Kris Leliel, mystic and creative spirit, loves to write about metaphysics, the occult, and literature, especially horror. Their debut horror short, "Autonomy Bleeds Black" is available on Kindle and other eBook platforms.
Werewolves are trickled throughout various folklores from Mesopotamia to Ancient Greece to the Nords to 14th century Western Europe. Their historical interpretations and even their modern representations have consistently been portrayed in bloodshed, shape-shifting, and animalistic instinct. I'm going to explore the symbolism of werewolves to further understand the beastial intrigue of this monster of legend and then propose my own interpretation.
The perfect parent doesn’t exist. There will never be a guardian with flawless parenting or the supernatural sense of knowing exactly what their children need all the time. However, every parent and child will come to experience the bittersweet fact of life called pain. Pain echoes in the hearts of the emotionally neglected with a perfect resonance that could bond them or break them. It transforms our relationships with one another and our relationship with life. That echo has reverberated for generations. In my time, the echo thrust into me through the song “Home” by Three Days Grace and it not only woke me to the pain I didn’t understand or know how to express, but also acted as my personal catalyst for self-expression and retrospection through the arts and friendship.
The first step is the hardest. Could it be because there’s no more land beneath your feet after that first step? The dog is barking with urgency, while your heart is beating with passion, and your foot hovers over a ledge taunting gravity and fate. Calling you The Fool isn’t an insult to your bravery nor an applause. You are pure adrenaline, you are the heart falling into the stomach, the stomach jumping into the throat. You might be naive or tired of everyone calling you what you’re not. You’re just The Fool facing this new beginning that may have been by Chance, but that’s no reason to pass it up.
Humanity has thousands of beliefs birthed from the misunderstood and unknown. Through our perceptions we’ve breathed life into the forces beyond our control and called them gods and goddesses, paranormal phenomena, supernatural intervention, philosophical quests, or new challenges for the scientific mind. The multifaceted views of our environments and ourselves can bring an existential calm or crisis. One event we are all forced to acknowledge is death, a circumstance that has been personified, feared, respected, and flat out denied. Death is permanently somber, sometimes bittersweet, and a trigger to many wonders about life. Its paradoxical effect on all of us inspires contemplation in every facet of our lives, which is why I'd like to briefly explore the many perceptions of death throughout humanity’s history.
It’s strange that there are so many people out there who offer tips and tutorials about writing, myself included, and often forget that writing is an art and art is the language of the soul. Since no soul is perfect, there is a perseveration in the writing community over great writing techniques and all we wish to do is take that to heart and sharpen our craft, but I want to propose, or rather remind those who may have forgotten, that we never ignore our imperfections and remember that they are the guiding force to our artistic spirit. A writer’s vulnerability builds a successful career with ease.
The aspects in your birthchart show the interconnection of all of your astrological placements. It looks like a bunch of symbols on a circle with lines going back and forth if you aren't familiar with how to read a natal chart, but I hope this article will help you see that astrology bring more clarity than confusion. You may have a general understanding of the zodiac signs, the planets, and the houses, but knowing their relation to one another is the next step to advancing your astrological knowledge.
The synchronicity phenomenon has been called many things; "meaningful coincidence", a paranormal event, angel numbers, the universe speaking to us, pseudoscience, and the list goes on. Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung brought the concept of synchronicity to our attention as a phenomenon of energy with noncausal events in his work Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle (1952). It's opened up many theoretical debates and while those arguments still go on today, people are still claiming to experiencing synchronicity. You wouldn't be reading this if you weren't experiencing it yourself or were at least curious what the "meaning" of it all entails.
The Backwards Law was coined by Alan Watts and is wonderfully explained in the video. Watching it reminded me of the Wheel of Fortune card in tarot, which is often associated with being in a situation that is beyond your control. However, exploring The Backwards Law can take this a step further. As you release control, you instantly gain a new perspective (loss and gain, give and take, right?). In the video, the narrator talks about how we can perceive good providing bad and bad providing good to help us accept certain circumstances of life, but let's remember what Watts said: