iDance. iTarot. iArt.

Bellydance, Tarot reading, and artwork with some meanderings for good measure. Navigating life as best as possible.

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oracularpaintbrush:

I’m slow on the uptake, but “Shades of Ritual” anthology about people of colour in paganism is out now. I have a piece in the anthology. Signal boost and give it a look in. http://www.immanion-press.com/info/book.asp?id=466&referer=Hp

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andiamburdenedwithgloriousfeels:

Sir Patrick Stewart being flawless and James McAvoy laughing his ass off

All I see is Charles making fun of Magneto.

I swear I will weep legit tears when Sir Stewart transitions because this shit is brilliant.

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tribalfusionbellyblog:

On Facebook today, I came across a post made by one of my favorite belly dancers.

There was so much truth to this post, I couldn’t help but to share this. One of the main reasons why I love being a part of the belly dance community is because we embrace our bodies. All sizes are beautiful. 

This post was by Rin Ajna.

"Dance teachers, I promise that criticizing your students for their weight or singling them out in class to make a negative statement isn’t helping anybody. And word definitely does get around, which is why I’m posting this. If your judgement of a student’s size supersedes that of their technique, then you have no business being a dance teacher.

People in general, I promise that telling someone that they could gain OR lose a few pounds isn’t helping anybody. It just highlights your personal bias and infallibly makes you sound disrespectful, to put it mildly. (It makes you sound like a dick).

Anyone who says I could use a piece of cake is clearly terrible at being a stalker. Those who actually know me well know that I tend to overdo it with cake, if that’s even possible. It’s amazing how many people have said this kind of thing to me and quite a few people I know. What kind of mentality does a person have to have to approach someone with such a statement?

I recently got the, “but don’t you need to be bigger to belly dance” question from a complete stranger, to whom I inquired while making direct eye contact, “oh, you know about belly dance? :)” …Nope. What’s strange is that half of the people I’ve come across think you need to be thinner to belly dance, and half the people think you need to be bigger. I’m confused. Where’s the content in that? Where’s the richness, the culture, the history, the community?

In my eighteen plus years of dancing, I have consistently found that regardless of the genre of dance or the skill level of dancers, the success of a dance group, team, school, company, class, and so on, is directly related to the sense of respect between all of its members. In our most refined state, the best dance groups with which I’ve danced have left absolutely no room for pettiness.

Have some respect, not just for what you are practicing, but for the people with whom you are practicing. Developing this sense of community is crucial, especially considering how much animosity and separatism is prevalent in the world. I mean, people are killing each other because of intolerance and perceived differences! We don’t have to all hug each other and send baskets of fruit, but let’s maintain a basic level of respect.”

plasticxflower:

holy shit!! This women can move!!

MY IDOL. NO SERIOUSLY. I got to meet her at the Theatrical Bellydance Conference and she was the sweetest thing ever. Seeing her perform IN PERSON WAS MINDBLOWING HOLY SHIT.

asharah:

Hey everyone!  I’m testing for Level 4 in the Suhaila Salimpour format this Sunday.  This is a pretty big deal… there are only seven other dancers in the world who have ever held this certification.  If you’re in or near the San Francisco Bay Area, please consider coming out and supporting.  Other dancers include Gina Bruno and Stacey Lizette, and we’ll also have special guest Issam Houshan playing in our live Arabic band.

July 27, 7:00pm in Walnut Creek, California.  Tickets available here!

Oh man! That’s awesome! Good luck!

bellydancespo:

Photo from Lamia Dance Company

YES!!!

bellydancespo:

Photo from Lamia Dance Company

YES!!!

Purple ^.^
idanceitarotiart idanceitarotiart Said:

Purple: I don’t talk to you but I really love your blog

BLACK = I would date you.
GREEN = I think you’re cute.
BLUE = You are my tumblr crush.
GREY = I wish you would notice me.
PURPLE = I don’t talk to you but I really love your blog.
TEAL = We have a lot in common.
YELLOW = I don’t know you at all.
ORANGE = I don’t like your blog.
BROWN = I don’t like you.
PINK = I think you are unattractive.
RED = I hate you with a burning passion.
WHITE = You scare me.
RAINBOW = BED PLZ.

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70sbestblackalbums:

"I have no technical training and am completely uneducated in music."

SADE ADU

My gawd she’s so stunning.

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phoenix-falls:

bunny-banana:

handaxe:

handaxe:

What’s the difference between america and yogurt?

If u leave yogurt alone for 200 years it will develop a culture

this was like the sickest burn I’ve ever seen

I feel like, yeah, okay, sick burn or whatever, but there…

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browneyedmariela:

stunningpicture:

Father and son 11 years later

Real life Goku and Gohan

I’m trying to get it from the dad though who is he

My 2:44AM wake up. Thank you.

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exquisiteblackpeople:

Please take a moment of your day to help this family get a amber alert going for these two little ones. If you see them call police or crime stoppers at 1-800-speakup.

Click here

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What angels are apparently supposed to look like.

They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.

 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.

 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).

Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.

They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.

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cissitude:

Santeria Practioner, Cuba
Phyllis Galembo

cissitude:

Santeria Practioner, Cuba

Phyllis Galembo

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divineblu:

Oshun Girl

Source (divineblu.tumblr.com)

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