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Tumblr, Best, and Blog: <p><a href="http://fleurdulys.tumblr.com/post/166875350453/uumans-the-stray-liger" class="tumblr_blog">fleurdulys</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://uumans.tumblr.com/post/114264896210/the-stray-liger-turnthehourglassover" class="tumblr_blog">uumans</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://the-stray-liger.tumblr.com/post/105565509231/turnthehourglassover-intergalacticju" class="tumblr_blog">the-stray-liger</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://turnthehourglassover.tumblr.com/post/85684185304/intergalacticju-opticallyaroused-a-painting" class="tumblr_blog">turnthehourglassover</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://intergalacticju.tumblr.com/post/79409859243/opticallyaroused-a-painting-made-from-pieces-of" class="tumblr_blog">intergalacticju</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://opticallyaroused.tumblr.com/post/77191213199/a-painting-made-from-pieces-of-glass" class="tumblr_blog">opticallyaroused</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>A Painting Made From Pieces of Glass</p></blockquote> <div><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="348" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_n2cmcuaftD1qavvv1.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_p8rp65PHdb1rw09tq_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="348" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_n2cmcuaftD1qavvv1.jpg"/></figure></div> </blockquote> <p>that’s amazing</p> </blockquote> <p>i just realized it’s not just pieces of glass</p> <p>they’re shaped as paper planes</p> <p>the piece can be complete and aesthetically pleasing even when there is no projection this is so good and it makes me so happy</p> </blockquote> <p>THIS IS ALSO SCIENCE. SCIENCE ART. THE BEST KIND OF ART.</p> </blockquote> <p>it kinda annoys me when people post these things and they don’t give credit to the artist. so the artist’s name is <i><b>Rashad Alakbarov </b></i>and he’s from Azerbaijan and he’s done several other pieces using shadows :</p> <figure data-orig-width="900" data-orig-height="500" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00e3f1a58f59a2a25be6a99f7c84d3a2/tumblr_inline_oyj5dqWIZw1rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="900" data-orig-height="500"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1200" data-orig-height="700" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0a01beb0d81b9ece75dc559868e49911/tumblr_inline_oyj5f7ObVL1rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1200" data-orig-height="700"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="540" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5bf81d670dea23bfdb125bc63788c984/tumblr_inline_oyj5g4c5h41rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="540"/></figure></blockquote>
Tumblr, Best, and Blog: <p><a href="http://fleurdulys.tumblr.com/post/166875350453/uumans-the-stray-liger" class="tumblr_blog">fleurdulys</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://uumans.tumblr.com/post/114264896210/the-stray-liger-turnthehourglassover" class="tumblr_blog">uumans</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://the-stray-liger.tumblr.com/post/105565509231/turnthehourglassover-intergalacticju" class="tumblr_blog">the-stray-liger</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://opticallyaroused.tumblr.com/post/77191213199/a-painting-made-from-pieces-of-glass" class="tumblr_blog">opticallyaroused</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>A Painting Made From Pieces of Glass</p></blockquote>
<div><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="348" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_n2cmcuaftD1qavvv1.jpg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_p8rp65PHdb1rw09tq_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-height="348" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/69c79d0e7e582b14a562c242d30cb13a/tumblr_inline_n2cmcuaftD1qavvv1.jpg"/></figure></div>
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<p>that’s amazing</p>
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<p>i just realized it’s not just pieces of glass</p>
<p>they’re shaped as paper planes</p>
<p>the piece can be complete and aesthetically pleasing even when there is no projection this is so good and it makes me so happy</p>
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<p>THIS IS ALSO SCIENCE. SCIENCE ART. THE BEST KIND OF ART.</p>
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<p>it kinda annoys me when people post these things and they don’t give credit to the artist. so the artist’s name is <i><b>Rashad Alakbarov </b></i>and he’s from Azerbaijan and he’s done several other pieces using shadows :</p>
<figure data-orig-width="900" data-orig-height="500" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/00e3f1a58f59a2a25be6a99f7c84d3a2/tumblr_inline_oyj5dqWIZw1rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="900" data-orig-height="500"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="1200" data-orig-height="700" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0a01beb0d81b9ece75dc559868e49911/tumblr_inline_oyj5f7ObVL1rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1200" data-orig-height="700"/></figure><figure data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="540" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/5bf81d670dea23bfdb125bc63788c984/tumblr_inline_oyj5g4c5h41rob40n_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="720" data-orig-height="540"/></figure></blockquote>

