1. mylittleillumination:

    voyageorient:

    Grande Loge de La République Dominicaine

    fondée en 1858.

    Freemasonry, in the Dominican Republic, had for its center the National Grand Orient, which possessed the supreme authority and which practiced the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. The Grand Orient was divided into a National Grand Lodge, under which have been fifteen Symbolic Lodges; a sovereign Grand Chapter General, under which are all Chapters; and a Supreme Council, which controlled the Advanced Degrees of the Rite. Santo Domingo was the headquarters of Morin (see further reference to him in this work) in 1763, when he was establishing the Scottish Rite in America.

    Following the formation of the Republic of Santo Domingo in 1844, a Grand Orient was established in 1858 by Lodges originally chartered by the Grand Orient of Haiti. A Grand Lodge was organized in 1865 and later in that year there came into being a Supreme Council, the two uniting as a National Grand Orient on January 1, 1866.

    — Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry

     
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  3. corophagia:

    The Central Nervous System, containing the brain and spinal cord.

    (Source: 365daysofhorror, via rich-homie-john)

     
  4. theonlymagicleftisart:

    Retro Conceptual Collages by Olivia Jeffries

    Website | Facebook | Flickr

     
  5. The 3-B Printing Project for Dewar's, The Ebeling Group and Sid Lee Creative Studio, 2013. Photo from: http://new.theebelinggroup.com/portfolio/item/dewars-3b/
    The 3-B Printing Project for Dewar's, The Ebeling Group and Sid Lee Creative Studio, 2013. Photo from: http://new.theebelinggroup.com/portfolio/item/dewars-3b/

    artandsciencejournal:

    A Sweet 3-D Printing Project!

    Bees are fascinating little creatures, having the capacity to build intricate structures. Marketing agencies, Sid Lee and The Ebeling Group decided to harness the bees building skills by manipulating the shape in which the they build their hives, creating organic sculptures for their client Dewar’s. 

    The results include bottles and busts made purely from honeycomb; not chiseled or stuck together, but formed naturally by the bees themselves. With 3-D printing gaining popularity, it is wonderful to see natural examples of 3-D printing. The artists and bee keepers involved in the 3-D project are also able to study the process the bees go through to build their hives, as the outer shell is made of see-through plastic. 

    Everything was taken into consideration to make the 80,000 bees as comfortable as possible; the base and see-through shell were designed to mimic the enclosed space of a normal bee hive. The bees were even helped in building their new hives, given ‘blueprints’ in order to collect pollen and nectar

    This is a great example of thinking ‘outside the box’, and marketing done right!

    There is a video of the process available here.

    If you would like to read about other artists who work with bees to create natural honeycomb sculptures, check out Tomás Libertíny and Aganetha Dyck.

    -Anna Paluch

     
  6. Ancient Egypt
    Rome
    This picture appears to be more Archaic

    nok-ind:

    Certain archetypes existed in Africa in ancestral African religions long before the advent of European Christianity.

    Recommended reading:

    Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth  (John G. Jackson)

    The Jesus Mysteries: Was The Original Jesus A Pagan God? (Timothy Freke & Peter Gandy )

    (via nefermaathotep)

     
  7. lazyyogi:

    From me the world streams out   
    And in me it dissolves,  
    As a bracelet melts into gold,  
    A pot crumbles into clay,  
    A wave subsides into water. 

    I adore myself.    
    How wonderful I am! 

    I can never die. 

    The whole world may perish,  
    From Brahma to a blade of grass,  
    But I am still here. 

    The Ashtavakra Gita

    (via iwannajamitwithyou)

     
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  9. scrollofthoth:

    Ave Babalon

    (Source: fratercaos131ajsrzombie)

     
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  11. harta-de-tu-mierda:

    Goddamnnnn

    (Source: bvnds, via raprelated)