Earth Magic

Earth Magic

 

Artist and photographer Rik Garrett’s Earth Magic explores historical and personal relationships between witchcraft, femininity and nature through a series of images created using the traditional wet plate collodion process. Of it, Rik says:

 

With Earth Magic I’ve envisioned a matristic, nature-based world; a female-centric, ritualistic community completely apart from the rest of society. This is a history of “witchcraft” devoid of “witch hunts”, a race of women who draw their energy and inspiration from the Earth itself. What if there were a truth to the myths of Amazons and the books like Aradia, Gospel of the Witches? What if the fierce Maenads of Greek mythology still existed today, hidden from view? What if these truths were presented faithfully?”

 

What if they decided to call themselves Psuedo-Intellectual Astro-Bitches, have a heap of D-Listed and Daily Mail hits in their browser history and an encyclopediac knowledge of skin care ingredients to evade detection or nude arty photo shoots in Swamp Thing woods?

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Sam

As long as we look fckable, right

Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

Typical bloke. Can only deal with witches if they fulfil his backward fantasies. If we go cavorting in the forest, he’s certainly not invited.

saggenie

Many props to you Mystic, forever!!!

pi

Dependent on skin type?

Sam

Oh I already commented on this. Lol

Anonymous

I read on a page by Jane Elizabeth – she does astro charts starting from Sagittarius(pretty interesting in my point of view), that Saturn in Sagg will mean people’s beliefs getting aggrandized, people believing what they think is the real truth so then judging others based on that, and not really listening or seeing others for what they do see, etc. So yeah, 2-3 years of this and we will finally learn to listen better which is the lesson with Saturn here. I can totally see this – a lot of ppl gone through the ringer with Scorpio and feeling… Read more »

Anon

Then Saturn in Sag aint gonna be any different to any other time in history. Practically all the wars humans have had have been because people would not accept other people’s belief systems.

It has to be something more, surely. I don’t know what it’s going to be, because I’m only just learning about astrology. But not accepting others’ belief systems is a constant already.

Anonymous

Well its not so much about not accepting others beliefs, its about this particular aspect being a constant theme.

I mean, if we were to say Saturn in Scorpio was about death and rebirth – which it is – someone could just as easily say, well, that happens all the time. Yes, thats true too. But the kind of death and rebirth happening on a larger scale, more consistent theme, that kind of effect really coming to the foreground is what I was talking about.

Anonymous

Maybe I should say the lesson that might be coming up has to do with really listening, understanding and asking questions before making assumptions of any sort when replying to someone’s remark.

12th house virgo

Researching Persephone and Inana and doing self portraits to rewrite the myths. Its not really a man’s world any longer. Had a dream the Red Book, written by Jung and the most expensive book I own, was burning from the inside out, along with a homeless person’s clothes. Time for new characters.

Anonymous

That’s awesome!

sweetpea

ha, yeah…said here long ago, that thought his book was full of shit…

BUT LETS NOT GO THERE AGAIN 🙂

And no, I never read it….don’t have to…

Just like Pheadra says on Housewives of Atlanta

“If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck…”

😆

sweetpea

She’s a Scorpio…hee

And her husband who is going to prison for fraud is also a Scorpio…

😯

Now if only Housewife lovin’ MockingJay Leo Jennifer Lawrence would come over. We could pop popcorn and watch reruns come New Years…

sweetpea

nO, scratch that…

Re-runs are SO not a New Years ZZ kinda thing…

No, no re-runs!!

My Persian ex husband celebrates New Years on the first day of spring…

That seems more fitting to me!

cosmic fleece

Are you ok Sweet pea ?
What an awfully sharp and dismissive thing to say, and then to finish with something much more spiritual and uplifting such as whats currently happening ”Housewives of Atlanta ?” – What ever THAT is.

sweetpea

Yes I’m okay…are you?

I’m having fun…I have HUMOR with Mars in Gemini on my Asc…

Really?

Think this goes back to your post with Sphinx…not my problem…

How convenient…”are you okay?’

Please…

sweetpea

Can’t believe the times I apologized for telling people they are full of shit..

Sober or not…

Because…well, they are…

sweetpea
Anonymous

Mindblowing arrogance..again.
What exactly is it about Carl Jung you disagree with?
His artwork?
His take on collective consciousness?
His exploration of shamanism?

Cosmic & Spinx are REAL & very LOVING.
Count how many ‘shits’ you use in posts, so perhaps you are the one ‘full of it’?

sweetpea

Well, you outed yourself Pegs..

Sorry…just no time for this …

Love and Blessings anyway…x

sweetpea

Saturn in Sagg startin’ early I reckon’

sweetpea

Has NOTHING to do with arrogance…what the hell is wrong with you people?

You all want to be so empowred but then call another woman..who is…and I earned the fuqer…

“arrogant”

I was being sincere when I posted Pegs…

You obviously got the Mind Spin babe

hilar…

sweetpea

Go ahead and live your mediocre lives….that is not my destiny,,,

But think we can fit a Monkey Man in there somewhere…;
)

Love you…none of this shit matters.

Pegasus

Dissing Jung????????? HUH?
The Red Book that you haven’t read or seen.
Bizzare.

sweetpea

Took a hop scotch Pegs… 🙂

It’s the Sag in Jupes 6th /trine Aries Merc in 10th way……

Do think it is worth taking a peek eventually…

But what I think is important here, at least for me, is that I usually learn on a wing and a prayer so to speak…haha

sweetpea

Ultimately, if a teacher is not truly enlightened…

I have no time for them…

Thus why we will stick to that One who has guided us… in body and out..

Reason why I don’t need Jung 🙂

sagstella

my professor dissed Jung too

Sagstella

cal

hey 12ver, LOVE your work 😀

Also, if you find one really great source on Persephone will you flip it my way? She’s on my SN, and I need to get savvy with her 🙂

12th house virgo

Don’t have one link. A few things about her tho – Aphrodite told Eros to shoot Hades (Pluto) with an arrow so he’d fall for (and take) Persephone. It was kind of an arranged marriage that way – she was Queen of the Underworld. Her mother, Demeter, is Goddess of Fertitlity, so they – together – explain life and death. The are the focus of the cult of Eleusinian Mysteries. They taught mankind (as personified by Triptolemus) agriculture. There were sacred ritutals to them, one of them called Thesmophoria – designed to unite women and practice fertility rituals. The women… Read more »

12th house virgo

Also, I think Inana is the original “Persephone” http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section1/tr141.htm

cal

thank 12ver 🙂

I was recently gifted a drawing that could be a representation of this – Queen of the night, tents, fire, blood. I’ve asked for another which will represent the harvest.

Will keep some part of my mind on this and would love to see your portraits when you are done x

cort

Interesting post! I have been thinking a lot about spirituality and I guess the current turning away from Christianity for a lot of people in Oz and other places… I find it a bit worrying that so many people are losing touch with their spiritual side… so I am wondering, is it plausible there could be a resurgence in ancient religions? As in, those that were present before the church eradicated it? There just seems to also be a major dissatisfaction with how our ‘leaders’ (puppermasters?) are doing things… and the two things seem to be intertwined somehow??? Thoughts???

Anonymous

I saw a chubby four year old walking through the supermarket saying, “Oh my GOD” in disgust. I wondered if he knew what the concept ‘God’ can actually mean.
It made me think spirituality is dead.

Ancient religion is a joke to most imo.

cort

do you think that’s because they don’t care or don’t get it?

12th house virgo

Resurgent interest in such matters is scheduled with Saturn is about to be in Saggo – ruler of 9th house, religion et al.

sweetpea

Yes! Perfect 12th hse. But then your Virg often is… 😉

Virgo rising daughter just yesterday sent me a link to “39 Renaissance Babies Who Can’t Even”

haha….pretty funny…

tw:leo

i LOVE that renaissance babies compilation! was poring/ laughing over it all day yesterday ahahahah

cal

that’s hilair 🙂

Pi

This is all cool and stuff, and I totally understand that artists have starting points and etc etc ect also the photographs are luscious and i like. but this has triggered a rant for me, recently I have been beginning to take issue with the “ohh. well women are all naturistic and earth-attuned and howl at the moon etc… our fecundity is one of the Great Goddess’s gifts bestowed and the luscious boobies are the sustenance of the world, and the menfolk are separated from teh earth in their phallus skyscrapers and self importance” thing. I think it is as… Read more »

Pi

I have venus in Aries and Mars in Aquarius if that helps anyone care/understand where I am coming from.

Pi

also [sorry, multi posts to own comment] did a drawing down the moon ritual the other eve with full moon in 12th house gemini (spoken word ritual perfect) so again it’s not the *idea* of this, I truly love tapping into the goddessy zone,
it’s not like she’s gone, just a little obscured atm
what was it Mystic said? a myth is something that is happening all the time

akapluto

Well Pi I feel you. And it makes sense your Mars in Aqua defo doesn’t want to be tied into any limiting Modus Operandi! I have Venus/Uranus conjunct in Sagg…I’ve never fit in with what “women are supposed to like/do/say/be”. All the same, I do believe masculine/feminine is in all of us and can be used at will. And I believe we live in a world that is masculine dominant (like you said about “women were relegated to the dark/out there in nature/unpredictable/must be bent to man’s will”). That is, we live in a world that fears and downplays the… Read more »

Time Out of Mind

I’m a bloke and quite proud my chart is more Yin (7 planets/8 houses). + my male signs are more about humour than macho. (Aqua Moon ‘bucket handle’ & Uran Merc salad in Leo mayonaise)

What cars are you into?

akapluto

Time Out Of Mind- Cars- ok- I love trucks and vans! Especially the Toyota stick shift diesel types… and big conversion vans and buses…and RVs.

I also love classic cars in general, my favorite being the el Camino DUH. But if i rock some crazy pink 50s station wagon with fins one day that would be sweet…

Anonymous

In Oz we call trucks Utes. Your Mars is in…? I understand Toyota Diesel Ute; best of its type. I got Mars Venus in Virgo. Ergo l love Euro cars. Their attention to design detail and road feel (my Katness likes that) is da best. But worked in cars, etc for along time so l appreciate all.

Shmo

Maybe it’s just who exposed themselves or talks the loudest we hear. Like there are completely different male/female experiences but they aren’t en mode or they aren’t even bothered about being exposed or celebrated or whatever so no one knows.
K that probably doesn’t even make sense.
And lol akapluto no one should give a fuck so true!

Time Out of Mind

Shmo. Were you referring to me as k? If you were and l ve never replied to before but if you were l try to explain.

Simple really, my Aqua Moon is the “handle” (a dominant placement in that shape chart – quirky) in my chart graphic known as a “bucket”. I got Uran (quirky) conjunct Merc (comms/intel) in Leo (drama).

pi

Thanks aka, I like your perspective 🙂

PlutonicUranian

Witches will save the planet.

gerbera

pffft yeah sure…. they’re too busy doing letter magic to win their exes back

cort

Im with plutonicuranian… I think it is the only way..

gerbera

yeah sure it would be really nice but I don;t see it happening any time soon. Especially when so many dimwits are more concerned with what the Kardasians are up to.

scorpio_rising

lol!

PlutonicUranian

I don’t know that the Kardashians aren’t witches.

Time Out of Mind

Whatever they are they have cast a spell

12th house virgo

LOL!!! (applause)

akapluto

True but by the same hand they will cure they themselves of Love Zombie tendencies so they can use their insights for more valuable tasks! Hopefully!

cal

that’s what I think AKAP, and they’re mostly not trying to get them back but to release themselves to free up energy for better things (not necessarily romance). In any case, a little training can’t hurt? 😉

Birdstargirl

Guilty

tw:leo

yup! eventually…

Lux Interior is My Co-Pilot

BAM.

