HEXES the sunday spectra 1 1 2012

Original photo by dihaze

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3 Weird Girls, 3 Weird Mixes

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NIGHT WALK MEDITATIONS

empty doorways | abandoned streets | soothing | ambient

2

IT IS A STRANGE THING TO COME HOME

indie rock | folk | chamber pop | americana

3

tibbar tibbar

some greats from the year of the rabbit. photo by daido moriyama.

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APOCALYPSE BUNKER

BoingBoing:

If Britain had been attacked by a nuclear bomb during the Cold War, its government would have survived by retreating to a massive, 35-acre complex buried beneath the county of Wiltshire. I call it a bunker in the headline, but it was more like a small town—large rooms linked by roads, built on the site of an abandoned quarry. Known asBurlington, it could house 4000 people and feed them all for 3 months. It was also home a broadcasting studio and hospital.

The whole thing was kept secret up until its decommissioning in 2004. You can take a tour in the BBC news clip above, or check out the photo galleries and interactive maps on the BBC’s Burlington site. With few upgrades since the 1960s, the place looks like a time capsule. An awesome, gigantic time capsule. It’s easy to understand why the news presenter in the video is rubbing his hands together gleefully as he’s about to get on the elevator to go down. I’d be excited, too!

Thanks to grosmarcel for Submitterating, and to Retronaut for posting pictures from the BBC galleries!

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SOMNIUM

An Interview With Steve Moore And Extract From Somnium

Where did Somnium come from? The book often speaks of real life and the world of dreams being one and the same. For many years you’ve kept a dream journal and you’ve mentioned that you worked on the book at night, did any of Somnium actually come directly from dreams or were they more of a springboard?

Steve Moore: Hmm, starting with the easy stuff, huh?! Where to start? As anyone will know who’s read or heard Unearthing, Alan Moore’s biography of me, my relationship with the moon-goddess Selene goes back to 1976 and a ritual request for guidance, after I’d acquired a Chinese magic sword. As I’d been thinking in a Chinese context, the result was completely unexpected, but after that I started researching Selene’s mythology (and have now almost completed a non-fiction book on the subject, which should be finished early next year). At the same time, certain lunar elements started creeping into my comic-strip work, and the story of the goddess Selene and her sleeping mortal lover, Endymion, became not only an archetype that seemed to be taking over my life but also something of an artistic obsession.

Extract

‘No, Théophile, I will not live in such a world and nor, I hope, will you. I want to live in Hermes’ world, which, though it is not here with us, was never quite destroyed. It hid, and saved itself for those who sought it, such as me, who thought it not a sin to live a sensual life, and think such thoughts… such pagan, lovely and, by Christian standards, evil thoughts as I do. I know you think me sweet, my dear, but all the line Sylvaire have been voluptuaries since the pagan Franks they first arrived, and took their joys promiscuous. And if I cannot gratify my body and my mind, destroy my foes like angry Mars and love my friends like soft and lovely Venus, all perfumed, and think then all the thoughts that can be thought within the world at large without a moral judgement just the same as Hermes-Mercury, trim the fatheads like young smirking Glycon, naughtier far than man and snake together, storm like triple Hecate when she magic-makes the world as she desires, and sleeps with all her dogs so dark, or copulate like Thracian Bendis of the leather dildo, then what’s the point of living, and what’s the price of body and of soul?

Read the full Interview and Extract at THE QUIETUS

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Visions of CLOUD ATLAS

images via twitch

The sticks and the Tarot and the smoke all whisper fail, I’m afraid. Verily. There’s not a single flutter of hope in my chest for this forthcoming adaptation of a novel that pleasurably kicked my brain five times to Friday and back again. And lo, I just can’t hold back the nasty tongue, even on New Year’s Day: “It’s really hard to nurse a candle of hope for any project that The Wachowskis are empowered with even an iota of directorial control.”

But these early pictures are pretty.

FYI, WTF Cloud Atlas? Author Page + IMDB

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3 Candle Love Spell

From Everything Under The Moon:

Note: This is very advanced spell-casting. Please visit the Love Spells page for much simpler spells you can use.

Preparation: This is a 9-day love spell that uses three candles — white, pink, and red — to successively attract someone, then induce romantic feelings in them, and finally engender passion. Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 White “Bride and Groom” candle or other white figural couple candle

  • 1 Pink “Bride and Groom” candle or other pink figural couple candle

  • 1 Red “Bride and Groom” candle or other red figural couple candle

  • a nail or needle to carve the candles

  • a saucer for the candles

  • a basin for water

  • three pieces of paper

  • a pencil

  • a black ink pen

  • a red ink pen.

  • 1 bottle of love-drawing oil (or patchouli oil)

  • fluids from your own body (I’d advise you to read the spell carefully)


Before dawn on the first day, bathe in pure water to which you have added three drops of love-drawing oil. Pour the water over your head 9 times as you say

Spirit of Love, I do this work for love and love only, that I may be loved by [name] as I myself love [him or her]. Amen.

