~mountains of North Carolina, USA
~lunar soul / aquatic heart
~collector of strange
and beautiful things
My blog consists of varying things that are of interest to me or are related to areas of personal study, including but not limited to...victorian era, gothic lolita, funeral rituals/memento mori, owls, peacocks, moths, mythology, alchemy, magick/occult pratctices, doom metal, black metal, rarities, old books, anatomy, botany, vintage ads, art, sacred geometry, weird/bizarre things, and much more than I could ever possibly list. I try to find lots of new original stuff to share when I can.
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If you find something you like, chances are I have more related items to it throughout my stream, just search my absurdly long list of tags.
My top posts page are original submitted posts which are highly reblogged for whatever reason, or special blog posts.
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In the Finnish creation myth the world begins as a vast ocean, upon which floats Ilmatar, the daughter of the sky. She floated alone for centuries, yearning for companionship, until the sea falls in love with her and impregnates her.
'First Born' - A little Orphic egg piece that i will be giving away when i finally release all my IG portrait series- seems like its taking forever but hopefully- in a couple of months all will be done! -
Unpublished frontispiece for ‘Les Fleurs du Mal’ by Baudelaire (1857): a skeleton standing before seven flowers representing the seven deadly sins; his arms extend outwards, enveloped with fruits on branches; the title of the publication at bottom centre.