Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Magick and the Elements



Fuck Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Spirit. I have Atmos, Hydros, Lithos, Bios, Magnetos, Pledon, and Nous. And they all make up the Oikos.

What that means: I strive for a deeply ecological understanding of the subtle, weird things, one which radically asserts and centers the idea that the noosphere (the realm of consciousness, thought, culture, religion, of MEMES) is just as much of a part of the ecosystem as the atmosphere or hydrosphere or lithosphere. And that, as such, it exerts influence on those other portions of the ecosystem without the mediation of human action (that is: it's not just that the noosphere changes what we do; we are often not involved at all!) AND that beings which are p composed of memes rather than genes (ghosts, gods, spirits, et cetera) have Will and agency beyond their interactions and relationships with humans. What do we call it when (most) birds actively interact with the atmosphere? Flying. When fish actively interact with the hydrosphere? Swimming. When humans actively interact with the noosphere? Poetry -- I mean, magick. Sorry, I make that mistake all the goddamn time upset emoticon


Magick is real, and it is all around you, and you are it, and it is the most natural and common thing there is. When was the last time you talked to a story?

Live poetically.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Politics (which are the same thing as religion, really)

I like to describe myself as an *ahem* cyborg eco-femina-anarcho-syndicalist primitivist (whew!) As a nonbinary genderqueer who is both neurowild and neuroqueer (and who neuroqueers regularly), I enjoy a status as something that Capitalism doesn't want, which gives me certain vantage points and perspectives cisgender, binary, neurodomesticated, and neurotypical people might not experience. As a white person, I also enjoy many of the benefits of being at the top of Capitalism's hierarchy, which means that I have the responsibility to ruthlessly examine myself and my actions to see where and how I am perpetuating oppression.


Axiom #1: Any anarchism that doesn't start with the understanding that we are all in this together is an invalid anarchism.
Axiom #2: When humankind began developing cities, we created a division between ourselves and the world, a fissure-wound composed of our alienation from the world. This alienation inevitably led to the development of a subject-object consciousness concerning our relationship with the world.
Axiom #3: Capitalism is the current epitome and apex of that subject-object consciousness. The ownership of the means of production by anyone other than the producer themselves is an inevitable seed of the alienation of labor. Whatever the core concept from which both labor and play derive is, it is a fundamental part of our being ~~ and might be magick.
Axiom #4: In order to achieve this alienation of labor and to primitively accumulate the resources and goods to privatize (a concept it itself developed), Capitalism cast a fearful curse of disenchantment on the people and the world. Re-enchanting the world is the first and most important strike against Capitalism, and re-enchanting the world begins with re-enchanting yourself.
Axiom #5: The worst kind of alienation of labor is alienation of _cultural_ labor. We must take back the means of cultural production; they are the frontlines against Capitalism.
Axiom #6: Rewilding and the apocalyptic abnegation of cities stem from a remarkably civilized point of view that asks "What is the right/best way?" not "What is our way?" Instead of walking away from the cities, my way would be to find wild ways to inhabit urban spaces. Feralize, not rewild. The Situationists, the Amish, and the homeless are the Holy Trinity of my cyborg primitivism

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Horoscopy can be fun!

I'm still learning astrology.  In fact, I'm barely conversant with Hellenic astrology, confused by Vedic, and only have the barest scraps of knowledge about the tonalpohualli (the Nahua calendar of fates), so I post this here desirous and welcoming of any commentary, knowledge, or downloads my more studied readers may have . . .

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INTERPRETATIONS:

Take it easy, take it slowly.  There's a feeling of return, unsurprising since I just returned home from spending Thankstaking with the family.  Family.  Family.  I long so hard to be there for my feymily, my land feymily in especial.  I have to prove myself.

Oh, look!  There's the wound that needs healing this Aesculapius moon, the painful inflammation that Mars and Pluto tell me to look at.  The Vulture tells me to take it slow, that it is better to be, to float, to be around but not acting, then to try to do something about it.  Healing, after all, requires bed rest not work, not repeating the same actions that caused the injury.  After all, the wound itself can affect the senses, can invert the reflexes, and causal relationships can get all fucked up when pain is a player.  Active disengagement seems to be the rule of the day -- monasticism apotheosed into cosmic significance for 24 hours or so.

