Sunday, 13 November 2016
O is for Occult, Ouija and Owls
When we first started this blog I made a series of posts beginning with each letter of the alphabet starting with A. Unfortunately, they ground to a halt after L. So in honour of The Alphabet Club hosted by Chiara I have decided to continue the posts and link up each month with the rest of the Alphabet Club posters. To learn more about this SAL follow the Alphabet Club link to Chiara's blog.
O is for Occult from A Dark Alphabet designed by Julie and Becky's Note of Friendship blog. Those are Octagon stitches there.
The word "occult" comes from the Latin occultus meaning hidden or secret. It generally refers to anything mythical, supernatural, magical or having those powers. Most of the designs chosen for this blog could come under the heading "occult". I thought I'd look at some occult symbols for this post.
Baphomet is a goat-headed idol used to denote evil in many sources from the Knights Templar to modern Death Metal.
The all-seeing eye and hand is often used as a symbol of an omniscient presence watching over us. But is it good or evil? There is a lot of information online about the Illuminati and their use of the symbol.
Here's a fun one of a witch using her crystal ball:
The ouija board is supposed to be used to communicate with those who have passed over. It's a staple ingredient for teenage parties where someone always makes the glass move to scare everyone else!
Our final O is a very popular topic here on the Hallowe'en Ornament Blog. Here are a few of mine:
Left - Cross Stitcher magazine, Blackberry Lane, Jacquie,
Centre - June Rose
Right - Knotted Tree NeedleArt, Blue Ribbon Designs, Blackbird Designs
And a bonus choice - O is for Orange, a great colour for a fabric, especially for Hallowe'en designs: