the legendary dog tuesday
Finally a high quality scan of my favorite gouache piece….also used this on my gouache tutorial
Coba’s beauty routine.
Gypsum - Lubin, Poland
Golden waxcap, Hygrocybe chlorophana with tiny caterpillar.
this poor little thing is trying desperately to reach its antennae to clean them but its legs are so short
omfg weevil you can do it I believe in you
Art by Beatrice Goldsmith - “Mermaids.”
making an offering to a spring deity to make winter end
Aerial Toll Houses Part 2
art by Maruhana-bachi on deviantArt
Aerial toll houses refers to a controversial teaching held by many Eastern Orthodox Saints and Eastern Orthodox Christians, about the immediate state of the soul after death. According to this doctrine, “following a person’s death the soul leaves the body, and is escorted to God by angels. During this journey the soul passes through an aerial realm, which is inhabited by demons. The soul encounters these demons at various points referred to as ‘toll-houses’ where the demons then attempt to accuse it of sin and, if possible, drag the soul into hell.” The Aerial toll house teaching is somewhat similar to ones found in the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Both teachings are concerned with the time period immediately after death and describe the being’s encounters with wrathful deities in various aerial realms.
There is a total of 20 toll houses but the artist has only represented 15 of them. Toll houses in this post:
- Toll-house of remembering evil
- Toll-house of murder
- Toll-house of magic
- Toll-house of lust
- Toll-house of sodomy
- Toll-house of heresy
- Toll-house of unmercifulness