nocturnalmusings: (Reading)
Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf 

The books I've read and are reading are under the cut!
I'm currently reading.. A Discovery of Witches By.. Deborah Harkness
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nocturnalmusings: (Magick)
 
 
 
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No, your eyes are not deceiving you - the waters have indeed parted! This incredible “sunken” bridge located in the Netherlands is giving visitors a unique way to access a beautiful 17th Century Dutch fort. Designed by RO & AD Architects, the Moses Bridge literally parts the waters that surround the fort, allowing pedestrians to pass through. The bridge is made from sustainable Accsys Technologies Accoya wood, which is both FSC and PEFC certified. 10 more images after the break...
 A series of moats and fortresses were built over the West Brabant Water Line region of the Netherlands during the 17th century in order to provide protection from invasion by France and Spain . Fort de Roovere was surrounded with a shallow moat that was too deep to march across, and too shallow for boats. In turn the earthen fort had remained protected –until now. 
From afar, the Moses Bridge is invisible to the eye. The flow of the moat appears continuous, as the water level remains at the same level, reflecting the surrounding foliage. As visitors approach the fort, the bridge appears as a break in the water with its sloping walls containing it.Read more... )
nocturnalmusings: (Mourning)

by Inanna Arthen
"Real Vampires"-how can this be anything but a contradiction in terms? We all know about vampires. Stock characters of fiction, guaranteed box-office draws, the media vampire has been familiar to us since childhood. Generally speaking, our blood-suckers appear with a tongue planted firmly in one toothy cheek-from Bela Lugosi hamming it up in the 1950's, to last summer's teenage "vamp" movies, to Count Chocula breakfast cereal, the media seldom treat the vampire as truly fearsome. The stereotyped vampire traits are familiar to any child: vampires have big fangs, sleep in coffins, are instantly incinerated by sunlight, and are best dispatched by a stake through the heart. But the most important "fact" that we all know of course is that there are no such things.
Of course, in terms of the mythical, literary and cinematic conventions, we are correct: there are no "legions of the undead" stalking the unwary. We have explained the folklore with politics, misunderstood diseases, and hysteria, the literary and cinematic images with psychology, history, and sociology. We of the 20th century are confident that vampires could not really exist. But then, most of us are never forced to think otherwise. For a number of people, the concept of vampires becomes a critical and often lifelong concern. To live with, love, or befriend a real vampire is to encounter a set of problems which may demand expanding the boundaries of one's accepted reality. To come to terms with being a real vampire oneself is to face a lifetime's karmic challenge.
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nocturnalmusings: (Mourning)
What childhood toy did you desperately want that your parents refused to give you? Do you still think about getting one?
When I was younger I wanted a Ouija board. Never got one no matter how much I begged and pleaded. Once I began working at 13 years old, I was buying my own stuff. {I was a nanny for some kids across the street. I stayed at their house from 6am to 9pm, Monday thru Friday, when the kids went to sleep then their wako step father stayed with them..} Once we moved from Oklahoma to New York I went on a new age rampage and bought all my witchy stuff and 2 OUIJA BOARDS! MWAHAHAHA!! lol

Would you rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter, and why?
I would rather be vampire.. think of it eternal life. I would love to see how things progress through the years and see what new and "exciting" things happen. I run with vampires.. sometime's werewolves..:P

Hehehe

Feb. 17th, 2012 08:54 pm
nocturnalmusings: (Witch)
nocturnalmusings: (CryingGothGirl)
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that
you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore.
Dream.
Discover. 

~Mark Twain~
 
nocturnalmusings: (Mourning)
You Scored as Mermaid

Mermaid: Mermaids are also known as Sirens. These creatures were beautiful women who tricked sailors into becoming completely entranced by their haunting voices and found death soon after. Not all stories of Mermaids are about gentle loving sea people. They are mystical, magical, and extremely dangerous. They have a way about them that brings anyone they are around to seem enchanted. They are very mysterious creatures and to meet one... Would mean certain Death. Let the song of the Sea fill your soul, for you are a Mermaid.

