illuminatizeitgeist:

 “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

Thích Nhất Hạnh

16chakras:

Benjamin West -The Death of Hyacinth - Oil on canvas - 1771.

(via ihavelivedformyart)

celteros:

The Vernal (Spring) Equinox, the Saxon Ostara or the druidic Alban Eiler is celebrated on this date, the name meaning”Light of the Earth”. This rare balance in nature made this day a powerful time of magic for the ancient Druids. From this day forward the forces of light wax and the forces of darkness wane, but on this day they are equally balanced, poised on the razor’s edge. Alban Eiler is a between time, one of the eight portals of the seasons. The Vernal Equinox was celebrated long before the Celts, by the Megalithic people who lived in Britain before the Celts, the Romans and the Saxons. Ancient Greeks, Ancient Romans, Ancient Mayans all celebrated the equinox, as did Native Americans. Ancient Persians called it NawRaz, their New Year’s Day. A cluster of megalithic cairns from ancient times are scattered through the hills at Loughcrew, about 55 miles northwest of Dublin, Ireland. Loughcrew Cairn T is a passage tomb which is designed so that the light from the rising sun on the spring and summer equinoxes penetrates a long corridor and illuminates a backstone, which is decorated with astronomical symbols.

Woad inspirations

image: "Ostara" by Mikel Marton

(via thesatyrsglade)

gandalf1202:

Paul Signac - La Valleuse, Port-en-Bessin [1884] on Flickr.

[Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo - Oil on canvas, 45.4 x 64.45 cm]

celteros:

Called “feathered apes” for their simian like smarts, crows use tools, understand physics, and recognize themselves and humans. But new research suggests that the brainy birds may be even smarter than was previously thought. Given a complex problem and an assortment of tools, New Caledonian crows came up with a creative solution that hints at higher-order thinking…

celteros:

Called “feathered apes” for their simian like smarts, crows use tools, understand physics, and recognize themselves and humans. But new research suggests that the brainy birds may be even smarter than was previously thought. Given a complex problem and an assortment of tools, New Caledonian crows came up with a creative solution that hints at higher-order thinking…

(via thesatyrsglade)


Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of a Young Man (detail), ca. 1613-15

astrodidact:

The skull of an armadillo lizard. via I fucking love science

Image courtesy of Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

progressivefriends:

rollership:

rocketumbl said:
Theo Jansen  Strandbeest
qualiachameleon said: Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
boredandmoist said: Mass produce these to clear minefields please.

progressivefriends:

rollership:

rocketumbl said:
Theo Jansen  Strandbeest
qualiachameleon said: Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
boredandmoist said: Mass produce these to clear minefields please.

progressivefriends:

rollership:

rocketumbl said:
Theo Jansen  Strandbeest
qualiachameleon said: Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
boredandmoist said: Mass produce these to clear minefields please.

progressivefriends:

rollership:

rocketumbl said:
Theo Jansen  Strandbeest
qualiachameleon said: Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
boredandmoist said: Mass produce these to clear minefields please.

progressivefriends:

rollership:

rocketumbl said:
Theo Jansen  Strandbeest
qualiachameleon said: Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.
boredandmoist said: Mass produce these to clear minefields please.

progressivefriends:

rollership:

rocketumbl said:

Theo Jansen  Strandbeest

qualiachameleon saidSide note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.

boredandmoist saidMass produce these to clear minefields please.