"We are the Witchcraft, and although one may not know another, yet we are united by an indissoluble bond. And when the high wild cry of the eagle sounds in your mind, know that you are not alone in your desire for freedom. And when the howl of the wolf echoes in the forests of your night, know that there are those who also prowl. And when the ways of your fellows about you seem the ways of idiocy and madness, know that there are also others who have seen and judged - and acted.”
- John Whiteside Parsons, The Witchcraft
(excerpt from Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword)
'Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn' / The Book of Curiosities of the Sciences and Marvels for the Eyes
Diagram of Winds - from the chapter, ‘On the blowing of winds, earthquakes and tremors’
Kitāb Gharāʾib al-funūn wa-mulaḥ al-ʿuyūn, known as the Book of Curiosities. The manuscript is a copy, probably made in Egypt in the late 12th or early 13th century, of an anonymous work compiled in the first half of the 11th century in Egypt. The treatise is extraordinarily important for the history of science, especially for astronomy and cartography, and contains an unparalleled series of diagrams of the heavens and maps of the earth. (x)
I feel like Kali has been whitewashed in Western depiction and is actually not a ‘nice’ as everyone makes her out to be…But that is just my opinion.
Also, I find her as an appropriation of a “feminist icon” pretty…
If there is a god or goddess, there’s a magician or witch out there who claims to be intercoursing them, regularly.