1. From Awaking Osiris; a new translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead →

    waratahblossom156:

    Horus speaks:

    I am life rushing on, born of the egg of the world, from the belly of a magic woman, born of my father’s dreams. I am the screech of wind, the rush of falcon wings, talons sharp as knives. I came after you. I stand before you. I am with you always. I am the…

  2. ancientpeoples:

Ivory statue of a dog. 
This dog is standing in its legs as if to play. He is eating a fish (or fly) and his tail is curled around itself. It is only 2.8cm high and 6.4cm long. 
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1350 - 1300 BC. 
Found in Thebes, Upper Egypt. 
Source: British Museum

    ancientpeoples:

    Ivory statue of a dog. 

    This dog is standing in its legs as if to play. He is eating a fish (or fly) and his tail is curled around itself. It is only 2.8cm high and 6.4cm long. 

    Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, 1350 - 1300 BC. 

    Found in Thebes, Upper Egypt. 

    Source: British Museum

  3. artemisdreaming:




How much I desire!
Inside my little satchel,
the moon, and flowers.
.
~Matsuo Bashō

Artemis:  One of my favorites.  :)

    artemisdreaming:

    How much I desire!

    Inside my little satchel,

    the moon, and flowers.

    .

    ~Matsuo Bashō

    Artemis:  One of my favorites.  :)

  4. centuriespast:

Los Caprichos: Hobgoblins, 1799
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Spanish, 1746-1828Etchingplate: 21.5 x 15 cm. (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in); sheet: 27.6 x 20.3 cm. (10 7/8 x 8 in)Norton Simon Art Foundation

    centuriespast:

    Los Caprichos: Hobgoblins, 1799

    Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

    Spanish, 1746-1828
    Etching
    plate: 21.5 x 15 cm. (8 7/16 x 5 7/8 in); sheet: 27.6 x 20.3 cm. (10 7/8 x 8 in)
    Norton Simon Art Foundation

  5. archaicwonder:

Pharaoh and Ichneumon Bronze -  Egypt, c. 664-332 BC,  XXVI Dynasty
Here the pharaoh stands before an ichneumon (Egyptian mongoose), an animal in whose form the god Ra is often represented. The position of the king’s hands indicates that he once held an offering before him.
The icneumon gained status in the Middle Kingdom (2055-1650 BC) when it was included among the sacred animals of Egypt. Statues of the animal were plentiful by the Ptolemaic Period (332-32 BC).
In Egyptian mythology, Ra would morph into a giant ichneumon to fight the evil god-snake Apopis.  Ichneumon worship has been attested in several cities: Heliopolis, Buto, Sais, Athribis, Bubastis, Herakleopolis Magna, etc. Numerous ichneumon mummies have been found as well.
The ichneumon was described by ancient authors like Diodorus, who wrote that the mongoose helped control the population of crocodiles in Egypt by eating crocodile eggs.
More on the ichneumon…

    archaicwonder:

    Pharaoh and Ichneumon Bronze -  Egypt, c. 664-332 BC,  XXVI Dynasty

    Here the pharaoh stands before an ichneumon (Egyptian mongoose), an animal in whose form the god Ra is often represented. The position of the king’s hands indicates that he once held an offering before him.

    The icneumon gained status in the Middle Kingdom (2055-1650 BC) when it was included among the sacred animals of Egypt. Statues of the animal were plentiful by the Ptolemaic Period (332-32 BC).

    In Egyptian mythology, Ra would morph into a giant ichneumon to fight the evil god-snake Apopis.  Ichneumon worship has been attested in several cities: Heliopolis, Buto, Sais, Athribis, Bubastis, Herakleopolis Magna, etc. Numerous ichneumon mummies have been found as well.

    The ichneumon was described by ancient authors like Diodorus, who wrote that the mongoose helped control the population of crocodiles in Egypt by eating crocodile eggs.

    More on the ichneumon…

    (Source: brooklynmuseum.org)

  6. fotojournalismus:

Egypt
Kazuyoshi Nomachi

    fotojournalismus:

    Egypt

    Kazuyoshi Nomachi

  7. just-wanna-travel:

Giza, Egypt

    just-wanna-travel:

    Giza, Egypt

  8. theblacksquare:

Head VI, 1949 | Oil on cavas | 93.2 × 76.5 cm | Francis Bacon

    theblacksquare:

    Head VI, 1949 | Oil on cavas | 93.2 × 76.5 cm | Francis Bacon

  9. thirdorgan:

Max Ernst / “The Feast of the Gods” (1948)

    thirdorgan:

    Max Ernst / “The Feast of the Gods” (1948)

  10. magictransistor:

Jindřich Štyrský. Priest and Acolyte. 1941. 

    magictransistor:

    Jindřich Štyrský. Priest and Acolyte. 1941. 

  11. anglo-catholic:

The chapel at Ham House by ♔ Georgie R on Flickr.
The chapel at Ham House, a rare survival of an Anglican chapel of the 1630s and perfectly shows the far more Catholic nature of the Church of England than that of its reformed continental contemporaries

    anglo-catholic:

    The chapel at Ham House by ♔ Georgie R on Flickr.

    The chapel at Ham House, a rare survival of an Anglican chapel of the 1630s and perfectly shows the far more Catholic nature of the Church of England than that of its reformed continental contemporaries

  12. Religion is cultural mythology. Spirituality is self-awareness. The two have nothing in common.

    — Deepak Chopra  (via elige)

    (Source: astral-traveling)

  13. amare-habeo:

Innocentius III (pape ; 1160?-1216)
"Lothaire de Segni, futur pope Innocent III "De miseria humanae conditionis”
French translation “Double lay de la fragilité d’humaine nature" by Eustache Deschamps (1346?-1407?)
Edition: 1380-1390 Gallica, France

    amare-habeo:

    Innocentius III (pape ; 1160?-1216)

    "Lothaire de Segni, futur pope Innocent III "De miseria humanae conditionis

    French translation “Double lay de la fragilité d’humaine nature" by Eustache Deschamps (1346?-1407?)

    Edition: 1380-1390
    Gallica, France

  14. brutalgeneration:

Pine tree growing on a rock, Huang Shan (by Raphael Bick)

    brutalgeneration:

    Pine tree growing on a rock, Huang Shan (by Raphael Bick)

  15. The axe forgets; the tree remembers.

    — African proverb (via journalofanobody)