Scavenge the dead flesh around the wound, the Vulture and the Fish say, find nutrition not only in nutrition (Panhyle exhorts me to not just maintain my body but to honor it and to pleasure it, and science tells me that doing so will actually improve my nutrition) but also in that which you are discarding, that which has come before.  Close the cycle of your own flesh and you become a superhero goddix, they tell me.

Change is possible today, alchemy even inevitable like the earthquake, a fulcrum point.  Time to be aware and pivot and lean as necessary and useful.

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My natal 4th and 7th houses (which currently have Mars square Pluto across them):

4th (Domum Genitorum; House of Home and Family)
--Mercury in Cancer trine Jupiter (Scorpio in the 7th) square Saturn (Libra in the 7th) conjunct True Node (Cancer in the 4th) semi-square Chiron (Taurus in the 2nd)
--True Node in Cancer conjunct Mercury (Cancer in the 4th) square Saturn (Libra in the 7th)

7th (Domum Uxoris; House of Partnerships)
--Jupiter in 0 degrees Scorpio square Sun (Cancer in the 5th) opposing Moon (Aries in the 1st) trine Mercury (Cancer in the 4th) trine Venus (Gemini in the 3rd) semisextile Uranus (0 degrees Sagittarius in the 8th) sextile Neptune (Sagittarius in the 9th) conjunct Pluto (Libra in the 7th) sextile Midheaven (Sagittarius)
--Pluto in Libra square Sun (Cancer in the 5th) opposing Moon (Aries in the 1st) trine Venus (Gemini in the 3rd) conjunct Jupiter (0 degrees Scorpio in the 7th) conjunct Saturn (Libra in the 7th) sextile Neptune (Sagittarius in the 9th) quincunx Chiron (Taurus in the 2nd) quincunx Pisces rising sextile Midheaven (Sagittarius)
--Mars in Libra square Sun (Cancer in the 5th) opposing Moon (Aries in the 1st) trine Venus (Gemini in the 3rd) conjunct Saturn (Libra in the 7th) sextile Neptune (Sagittarius in the 9th) conjunct Pluto (Libra in the 7th) biquintile Chiron (Taurus in the 2nd) quincunx Pisces rising sextile Midheaven (Sagittarius)
--Saturn in Libra square Sun (Cancer in the 5th) opposing Moon (Aries in the 1st) square Mercury (Cancer in the 4th) trine Venus (Gemini in the 3rd) conjunct Mars (Libra in the 7th) semisquare Uranus (0 degrees Sagittarius in the 8th) conjunct Pluto (Libra in the 7th) square True Node (Cancer in the 4th)

Also, interestingly, the 4th House is Cancer's house, which is my Sun (though it's in the 5th) and the 7th is Libra's.



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chaninicholas.com

Cancer

Something halting you when you go to tackle your projects? Something in you resistant to doing all your grown up work? Something in you feels like having a temper tantrum cause you don’t waaaaaant tooooooo?

The resistance should pass by Tuesday.

Some creative juice should start to thaw and get you moving towards your goals. Some ignition should start to rev your engines. Some of the overwhelm or exhaustion should start to fade come the end of the week.

But there is still this issue. This issue that you are working on. This issue that is working on you. Something around home. Something around family. Something around foundations. Something around feeling safe and secure. Something about knowing where to be. Something about wanting to be where you are.

This something is digging itself into your experience like a red hot fire poker. This something wants to get to the heart of a psychological issue that connects to your core. This something lays deep under the surface and can be unveiled through the help of an intimate other.

If a relationship is worth its weight it will trigger our deepest feelings and help us heal the open wounds.

Go slowly with this stuff. There is no rush to work things out, though some of the discomfort may urge you to resolve things ASAP. Instead try to respect what you are in the process of. Moving towards “solving” an issue before you understand it can cause more harm than good. And there is more to this issue than what you can see at the present moment. Be open to the unfolding of this. Be patient with the part of you that wants it resolved.

Getting to know ourselves through our trials and our successes requires that we be willing to know all sides of the self. The needy, the greedy, the difficult, the sweet, the soft, the loving and everything else that lies in between the extremes.

