thewritersramblings said: CAN WE TALK ABOUT MIDDLE EASTERN WITCHES AND WIZARDS THOUGH. AND HOW THEY'RE SPELLS WOULD OBVIOUSLY NOT BE LATIN, GREEK OR ANGLO SAXON, BUT INSTEAD LIKE ANCIENT PHOENICIAN, OR SOMETHING. AND THAT THEIR TIES BETWEEN SPELLS AND MAGIC WOULD BE STRONGER SINCE THEIR WORDS ARE MORE ANCIENT AND FAR OLDER SO THEY'D BE WAY MORE POWERFUL???? SORRY FOR THE CAPS?????
NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR CAPS. PHOENICIAN SPELLS. ARAMAIC SPELLS. LANGUAGES MUGGLES DON’T KNOW ANYMORE THAT HAVE BEEN PRESERVED THROUGH WIZARDING SPELLS IN LITTLE POCKETS OF THE WORLD. SOURCE LANGUAGES NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO ADAPT OR CHANGE ANYMORE BECAUSE THE LANGUAGES HAVE DIED AND PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO CAUSE LIKE, A NUCLEAR FALLOUT. IM SO EXCITED THANKS FOR THIS.
#WOOOOOO#literally all i wanna do is write a wizarding series set there#and to explore the prejudices of not only class difference and blood difference#but also religious differences and how that affects their magic#and instead of a ministry theres the monarchy#and djinn instead of ghosts#and just ARABIC FOLKLORE /throws rainbow sparkles/#im gonna die#harry potter#language#linguistics#ARAMIC SPELLSSSS#headcanon that bc they use the older/oldest languages middle eastern witches and wizards have no need for wands to channel their magic#bc it’s so pure and strong#ANOTHER HEaDCANON#pets allowed to be brought to school include and are not limited to: sphinxes. fennec foxes. golems.#desert wolves too#basically go big or go home with school pets (the-writers-ramblings)
Witches in secret pockets of Morocco who’ve been casting spells with ancient spices long before wands came about. Warlocks in Egypt who knew the double, magical, meaning behind hieroglyphics. A dead language? Latin and Ancient Greek have NOTHING on hieroglyphs. The veritable cacophany of ideas and spells and magic that the trading routes brought in. The Phoenecians with their many-striped sailboats proudly displayed Persian potion ingredients alongside spelled fishing nets woven by Palestinian wizards. Syrian magical folk meet Greek ones, and realize they can best communicate in the Ancient Greek all serious magical students learn. Curly heads bent over ancient spellbooks, and people stare as they converse in a language not spoken for hundreds of years.
Excuse you but can we not forget the jewish lore masters, poring over their tomes in hebrew and aramaic, preserved from their exiled homeland into the diaspora.
And the development of a syncretic magic in yiddish that mixes the subtle lore and subtle word power of the exiled levantines with the raw brute force of germanic magics. — how else did the golem?
DIASPORA SYNCRETIC MAGICS
jewish wizards offering house elves clothes in accordance with the slave laws
jewish wizards using golems as grunt labor
Yes to the Yiddish spells, too ;-)
Jewish wizards offering clothing to house elves and then constantly debating among themselves whether using a golem or other magically-created entity with some semblance of sentience for manual labor for years or decades is essentially the same thing as keeping a magical being for the same purpose.
See also: endless debates about whether one can use magic on Shabbat, and what sorts of magic qualify as “work”. Like, does it count if you enchant an object ahead of time?
Also debates over the extent to which Divination counts as the “witchcraft” detailed in the Tanach. Actually, I bet there’d be scholars compiling detailed tractates about which spells are kosher, using extensive biblical commentary.
JEWISH WIZARDS HAVING THEIR OWN EXTENDED TALMUD. HOW HAS THIS NEVER OCCURRED TO ME BEFORE??