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Celtic, Driving, and Heaven: Adrian Bott @Cavalorn Follow l did some research into 'the veil between the worlds' a while back. Not a single example of a pre-Victorian use 5:53 AM -30 Oct 2017 53 Retweets 115 Likes O@ ⑤ 垂線) Iweet your reply Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 12h Replying to @Cavalorn The concept of 'thin places' (where the 'veil between worlds' is thin) was even worse - deemed 'ancient Celtic', actually invented in 1938. 2 26 51 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Obviously if 'the veil between worlds' is a Victorian invention then the belief that Samhain is when 'the veil is thinnest' is equally bogus 1 8 21 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Currently trying to track down the earliest reference to Samhain being the time when the veil grows thin'. Suspect it will be in 1970s. 10 2 28 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h The fact that we unwittingly view ancient seasonal celebrations through a lens of 19th century Spiritualist Christianity is a big deal to me 1 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Marking Samhain as 'the time when the veil grows thin' isn't perpetuating Old Ways, it's misrepresenting them 1 6 25 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h So far as I can tell, 'the veil' as a theological concept began as 'the veil between Earth and Heaven' & was co-opted into Spiritualism.. 4 6 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h in which context it served an almost theatric role as the barrier between the desired-for ectoplasmic manifestations & the attendees 4 13 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Point I'm driving at is that this belief that mortal & spirit worlds were divided by a 'veil' is COMPLETELY ABSENT from such lore as we have 1 7 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h The insistence that the earthly & mortal is in one place & the spiritual & eternal is in another is being IMPOSED on the old traditions Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Nowadays we don't think of spirits' or Gods' realms as physical places, but as planes'. But back then, the Gods lived on Mount Olympus. 1 3 15 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Heaven was believed to be as physical as Earth. Hell could be reached through openings in rocks. The whole cosmology was different. 4 18 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Human experience of the world was such that the place where the Gods lived was imagined to be a place like this, only not near here. 3 3 9 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Of course, now that the Earth is mapped, we needed to imagine otherworlds as 'higher planes'. It was the only place for the unknown to be. 3 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h The idea of superimposition, borrowed from photography, was a convenient analogy for how people thought the spirit world interacted w/ ours. 4 17 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h The less magical the world was believed to be, the more it became necessary to posit a division between us and the realms of wonder. 2 9 21 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Hence the Spiritualist concept of the Veil, born of parlour room seances & now retrospectively cast as a key element of Samhain. 10 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h But here's the thing. The Sidhe, the 'people of the mounds', were believed to live in the mounds. The tumuli. A *physical* reality. 2 4 16 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h There was no pious division of things into the mundane & the spiritual; the idea of the mundane hadn't been invented yet. 1 5 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h Mundanity is a product of modernity, and the Spirit Realm behind its sodding Veil was only imagined as a necessary contrast (& salve) to it. 8 23 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h In summary, Samhain is not a time when the Veil grows thin, because there never was a Veil in the old tales, and magic was *everywhere*. 4 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h This isn't meant as snark or cynicism. People learn this stuff and pass it on in good faith. Just please interrogate what you inherit, ok'? 2 3 19 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h It's not necessary to buy into the whole 19thC metaphysical hooha of a Veil in order to appreciate the tales of, say, fairie folk riding. 2 8 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h And there's certainly no suggestion that the trolls who descend from their fastnesses on that night do so because the pesky Veil is thin. 2 7 <p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaseries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unauthorized-magic.tumblr.com/post/166963134224/this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">unauthorized-magic</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This thread is so good. </p></blockquote> <p>THIS. ^^ </p> <p>As a folklorist, this kind of thing bothers the hell out of me. <i>So much </i>of what people think of as <i>ancient</i> is Victorian era or newer. Or just wildly inaccurate, really.</p> </blockquote>
Celtic, Driving, and Heaven: Adrian Bott
 @Cavalorn
 Follow
 l did some research into 'the veil between the
 worlds' a while back. Not a single example of
 a pre-Victorian use
 5:53 AM -30 Oct 2017
 53 Retweets 115 Likes O@ ⑤
 垂線)
 Iweet your reply
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 12h
 Replying to @Cavalorn
 The concept of 'thin places' (where the 'veil between worlds' is thin) was even
 worse - deemed 'ancient Celtic', actually invented in 1938.
