Footprints of Shiva

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

floserber:

Gustave Doré, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

(Source: floserber, via mandicreally)

virtual-artifacts:

Incense burner stand depicting the Jaguar God of the Underworld On his nightly journey through the Underworld, the Sun God, K’inish Ajaw, transforms into the Jaguar God of the Underworld. His daily trip to the Underworld mirrored those taken by the deceased. This vessel depicts three figures from top to bottom: a seated ruler or priest dressed as the Jaguar God; a similarly garbed noble emerging from the head and a serpent; and the head of a jaguar.

virtual-artifacts:

Incense burner stand depicting the Jaguar God of the Underworld On his nightly journey through the Underworld, the Sun God, K’inish Ajaw, transforms into the Jaguar God of the Underworld. His daily trip to the Underworld mirrored those taken by the deceased. This vessel depicts three figures from top to bottom: a seated ruler or priest dressed as the Jaguar God; a similarly garbed noble emerging from the head and a serpent; and the head of a jaguar.


A Dani Tribesmen shows off his mummified grandfather(also the old chief of the tribe)

A Dani Tribesmen shows off his mummified grandfather(also the old chief of the tribe)

(Source: unexplained-events, via spastiqueboutique)

virtual-artifacts:

A Carved White Jade Oval Plaque -
Jin/Yuan Dynasty, AD 1115 - 1368Width: 9.8cm
It was intricately carved in openwork and in layered relief to depict a goose in flight amidst long stems of lotus, its long neck arched and beak open to bite a spray of lotus, below a smaller bird fluttering upwards, the stone of a greyish-white tone.

virtual-artifacts:

A Carved White Jade Oval Plaque -

Jin/Yuan Dynasty, AD 1115 - 1368
Width: 9.8cm

It was intricately carved in openwork and in layered relief to depict a goose in flight amidst long stems of lotus, its long neck arched and beak open to bite a spray of lotus, below a smaller bird fluttering upwards, the stone of a greyish-white tone.

90377:

Foggy Morning in Grand Valley by Lidija Kamansky on Flickr.

Tomasz Alen Kopera (b. 1976,Kozuchow, Poland) - Nebula-Sanctis      Paintings: Oil on Canvas

Tomasz Alen Kopera (b. 1976,Kozuchow, Poland) - Nebula-Sanctis      Paintings: Oil on Canvas

(Source: touchofart.eu, via discovering-the-arcane)

arcaneimages:

Artist? 

This is a Phooka from the “Faeries” book by Brian Froud. I think it’s funny when I see people get this tattooed thinking it’s demonic but it’s really just a playful fairy.

arcaneimages:

Artist? 

This is a Phooka from the “Faeries” book by Brian Froud. I think it’s funny when I see people get this tattooed thinking it’s demonic but it’s really just a playful fairy.

(via prince-of-markness)

atrogallery:

Circe Invidiosa
Artist: John William Waterhouse
/nvsie’s own gift

atrogallery:

Circe Invidiosa

Artist: John William Waterhouse

/nvsie’s own gift

(Source: toto-ro, via rvamag)