Pisces Rising

Giving yourself what you need in order to live out your life’s purpose is most likely the greatest gift you can give yourself. Set yourself up for success. Take the class. Write the proposal. Declare your intentions to yourself. Face your fears around succeeding. Face your fears around being inadequate. Face yourself with as much compassion as you can muster. You don’t have to get this whole living life thing right, but you’ll enjoy it more if you love yourself through it. Grant yourself permission to be in the human struggle.

Exactly how your success will unfold is out of your control.

You might be well entrenched in your work. You might be well down the road of your destiny. You might be very sure of how it should unfold. But the truth is that none of us really know to what degree our work and our lives are affecting the world. Thank gods. The pressure would be too much if we were always conscious of it. The weight of our responsibility would freak us out. The mere knowledge of our impact can be paralyzing sometimes.

Best not to get transfixed on it.

Best to just get busy in the doing of our lives. Best to remind our selves of the next, simplest action to perform. Best to do what is in front of us to the best of our ability.

www.azteccalendar.com:

Tonalli:
day
Ome Ollin
2 - Ollin (movement)

Trecena:
13-day period
CeCozcacuauhtli
(1 -) Cozcacuauhtli (vulture)

Xihuitl:
solar year
NahuiTecpatl
4 - Tecpatl (flint knife)


Yoaltecuhtli:
Lord of the Night
Tepeyollotl

Xiuhpohualli:
365-day calendar
19 - Tlacaxipehualiztli (II)

Long Count:
Mayan calendar
13.0.2.17.17

(Correlation: Alfonso Caso - Nicholson's veintena alignment [adjust])

The significance of this day
Day Ollin (Movement) is governed by Xolotl as its provider of tonalli (Shadow Soul) life energy. This is an auspicious day for the active principle, a bad day for the passive principle. Ollin is a day of the purified heart, signifying those moments where human beings may perceive what they are becoming. A good day for transmutation, which arrives like an earthquake that leaves in its wake the ruins of rationality, order and the preconceived.

The thirteen day period (trecena) that starts with day 1-Cozcacuauhtli (Vulture) is ruled by Xolotl. This trecena signifies the wisdom and freedom of old age; it represents the path of the setting sun. While the way of the warriorpoints to the relationship between predator and prey, this sign points to to the Third Way, which is neither: these are 13 days set aside to perfect the Way of the Scavenger. While the young heart must strategize between offense and defense, the old heart float like the clouds, stooping to earth only to take what no one else wants. These are good days for disengaging; bad days for participating.

Michael Douglas was born on day 1-Cozcacuauhtli.

antinousstars.blogspot.com:

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY DEC. 2/3, 2015

Overnight Wednesday/Thursday, we come to the we come to the Virgo Third Quarter Moon, which brings down powerful healing energies. In Antinous Moon Magic we call this the AESCULAPIUS MOON in honor of the Classical god of the physician's art. Meditation and rituals carried out tonight are ideal for bringing down healing energies for yourself and those you love.

www.freewillastrology.com:

Cancer Horoscope for week of December 3, 2015
Verticle Oracle cardCancer (June 21-July 22)
In September of 1715, a band of Jacobite rebels gathered for a guerrilla attack on Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Their plan was to scale the walls with rope ladders, aided by a double agent who was disguised as a castle sentry. But the scheme failed before it began. The rope ladders turned out to be too short to serve their intended purpose. The rebels retreated in disarray. Please make sure you're not like them in the coming weeks, Cancerian. If you want to engage in a strenuous action, an innovative experiment, or a bold stroke, be meticulous in your preparations. Don't scrimp on your props, accouterments, and resources.

www.astrobarry.com:

CANCER (June 21-July 22): This week's Mars-Pluto square across your solar 4th and 7th houses, Cancer, indicates a likelihood of continued emotional inflammation… which, though it would derive from inside you, could lead to a power-struggle or conflict that may or may not be directly related. In other words, don't be so sure you know who you're upset with, or for what reason. The inflaming individual in question might be an overly controlling influence in your life, causing you to feel impelled to fight back against their self-serving manipulation, on behalf of your own independence—or they may merely be the safest person in your world to lash out at or vilify, due to the psychological intimacy already established, rather than a legitimate target for your wrath. Please be warned, then, both the intensity of your reactions and the direction you're aiming them might not be circumstantially appropriate. Which is not to say, for the record, the feelings themselves aren't wholly worthy of your own respect (in terms of them signaling some deeper discontent with how you make the self/other tradeoff); you just won't want to rush into finger-pointing or tongue-lashing. As before, this same emotional edge can be constructively channeled into drafting plans for a professional plot-twist or game-change, this impulse to 'prove yourself' instead going toward a personal ambition.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Transgender Day of Remembrance

These are the murdered trans people we remember today:

Keyshia
Blige (33 years old)
Cause of death: Shooting
Location of death: Aurora, Illinois, USA
Date of death: March 7th, 2015
Tamara
Dominguez (36 years old)
Cause of death: repeatedly run over by vehicle
Location of death: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Date of death: August 15th, 2015
Kandis
Capri (35 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Date of death: August 11th, 2015
Amber
Monroe (20 years old)
Cause of death:gunshot
Location of death:Detroit, Michigan, USA
Date of death: August 8th, 2015
Ashton
O'Hara (25 years old)
Cause of death: Stabbed to death, ran over by vehicle
Location of death: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Date of death: July 14th, 2015
Shade
Schuler (22 years old)
Cause of death: unknown, found dead in a field.
Location of death: Dallas, Texas, USA
Date of death: July 29th, 2015
K.
C. Haggard (66 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds
Location of death: Fresno, California, USA
Date of death: July 24th, 2015
India
Clarke (22 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot to the head and arm
Location of death: Tampa, Florida, USA
Date of death: July 21st, 2015
Mercedes
Williamson (17 years old)
Cause of death: Beaten to death
Location of death: Rocky Creek, Alabama, USA
Date of death: May 30th, 2015
Penny
Proud (21 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Tremé, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Date of death: February 10th, 2015
Taja
Gabrielle DeJesus (36 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds
Location of death: San Francisco, USA
Date of death: Feburary 8th, 2015
Bri
Golec (22 years old)
Cause of death: stabbed to death
Location of death: Akron, Ohio, USA
Date of death: February 13th, 2015
Lamia
Beard (30 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Date of death: January 17th, 2015
Papi
Edwards (20 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Date of death: January 9th, 2015
Nephi
Luthers (20 years old)
Cause of death: shooting
Location of death: Georgetown, Guyana
Date of death: July 21st, 2015
Diosvany
Muñoz Robaina (24 years old)
Cause of death: stoning
Location of death: Pinar del Río, Cuba
Date of death: April 26th, 2015
C.
N. Alves de Matos Jr (21 years old)
Cause of death: stabbed and dismembered
Location of death: São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: September 25th, 2015
Unknown
(41 years old)
Cause of death: severe head and neck trauma
Location of death: Alicante, Spain
Date of death: July 21th, 2015
L.
A. de Souza, (22 years old)
Cause of death: found in landfill with knife in neck
Location of death: Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: September 30th, 2015
Waleska
Rayala, (21 years old)
Cause of death: 27 stab wounds
Location of death: Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Date of death: September 2nd, 2015
Paulinha
Cause of death: gunshots to head and chest
Location of death: Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Date of death: September 8th, 2015
Flower,
(39 years old)
Cause of death : beaten to death
Location of death: Parintins, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: August 27th, 2015
V.
H.A dos Santos , (25 years old)
Cause of death : multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death: August 24th, 2015
Patricia,
(29 years old)
Cause of death : unknown cause of death, thrown into bush
Location of death: Santa Terezinha, Piracicaba, Brazil
Date of death: August 3rd, 2015
Unknown,
(45 years old)
Cause of death : Gunshot wound to the head
Location of death: Alta Floresta d'Oeste, Rondônia, Brazil
Date of death: July 25th, 2015
Gabi,
(26 years old)
Cause of death : Beaten to death
Location of death: Valparaíso de Goiás, Brazil