Time Out of Mind

Someone tell me how ZZ might affect me. I got Uranus @ 12°27′ Leo / 1H and Kat Asc @ 8°53′ as closest orbs to Uran Pluto sq off. In Cardinals l got Aries SN, Sat in Cap as well as me Kat Sun / Asc. Mothing in Lib except NN (couldnt think of a more fence sitting position to have NN)
Ta

sweetpea

Hey doll, well you have Uranus trine Uranus right now. Same with me too and consider it a blessing that I’ve gotten away with so much for so long haha. My Point of Fortune is 12 Aries wedged between Sun 11 and SN 13…trine Leo Uranus12 degrees in 3rd… So yeah, a big fat smart ass full of her self… 🙂 But it’s fun (and of course not how I always feel inside…) So what I would say is that you are in the ZZ, clearly.. Like someone wise once said to me “where would you like to go, my… Read more »

Time Out of Mind

Yes. I am different physical. I think lve been more carefree. Uran n Sun both on 1H make gotta be me (ruler of Aqua n Leo in Aries House-hah) I think lve lost a lot of KatSun-Asc sooky boy sentimentality bcos of ZZ. Like l think today l split from femme (tho it was good on many fronts) & lm like “so what….” (she’s been on her own so long she can’t/won’t share) NN in Libra is more palatable now you say ‘to give’. Bcos l cant stand ppl who dont have an opinion. Kats; we hoard physically (some weight),… Read more »

prowlncrab

Something magic must be happening right about now as I’ve started dating a Saggo!!!! 😯

Truly I have not met a Saggo man who was not an abject, unabashed slut. And usually sleazy in a dumb, boofhead or in a shirt unbuttoned to the waist to reveal a gold medallion kind of way. The women are great of course.

But anyhoo so this Saggo guy seems not any of that. He’s got the Saggy enthusiasm that I like. Scorp Mars and Venus tho …. oooooooooooooooh

prowlncrab

Sorry that this has only an ultra thin connection to the post. Earth magic chicks making shit happen behind the scenes eh? Well of course we exist!

:mrgreen:

moved on

Mars in Scorpio? Oh my!

Invicta

He sounds hot!
Enjoy!

prowlncrab

When he’s not smiling he looks like a swarthy Heathcliffe and I can imagine him staring broodily across the moors … or the beer garden. Whichever 😉

But when he’s smiling (often) he just looks like a cute, goofy kid. 😀

sagstella

Awesome girl!! “The women are awesome
Of course” awww 🙂

Sagstella

prowlncrab

You’re more than welcome! 😀

akapluto

Hope he’s on the good side of that Venus/Mars in Scorp!! Cause you know it’s all or nothing with that placement. Also: he must be insanely hot.

And yes we are digressing to talk about romance…what’s a good forum amongst witches if we can’t talk about our conquests?!

prowlncrab

hahaha … see above re Heathcliffe comment. I am going ultra slow with this one. I have found it does not pay to rush with Scorps or those with a heavy Scorp influence. They take a looooooooooooooooooong time to decide whether you are worthy of their trust and loyalty.

AnkhRising8.0

I’ve got that decision-making down to just a few text convos now. Thanks, Saturn thru Scorpio transit!

Make the most of it, Prowlin, & Have Fun 😉

AnkhRising8.0

(So says this Mars & Venus-Sun in Scorpio.)

anon

yeah pretty much instant for this Scorp too.

Scorp instinct

prowlncrab

Oh sure the Scorp instinct determines whether they like you in an instant. But the trust … that takes awhile.

AnkhRising8.0

Hmm. For me, trust & instinct aren’t always the same thing… Hard to explain, so I won’t: I’m sleepy, & vaguely hungry lol. Now where did I put that dark chocolate?

pi

Gotta hand it to you prowling cat. I am envious. Mars in scorp is from memory, quite fun

Soon my pretties.

The Baroness

Love and adore women. But I can’t live with them.

Make me the Goddess the Sacred non-toxic men adore and and we’ll work from there.

AnkhRising8.0

Bahaha 😛

And they smelled really good– unless they were incompatible, in which case they acknowledged this & searched out others whose aromas were personally pleasing because smell is deep, yo.

sweetpea

I’m often dead serious when I post but then you guys make me laugh like hell… 🙂

AnkhRising8.0

🙂 Comic relief. Love to you, Sweetpea x

AnkhRising8.0

Seriously 😉

Scorpie

’tis your Cap moon sweetpea.

Serious is my default mode but lucky i have Saggo moon

scorpbot

sweetpea

~But all my instincts, they return….~

sweetpea

~completely aside from the rest of society~

Nope, sorry won’t work long term…

Still listening to Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes this evening,

“But all my instincts, they return, and the grand façade so soon will burn..”

akapluto

DING

6 of Cups

Genius

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