DEMONOLOGY oh my god, not that summoning demons wasn’t a large part of European magic—the Lesser Key of Solomon is all about summoning angels and demons, and was the basic textbook for European occultists since the medieval period—but that shit is rooted in the Muslim concept of jinn and jiniri and how sorcerers could call on them to tell the future and effect the world.
I can imagine that the magical education in Muslim areas would be centered around mastering the complicated incantations and secret images necessary for summoning and commanding jinn.
And I don’t want to lump all Asian traditions together—I know that India has an incredibly extensive tradition of Vedic astrology; I imagine that within cultures like China’s that practice veneration of the dead, they’d construct their relationships with ghosts differently; I’d be interesting to examine the philosophical implications of a Buddhist or Daoist magic, since the western conception of magic is acting and changing the world, which is so inimical to preserving balance or looking beyond the world.
I just am really fascinated by this concept.
Petra Pan: The Girl Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by galaxyspeaking
The bottom photo is Stuart’s 7-year old son this past weekend with Tom Baker at the 50th Anniversary celebration, exactly 35 years later.
no but seriously imagine being a muggleborn wizard at hogwarts and then when you learn to conjure your patronus it turns out to be a pikachu
#and everyone’s like ‘ooooh what sort of magical creature is this’ #meanwhile the muggle borns are laughing their asses off going ‘PIKA! PIKA’ at you #not but srsly how come muggle borns don’t have a super secret club making inside jokes and snarking right back at elitist purebloods
#i fully support this #muggleborns writing with pencils and pens instead of stupid quills #using muggle slang to answer to insults #teaching their housemates about muggle culture and introducing them to tv shows and books and movies #you have no idea how much i want this #hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home
I mean as a person who’s had to integrate in a foreign culture (which is think is similar to how muggle borns would initially feel in the wizarding world) I know how you, despite wanting to become part of the community, seek out people like you by instinct. Tbh, all the European kids in my town would spend at least the first thirty minutes of any conversation with each other talking about how seriously no Communist is like a dirty word here and why don’t they have Kinder eggs in this fucking place is2g. So it makes sense to me that muggle borns would seek each other out and make inside jokes and dude the new Pokèmon came out bloody hell I’ll have to wait for summer to play it ugh and shit please tell me your mum sent you ballpoints again I seriously cannot deal with all this ink I keep staining everything.
Sorry I vomited words on here omg sorry I just realized
BE PREPARED | A mix of my personal favourite villain songs from various animated Non/Disney films. A collection of villainy and bone-chilling evil… or, in some cases, jazz.
IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT (rasputin; anastasia) POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS (ursala; the little mermaid) YOU’RE ONLY SECOND RATE (jafar; aladdin ii: the return of jafar) OOGIE BOOGIE’S SONG (oogie boogie; nightmare before christmas) MOTHER KNOWS BEST (mother gothel; tangled) GASTON (gaston; beauty and the beast) THE GOSPEL TRUTH II (hades; hercules) RUBER’S SONG (ruber; quest for camelot) SNUFF OUT THE LIGHT (yzma; kingdom of the sun/the emperor’s new groove) HOW CAN I REFUSE (preminger; princess and the pauper) ARE YOU IN OR OUT (sa’luk; aladdin and the king of thieves) NO MORE MISTER NICE GUY (lord rothbart; the swan princess) TOXIC LOVE (hexxus; ferngully) PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS (hotep and huy; the prince of egypt) HELLFIRE (frollo; the hunchback of notre dame) FRIENDS ON THE OTHER SIDE (dr facilier; the princess and the frog) BE PREPARED (scar; the lion king)
As I have tried to explain our statutes to Indian women, I have met with but one response. They have said: “As an Indian woman I was free. I owned my home, my person, the work of my own hands, and my children could never forget me. I was better as an Indian woman than under white law.” Men have said: “Your laws show how little your men care for their women…"
Ethnologist Alice C. Fletcher
Report of the International Council of Women: Assembled by the National Woman Suffrage Association, Washington, D.C., U.S. of America, March 25 to April 1, 1888, Volume 1