 

Mermaid
 
100%
Angel
 
84%
Faerie
 
58%
WereWolf
 
50%
Dragon
 
34%
Demon
 
8%
nocturnalmusings: (Reflect)
Crystal
Crystal is a rare Life Color. Crystals have clear auras and are known as the "aura chameleons." Like chameleons, their auras will change colors to match those of the people they are connecting with at the time. They then take on the characteristics, behavior pattern, emotions and thoughts of that color. Consequently, in power Crystals can get along quite well with almost anyone. Yellows , for example, feels they can relate to Crystals who, when they are with them, act and think like Yellows . Later, when the same Crystals spend time with Sensitive Tans, the Tans can feel as if they have found kindred spirits. However, the Crystals' inconsistencies can also confuse people. One minute Crystals think and behave like Greens . A short while later, they can act like Blues . The more they connect and bond with others, the more their personalities change. Because Crystals tend to absorb the colors of other people's auras, people can, at times, feel an energy drain when they are in the presence of Crystals. In power, Crystals can be a clear conduit or channel for healing energy. Being natural healers, the Crystals' gift is to help their clients clear blockages, thereby enabling the clients' own natural healing processes to take place. While healing, balanced Crystals are able to keep their thoughts and emotions out of the way, making the healing more pure. Crystals do not always understand their healing abilities. It can often frighten and confuse them or cause them to feel overwhelmed. These rare souls are often physically fragile and delicate. Because of their unusual sensitivity, they can only heal one person at a time. They then need to go to a peaceful place to cleanse their aura. Working with too many people can short-circuit their system.
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nocturnalmusings: (Candle)



Make a wish – for yourself or for someone who is close to your heart. Kindle a light.

Your candle will burn for 24 hours and then turn into an eternal light. Your wish will be forever accompanied by the possibility of being fulfilled. You may light as many candles as you wish and use the search function to keep looking at them.

4,589 candles have been lit to date.

Lighting a new candle
Changing order (random)

nocturnalmusings: (Mourning)
Take a picture of yourself right now. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture. Post that picture with NO editing. Post these instructions with your picture.

Book Meme

Sep. 30th, 2008 08:17 pm
nocturnalmusings: (Meditation)
* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favourite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

********************************

This was taken from My Occult Journal *This is actually from my automatic writing*
Loyalty is important and you need to be loyal to yourself and do what you know you need to do to raise yourself up to the level you need to be.
nocturnalmusings: (Hogwarts)
Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.

-Buddha
nocturnalmusings: (Walls)
Please share this with everyone you know!!
Hopefully we can help find a cure. :-)
Please keep this going!

We have all been touched by cancer, somewhere in our lives, please read below and keep it going.

I have been asked to keep this going and hope you will keep it moving too.
Pass this on to all of your friends.
There are many women out there who have breast cancer.
Let's do all we can to support this cause.

The maker of M&M candies has teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to raise funds through the sale of their new pink & white M&M candies.

For each 8-ounce bag of the special candies sold, the makers of M&M (Masterfoods) will donate 50 cents to the foundation.
The next time you want a treat, please pick up a bag (now sold in stores nationwide) - you will be donating to a great cause and satisfying your sweet tooth.
Just think...If each of us buys one bag or two.... how much will be donated. Buy a bag for a friend!

Please pass on to all your family and friends.
nocturnalmusings: (Perfect Love)


Have you ever stood in the April wood and called the new year in?
While the phantoms of three thousand years fly as the dead leaves spin?
There's a snap in the grass behind your feet and a tap upon your shoulder.
And the thin wind crawls along your neck it's just the old gods getting older.
And the kestral drops like a fall of shot and the red cloud hanging high
come a Beltane.

(Jethro Tull lyrics)
nocturnalmusings: (Meditation)
Harry Potter Meme of All Memes by Osaku
Name/Username
Age
Gender
HouseSlytherin
WandBirch, 12", Veela Hair
Best CourseHistory of Magic
Worst CourseDefense Against the Dark Arts
PetSiamese cat
PatronusOwl
Quidditch JobKeeper
Wizard CandyFudge Flies
Profession After SchoolGringotts Banker

Vamp kitty

Apr. 28th, 2008 10:42 pm
nocturnalmusings: (PumpkinCottage)
nocturnalmusings: (Resting)
You scored 76, on a scale of 0 to 120.

