Creature of darkness.

Creature of darkness.

Archaic Torso of Apollo

We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso
is still suffused with brilliance from inside,
like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low,

gleams in all its power. Otherwise
the curved breast could not dazzle you so, nor could
a smile run through the placid hips and thighs
to that dark center where procreation flared.

Otherwise this stone would seem defaced
beneath the translucent cascade of the shoulders
and would not glisten like a wild beast’s fur:

would not, from all the borders of itself,
burst like a star: for here there is no place
that does not see you. You must change your life.

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Hexen

Hexen

thetalismonger:

The first thing one should do with a wand is to spend time with it, rotating it, inspecting it, warming it in the hand, finding the way to hold it. This can take some time.

The second thing one should do with a wand is take it to the place that you would do magic in. This is a private place, a…

thetalismonger:

I’ve completed the first Talismonger artifact! It’s a white poplar wand inscribed with the seals from the Greater Key of Solomon. A lucky recipient will be chosen in 24 hours. Check out the project if you want to be entered to receive Æspestanga, the white wand!

Launched

thetalismonger:

I just launched a weird wizard art project on Patreon and I would love it if you guys could check it out. I’m creating magical artifacts, talismans, and trinkets, and giving them away randomly to supporters of the project. Take a look, let me know what you think, and if you like what you see, consider supporting the project or reblogging this post!

http://www.patreon.com/Talismonger

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divaneee:

Veiled woman with high hat

Life goals.

divaneee:

Veiled woman with high hat

Life goals.

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