going. Hold on. You are never alone. ♥

    (Source: escalusia)

  10. slitherup:

welcome to hell ♥

    slitherup:

    welcome to hell 

  11. MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST

    honerablerosemary:

    BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2

    TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I

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    CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS

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    MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE

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    MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST

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    BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

  12. Try to love yourself as much as you want someone else to.

    — My English Teacher   (via melwent)

    (Source: snorlaxatives)

  13. I wish I could be more.

    — (Six Word Story)

    (Source: readandburn)

  14. thesouthernthruway:

unexplained-events:

unexplained-events:

This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.
I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.

this is really fucking sad
i think of everything we learn without even noticing

    thesouthernthruway:

    unexplained-events:

    unexplained-events:

    This photo was taken over 20 years ago by Todd Robertson during a KKK rally in northeast Georgia. One of the boys approached a black state trooper, who was holding his riot shield on the ground. Seeing his reflection, the boy reached for the shield, and Robertson snapped the photo.

    I think the officer’s expression says it all. This child standing before him is being taught how to hate even though he doesn’t understand it. He probably doesn’t understand the difference between this and Halloween.

    If any post on my blog gets really big, I hope it’s this one.

    this is really fucking sad

    i think of everything we learn without even noticing

  15. transposedsouls:

    Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson is marching with protestors in Fergoson, MO.

    After being given control of Ferguson from the Missouri Governor, Johnson has ordered all police to remove their masks and cease their violent tactics. He is protecting the citizens’ right to peaceful protest, and is actively engaging in dialogue with protesting residents.