Otherworldly Influences

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sixpenceee:

A "vampire grave" in Bulgaria holds a skeleton with a stake through its heart. It’s a skeleton from the 13th century. The remains once belonged to a man who was likely in his 40s. An iron rod had been hammered through his chest to keep the corpse from rising from the dead and disturbing the living. His left leg had also been removed and placed beside the corpse
At the time of the man’s death, vampires were perceived as a real threat in many Eastern European communities. People who died unusually—from suicide, for example—were sometimes staked to prevent them from coming back from the dead. (Source) (You may also like: Frankenstein Mummies) 

sixpenceee:

A "vampire grave" in Bulgaria holds a skeleton with a stake through its heart. It’s a skeleton from the 13th century. The remains once belonged to a man who was likely in his 40s. An iron rod had been hammered through his chest to keep the corpse from rising from the dead and disturbing the living. His left leg had also been removed and placed beside the corpse

At the time of the man’s death, vampires were perceived as a real threat in many Eastern European communities. People who died unusually—from suicide, for example—were sometimes staked to prevent them from coming back from the dead. (Source) (You may also like: Frankenstein Mummies

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victoriousvocabulary:

THANATOGRAPHY
[noun]
1. a description of one’s symptoms and thoughts while dying.
2. an account, usually written, of the death of a person.
3. a treatise on death.
Etymology: from Greek Thánatos, “God of Death” + graphē, “a writing”.
[Carlos Schwabe - The Death of the Grave-Digger]

victoriousvocabulary:

THANATOGRAPHY

[noun]

1. a description of one’s symptoms and thoughts while dying.

2. an account, usually written, of the death of a person.

3. a treatise on death.

Etymology: from Greek Thánatos, “God of Death” + graphē, “a writing”.

[Carlos Schwabe - The Death of the Grave-Digger]

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plarabee:

'The Black Toad' & 'Traditional Witchcraft: A Book of Cornish Ways' by Gemma Gary…both are signed by the author, but I think that was something that was done for everyone who ordered directly from Troy Books.

Personal collection/photographs taken by myself.

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— 5 days ago with 184 notes

baelaurel:

made a lil bath tea today

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— 6 days ago with 851 notes
wiccateachings:

The retrograde can be quite a trying time..

wiccateachings:

The retrograde can be quite a trying time..

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