Rub upward only as you bathe and dry yourself in the air only.

Collect a basin of the used bath water, which now has your essence in it. Dress in fresh clothes, carry the basin of bathwater to a crossroads and throw the water over your left shoulder toward the sunrise. Walk back home and don’t look back. You are now ready to start the work.

On the 1st day, start at sunrise. Take the first paper and write on it your full name and the one you love’s full name in pencil, all in one stroke, without lifting the pencil from the paper, so that the two names form a circle and the end is joined to the beginning.

Carve the full name of the person you love on the gender-appropriate side of the White Candle. Carve your full name on the other side and dress the candle with the love oil.

Next, name the two sides of the candle, saying:

Spirit of Love, I name this woman/man [your full name] and this man/woman [name of lover]. As is done to this candle, may it be done to our thoughts.

Place the name-paper under the candle, then dress the candle with your saliva, saying:

[Name of lover], love me as I love you. Desire me as I desire you. Come to me as I come to you. By my loving speech and tongue, be mine as I am yours.

Light both wicks of the candle as you say this prayer:

Spirit of Pure Love, I burn this candle in pure love’s name that I may be loved by [name] as I myself love [him or her] and that [name] will burn for my love as I burn for [his or hers]. Let our thoughts be one. Amen.

Let the candle burn about 1/3 of the way, then pinch it out.

On the 2nd day, again burn the white candle at Dawn, and say the “Pure Love” candle-lighting prayer. Burn it until it is about 2/3 gone.

On the 3rd day, again light it at Dawn, say the “Pure Love” candle lighting prayer, and let it burn until it goes out. It’s okay if the name-paper is burned too.

On the 4th day, start at noon. Write both of your names on the 2nd paper as before, but this time use black ink. Carve and dress the pink candle as before and name the two sides as before, saying:

Spirit of Love, I name this woman/man [your full name] and this man/woman [name of lover]. As is done to this candle, may it be done to our thoughts.

Then place the candle against your bare body, between your breasts if you are a woman, or at heart-level if you are a man, saying:

[Name of lover], love me as I love you. Desire me as I desire you. Come to me as I come to you. By my loving speech and tongue, be mine as I am yours.

Light both wicks of the candle as you say this prayer:

Spirit of Pure Love, I burn this candle in pure love’s name that I may be loved by [name] as I myself love [him or her] and that [name] will burn for my love as I burn for [his or hers]. Let our thoughts be one. Amen.

Let the candle burn about 1/3 of the way, then pinch it out.

On the 5th day, again burn the pink candle at Noon, and say the “Romantic Love” candle-lighting prayer. Burn it until it is about 2/3 gone.

On the 6th day, again light it at Noon, say the “Romantic Love” candle-lighting prayer, and let it burn until it goes out.

On the 7th day, start at sunset. Write both of your names on the 3rd paper as before, but this time use red ink. Dress the red candle with oil as before and name the two sides, saying:

Spirit of Love, I name this woman/man [your full name] and this man/woman [name of lover]. As is done to this candle, may it be done to our bodies.

Then dress the candle with your own sexual fluid, saying:

[Name of lover], love me as I love you. Desire me as I desire you. Come to me as I come to you. By the nectar of my body, be mine as I am yours.

Light both wicks of the candle as you say this prayer:

Spirit of Passionate Love, I burn this candle in passionate love’s name that I may be loved by [name] as I myself love him/her and that [name] will burn for my love as I burn for his/hers. Let our bodies be one. Amen.

On the 8th day, again burn the red candle at Sunset, and say the “Passionate Love” candle-lighting prayer. Burn it until it is about 2/3 gone.

On the 9th day, again light it at Sunset, say the “Passionate Love” candle-lighting prayer, and let it burn until it goes out. As the red candle burns to the end, again bathe in pure water to which you have added 3 drops of love-drawing oil. Pour the water over your head 9 times as you say:

Spirit of Love, I have done this work for love and love only, that I may be loved by [name] as I myself love [him or her]. My love is mine! Amen!

Set aside a basin of the bath-water.

The next morning, sprinkle some of the bath water at your loved one’s doorstep to mark it and then sprinkle the water as you walk to your door and mark it also. When you go to see the one you love, wear the love oil. If you write to him, dress the letter with love oil.

Cleaning Up: Wrap up any left-over candle wax in a red cloth. Secure it with red thread, tie it, and bury it in your back yard.

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Pulp Gallery!

Cult of the Witch Queen…

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“Drax Sees the Future and It Is Bad and Good”

The title says it all, does it not?! Regardless, watch this blog for an exciting post in which I will share my war plans for total world domination in 2012.* In the meantime, I declare this installment of HEXES finished.

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* I lie. I DO NOT.

2 Comments

  1. Love the Nazi tarantula.

    • I LOVE THE NAZI TARANTULA AS WELL. HOW MIGHT OUR LOVE FOR THIS CREATURE BE RECONCILED IN THIS WORLD?


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