I have a rather untamed mustache at times. still in the process of learning this talent of manscaping…… liquids often become caught in there for a time which is mostly annoying, bot today it was horrible. I have learned the pain of getting fucking hot tea caught in my mustache and not being able to wring it out because it so hot . Well……just had to shake my head vigorously and do my best to blow the pain off my face. next time, napkins.
Daniel Cramer. The Rosicrucian Emblems of Daniel Cramer. I Grow Soft, I Increase, I Seek The Heights, I Love, I Am Concealed, I Am Illuminated, I Am Constant, I Breathe, I Am Freed, I Come Alive Again (top to bottom).1617.
Sand mandala at Thikse Monastery, Ladakh, India.
Imagine sighing after finishing a detail and it blows out everything you’ve done
That’s basically what these monks do actually.
They create such intricate mandalas to demonstrate the beauty and the fullness of life then blow it all away without a seconds thought to teach us the impermance of life and the “transitory nature of material things”.
Bear in mind that this is a very basic and shallow understanding of the very nuanced and meticulous rituals that surround these sand mandalas.
Ashes to Ashes
Doom to Dust
Some people would rather live in a hell they’ve got used to than in a paradise they’ve never experienced before.Urania Sarri, Gate Deadlock (via observando)
My favorite Jan Parker illustrations from Witchcraft and Black Magic by Peter Haining, 1971
Ink on paper
By Lupe Vasconcelos