The Nerdy Pagan

Because A Ven Diagram for "Pagan" and "Nerd" would form an eclipse.

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Sexualities (And Other Terms One Should Know)

(Please assume by "women"/"female", I mean anyone who identifies as a woman, same goes for men)
Heterosexual:
A man sexually attracted to woman and vice versa.
Homosexual:
A man sexually attracted to a man or a woman sexually attracted to a woman.
Bisexual:
Sexually attracted to two or more genders.
Pansexual:
Sexually attracted to all genders.
Demisexual:
The sexual behavior of having a bond with a person before having sexual attraction.
Asexual:
Having no /sexual attraction/ to others.
Heteroromantic:
Attracted romantically to the opposite gender.
Homoromantic:
Attracted romantically to the same gender.
Biromantic:
Attracted romantically to two or more genders
Panromantic:
Attracted romantically to all genders
Demiromantic:
Only able to feel romantic affections to someone who has a bond already with you.
Aromantic:
Having no /romantic attraction/ to others.
Transexual/Transgender (Term depending on generation and location):
An individual who identifies as the opposite gender then the one they are assigned at birth to be. Often shortened to trans
Cisgender:
Someone who identifies as the gender that they were assigned as at birth. (ex. matches their birth certificate) Often shortened to cis
Intersex:
Someone who has ambiguous genitalia that doesn't fit into our strict dichotomy of uterus or testes. Often forced into surgery to correct their genitals at a very young age, causing psychological and physical harm later in life
Nonbinary:
Outside of the gender binary of male and female. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity)
Genderqueer:
Outside of the gender binary. (Can be used as an umbrella term or as its own identity, but be wary of using it as an umbrella term because it contains queer, which some people still consider a slur and don't like having it applied to them)
Agender:
Someone who doesn't identify as any gender/experiences a lack of gender.
Bigender:
Someone who identifies as two separate genders.
Genderfluid:
Gender that changes.
Demigirl:
Identifying partially as a woman, but not wholly.
Demiguy:
Identifying partially as a man, but not wholly.
Reblog to inform! And if there's any I missed or anything that should be clarified, please message me! Always looking to expand the proper vocab. :
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Disney songs that can double as spells

lexiscorner:

Yes, Lexi’s a pop-culture witch.
Yes, Lexi’s a Disney kid.
Yes, Lexi still watches Disney musicals at nearly a-quarter-of-a-century-old.

Why?

Because they are, truly, magical. And no, this isn’t me plugging for Disney out of nostalgia. If you pay attention to some of the…

Adding a few more of my own to this list. I’ll note the ones I have actually used and the ones I just think would be great.

They live in you/He Lives in you (depending on wether or not you are using Lion King 2 soundtrack or he Broadway Soundtrack)- Invoking gods and ancestors, understanding one’s one divine power. I really want to use this in a Samhain ritual for honoring ancestors.

God Bless the Outcasts- (Hunchback of Notre Dame) This is already on the list, but I have another use; For me it’s been a song that has helped me cope with feelings of icolation and outsider status. A song to empower those who find themselves a part of a counterculture and fighting for the change they want to see in the world. Also a song I associate with St. Marie La Kali (I sometimes work with saints) the patron of the Roma, outcasts, and exiles.

A Guy Like You- (Hunchback of Notre Dame) never used this one but it strikes me as a good song for a confidence spell.

Hakuna Mattata- (Lion King) a spell for banishing worries.

I can Go the Distance- (Hercules) commuting yourself to a cause, finding acceptance.

Trashing the Camp (Tarzan, Tarzan Broadway soundtrack)- Breaking conventions, breaking taboos or stigmas that hold you back, reveling.

Great Spirits- (Brother Bear) this song looses points for cultural appropriation but largely it is about Ancestor worship, and it would be a cool one for invoking one’s ancestors.

Shadowland- (Lion King Broadway soundtrack) Raising environmental consciousness, moving forward, leaving home.

Just around the river bend- (Pocahontas) making tough choices, dealing with change. I might change the lyrics at the end about marring Kocoum or waiting for the dream giver to something that you are deliberating over.

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You Can't Take the Sky from Me- A Spell to Keep Flying (Firefly)

fyeahpopculturewitchcraft:

This spell is for when you’re in a tough spot, when the world is trying to bring you down, when you just need to keep flying.

You will need:

  • A leaf
  • Three stones
  • A permanent marker
  • A windy day
  • A brown coat. This is just to wear during the spell as ceremonial dress of sorts; it can be a…

I know a lot of people who are very superstitious about the “Leaf on the Wind” quote, and believe that it is bad luck to say the second half. Also it gives me too many sad feels. The spell itself is a cool idea, but I might end it with “I aim to misbehave” or some other quote like that if I were to try it.

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The anvil of the blacksmith (the ancient caird) is still a most potent spell-worker, and appears to have possessed many of the properties of the cursing-stone. The ceremony of ” turning the anvil,” like the ceremony of ” turning the cursing-stones,” is not lightly to be attempted ; for the smith must rise before the sun, go naked to his forge, turn the anvil nine times, striking it a specified number of blows with his sledge each time he turns it. This he must repeat for nine consecutive mornings, when the desired result, generally violent rain-storms, or ill-luck to his neighbour, is produced. Fortunately there is nothing which makes the performance of this ceremony either easy or agreeable ; and further, as the postulant must keep strict fast during the nine days, the charm, like the use of the cursing-stones, is to some extent safe-guarded from impetuous malevolence.

Excerpt From: Wood-Martin, W. G. (William Gregory), 1847-1917. “Traces of the elder faiths of Ireland; a folklore sketch; a handbook of Irish pre-Christian traditions.” London, New York and Bombay : Longmans, Green, and co., 1902. (via charlottesarahscrivener)

I so have the image of Wiley Coyote performing this one.

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deerheadlights:

Scans from Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Persian Costume. I need to find something about crime and punishment that involves ancient times because that is the theme for the Junior Thesis and the only thing I can think of that I like is The Scarlet Letter but I don’t want to paint a lot of black and white puritans!!

Paint Hamarabi’s code maybe? Though an eye for an eye could get…gory.

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