Prospero's Footnotes
Notations, experiments and musings on Magic and Esoteric Traditions









  • awgusteen:

    prosperosfootnotes:

    awgusteen:

    prosperosfootnotes:

    awgusteen:

    prosperosfootnotes:

    awgusteen:

    for serious though, coffee should be bitter as fuck and put hair on your chest just from smelling it

    No.

    go back to your weakass coffee tinted water, you pansy

    I will have you know, barbarian, that I brew my coffee very strong and then mix it with sugar and a small amount of cream, giving it a range across the palette, instead of hitting it with a hammer.

    if you can’t handle the flavor from a fucking bean I don’t know how you handle life

    you are much bigger than that bean and it why does it best you, Mr. Mcwusspants?

    *puts on best patrician sneer*
    Savage.

    CALVINIST. 

    *REELS BACK*
    Oh now I say, there is such a thing as going too far! Hmph. See if I ever buy you pizza in the middle of the night so we can discuss theology over it. 
    *flounces off to bed*
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  • awgusteen:

    prosperosfootnotes:

    awgusteen:

    prosperosfootnotes:

    awgusteen:

    for serious though, coffee should be bitter as fuck and put hair on your chest just from smelling it

    No.

    go back to your weakass coffee tinted water, you pansy

    I will have you know, barbarian, that I brew my coffee very strong and then mix it with sugar and a small amount of cream, giving it a range across the palette, instead of hitting it with a hammer.

    if you can’t handle the flavor from a fucking bean I don’t know how you handle life

    you are much bigger than that bean and it why does it best you, Mr. Mcwusspants?

    *puts on best patrician sneer*
    Savage.

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  • awgusteen:

    prosperosfootnotes:

    awgusteen:

    for serious though, coffee should be bitter as fuck and put hair on your chest just from smelling it

    No.

    go back to your weakass coffee tinted water, you pansy

    I will have you know, barbarian, that I brew my coffee very strong and then mix it with sugar and a small amount of cream, giving it a range across the palette, instead of hitting it with a hammer.

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  • awgusteen:

    for serious though, coffee should be bitter as fuck and put hair on your chest just from smelling it

    No.

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    • BLANCHE: I don't really mind Clayton being homosexual, I just don't like him dating men.
    • DOROTHY: You really haven't grasped the concept of this gay thing yet, have you?
    • BLANCHE: There must be homosexuals who date women.
    • SOPHIA: Yeah, they're called lesbians.
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  • natural-magics:

    It’s been over a year since my last giveaway, so I think it’s about time for me to host another :) Click the images for a larger view.

    Contents:

    • Silver crescent moon necklace with an amethyst crystal briolette
    • Blue flash labradorite pendant, handmade by me (chain included)
    • Rose quartz heart
    • Midnight goldstone star
    • Raw celestite crystal
    • Raw green calcite
    • Tumbled amethyst
    • Tumbled moonstone
    • One antique key from this lot: (see photo)
    • Corked glass bottle containing mixed gems (amethyst, carnelian, red garnet, sodalite, and quartz)

    Rules and Qualification:

    • Reblog this post to enter the giveaway, that’s it!
    • Likes do not count, though it’s fine to like this to bookmark the post.
    • Please be courteous — don’t spam reblog. This will disqualify you.
    • Deleting or altering the text of this post will disqualify you.
    • You must be at least 18 years old to enter, as per tumblr guidlines.
    • Your ask box must be open for me to contact you, if you win.
    • You must be willing to give me a shipping address to send the prizes.
    • The winner must respond within 48 hours or another winner shall be chosen.
    • So I know that you’ve read these rules clearly, tag this post with “magicbunnies” when you reblog it. 
    • You don’t have to follow me, though it’s appreciated if you like my blog!

    Other Info:

    • This giveaway ends on Friday August 22nd, 2014 at 11 pm EST.
    • The winner will be chosen at random with random.org for fairness — I will keep very close track of the notes.
    • The worth of this giveaway is about $55 USD.
    • I will pay for shipping expenses, including international shipping.
    • It’s okay to reblog this post more than once, but like I said, please don’t spam.
    • I’ll likely be including some surprise goodies as ideas come to me.
    • All of the crystals featured are natural and untreated, besides the sparkly goldstone.
    • Do you like the jewelry featured? You can view more of my work at my shop.

    Feel free to message me if you have any questions. Good luck and take care!

    (via natural-magics)

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  • RAY WHAT DID I TELL YOU

    Oh God.

    I crossed the streams.

    My Tumblrpalian friends are bleeding together with my Occult friends.

    I just hope everyone remembers what to say if someone asks if they’re a god…

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  • Religion is not a private, individual affair

    baptistepiscopal:

    It is an intensely social and communal system that you enter by learning the shared stories and doctrines, and undergoing the appropriate initiatory rites. To claim a religion as your own when you have not been properly initiated is not only intellectually dishonest, but also extremely offensive to the religious community now, and throughout time.
    Why people don’t understand how important these initiation rules are is beyond me. You are protecting the sacred culture and stories thst you believe give you access to God from abuse and mistreatment at the hands of strangers. If you truly wanted to be a part of a religion, you would engage in their rites and traditions as best you could.

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  • I wish I had skills in physical arts and design. In my head I see these beautiful images - a brilliant Art Deco city scape in metallic tones, cathedrals and skyscrapers, gardens and treed terraces, watercourses and aqueducts.

