Footprints of Shiva

A chronicle of self-mastery one defiant mistake at a time.

Public body modification can force you to trade one life for another - it’s very rare to be able to have it all (but it can happen with effort). Looking like yourself will force you to work much, much harder than people who all look the same. Being free requires a lot more work than being a slave. Running your own business is more effort than working for someone else. Being an actor is more difficult than watching a movie. Cooking a meal is more difficult than buying a cheeseburger at a fast food joint… but, there are still people left in this world who believe that sometimes the difficult - but free - path is the more rewarding. The fundamental question in becoming publicly modified is a question of finding a balance between how free you want to be and how hard you want to work. The more free you are, the more responsibility you have to take for yourself. The more you blend back into the crowd, the less freedom you have, but the ‘easier’ your life gets. But is it really your life if you’re not controlling it?

Shannon Larratt, 1973 - 2013 (via themodifiedbody)

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chrysaoraelectrum:

A pair of golden slippers found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.
(source: earth-chronicles.ru)

chrysaoraelectrum:

A pair of golden slippers found in the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun.

(source: earth-chronicles.ru)

(via ancient-serpent)

edificiosmayas:

Palenque, Chiapas, México

edificiosmayas:

Palenque, Chiapas, México

(via luisgpiercing)

medievalvisions:

Pair of Byzantine gold earrings, 10th century CE. Courtesy of Christie’s.

medievalvisions:

Pair of Byzantine gold earrings, 10th century CE. Courtesy of Christie’s.

(via ancient-serpent)

thehoruseye:

"Gold pendant, translucent enamel, diamonds, scarab beetle naturalized and lava stone by Maison Auger, 1900’s." (x)

thehoruseye:

"Gold pendant, translucent enamel, diamonds, scarab beetle naturalized and lava stone by Maison Auger, 1900’s." (x)

(via gnothyself)

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.

—Antisthenes (via philosophy-quotes)

(via tothedeathsheadtrue)

songesoleil:

Mélusine : ” O, fuyante vision.” Estampe.
Pierre Roche.(1855-1922). Graveur.

songesoleil:

Mélusine : ” O, fuyante vision.”
Estampe.

Pierre Roche.(1855-1922).
Graveur.

(via ritualcircle)

w4rgoddess:

facina-oris:

MYTHOLOGY MEME - [3/?] EGYPTIAN GOD/GODDESSES: SEKHMET

"I am the dark goddess who shows the way

Who strides like a lion in the darkness.”

Always been torn between her and Neith for my faves. (sez “wargoddess”)

(via discovering-the-arcane)