 2
 26
 51
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 Obviously if 'the veil between worlds' is a Victorian invention then the belief that
 Samhain is when 'the veil is thinnest' is equally bogus
 1
 8
 21
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 Currently trying to track down the earliest reference to Samhain being the time
 when the veil grows thin'. Suspect it will be in 1970s.
 10
 2 28

 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 The fact that we unwittingly view ancient seasonal celebrations through a lens
 of 19th century Spiritualist Christianity is a big deal to me
 1
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 Marking Samhain as 'the time when the veil grows thin' isn't perpetuating Old
 Ways, it's misrepresenting them
 1
 6
 25
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 So far as I can tell, 'the veil' as a theological concept began as 'the veil between
 Earth and Heaven' & was co-opted into Spiritualism..
 4
 6
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 in which context it served an almost theatric role as the barrier between the
 desired-for ectoplasmic manifestations & the attendees
 4
 13
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 Point I'm driving at is that this belief that mortal & spirit worlds were divided by a
 'veil' is COMPLETELY ABSENT from such lore as we have
 1
 7
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h
 The insistence that the earthly & mortal is in one place & the spiritual & eternal is
 in another is being IMPOSED on the old traditions
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Nowadays we don't think of spirits' or Gods' realms as physical places, but as
 planes'. But back then, the Gods lived on Mount Olympus.
 1
 3
 15

 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Heaven was believed to be as physical as Earth. Hell could be reached through
 openings in rocks. The whole cosmology was different.
 4
 18
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Human experience of the world was such that the place where the Gods lived
 was imagined to be a place like this, only not near here.
 3
 3
 9
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Of course, now that the Earth is mapped, we needed to imagine otherworlds as
 'higher planes'. It was the only place for the unknown to be.
 3
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 The idea of superimposition, borrowed from photography, was a convenient
 analogy for how people thought the spirit world interacted w/ ours.
 4
 17
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 The less magical the world was believed to be, the more it became necessary to
 posit a division between us and the realms of wonder.
 2
 9
 21
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 Hence the Spiritualist concept of the Veil, born of parlour room seances & now
 retrospectively cast as a key element of Samhain.
 10
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h
 But here's the thing. The Sidhe, the 'people of the mounds', were believed to
 live in the mounds. The tumuli. A *physical* reality.
 2
 4
 16

 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h
 There was no pious division of things into the mundane & the spiritual; the idea
 of the mundane hadn't been invented yet.
 1
 5
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h
 Mundanity is a product of modernity, and the Spirit Realm behind its sodding
 Veil was only imagined as a necessary contrast (& salve) to it.
 8
 23
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h
 In summary, Samhain is not a time when the Veil grows thin, because there
 never was a Veil in the old tales, and magic was *everywhere*.
 4
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h
 This isn't meant as snark or cynicism. People learn this stuff and pass it on in
 good faith. Just please interrogate what you inherit, ok'?
 2
 3
 19
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h
 It's not necessary to buy into the whole 19thC metaphysical hooha of a Veil in
 order to appreciate the tales of, say, fairie folk riding.
 2
 8
 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h
 And there's certainly no suggestion that the trolls who descend from their
 fastnesses on that night do so because the pesky Veil is thin.
 2
 7
<p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaseries</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://unauthorized-magic.tumblr.com/post/166963134224/this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">unauthorized-magic</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>This thread is so good. </p></blockquote>
<p>THIS. ^^ </p>
<p>As a folklorist, this kind of thing bothers the hell out of me. <i>So much </i>of what people think of as <i>ancient</i> is Victorian era or newer. Or just wildly inaccurate, really.</p>
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