    I suppose it’s the source of some of my ambition - if I can’t paint it, sculpt it, design it…maybe I can talk the world into building it.

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  • carpeumbra Is this sola fide nonsense I see before me dissing the Eucharist?

    Do I need to get my crusader gear on?

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  • Did you know? Poetry facts!

    stephentkennedy:

    Poets are quite communal, gathering anywhere where words are spread, by anyone. No seriously, don’t use words. The poets will come. They’re already here. Quiet.

    Do no get poets wet.

    Do not feed poets after midnight.

    Your new poet has a life-time warranty, if anything should happen to your poet, play Dust in the Wind upsettingly loud while gazing sorrowfully out a rain covered window. This will stabilize them so you can send for help.

    A poet has three heads. The first is a normal human head. The second only comes out when no one is looking at them. the third is venomous and completely invisible.

    Do not stand too closely to a poet’s third head. They are feral.

    The longest poem was written in 1693 by Ashbury Madison in order to give her and excuse to have enough parchment to craft an escape rope. After her successful abandonment of her cell, the guards called it “strangely resonant, if long winded.”

    Deaths due to feral poet attacks are up this year.

    If you support local poets, you can be sure your money is going to a good cause. Your local poets won’t tell us what that cause is, but they are winking and nodding as I type this. “Yeah, that’s right, a real *good* cause” they say.

    Sometimes poets don’t have anything to say, that’s when the gibbering occurs.

    DO NOT APPROACH A GIBBERING POET.

    Vampire rules apply if the poet is gibbering. If bit, you will be undead, wander the night forever, be able to turn into fog and a bad, and suddenly develop a taste for Robert Frost.

    Your poet is best kept at room temperature, between 50 and 90 degrees, though some poets may handle extremes better than others.

    Your poet is completely recyclable!

    Please recycle your poets. We are tired of cleaning them up off the bottom of tables.

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  • Anonymous asked : Admit it, MOST OF YOU started out with a Silver Raven Wolf book.

    theheadlesshashasheen:

    chirotus:

    asksecularwitch:

    bywandandsword:

    asksecularwitch:

    green-mystic:

    elvenwytch:

    Yes. Yes, I did. But while she was my starting point and answered questions for me that I needed answered in that awkward in-between phase of transitioning from Christianity, she most certainly did not turn out to be a big influence on me :-) That credit goes to the lovely and awesome Ellen Dugan ^_^

    Not me.

    Thea Sabin was my first Wiccan book. Scott Cunningham the second. :)

    The internet here.

    Amber K’s ‘True Magick’ for me, then Scott Cunningham’s books. I still cherish all of them, if only for nostalgia. If I recall correctly, True Magick wasn’t all that bad, despite the extra ‘K’ of special snowflakedom. It was non denominational, and covered the basics, even had a solid ethics chapter.

    -gently slides this link over here-

    Cut my teeth on Liber 777

    Peter Carroll’s Liber Null. Even at 14, I looked askance at Silver Ravenfluff.

    I started online with magic blogs, neener neener.

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  • abwatt answered: I don’t know, but I’d play Bruce Springsteen in another room while you’re summoning. The Boss shares Sept. 23 w/ Augustus.

    ….

    ……

    …….

    …Fun thing I learned? Augustus was born to a Plebian family, not a Patrician house. And both he and Julius were greatly beloved by the plebians.

    "Ghost of Tom Joad" motherfuckers. Perfect bridge between Augustus and some other genii I’ll be working with. Gratzi tibi ago, amici.

  • Quick Consult

    Thanks to swissshard for the assistance at finding a decent sunrise/sunset calculator! In return for the favor, I offer this small tidbit gleaned from my recent dive into astrological calculations before the Common Era - the date would actually be listed in most calculator as “-0062”, not “-0063”, because the Common Era/ Anno Domine calendar has no Year Zero.

    Now, a quick consult - specifically to carpeumbra and theheadlesshashasheen - which would you suggest for a rite summoning up Augustus’s genius: Jupiter, for obvious reasons, Sol, because that’s the hour Augustus was born under, or Mercury because Summoning?

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  • Anonymous asked : I came across your post, while browsing the Dark Dungeons tag; are you aware that Dark Dungeons: The Movie is a parodic sendup of how ridiculous an idea the original Dark Dungeons tract was, and is not in fact a serious movie? I feel like, given your hatred of Chick's tract, rather than ask for tags so you can block it, you might rather enjoy perusing the tags. It's hilarious.

    I see where you’re coming from, Nony. My girlfriend certainly feels that way.

    You have to understand that I grew up in an area where a lot of the local churches actually use Chick tracts as part of their outreach. I grew up surrounded by the foul things. You also have to realize that I have used, and am using, RPGs as a coping mechanism in some hard times in my life. “If I can just get through today, I have D&D on Sunday”, that sort of thing. I take my RPGs very seriously; the only thing I take more seriously is my religion, which Chick makes a blatant mockery of.

    Add on to this the fact that I have anger issues. I start thinking about Dark Dungeons, then I start thinking about Jack Chick in general, and then I think of that blasphemous piece of shit talking about the Eucharist as a tool of Satan and I want to do physical violence. So it’s better I not involve myself in it any more than I absolutely have to.

    My preference, essentially, is that instead of lampooning Jack Chick, we all just pretend he doesn’t exist. Oblivion, not parody, is the fitting punishment for the crimes that are Chick Tracts.

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