30th September 2014

Question reblogged from Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. with 8 notes

Anonymous said: Did you go to school to learn this? And if so, what courses or degree did you study and what field of work have you gone into?

bibliotecha-secreta:

All my knowledge comes from books, online, or by word of mouth; I did not study such subjects formally but within my free time.

Although, there are courses and degrees you can obtain and do by studying mythology and folklore in universities.

If you are interested, Europe (especially the UK) has a lot universities which provide courses on folklore; many which are about the Norse civilisation, the Celts, and Anglo-Saxons.

If you are curious, I know some good books which you might like to read:

  • The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore
  • The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings
  • The Little People of the British Isles: Pixies, Brownies, Sprites and Other Rare Fauna
  • The Alchemist’s Kitchen
  • Penguin Guide to the Superstitions of Britain and Ireland
  • Nature Spirits: Wyrd Lore and Wild Fey Magic

And conveniently, here are some documentaries on youtube which you might find interesting:

Hope this helps.

Invaluable resources for spoopy season. Stay safe out there, kids. The veil disintegrates and what’s this I keep hearing about the teens and their skeleton wars?

29th September 2014

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29th September 2014

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[High School kids] should stop reading Bukowski, and they should stop listening to people who tell them to read Bukowski.
— Nick Cave (Rolling Stone, August 1994)

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29th September 2014

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traditional style western pinup!dean tattoo commission for casfucker!
this was so much fun! I’m really happy with this piece (ღ^⌣^ღ)

I love this so much.

29th September 2014

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ollivander:

vladputinofficial:

ollivander:

if you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to

why don’t you go where fashion sits

image

excuse me? 

oh fuck oh shIT GOD DAMN Fuck SHIT

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29th September 2014

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fakhrafakhra:

stunningpicture:

Chinese doctors bowing down to an 11 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer who managed to save several lives by donating his organs to the hospital he was being treated shortly before his death.

This should go to history.


Weird. When I saw this last week, the doctors were from Japan.

fakhrafakhra:

stunningpicture:

Chinese doctors bowing down to an 11 year old boy diagnosed with brain cancer who managed to save several lives by donating his organs to the hospital he was being treated shortly before his death.

This should go to history.

Weird. When I saw this last week, the doctors were from Japan.

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29th September 2014

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xylodemon:

aceofheartsu:

I CANT BREATHE

if i ever stop reblogging this, just assume I’ve died


I’m still brooding. Can I get some solid dick?

xylodemon:

aceofheartsu:

I CANT BREATHE

if i ever stop reblogging this, just assume I’ve died

I’m still brooding. Can I get some solid dick?

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29th September 2014

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Your princess is in another brothel, Agent Cooper.

Your princess is in another brothel, Agent Cooper.

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29th September 2014

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29th September 2014

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willkommen-in-germany:

In Germany, coffeehouses were first established in the Nordsee (North Sea) ports of the North, including Bremen in 1673 and Hamburg in 1677. Initially, this new beverage was written in the English form “coffee” - in the 1700’s the Germans gradually adopted the French word Café, transliterated as Kaffee. In the 18th century, popularity spread around the German lands, and coffee was taken up by the ruling classes. It was served at the court of the Great Elector, Frederick William of Brandenburg, as early as 1675, but the first public coffee house in Berlin opened only in 1721. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who was cantor of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig between 1723 and 1750, conducted a musical ensemble at the local Café Zimmermann. Sometime in 1732-35 he composed the secular Coffee Cantata “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht”, in which a young woman pleads with her disapproving father to accept her devotion to drinking coffee, then a newfangled fashion. The libretto includes lines such as:
Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße, Lieblicher als tausend Küsse, Milder als Muskatenwein. Coffee, Coffee muss ich haben, Und wenn jemand mich will laben, Ach, so schenkt mir Coffee ein! (Oh! How sweet coffee does taste, Better than a thousand kisses, Milder than muscat wine. Coffee, coffee, I’ve got to have it, And if someone wants to perk me up, Oh, just give me a cup of coffee!)

willkommen-in-germany:

In Germany, coffeehouses were first established in the Nordsee (North Sea) ports of the North, including Bremen in 1673 and Hamburg in 1677. Initially, this new beverage was written in the English form “coffee” - in the 1700’s the Germans gradually adopted the French word Café, transliterated as Kaffee. In the 18th century, popularity spread around the German lands, and coffee was taken up by the ruling classes. It was served at the court of the Great Elector, Frederick William of Brandenburg, as early as 1675, but the first public coffee house in Berlin opened only in 1721. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, who was cantor of St. Thomas Church in Leipzig between 1723 and 1750, conducted a musical ensemble at the local Café Zimmermann. Sometime in 1732-35 he composed the secular Coffee Cantata “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht”, in which a young woman pleads with her disapproving father to accept her devotion to drinking coffee, then a newfangled fashion. The libretto includes lines such as:

Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße, Lieblicher als tausend Küsse, Milder als Muskatenwein. Coffee, Coffee muss ich haben, Und wenn jemand mich will laben, Ach, so schenkt mir Coffee ein! (Oh! How sweet coffee does taste, Better than a thousand kisses, Milder than muscat wine. Coffee, coffee, I’ve got to have it, And if someone wants to perk me up, Oh, just give me a cup of coffee!)