Khal’s opinions on cursing:
Another post inspired by my inbox. One that I need to keep handy for future reference. This is my personal list of traveling do’s and don’t’s. I am, by no means, saying anyone but me should follow them. I’m just saying I give myself very good advice (but I very seldom follow it).
- DON’T go walking around someone else’s territory willy nilly. Some places are off limits.
- DO listen to your gut. You’ll know if you stumble into a place you shouldn’t be. If you feel that, leave.
- DON’T go looking for trouble. You’re going to be like a tourist at first. You won’t understand the politics or the struggles there for some time.
- DO get involved. Take changes. Make mistakes. Get messy. I won’t lie, it’s fulfilling.
- DON’T expect the spiritlands to be void of trouble, rules, or human emotions.
- DO try things you’ve never tried, fly, learn, and explore.
- DON’T trust every spirit you run in to. Spirits, like humans, can be bastards. They can be predators. They can lie, cheat, steal, and kill.
- DO make friends and build relationships.
- DON’T fall in love…
- or DO fall in love. Either way, be aware it happens. And it’s hard to cope with.
- DON’T forget you have a human life too.
- DO understand that you can build a life there, one that can be better than your life here.
30 Days of Deity Devotion - Day three: Symbols and icons of this deity
By far the object which has come to be most associated with Heimdalr is the horn. Gjallarhorn is an important part of his function as the guardian of Ásgarðr. It might also be used in modern times as a sort of circumlocution for his hearing abilities due to the double-meaning (actually, like quadruple meaning with smooth transition between them… welcome to Norse) of the hljóð, which is what he has put into the well of Mímir - this might be the horn itself, or it might actually be his “hearing” (an ear, perhaps).
According to chemistry, alcohol IS a solution.
Do you think the reason we reach for the sky and explore the stars more than the murky depths of the ocean below is because we evolved from the ocean and somehow it feels known?
People are like, I’m scared that you’ll curse me because your upset that I said curses were bad. Good. That’s the point of awareness you need to be at. Some people will and may have already cursed you right the fuck now.
I’m scared of people cursing me all the fucking time. So yup. Welcome to the real world of people do what they Fucking want and don’t take kindly to being treated to your expectations.
Glad to know you have some sense of survival skills. But why you keep thrust a stick into a hornets nest is beyond me.
So I went to the library today.
I use the library mostly for my history books and books on things that I want to know but don’t want to plunk down $30 per a book for. But today, I found the religion section.
And I was thrilled. Given, they have two whole bookcases just for Christianity, but they had four shelves for Muslims, another for Buddhism, Tao, and Hinduism (pretty good considering 82.2% of the city is white and European - I checked the demographics. This is LITERALLY the accurate percentage as of 2010.) But, but the last bookcase was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen.
Hinduism, Tao, Buddhism, Muslim, Christianity, New Age, and Paganism was all mixed together. It made me feel so fucking happy to see them TOGETHER. They weren’t tucked away in the folklore or mythology section. (Actually, that was a whole different bookcase separated from folklore and ghost/paranormal things.)
And witchcraft, flat out non-religious witchcraft books (all three of them) were NOT in the religious section. There were lumped in with the ghosts and paranormal things.
But it’s a fucking start.