Archive for twilight

What he’s doing now…

Posted in Current events, Film with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 26, 2012 by Mj Rains

What was I thinking?

(Surely Rob could have had other girls to date to begin with…right?)

Rupert Sander ecarte de la realisation du prochain blanche neige?

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From the garden

Posted in Poetry at large with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2012 by Mj Rains

Come, my beloved
consider the lilies.
We are of little faith.
We talk too much.
Put your mouthful of words away
and come with me to watch
the lilies open in such a field,
growing there like yachts,
slowly steering their petals
without nurses or clocks.
Let us consider the view:
a house where white clouds
decorate the muddy halls.
Oh, put away our good words
and you bad words. Spit out
your words like stones!
Come here! Come here!
Come eat my pleasant fruits.

~ Anne Sexton

Be Sparkled: Breaking Dawn is coming…

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2011 by Mj Rains

I happen to love this picture…which is not from the movie, so don’t get your knickers in a twist…oh, uh, too late?

The “familiar spirit”- do you believe?

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by Mj Rains

Further exploration into the belief in angels:

Biblical angels were “sons of God” who came to earth to beget children on mortal women (Genesis 6:4). Later these were called demons, or “fallen” angels. The Book of Enoch blames women for the angels’ fall. Women had “led astray the angels of heaven.”  In the Magic Papyri (a collection of exorcisms, invocations, charms, and spells widely circulated during the early Christian era), the words angel, spirit, god, and demon were interchangeable. When St. Paul said women’s heads must be covered in church “because of the angels” (1 Corinthians 11:10), he meant the daemones supposed to be attracted to women’s hair.  The Greeks thought that each person had an individual guardian angel or daemon which could appear in animal form, and under Christianity evolved into the “familiar spirit.”  There were no really well-defined distinctions between angels, demons, familiars, fairies, elves, saints, genii, ancestral ghosts, or pagan gods.  Among supernatural beings one might always find many hazy areas of overlapping identities, even “good” or “evil” qualities being blurred.

A Gallup poll showed in 1978 that over half of Americans still believe in angels.

Do you believe?

My official 13 days of Halloween will start tomorrow and continue through All Saints Eve. Consider today’s a warm-up post…I promise more haunted, scary, and hopefully fun posts to follow.

Today’s images:
Cemetery Angels by midnightstouch
Angel of Waverly Cemetery via fabianfoo.com

Source: Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets


Wit+Beauty update

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2011 by Mj Rains

Wit+Beauty

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