Reblogged from eurasian-shamanism
It is the figure of a shaman’s bear ally, paws outstretched, ready to assist in healing. It comes from the Nanai people and was collected in the Khabarovsk region in 1927. The “healing hands” of this bear were held to be especially helpful in treating joint problems.
Reblogged from blueiswrongforroses
He’s smiling. He’s proud of himself.
He’s saying “Look at me, that’s right, I’m balancing myself on this little stub of a branch. I am as majestic as a bird on its perch.”
look at this smug little banana bread
this bear is smirking
Look at this chipper little chocolate chip
Reblogged from guldentusks
OH MY GOD, CANADA, WHAT THE FUCK
After five years buried like a mole amid the decaying maps and manuscripts of an historical institute, Lou is given a welcome field assignment: to catalogue a nineteenth-century library, improbably located in an octagonal house on a remote island in northern Ontario. Eager to reconstruct the estate’s curious history, she is unprepared for her discovery that the island has one other inhabitant: a bear.
Lou’s imagination is soon overtaken by the estate’s historical occupants, whose fascination with bear lore becomes her own. Irresistibly, Lou is led along a path of emotional and sexual self-discovery, as she explores the limits of her own animal nature through her bizarre and healing relationship with the bear.
Remember when I was studying Canadian literature and this happened…
Anyone who doesn’t know Canada’s rich history of erotic literature clearly needs to educate themselves on the history of Harlequin romance novels.
I always love when people find out about Bear. It’s hilarious.
I NEED TO READ THIS
LIKE YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I NEED TO READ THIS
Just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving! God bless us, every one.
You know what, everyone in Canada? Don’t talk to me ever again.
oh god, now I have to read it.
wow this is a really private account of my life im not comfortable w it being circulated
И мы не боимся
And We Are Not Afraid - Painting by Nicholas Roerich, 1922