speciesbarocus:

Hermes Trismegistus - Occvlta philosophia (1613). [x]

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realityayslum:

The portrait work of Emil Otto Hoppé

1) Margot Fonteyn, ballet dancer, 1935

2) Lilian Gish, actress, 1921

3) Gerda Maurus, UFA film actress, Berlin, 1929

4) Tamara Karsavina, 1912 

5) Mona Maris, UFA film actress, Berlin, 1929

6) Hebe, fashion model, England 1917

7) Beatrice Appleyard, dancer, 1934

8) Anna May Wong, USA 1926

9) Maria di Castellani, Italy 1917

(from left to right, top to bottom)

Of course that is not the whole story, but that is the way with stories; we make them what we will. It’s a way of explaining the universe while leaving the universe unexplained, it’s a way of keeping it all alive, not boxing it into time. Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us that everybody sees it differently.

Jeanette WintersonOranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.

—Judith Butler

Fan fiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of by the folk.

—Henry Jenkins (Director of media studies at MIT)

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The Poet makes himself into a seer by a long, involved, and logical derangement of all the senses. Every kind of love, of suffering, of madness; he searches himself; he exhausts every possible poison so that only essence remains.

—Arthur Rimbaud

He had suffered one disillusionment after another and had been living precariously, probably with people who were not entirely commendable. Since he knew nothing about regular living, he formed some rather grotesque suspicions.

—Alfred Bardey on Arthur Rimbaud (via Adam Thirlwell)

tierradentro:

“Bee and Chrysanthemums”, 19th century, Katsushika Hokusai.

tierradentro:

Bee and Chrysanthemums”, 19th century, Katsushika Hokusai.

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steampunktendencies:

Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse

steampunktendencies:

Abandoned Victorian Style Greenhouse

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While being able to exercise critical judgment is clearly important, it operates by providing a series of sign posts and warnings but does not actualize people’s inherent and often intuitive notions of how to produce criticality through inhabiting a problem rather than by analyzing it.

—Irit Rogoff (via jacobwren)

in fact, it is january now. the days are growing longer. more light is creeping in.

bombasine

Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it.

—Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (via eikadan)

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thefashiondontlivewithoutvogue:

Björk by Danny Clinch

thefashiondontlivewithoutvogue:

Björk by Danny Clinch

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mythologyofblue:

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