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robotgod:

 


SokushinbutsuThe practice of self-mummification, once performed by Buddhist monks in Japan. The monk would start by eating only nuts and seeds to strip them of their body fat, then move to drinking tea made from the urushi tree. The poisonous tea would cause vomiting to further their weight loss, as well as help dissuade insects from disturbing their body after death. 

robotgod:

 

Sokushinbutsu

The practice of self-mummification, once performed by Buddhist monks in Japan. The monk would start by eating only nuts and seeds to strip them of their body fat, then move to drinking tea made from the urushi tree. The poisonous tea would cause vomiting to further their weight loss, as well as help dissuade insects from disturbing their body after death. 

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ladyofthelagoon:

renegadepineapple:

brownpaperpackagestiedupinstring:

This is possibly the greatest thing I have seen on the internet.

fUck

one year the university of chicago’s admission essay was “relate play-doh to plato” and i wish i could have applied and just sent this picture

ladyofthelagoon:

renegadepineapple:

brownpaperpackagestiedupinstring:

This is possibly the greatest thing I have seen on the internet.

fUck

one year the university of chicago’s admission essay was “relate play-doh to plato” and i wish i could have applied and just sent this picture

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wildwildeyes:

I’d say that’s an accurate paraphrase of the scene.

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emmammo:

Learn how to braid your hair like the ladies in Game of Thrones.

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floating-world-pictures:

notmodernart:

ladylindy:

modernfoppery:

velogiraffe:

velvethatlady:

mycallousalice:

Say what?! A new film written by Emma Thompson about Effie Gray, a child-bride who fights to be released from her loveless marriage to John Ruskin (played by GREG WISE, Thompson’s real-life husband) to be with John Everett Millais, another famous artist?

There is literally nothing about this film that makes me want to not see it. THE BEST NEWS!

I mean, the last film I saw that Thompson wrote was Sense and Sensibility (the best one where she stars with Kate Winslet, Greg Wise and Alan Rickman)—this is a woman who knows how to write movies to be rewatched obsessively.

Effie Gray is coming to theatres in 2014. 

So looking forward to this!

EVERYONE I KNEW IN COLLEGE NEEDS TO PAY ATTENTION TO THIS POST

I AM PAYING ATTENTION

oh my god is this when ruskin got shocked during his wedding night because he realised women had body hair

More art history movies!!

DONT JOKE ABOUT THIS I WILL DIE

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yourmorningcoffee:

wthsjw:

thestarlighthotel:

Kirsty Mitchell’s late mother Maureen was an English teacher who spent her life inspiring generations of children with imaginative stories and plays. Following Maureen’s death from a brain tumour in 2008, Kirsty channelled her grief into her passion for photography.

She retreated behind the lens of her camera and created Wonderland, an ethereal fantasy world. The photographic series began as a small summer project but grew into an inspirational creative journey.

‘Real life became a difficult place to deal with, and I found myself retreating further into an alternative existence through the portal of my camera,’ said the artist. (read the rest here).

Such a tribute…

ALWAYS REBLOG. THIS IS THE COOLEST PHOTO SERIES EVER.

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