Kalliope Amorphous

"Whoever does not move among works of art as if among dangerous animals does not know among what he moves." — Nicolás Gómez Dávila

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Artists don’t wonder, ‘What is it good for?’ They aren’t driven to ‘create art,’ or to ‘help people,’ or to ‘make money.’ They are driven to lessen the burden of the unbearable disparity between their conscious and unconscious minds, and so, to achieve peace.
David Mamet (via litafficionado)

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Whenever someone who knows you disappears, you lose one version of yourself. Yourself as you were seen, as you were judged to be. Lover or enemy, mother or friend, those who know us construct us, and their several knowings slant the different facets of our characters like diamond-cutter’s tools. Each such loss is a step leading to the grave, where all versions blend and end.
Salman Rushdie (via seabois)

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I have noticed that Baron Samedi figures are everywhere in many different stores for the upcoming Halloween season. I’ve never seen such an influx of Baron statues and it’s surreal. 

Although I’m pretty appalled that these manufacturers have lifted the iconography and stripped it of meaning, it’s great to be able to find/rescue new altarpieces and offerings like this, which I’m sure is not what they had in mind.

I have noticed that Baron Samedi figures are everywhere in many different stores for the upcoming Halloween season. I’ve never seen such an influx of Baron statues and it’s surreal.

Although I’m pretty appalled that these manufacturers have lifted the iconography and stripped it of meaning, it’s great to be able to find/rescue new altarpieces and offerings like this, which I’m sure is not what they had in mind.

Filed under baron samedi vodoun vodou altar my altars religion

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La Bruja

viperslang:

i am carnivorous, bel ami
omens hand-crafted
on minarets, la bruja,
concubine to the damned divine
madonna in a garter
la pieta cradling the martyr
pirate,
prophetess,
beloved,
blue copperas
blackmailer
i blame,
i bless
i will eat your empires
detonate your diamonds
dance heresy in your…

ATTENTION PLEASE. THIS IS POETRY.

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