Born on 2 August 1894 in Castlemaine, Victoria, Christian Waller is best known as an illustrator, printmaker and designer of stained glass. From 1910-1914, she attended the National Gallery School, Melbourne, with fellow students including Ethel Spowers, Esther Paterson, and future husband Napier. Waller was a Theosophist, interested in mystical and occultist philosophies. This is evident in this Art Deco style lithograph, from the book ‘The Gates of Dawn: a book made for the young’ (1932). A girl wearing a white robe, floral wreath and Ankh pendant vanquishes a dark witch, the energy of this action made tangible through the intricate layering of pattern and repeated eye motif.
Christian Waller, ‘not titled [‘You will go now Witch, and never enter this wood again’]’, 1932, lithograph, printed in black ink, from one zinc plate, Purchased 1983.
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I received some guided wisdom today about the work I do in the world. “Stay the course”
It’s my goal to positively influence my community and I’m proud to say that I do. @floatseattle & challenging and effective coaching practice keeps me focused.
But of course - there’s more.
Royal Family Cremation Ceremony in Bali.
The sheer magnitude of this important Balinese ceremony defies description. The ritual dates back more than a thousand years. The Balinese consider it disgraceful to send their loved ones off without the utmost of respect. In many cases families spend their life savings to insure that happens. Construction of the fixtures for the event goes on for weeks after the death. .
The occasion is meant to be a happy one, in order to help the deceased break all bonds and feel free to move on to their next life or (if complete purification has been reached) unity with God. .
The first photo is of the 100 foot, nine floor tower that carries the body in a special compartment near the top. You will see a man sitting up high, next to the coffin. It takes close to 100 people to construct the (Phoenix) tower.
The second photo shows the first set of pallbearers out of hundreds, who take turns carrying the massive tower on their shoulders for about one mile in horribly intense heat to the cremation site. They twirl the tower at the beginning of their journey to disorient the deceased so they won’t be tempted to stay. They also walk at a fast pace to confuse any demons that might be lurking around to attack the tower and body.
Ahead of the tower is a 33 foot tall black bull, made of bamboo and wood (as is the tower.) The bull is padded with cotton, decorated in velvet and trimmed in gold ribbon. This is where the body will be transferred when they get to the cremation site. The impressive bull will then be set on fire and burned until there is nothing left but ashes.
Families spread out among the burial grounds, sitting on bright colored blankets, eating food and offering gifts they’ve brought to their own friends and family who have passed. The event is meant to be a joyous recognition of their loved ones going to a better place. The only time the people become somber is when the fire is lit. The ashes are then blessed and carried to the sea.
Bc you can't take it so serious all the time
I'm excited to wrap this year up with nothing but the ultimate feeling of surrender
Healthy eats▪less stress▪family▪friends▪gratitude for the small things
👑Wrapping this year with a big bow 👑
Thankful for it all
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kamu yang buat aku jauh dari makhluk bernama perempuan dari bangsaku karena rasa cemburumu.
Kamu yang selalu menemaniku kerja pada saat itu.
kamu yang mungkin menjagaku dari lelahnya raga ini disaat malam hari ketika aku berkendara sambil bermimpi.
kamu yang selalu memperhatikanku saat tengah malam hingga membuatku selalu terbangun dari tidurku.
Kamu yang ikut serta membantu orang tua sahabatku ketika makhluk2 bangsamu merasuki raganya. Darisitu aku berfikir "mungkin kau berbeda, kau baik dan kau tidak pernah menampakan hal2 yang menyeramkan" Teman indigo ku pun berkata demikian, dia menyebutkan secara detail tentangmu, wujud indahmu dan namamu... Apakabarmu sekarang? Pergi kok gak bilang2? Hahaha 😥
Mungkin suatu saat aku akan melukismu, Fel Mungkin yaa... Hahahaha 😁
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