61 - 80
You are Prince Caspian, who became the rightful heir of Narnia. You have a sharp eye for injustice and a humble heart to improve the world around you. You never quite rely on yourself to make changes; instead, you believe only teamwork can achieve them. As you grow in wisdom, you will learn to trust yourself.


http://www.BeliefNet.com/section/quiz/index.asp?sectionID=&surveyID=454
nocturnalmusings: (PumpkinCottage)
My grandmother's house had been empty for a year or two so I figured I'd go check it out. I used to go there and take the mail into the house at least once a week, and when I went inside I could feel something in there with me. so here's pics of the house, etc.. My grandfather died in the house, his ashes at the time were in a black box next to the furnace. When he was alive he hated being cold, so my aunt put his ashes there. My grandmother was living with my aunt at the time due to her alzheimers. Large images here so bewarned.


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nocturnalmusings: (MidnightCottage)
Hi everyone, I just found the memory stick of the pics I took of the Mansfield Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio and downloaded them on the comp asasp. Few years ago I went with a group of ghost hunters [http://www.wnyparanormal.org]. To be honest they put TAPS to shame. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching TAPS, I really do, but the crew at WNY Paranormal, seem to be more professional. :shrugs: Just my opinion. I highly recomend you go to the website and take a peek at some of their investigations. Check out the Triangle House!
I have loads of pics from the trip, so here's a peek and the rest are behind the cut. I have 45 images that were taken. These are big photos. I didn't resize them because they're perfect the way they are. :D
For a $50.00 donation to the preservation of the prison you are allowed to conduct an investigation at this haunted location. You are allowed access to the prison from 8pm to 6am… if you make it that long. The building itself is impressive but when you add all the ghost stories you are in for one very interesting evening.


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nocturnalmusings: (MidnightCottage)
Hello my name is Lisa, 38 from Rochester. A pal of mine is writing a book about locations in the Rochester area and surrounding Finger Lakes region that are haunted. So if you know of any such place tell me as much detail as you can. If you know of places that are "reported" or rumored to be haunted let me know that too! Thanks in advance. :)

P.S Looking for a great paranormal site to go to? Try http://www.wnyparanormal.org
nocturnalmusings: (Goth Girl)
There are some photos of the release party up at the Duff's website photo galleries. Type O Negative's DEAD AGAIN (RED AGAIN) Party. Thanks to Duff's and you guys for making this a great success!
nocturnalmusings: (MidnightCottage)




Serenity

Jan. 5th, 2008 12:55 am
nocturnalmusings: (Reflections)
nocturnalmusings: (Goth Girl)
If you should ever find yourself in England visiting the Houses of
Parliament, keep in mind that British law makes it illegal to die
there, although the penalty could never be as severe as the crime.
England also bans the eating of mince pies on Christmas Day, but half
of those asked admit to breaking this law. These are among the U.K.'s
most ludicrous laws, as voted in a poll conducted by UKTV Gold.

For the most absurd law anywhere in the world, respondents pointed to
our own state of Ohio, where it is illegal to get fish drunk. Alabama
also earned a mention, for prohibiting driving while blindfolded.
Nearly 4,000 people responded to UKTV Gold's survey asking them to
select the most ludicrous from a shortlist of bizarre UK laws. Their
top 10:

It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.
It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British
king or queen's image upside-down.
It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk
in a tropical fish store.
Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned.
If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of
your toilet, you are required to let them enter.
In the U.K. a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she
wants, including in a policeman's helmet.
The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically
becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen.
It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to
know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him
knowing.
It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armor.
It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of
York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

*Found this in one of my mailing lists,lol*
nocturnalmusings: (FloatingTemple)
When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of autumn.

-submitted by vbbrown
nocturnalmusings: (Goth Girl)
The Recipe For Lisa

3 parts Fun
2 parts Vitality
1 part Grace

Splash of Sweetness

Finish off with whipped cream
nocturnalmusings: (MidnightGds)
Avon will give 10 cents toward breast cancer research every time someone "pulls on the rope"-- please take a minute to do it.
http://avonweb.ca/ebear/main.html
Please don't forget it to pass along. Thanks!
nocturnalmusings: (Default)
Quiz: How Sensitive Are You?
You answered 9 items out of 10 Yes.
Your score is 90%. You are a natural born empath.

Quiz:Is Your Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Based on your quiz answers:
You are a pretty happy person. Your glass is half full. Great!