Date of death: July 19th, 2015
Erika
Aguilera, (25 years old)
Cause of death : Gunshot wound to the back
Location of death: Dourados, Brazil
Date of death: July 16th, 2015
India
Nascimento, (29 years old)
Cause of death: Beaten to death
Location of death: Pernambuco, Brazil
Date of death: July 12th, 2015
L.
R.O. Dorta, (26 years old)
Cause of death: Decapitated
Location of death: Pernambuco, Brazil
Date of death: July 12th, 2015
Vanessa
Calaça, (27 years old)
Cause of death: Stoned to death
Location of death: Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil
Date of death: July 12th, 2015
Unknown
woman
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds to the back and abdomen
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: June 30th, 2015
Unknown
woman
Cause of death: stab wound to the neck
Location of death: Cacoal, Rondônia, Brazil
Date of death: July 5th, 2015
Bruna
J. Mendes, (27 years old)
Cause of death: Multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Itapebi, Bahia, Brazil
Date of death: June 29th, 2015
Sidney
Araújo Claudino, (19 years old)
Cause of death: Shotgun gunshot wound to the chest
Location of death: Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Date of death: June 23rd, 2015
Laura
Vermont, (18 years old)
Cause of death: Beaten to death by police
Location of death: São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: June 20th, 2015
Kauane
da Silva, (35 years old)
Cause of death: Gunshot to the head
Location of death: Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Date of death: June 13th, 2015
Unknown
woman
Cause of death: Unknown cause of death, buried in shallow grave
Location of death: Serra, Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Date of death: June 9th, 2015
Kelly
Silva, (31 years old)
Cause of death: stabbed in neck and arm
Location of death: Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Date of death: June 9th, 2015
Andréia
Amado, (29 years old)
Cause of death: Gunshot
Location of death: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Date of death: June 4th, 2015
Carol
Melo, (30 years old)
Cause of death: strangled to death
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: June 3th, 2015
Priscilla
da Silva, (23 years old)
Cause of death: Gunshot
Location of death: Dois Riachos, Alagoas, Brazil
Date of death: May 30th, 2015
Barbara
Sodre, (29 years old)
Cause of death: Stabbed to death
Location of death: Sergipe, Brazil
Date of death: May 25th, 2015
Jean
Waltrick, (27 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds to the head
Location of death: Lages, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Date of death: May 23rd, 2015
Vandressa
Vinnitt
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Realengo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date of death: May 18th, 2015
Ticiane
Abravanel, (21 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Date of death: May 18th, 2015
La
Monique de Roma, (43 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Butantã, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: May 14th, 2015
unidentified
woman
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
Date of death: May 3rd, 2015
Stefanny
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Caucaia, Ceará, Brazil
Date of death: April 30th, 2015
Job
Rodrigues da Silva, (46 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Porto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil
Date of death: April 17th, 2015
unidentified
woman
Cause of death: beaten and strangled to death
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: April 17th, 2015
Bruna,
(47 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Date of death: April 16th, 2015
Bruna
Quércia, (15 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil
Date of death: April 15th, 2015
Victória
Camargo, (29 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Venâncio Aires, Brazil
Date of death: April 13th, 2015
Bruna
Michele, (20 years old)
Cause of death: beaten to death
Location of death: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Date of death: April 13th, 2015
Vanessa
Ganzaroli, (18 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds
Location of death: Petrolina, Pernambuc, Brazil
Date of death: April 3rd, 2015
Debora
Cause of death: stoned to death
Location of death: Mogi Mirim, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: April 2nd, 2015
Lotinha
Cause of death: stabbed
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: March 29th, 2015
Adriana,
(22 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshots
Location of death: Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Date of death: March 22th, 2015
Bianca
Araujo, (21 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Date of death: March 20th, 2015
Michael
Lucas de Almeida Reginald, (13 years old)
Cause of death: beaten, multiple stab wounds
Location of death: Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: March 18th, 2015
Natália
Ferraz, (21 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshots
Location of death: Caçapava, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: February 27th, 2015
Ygor
Fernando Oliveira Santos, (20 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshots
Location of death: Marechal Deodoro, Alagoas, Brazil
Date of death: February 27th, 2015
Keity,
(23 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds (10)
Location of death: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Date of death: February 24th, 2015
Lara,
(16 years old)
Cause of death: stoned to death
Location of death: Parauapebas, Pará, Brazil
Date of death: February 22nd, 2015
unidentified
woman
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Date of death: February 20th, 2015
Raíssa,
(19 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds to neck and chest
Location of death: Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil
Date of death: February 16th, 2015
Capitú
Santos, (31 years old)
Cause of death: stabbing
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: February 16th, 2015
Joyce
Akira, (teen)
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Mangabeira, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Date of death: February 8th, 2015
Pata,
(35 years old)
Cause of death: strangled to death
Location of death: Macapá, Amapá, Brazil
Date of death: February 7th, 2015
Didinha,
(18 years old)
Cause of death: multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Vitória de Santo Antão, Pernambuco, Brazil
Date of death: February 1st, 2015
unidentified
woman
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Lorena, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: March 17th, 2015
LÉO,
(26 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot
Location of death: Vitoria da Conquista, Bahia, Brazil
Date of death: January 26th, 2015
Piu
da Silva, (25 years old)
Cause of death: beaten, multiple gunshot wounds
Location of death: Nilópolis, Rio de Janeiroa, Brazil Date of death: January 22nd, 2015
unidentified
woman
Cause of death: gunshot wound
Location of death: Peshawar, Pakistan
Date of death: April 6th, 2015
unidentified
woman
Cause of death: gunshot wound
Location of death: Peshawar, Pakistan
Date of death: April 6th, 2015
Diana
Sacayán, (39 years old)
Cause of death: multiple stab wounds
Location of death: Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of death: October 11th, 2015
Marcela
Chocobar, (26 years old)
Cause of death: dismembered and burned
Location of death: Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Date of death: September 4th, 2015
Francela
Méndez
Cause of death: stab wounds
Location of death: Las Palmeras, Sonsonate, El Salvador.
Date of death: May 31st, 2015
Fernanda
"Coty" Olmos (59 years old)
Cause of death: stab wounds, suffocated with bag over head
Location of death: Santa Fe, Argentina
Date of death: September 25th, 2015
Yoshi
Tsuchida (38 years old)
Cause of death: face cut off, bag around head
Location of death: Tokyo, Japan
Date of death: November 13th, 2015
Leticya
Santos Ignácio (21 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot to the forehead
Location of death: São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of death: October 12th, 2015
unidentified
woman (19 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot to the face
Location of death: Taguatinga, Brazil
Date of death: October 7th, 2015
Miscilene
(25 years old)
Cause of death: blunt force trauma to the head
Location of death: Bahia, Brazil
Date of death: October 12th, 2015
Miscilene
(20 years old)
Cause of death: gunshots
Location of death: Ponta Porã, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Date of death: October 20th, 2015
Tiffany
Latifah (24 years old)
Cause of death: stab wound to the neck
Location of death: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Date of death: October 30th, 2015
unidentified
woman
Cause of death: gunshot wounds to head and abdomen
Location of death: Jaboatão dos Guararapes, Pernambuco, Brazil
Date of death: October 28th, 2015
Tiffany
Latifah (17 years old)
Cause of death: gunshot wounds to face and back
Location of death: Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Date of death: November 2nd, 2015
Anusha
Cause of death: murdered and burned
Location of death: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date of death: September 24th, 2015
Pravalika
(24 years old)
Cause of death: bludgeoned to death
Location of death: Telangany, India
Date of death: January 16th, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Religious Head-Covering for Men in Pachomius's Rule

I have rarely seen religious proscriptions for men to cover their head, so it's always noteworthy to find a new one . . .

"When coming from the sinaxis, the brothers, who are leaving one by one, to their cells or to the refectory, will meditate about any passage of Scripture and no one will have their heads covered when they meditate.
      And when they had come to the refectory, they will sit by order of the places that have been given and will cover 
their head."

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Interesting bit from the Cenobitic Rule of St. Pachomius the Great

"Do not stay sitting without doing anything during the sinaxis, but prepare with a watching hand the rushes that will serve to weave the strings of the dorm mats. Nevertheless, avoid being tired, he who has a weak body, will be given a permission to interrupt his duty from time to time."