So there I was cutting up deer meat like done it before. Yet I actually had not a clue as to how to cut it up or vacuum seal it before I threw it in the freezer. As I was cutting bagging and wrapping the deer meat. I thought a lot about my late grandmother who I watched do that many times before. I thought about my late aunt who also done it before. And as I was cutting the deer meat for the first time I prayed and asked them to guide me as I used the memories from the past to help me do it all on my own this time... It was as if they were there and I could feel their happiness surround me.
Well it’s been a long stressful day. Piper was going crazy Friday night have a ball and by yesterday afternoon he was clearly in a lot of pain. Thought maybe he hurt his back which he has an area that’s an issue but he was moving to well. He has what They basically call a fat ball between his area and inside of his hip that he got because he had surgery as a puppy before we got him. They’ve always said isn’t really an issue unless it changed. Well today it seemed harder and warm and he was really hurting and we’d been warned the spot was a weak point from the surgery and could herniate which is what we were so scared about. Well we took him into the the emergency vets and they did full body X-rays and said he looks good just there appears to some fluid around the fat ball and he’s super tense so he’s got some meds and just is taking it easy and if he doesn’t seem better or it got worse he has to go back. Definitely not how I wanted to spent the weekend and definitely didn’t have the money for it but even if it’s just lots of ramen so he’s better it’s worth it #crows#themorrigan#goddess#crystalhealing#fae#herbalism#herbalist#shamanism#shamanic#shamanichealing#meditation#völva#oldreligion#oldways#pagan#pagansofinstagram#paganism#norsepagan#celticpagan#witch#witchy#witchywoman#witchyvibes#witchesofinstagram#odin#hel#cernunnos
Magdalen Bridge, Oxford by J.M.W. Turner; unsure of the date but it's one his later works judging by the more vibrant color palette and adherence to realism.
Stunning and beautiful piece by Mr Turner that really captures the virgin innocence of non-industrialised Britain, something Tolkien despised as he lived in Oxford 100 years later. Its interesting that although he had an eye for nature and natural beauty Turner was very much a modernist, enthralled by new technology and the industrial revolution. Would he be the same today? One would hope not.
The look on these retired flat track racehorses when they have come back to the track to race as #indianrelay horses is very cool...majority of relay horses are bought from the track usually taken home to be freed up on the plains enjoy time just being a "horse" again. Ive seen it in their eyes when they come back in their 2nd career of a relay horse they are just more content and happy, and that simplest of things makes me happy.
After waiting about 2 almost 3 weeks today the hair on my hides finally released for "bucking" forgive the holes in this hide it's my first time attempting the ways of our elders and the hunter that removed this flesh had no intention of the flesh being tanned. Anyhow very excited for this process to continue "after drip drying to a semi dry consistency I'll thaw and immulsify the brains from both beasts in water and place in a container with the hides for two days" after this process the hides are considered tanned and must be slowly dried and "broken" to make them very soft and leather like. Then the smoking process using punky wood which gives hides they're traditional coloration while also water proofing. Again I'm completely new to this so it may fail but one cannot learn if they do not try :) #newtotanning#tanning#oldways#newhobby ...this is probably why I don't have many friends haha.
12/16/18 DAILY RUNE: Kenaz
SOUND: “K” LETTER: K, C, or Q. Color*: Yellow
GOD/GODDESS ASSOCIATED: Loki
Element: Fire TREE: Pine GEMSTONE: Bloodstone
ASTROLOGICAL CORRESPONDENCE: Venus
LITERAL TRANSLATION: “Torch”
ARCANE TRANSLATION: ‘Knowledge
DIVINATION: Artistic or technical ability, craft, transformation, offspring, new information Divination MERSTAVE: Disease, decay, breakup, inability, lack of creativity, ignorance, arrogance, elitism, over-conceptualization
PSYCHIC: Observation, clarity of thought, cognitive faculties, humility
ENERGY: Controlled energy, transformation (pheonix fire), teaching/learning dynamic, illumination
MUNDAINE: Art, technique, improvement of skills, school, the stars
GOVERNS: • Illumination (torchlight) when exploring transpersonal pathways • Creative inspiration, enthusiasm for learning • Exploration of paradigms in the search for truth • Exposing the hidden to gain new knowledge, esp. through study, reflection and new information • Strengthening of abilities in all realms • Female occult secrets • The light within, the observer
Kenaz is also the rune of technological knowledge and should be used for creative endeavors. It’s the force that shapes and creates. Because it is the torch-rune, it is also the Loki rune, and its qualities should only be used for positive purposes and never for negative reasons.
Kenaz is about choosing the “righteous” path; the best path in the long term. The path that honors the Nine virtues. It is about committing ourselves to something larger than self-interest; Charitable works, campaigning for justice, or following a spiritual path.