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“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”

—   Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

(Source: ynannarising, via heathersjoy)

http://happyvibes-healthylives.tumblr.com/post/93160044077/look-above-you-do-you-have-a-roof-over-your-head

happyvibes-healthylives:

Look above you- do you have a roof over your head? Maybe not the best looking roof, nor in the best location, nor the biggest, but do you have a roof to sleep under?

Look below you- do you have clean clothes on? Maybe they aren’t designer clothes, nor the latest trend, nor the clothes you want…

Something I’m working on reminding myself every day.

Long-Lost Anchor May Soon Give up Its Secrets

archaeologicalnews:

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After decades, possibly centuries, at the bottom of the sea — and a 2,200-mile-long (3,540 kilometers) road trip wrapped in damp blankets in the back of a pickup truck — a barnacle-crusted anchor arrived in Texas this week for a major cleaning.

The men who raised the object from the floor of…

So I’m new to having cats…

tonofberries:

And I think it’s so cute that my two cats always clean themselves at the same time. Are they like, “Oh man, that looks nice I think I’m going to start cleaning myself too.” Or are they like, “Oh it’s 9:55pm, it’s time to clean!”

And now one just started nomming on a box… I don’t think that’s normal.

So I’m new to having cats…

And I think it’s so cute that my two cats always clean themselves at the same time. Are they like, “Oh man, that looks nice I think I’m going to start cleaning myself too.” Or are they like, “Oh it’s 9:55pm, it’s time to clean!”

tianatwitty:

Please make this go viral. 
It is so important I don’t even care if you delete what I write here, just help it be seen. 

tianatwitty:

Please make this go viral.

It is so important I don’t even care if you delete what I write here, just help it be seen. 

(via thesketchbookexchange)

We can’t sleep so we are knitting.