Magic is a natural extension of the self; Therefore, one should be allowed to use magic on Shabbos. You might put restrictions on what kind of magic, and brewing potions (even ones that don’t require heat) and using wands…
I wrote a paper for a Harry Potter conference on foreign wizardry and how the systems of magic must have evolved to be completely separate entities that have very little in common. We’re only seen a TINY portion of the wizarding world and for the most part it’s Western European. I like to imagine Bill Weasley had to extensively train for cursebreaking in Egypt, because you can’t just waltz into a tomb, wave your wand, shout Latin and expect it to work.
I also love the idea of foreign magics being a bit wonky in a duel against each other because they’re not quite compatible. Like, it’s really hard to block a spell from a foreign wizard because you don’t understand exactly what you’re blocking against.
God, so many foreign wizard feels.
WIZARDS AND WITCHES FROM MEXICO
SPELLWORK FROM MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA, AND SOUTH AMERICA
POTIONS WITH CACAO, CACAO AND ALL THE MAGICAL PROPERTIES
MAGIC IN CUBA
SOMEONE CONTRIBUTE TO THIS BECAUSE I CANT AND IT FRUSTRATES ME
I’m going to object to the usage of magic on Shabbos, simply because there are so many, MANY rules stating you cannot create things, for the lack of a better word. No creating heat/fire, no drawing, no writing, no playing musical instruments, etc, etc, etc. You can’t even cut off a piece of tape and apply it to something else! I feel like the possible spells someone would cast, one way or another, would conflict with those many rules.
Also, I kind of love the idea of Jewish wizards being kind to house elves, in accordance to Jewish law. There are TONS of regulations on how a Jew is supposed to treat their slave (many of those regulations regard some sort of kindness) and it’d be interesting to see the conflict it’d create when paired with how it’s “normally” done.
There are actually a ton of commentaries and stories in the Talmud about magic! All with their own spin-off debates about each and it is really interesting what is considered “witchcraft” and thus bad and things that were considered “ordinary” miracles that a תלמיד חכם or תלמידה חכמה (learned man or woman) could perform when needed.
"i’ll be speaking with my lawyer" is the adult version of saying "im telling mom"
Wildlife officials say hundreds and possibly more than 1,000 mink are on the loose from a Monteregie fur farm after an intruder broke in and opened all the cages.Hero
Most certainly NOT a hero. When you release captive animals into the wild you are not saving them, you are causing them to suffer and die slow, miserable deaths. Releasing these animals is simply an ego boost to people who want to pretend they’re helping animals when in reality they’re only harming them.
These mink cannot survive in the wild. They have no idea how to hunt, how to avoid danger, how to find shelter or anything, so they either get hit by cars, starve to death, die from the elements or attacked by other animals. Mink are also extremely aggressive towards others of their species and releasing so many into one area inevitably results in a mink hunger games, where they will attack and kill each other. Physically, they are also far too removed from their wild cousins to do well in the wild. Farmed mink are much larger and heavier, with colors that put them at a huge disadvantage and a coat that isn’t as weather or waterproof as wild mink.
Released mink are also extremely damaging to the environment. The few that do survive become ruthless predators and push native species into extinction. In the UK the water vole is facing extinction purely because of mink released from fur farms. In some places they also compete with the native, wild mink, as well as other native predators, taking away vital space and food from them.
Don’t pretend this kind of thing helps animals because it most certainly does not.
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JULIET STRIPED WOLF IS A MEMBER OF THE ROSEBUD SIOUX TRIBE AND A US SOLDIER WHO WENT MISSING WHILE STATIONED AT FORT BRAGG, NC. SHE HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE JULY 1, 2014. PLEASE SHARE IN THE HOPES THAT SHE MAY STILL BE FOUND.
her mom, Janel Striped Wolf, is updating the search on FB; it should be noted that though Juliet has been missing for weeks, the police would not allow her to file a missing persons report until August 16. the Army was not working with her mother to locate Juliet either, even though Janel had reason to believe that Juliet was in a physically abusive relationship, and actually gave her false information on Juliet’s whereabouts. here’s some of Janel’s notes on her daughter’s suspicious disappearance:
Private Juliet Striped Wolf served in the 92nd unit in the Civil Affairs Co., Headquarters Co. She is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and half of her lineage comes from First Nations, of the Blood Band of Alberta, Canada.
