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Italian Folk Sigils

In the region of Puglia, in the south of Italy, there exists a structure called ‘trulii’. These white conical homes are native solely to that region and are believed to be the result of an Arabic/ Byzantine influence, however there exists one feature of these houses that remains solely in the realm of southern Italian folk religion.

Upon each roof of the trulli are large sigils, painted in white and placed there for protection. The subject matter of these unique sigils come from the realms of Catholic symbolism, ancient nature religion, and planetary symbols. Each year these symbols are renewed and repainted, all for the purpose of protecting the home’s inhabitants from curses, witchcraft, and evil spirits.

The picture above shows the door to my “cunning room”, where I do most of my workings, I have also outfitted the door jams to the rest of the bedrooms as well as the front door of my home with sigils and blessed them properly. In keeping with tradition these symbols should be drawn in white, such as paint or chalk (blessed chalk from the Feast of the Epiphany works nicely) and blessed for the protection of the home or space. These sigils are ancient and though not Sicilian in origin still lie within the Southern Italian folk religion, what many now call Stregoneria or Benedicaria.  

s’abbinirica.

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What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

I was trying to pull a Beyonce and sneak up on you with this one but it’s taking so long and I’m about to hulk outta my clothing with excitement so here is a teeny peek at my first HKM women’s wear collection. Tudor print everything coming soon! 👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸 (The shoes are from asos 😁)

I was trying to pull a Beyonce and sneak up on you with this one but it’s taking so long and I’m about to hulk outta my clothing with excitement so here is a teeny peek at my first HKM women’s wear collection. Tudor print everything coming soon! 👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸🌹👸 (The shoes are from asos 😁)

Some photos from our trip to Italy this past May.

Landon will be returning to Bolzano (where the last picture was taken) this September for a month long residency, can’t wait to join him and crush grapes as was promised by our host! 

thelovedone:

TLO is welcoming Family Affairs to our family this Thursday at The Loved One 2 East Holly Street in Pasadena CA. Join us from 6-9 for temporary tattoos, punch, music and to shop Family Affairs’ latest collection “Coconut Vision”. 

Beach day with my pal Emily <3 

Re-blogging my static bum to add a source and to say that I miss my livingroom as it once was, I left the ginger dog on the far left in the lobby this week and our walls are presently empty for the first time in years. Farewell granny apartment! 
Source: The Loved One

Re-blogging my static bum to add a source and to say that I miss my livingroom as it once was, I left the ginger dog on the far left in the lobby this week and our walls are presently empty for the first time in years. Farewell granny apartment! 

Source: The Loved One

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