Tag: beliefs

  • Poetry: Jasper

    Jasper By: Maranda Russell Stone formed from drops of Christ’s blood, the martyr’s gem from legends of old – jasper stained with red flecks, forever falling from the foot of the cross.

  • Poetry: Church Abuse

    Church Abuse By: Maranda Russell The lace unravels. The smaller holes become bigger tears as the candle wax hardens on the soft, satin cloth. Prayers, and pleas and petitions abound, but the altar lies irrevocably ruined.

  • What is Your Great Work?

    Recently I was reading a book about glamour magic. I read a lot of books about paganism and mystical spiritual paths, because even though I consider myself an agnostic, I also believe there are many, many things we don’t understand and I enjoy delving into the mysteries and deeper meanings found in spirituality and mythology. […]

  • New ACEO Artwork Series: Ancient Symbols

    Recently I decided to combine my love for art and ancient symbology into a new series of ACEO art trading cards. I have several books about signs, symbols, and sigils and plan to make a variety of artworks celebrating my love for these mysterious and intriguing ancient forms of wisdom. So far, I have made […]

  • Never Argue with Ignorance!

    I made this little drawing to remind myself to not put too much effort and energy into trying to argue with people who are willfully ignorant and are unwilling to see or hear any evidence or opinion other than their own. Far too many times (especially on Facebook), I have been drawn into pointless, never-ending […]

  • Short Poetry – Doubt Lingers

    I love short poetry, it is actually my favorite kind of poetry. There is something magical about being able to express a truth, or paint a vivid image, with only a few words. So, when I woke up today with these few lines echoing in my head, I had to write them down and share: […]

  • Late Night, Can’t Sleep Thoughts

    The following is a journal entry of random thoughts and feelings I wrote down one night when I couldn’t sleep. As you can probably tell, I wasn’t in the best mood when I wrote it: “Lately I’ve been deeply struggling with so many dark thoughts. Not necessarily dark thoughts about myself, but about the world […]

  • I am an Emotional Writer

    I am an emotional writer. I write from whatever my current point of view and mood dictates. Often my writing may be entirely contradictory or may not even represent my general consensus on a given subject, but is instead a snapshot of a moment in time. Reading through my journal entries and blog posts may […]

  • What I Believe, Do Not Believe, and Am Unsure About

    Like many others with Aspergers and OCD traits, I enjoy making lists and organizing my thoughts in a linear fashion on paper. While flipping through an old notebook, I found the following lists of “What I Believe”, “What I Do Not Believe”, and “What I Am Unsure Of”, and thought I would share it just […]

  • I Could Have Been Labeled a Terrorist

    Sometimes I feel like I live in an entirely different world than the one I grew up in. One thing I am greatly thankful for is that there wasn’t the sensitivity to threats of violence or stupid immature outbursts when I was a kid and teen. I think about how common it was when I […]