My daughter was under great duress leading up to the days of her last sighting. My daughter was last seen accompanied by an individual who was a threat to her, I base this on statements my daughter made to me and to the fact that this individual failed to appear in a court of law to face an assault and battery charge recently. Her commanding officer informed me of the nature of this person and felt that it was this person’s actions and behaviors that led to my daughter leaving her base apartment on July 1st. In the course of the military’s investigation, my daughter’s roommate attested to the fact that there had been escalating behaviors toward my daughter that leads me to believe my daughter’s health and safety are compromised. Her roommate also said there were escalating phone calls and visits of a domestic violence nature and that this individual was taking all of my daughter’s money. My daughter has no criminal record, no misconduct and I was told by her commanding office that she was a “good soldier” and he was shocked that she was gone. This brings a murky, often under reported scenario into specific relief. My contention is that if this person was a man, and he was a known criminal and was wanted on charges of a violent nature I believe the response to my concerns that my daughter was coerced to leave the base and may be under the control of this individual would be taken much more seriously. Instead, my concerns fall on deaf ears, and I have been criticized when I challenge the military and have been the recipient of comments such as “well your daughter is AWOL; there’s nothing that can be done for her.” Perhaps nothing will ever be done and she will someday haunt the online pages of missing person’s websites and databases but I am one Lakota Woman who will never give up seeking to bring attention to matters such as these.
This pattern of providing misleading information I categorize in the following list: being told by the base on more than one occasion that my daughter was now stationed in Ft. Benning, GA was untrue, being denied the right to make a report and being told my only recourse is to file with my local police department were baseless. I went to the ASU police department and spoke to Officer Janda badge #569 the night of July 29, 2014 and was told they don’t have jurisdiction and he could not take a police report. The end result is that my daughter is still missing, and I believe in danger, and the trail that started a month ago is growing colder by the day.
My contact information is below:
Janel Striped Wolf
Facebook: Janel Striped Wolf
2926 S. Mollera
Mesa, AZ 85210
she also has been writing some (heartbreaking) notes to her daughter, and asks that people share them widely in hopes that Juliet will see them, wherever she is:
Wherever you are know that mom loves you so much. I wait everyday to hear from you and I can’t understand why we haven’t heard from you. I tell myself the reason must be an important one as you know your mom loves you and accepts you, no matter what. I will advocate for you and I want you to know that the American Indian people and Indigenous people from Canada, and from around the world are concerned for your safety. We come from a spiritual place, our sacred homelands, and because of this we are spiritual people. I have heard from people all throughout our country, their voices are rising as is our collective strength. You do not come from nowhere, and we are not “no one important”; quite the contrary, as Indigenous people we are powerful because of where we come from and we are loved. Your little sister misses you so much and so do I. It doesn’t matter what has happened…know that we love you and want you to come home…I believe with all my heart that you are alive and well somewhere…if you are a friend of Juliet’s and you know where she is or have had contact from her know that you are not protecting her, you are keeping her from her greatest support, her family…If she is hurt… know that I will never stop looking for answers and will never stop trying to find her.
Juliet—if you are reading this I am advocating for you but I am facing the great stress. There are those who are impersonating me or my daughter on other websites around the world and posting saying she is fine, and others wishing us death. She may be awol/deserter and worthy of death in your minds, but know that she is my daughter and I stand with her. I will not stop until she is found by the military, any police department or she calls me. If you have proof, and can prove it is her beyond a reasonable doubt, call me. I am an Indigenous woman who lives a quiet life, I don’t post in a mean spirit, I don’t say cruel things to people on posts or anywhere else. I do not like attention but for my daughter I will lead the way as long as I can, Juliet—I need to hear your voice, please call me, it doesn’t matter, I brought you into this world and I will stand by you, I love you, I need to hear from you. I said I will never give up and I won’t, no matter how much I hurt.