Black bandana, sweet Louisiana
Robbin’ on a bank in the state of Indiana
She’s a runner, rebel and a stunner
a fuckyeah1990s Halloween Mix: Robbing Little Kids For Bags
- Super Mario World - Ghost House (remix)
- Switchblade Symphony - Gutter Glitter
- t.A.T.u - How Soon Is Now (The Smiths Cover)
- YUNG LEAN - GHOSTTOWN (MISOGI X CIGHT REMIX)
- Oliver~2 - boof
- Waka Flocka Flame - Move That Dope Flockmix
- Front 242 - Tragedy For You
- dreamtrak - odyssey pt 2 (good intent internet age rmx)
- AFI - Morningstar
Peter Green - The End Of The Game . Reprise Records . 1970
1953: “House for the Atomic Age”
“A swimming pool that becomes an automatic decontamination bath during an A-bomb attack is one of the features of a home that Hal B. Hayes, Hollywood contractor, is completing for himself. In the hillside next to the swimming pool he’s building an underground sanctuary that you reach by diving into the pool. His house is designed to “bring the outdoors indoors” for ordinary peaceful living, yet has a structure built to resist great destructive forces. Several of the walls are completely of glass that would be swept away by a powerful shock wave, but could later be replaced. A continuation of his living-room rug is pulled up to shroud the glass wall in that room when a button is pressed.
Other walls of the house have a fluted design to resist shock wave and a fireproof exterior surface of Gunite.
A garden growing in half a foot of soil on the flat roof provides insulation against extreme heat or shock. All exposed wood, inside and outside of the house, is fire-resistant redwood coated with fire-retarding paint. In addition to the underground sanctuary, equipped with bottled oxygen, there is a bombproof shelter in the house itself, consisting of a large steel and concrete vault containing a sitting room and bathroom. Other features of the home include a three-story indoor tree…”
“Do not stand up against / me as witness; do not contradict me in the court; do nothing against me in front of the deities; / do not treat me with hostility in front of the Keeper of the Balance. You are my Ka (life-force), which is in my body; the creator, / who makes the limbs of my body whole; you may come out to the beautiful place, which is there prepared for me. Do not cause my name / to stink in the presence of the members of the court, who make people to resurrected (at) the beautiful place. Excellent is it for the posers; a pleasure is it / for the judge. Do not speak lies against me beside the great god.”
-A translated section from the right scarab, which is from spell 30B of the “Book of the Dead” (trans. Walters).
Scarabs in ancient Egypt.
One of the most well-known amulets from ancient Egypt is the scarab, which represented the dung-beetle. These amulets were usually made of faience or stone, decorated with an almost endless repertoire of geometric and figurative designs engraved on the base, and came in various sizes.
Originally a form of personal seal, scarabs took on the role of good-luck charms. The scarab-beetle itself was associated the Atum and the sun god Re, both deities concerned with resurrection and rebirth. The idea that the dung beetle was symbolic of rebirth and regeneration was probably inspired by its life cycle. When the beetle laid its eggs hidden in the sand, the newly hatched insects would emerge from seemingly nowhere, as though they were the result of self-generation.
Large scarabs with engraved text from the Book of the Dead were used as a substitute for the heart in burial, intended to ward of evils and help gain the joys of the Egyptian paradise. The scarab shown in the right image is one such heart scarab. This funerary amulet was intended to have a supportive function for its deceased owner in the Court of the Dead, as illustrated by its translated text at the start of the post.
Both chosen examples of scarabs are from the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and via their online collections: 1984.30.5 & 42.81. The first dates to 946-525 BC (Third Intermediate-early Late Period), and the second, 1070-736 BC (Third Intermediate).
When writing up this post Rosalie David’s Religion and Magic in Ancient Egypt (Penguin UK, 2002) was of use.
Theodor de Bry. Americae Pars Memorabile Provinciæ Brasiliæ Historiam (History of America, Memorable Provinces of Brasil). 1592.
Carl Gustav Jung, The Red Book (Hand-crafted red leather‐bound folio manuscript, details), constructed between 1915 and 1930.