Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belong to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chasity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past…, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramatic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chasity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. When Joan of Arc, with her witch coven associations, was called La Pucelle - ‘the Maiden,’ ‘the Virgin’ - the word retained some of its original pagan sense of a strong and independent woman. The Moon Goddess was worshipped in orgiastic rites, being the divinity of matriarchal women free to take as many lovers as they choose. Women could ‘surrender’ themselves to the Goddess by making love to a stranger in her temple.
hooray for plastic food wrap ;D
0o0o0o Man, wish there was a tutorial for this!
Iridescent Glitter Fade
OPI’s OPI Ink as a base color, then (from base to nail tip) China Glaze’s Skyscraper, OPI’s Last Friday Night, OPI’s Fresh Frog Of Bel Air
Going to have to try this!
V Half-Moon Manicure
“Start by painting nude polish on the bottom of your nail in a rough triangle.
Then, taking a thin, black brush, draw two criss-crossing marks over your nail. You should be drawing over the nude polish, but not leaving any bare nail exposed above the triangle. Then, fill in the rest of the nail with black. “
Thanks to -http://www.myheartistry.com/
(Source: hairbrainideas, via highonlacquer)
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