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The Vortex: Sleep Crystal Hoaxes

The Vortex: Sleep Crystal Hoaxes

(source: Henri Fuseli (1781) via Live Science)

February 29, 2016

Check out this beautiful time lapse of crystals forming. (Just try to ignore the jarring nature of the microscope viewer shifting!) [via YouTube]

I occasionally get sleep paralysis and night terrors. Luckily, they aren’t too extreme. But, in the moment, ghostly visages and shapes swirling around in the dark or daylight (who doesn’t take lots of naps, right?) are disturbing when it feels like you’re awake. These can be separate experiences, but my sleep history has shown me paralysis and terrors often mingle! Here’s the science behind them. [via Live Science]

Cook with purpose and love. Celebrate each Sabbat (the eight pagan festivals aligning and in honour of the changing seasons) and each day with these pagan feasts. [via Recipes for a Pagan Soul]

“27 Things That Can Really Help You While You’re Grieving’” A common thread in these is being honest and open with yourself, and allowing yourself to feel everything. Connecting with and taking care of others is also a lovely way to express the love inside you, even though you feel much sadness and perhaps darkness. [via Buzzfeed]

Hoaxes are simultaneously fun and frustrating. It can be fascinating to see a mystery revealed and how a ruse was orchestrated. But fakes also devalue the search for the truth. Looking at doctored paranormal photos can, however, help you develop a keener eye. [via Our Curious World]

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