Quiz: Are You A Psychic Vampire?
You answered 6 items out of 20 Yes.
Your score is 30%. You seem to be pretty balanced energetically, continue to pay attention in keeping your energetic boundaries in place.

Quiz: How Vulnerable Are You To A Psychic Attack?
You answered 11 items out of 20 Yes.
Your score is 55%. You are showing tendencies of being vulnerable to psychic attack, perhaps you didn't realize that you are opening yourself up to potential harm from energy suckers.

Quiz: Are You Adequately Grounded?
You answered 10 items out of 20 Yes.
Your score is 50%. You are showing strong tendencies to ignore your body, often taking flight when life gets uncomfortable. Grounding your energies would armour you with coping skills to deal better with life in general.

Quiz: Are You Intuitive?
You are in beautiful sync with your intuition. Continue to let it guide your life and increasing trust it to make excellent decisions.

Holistic Healing Quizzes and Polls
nocturnalmusings: (Default)
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
nocturnalmusings: (Ghost)


You are The High Priestess


Science, Wisdom, Knowledge, Education.


The High Priestess is the card of knowledge, instinctual, supernatural, secret knowledge. She holds scrolls of arcane information that she might, or might not reveal to you. The moon crown on her head as well as the crescent by her foot indicates her willingness to illuminate what you otherwise might not see, reveal the secrets you need to know. The High Priestess is also associated with the moon however and can also indicate change or fluxuation, particularily when it comes to your moods.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

nocturnalmusings: (Witch)
What is your personal Power Stone?
AQUAMARINE, like emerald, is a form of beryl. This is the birthstone for March.
This lovely blue stone is a very feminine, receptive stone. Aquamarine is an excellent stone to use for balancing your emotions. Whenever you feel out of control, hold an aquamarine in your left hand and meditate on it's peaceful vibrations. No one can stay angry long in the presence of an aquamarine. This beautiful sea-colored stone is sacred to the Ocean Mother. As such, it has a calming effect on troubled emotions.
This stone is a wonderful tool for enhancing your psychic abilities. Wear or carry aquamarine whenever you feel the need for heightened intuition. An aquamarine placed on the table helps to give a more insightful Tarot reading.
Whenever you have to fly over water, or go out on a boat, always carry an aquamarine with you for protection. Use this stone to invoke Water spirits.
If you wipe away tears of sorrow with an aquamarine, legend has it that you will soon be shedding tears of joy. Another interesting legend says that if the pure of heart carry an aquamarine to the ocean on a Full Moon, it will confer upon them the ability to see mermaids.

Water Wisdom
On the night of the Full Moon, draw a warm bath, and place an aquamarine in the tub. Put on some soothing music, light a pale blue candle and light some ocean-type incense. Undress and climb into the tub. Lay back and close your eyes. Allow your body to relax and go completely limp. Feel the peace the aquamarine imparts to the water. Imagine yourself on a boat in the ocean. The water is calm, you are at peace with the world. All the tensions of the day just melt away. You allow yourself to relax and breathe deeply. Imagine meeting with your Sea Guide. This may take the form of a mermaid or any other sea creature. Listen to your guide. Know that your guide will speak words of wisdom to you and you will remember them. When the guide is finished telling you what you need to know, bid your Sea Guide farewell, and return to the shores of the Ocean. Open your eyes, thank the aquamarine, and return to the everyday world. Carry the aquamarine with you, knowing you can access your inner words of wisdom whenever you need them.

http://www.quizilla.com/users/prairiekittin/quizzes/What%20is%20your%20personal%20Power%20Stone
nocturnalmusings: (Reflect)
Welcome to my little home. My name is Leena. One of my resolutions this year is to start another journal dedicated solely to Witchcraft.I was given the name LadyLeena by my craft teacher, Miss Tessa.I am a solitary witch. I enjoy mixing and merging various things together to create my own path so to speak.
I consider myself a collector of knowledge and of spells. The spells, etc.. you find in this journal has come from many sources, most have the name of the author, though if I do not remember where I found it all, then *Author Unknown* will be attached to it. If you are, or know of the author of an uncredited material, Please let me know so that I can give proper credit immediately.
The information is meant to be shared all information is Copyrighted by the Authors! If at anytime your looking for information on something then drop me a comment on the requests thread and I'll see what I can do to help you with your search.
I am also into the paranormal and do talk about that as well.
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