"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via badjujumamma)
peacokes:

My lady loves👯❤️👯
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<3Scout Nibblett<3

baroness:

Finished version of this
sometimes I still look in the mirror and don&#8217;t see who I used to see. I cut 6-7 inches of my hair off (about how much hair grows in a year). I like to think I just did it as something spontaneous but I think I was really trying to cut all the sadness out of last year out of my life.I need(ed/still need) a change. Nothing I try is working fully. &#8220;Time heals all wounds&#8221;&#8230; there&#8217;s still scars.
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"Wait for someone who tells strangers about you."
Vodka thoughts #1 // blossomfully (via hefuckin)
perfection
Toasted everything bagel, vegetable cream cheese, avocado slices
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reminds me of Hazelhurst. I sincerely hope I get to go back there this summer as a graduation present to myself and all my closest friends
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Not blue &#8216;bout this bob
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short hair extravaganza!!
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Before again, with the back so you can see how long it is…several inches past my shoulders
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