Kirsten Weiss

Looking for a spooky read? I write novels of urban fantasy, paranormal mystery and steampunk suspense. Here you can find images, paranormal news and quotations that inspire my writing. Click the "buy the novels" link above to see all my books on Amazon.
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Perseus and the Sea Nymphs. Edward Burne-Jones. 1877

If you are not reading novels to make new friends, or to wander across the fields, or to sail the sea, then you should not read them at all.

Now that’s just cool

wasbella102:

Mantelliceras Ammonite Commune, Mesozoic Era, Lower Cretaceous Period

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In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable.
Guillermo Del Toro (via sailsflyseaward)

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charlottesarahscrivener:

A ritual diagram for protection against an “evil death”, wind and fire. Fourteenth century, from the book magic in medieval manuscripts by Sophie page

In honor of the upcoming “Hoodoo Detective,” I wanted a gif of my metaphysical detective’s office door, with the detective, Riga Hayworth, walking past. And since I’m all about nepotism, I hired my nephew, the budding computer artist, to do it. But instead of walking past, it looks like she’s getting off the floor, which sparks all sorts of story questions. 

In honor of the upcoming “Hoodoo Detective,” I wanted a gif of my metaphysical detective’s office door, with the detective, Riga Hayworth, walking past. And since I’m all about nepotism, I hired my nephew, the budding computer artist, to do it. But instead of walking past, it looks like she’s getting off the floor, which sparks all sorts of story questions. 

Nope, not having a bad day. I just thought this was funny. Happy/It’s a Wonderful Life Mashup

Who needs a blog when you’ve got a terrific visual like this one? (Have you checked out my Parayounormal.wordpress.com blog?) Spells by moon phase. Riga Hayworth would definitely have these memorized.

wood-fires:

What Types of Spell Work To Do By: Moon Phase

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Avebury Sunset