“Before we were conceived, we existed in part as an egg in our mother’s ovary. All the eggs a woman will ever have form in her ovaries when she is a four-month-old fetus. This means that the sacred egg that developed into the person you are now, formed in your mother’s ovary when she was growing in the womb of her mother. Each of us, male and female, spent five months in the womb of our grandmother, rocking to the pulse of our grandmother’s blood. And our mother spent five months rocking to the pulse of her grandmother’s blood, and her mother pulsed to the beat of her grandmother’s blood. Back through the pulse of all the mothers and all the grandmothers, through the beat of the blood that we all share, this sound can return us to the preconscious state, to the inner structure of the mind, to the power and the source of who and what we actually are: the pulsing field of all consciousness existing everywhere, within everything, beyond past, present, or future.”
— By Layne Redmond (via birthintobeing)
11:08 pm • 1 March 2014 • 632 notes
A maybe okay fuck-ton of rat/mouse references. [From various sources.]
10:59 pm • 1 March 2014 • 3,417 notes
Morena Celarié was/is probably the most important figure in Salvadoran Folklore dance. She was born in barrio San Jose, San Salvador, April 20 of 1922. She use to wear white as a tribute to the Virgin of Guadalupe for having her cured her leg paralysis from her childhood. During her early years, her popularity reached scholar circles, after some time the director of a Spanish School of Dance helped her by making possible a grand presentation in Guatemala City. Louis Marme, a North American Movie director, was filming a movie in “Finca Modelo”, Morena Celarié, appeared in the movie dancing. When the movie opened in Washington DC it created such a buzz that the National Geographic magazine published an article about her story and her passion for dancing. She also won a scholarship to study choreography in Mexico City in the Palacio de Bellas Artes , and managed to lead a group of 300 students who in one of her presentations danced the Flamenco Candido Salvadoran Suaca. Over her lifetime she founded the Folk Dance Academy, and was also a member of the Ateneo Salvadorian Women, Salvadoran Women’s League, the Girl Guides Association of El Salvador and the Assistant Secretary for El Salvador in the Central American Confederation of Folklore. In 1961, taking advice from her mother Carmela Professor Noriega Canjura, she founded a dancing company with her name, and at the same time she was in charge of the Cultural Activities of the National Institute of Tourism. In her honor, the National School of Dance in El Salvador is named after her by Legislative Decree of June 6, 1987. Morena Celaríe was found dead in her favorite place to visit which was la Puerta del Diable in Panchimalco, April 22 of 1972. Reasons for her death are contested. She is buried in the Cementerio de Los Ilustres in San Salvador.
10:50 pm • 1 March 2014 • 256 notes
Source: Truths You Won’t Believe
Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated.
10:45 pm • 1 March 2014 • 45,960 notes