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omnia magica



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Afternoon in the desert of ravens 😳
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A parallel reality: a collection of special moments recorded through the years and stored in our blogs and Flickr streams, from surreal alienation to oddity, from encounters with animals to performances and improvised rituals, from riddles and witchcraft to extravagance, provocation or simple pleasurable moments and postcard-like snapshots, that’s my way to celebrate Dodecaemeron, the Greek 12 festal days of Christmas and New Year, when earth and skies merge, as they say, and daily toilers like us should stop and rest and say to themselves:

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«To have a good life you sometimes have to take a chill pill and trust the indecipherable and the unknown.»

This post is actually the prayer of an atheist.

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In Eleni's blog 'Islandscape in the sunset' : a post homesicknessIn Eleni's blog 'Elina Lafina bodypainted in Manganitis' : a post about becoming an animalIn Eleni's blog 'Anticrepuscular ray' : a post about signs in the skyIn Eleni's blog 'Volunteering in the path project of Ikaria' : a post about creating bonds with the island and the people through hard work in natureIn Eleni's blog a post for me about abandonment and love in the wildIn Eleni's blog 'Communist deportees in Ikaria, 1947' : a post about fighting for social justiceIn Eleni's blog 'Hippie household in the river' : a post about escapism and seasonal freedom in natureIn Eleni's blog 'Airship ALBATROS' : a post about money and power and vain and destructive investmentsIn Eleni's blog 'Leni in Ikaria with galanthi' : a post about talking to wild flowersIn Eleni's blog 'Felicia in the solar eclipse' : a post about cats and paranormalityIn Eleni's blog 'Lost Village 1' : a post about traveling in Ikaria's mysterious past and not understanding muchIn Eleni's blog 'Icarus, 1996' : a post about freedom and what it takes to flyIn Eleni's blog 'Jazz Rock Bar in Trapalou' : a post about relocationIn Eleni's blog '14 img764' from 'On the Harmful Effects of Wine 😳' : a post about a near orgy in LangadaIn Eleni's blog 'Siddhasana in river Ikaria' from 'These Mountains are for Yoga! : a post about yoga in the nature of IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Ikaria-Mavri-017' from 'Côte de Naufragés Sauvés' : a post about rocks, outdoor sex and female fertilityIn Eleni's blog 'Dance & Save Atheras Ikaria 19' from 'These Mountains Are For Dancing' : a post about a performance against wind turbinesIn Eleni's blog 'Blue Tan 13' from 'Days of Meltemi' : a post about washing away our sinsIn Eleni's blog 'Dream catcher' from 'Wild Shots' : a post about becoming wild and freeIn Eleni's blog 'It's true' from 'nακεd & unemployed' : a post about being nακεd & unemployedIn Eleni's blog 'bewitched in the Ikarian forest' from 'ikaria-blog-029/#comment-1466' : a post about strange and upsetting apparitionsIn Eleni's blog 'Garudasana Sirsasana on surfboards Messakti' from 'food, pebbles and headstands' : a post about a lot of things that happen...In Eleni's blog 'Freedom in Xylosirtis' from 'I shall foot it (TUGTII #2)' : a post about old things and rocks and being firm and stubbornIn Eleni's blog 'Woman in Ikaria' from 'When I am tired of the world' : a post about the temptation of anchoritismIn Eleni's blog 'Eleni on rocks ikaria 2005' from 'Break on through to the other side ☀ yeah !' : a post about walking in the mountains and losing all apprehensionsIn Eleni's blog 'Stony Softness' from 'Stony Softness' : a post about hard, wet and softIn Eleni's blog 'Poledancer in Therma Ikaria 3' from 'That window won’t open …' : a post about extreme poledancing at all costs in front of old closed shutters 😳In Eleni's blog 'Awe for nature' from 'Captured in a moment of irrational fright' : a post about sudden fear and awe for natureIn Eleni's blog 'Ikaria-1' from 'Thick with the eerie awe of the uncanny' : a post about the uncanny rock shapes in Pezi, IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'my Ikaria book cover' from 'Ικαρία & Φούρνοι: μια εξερεύνηση' : a post about an alternative guide book cover 😳In Eleni's blog 'Little Land' from 'φree αssoσiation' : a post about transcendentalism, simple living in natural surroundings and civil disobedience 😳In Eleni's blog 'Old boathouse Ikaria' από το 'Back home for Christmas' : ένα post για τις παλιές ιστορίες σε ένα καφενείο, κάποιο χειμώνα στην Ικαρία πριν τον τουρισμόIn Eleni's blog '11297_original' from 'On the Harmful Effects of Sun, Salt and Sand ☺' : a post about the surreal summer of 2005 in IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Mastro Nikos' from 'In the Olives lies the Income' : a post about what the wise fool of the village said about olivesIn Eleni's blog 'Women sinners in Hell, fresco in a church' from 'His island of freedom' : a post about what a Turkish visitor saw in IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Sybilla Ikaria' from 'Don’t insist on Sibylla' : a short, angry post about the destruction of the environmentIn Eleni's blog 'Ιkaria rock side' from 'Rebels and Radicals' : a post about a book on the dramatic recent history of the islandIn Eleni's blog 'osmose nature' from 'The Who in The Where (2)' : a post about some special people in Ikaria and the special things they doIn Eleni's blog 'Nana surfs dusk Ikaria' from ' Δεν αγοράζω, ούτε τρώω κτλ. Πληρώνω συνδρομή' : a post (in Greek) about what a surfer said about goats and village festivals in IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Czech Nymph Selini Ikaria' from 'pool drained ツ nymph revealed' : a post about Zdenek Senkyrik, a great nature and landscapes photographer in IkariaIn Eleni's blog 'Imaginary Ikarians fiesting in the 18th century' from 'Wind-bound in Nicaria, circa 1740' : a post about what a European traveller saw on a short accidental visit in Ikaria around the year 1740
In Eleni's blog 'Ikaria adrift' from 'My Dear Blog ツ Summer' : an illustrated post about Eleni and her blog and about a positive and conscientiously slacking Ikarian summer!In Eleni's blog 'rocky nan' from 'The Who in The Where (2)' : a post about faces and human figures in the wild Ikarian landscapesIn Eleni's blog 'my shadow on the sand' from ' I’m back & sea turtles! •·.·´¯`·.·•. •·.·´¯`·.·•☀' : a post about a miracle on the beach

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In my blog 'faragi mou' from 'OFF THE RECORD #1' : a post about the special day I finally surrendered to the charm of the nature of IkariaIn my blog 'splash' from 'Hello new blog!' : a post about goodbyes and hellos and sistery friendshipIn my blog 'xaplara' from 'Time for blackberries' : a post about picking and eating blackberries and what that does to one's soulIn my blog 'Devil’s nuns Ikaria' από το 'Ποιος Έγλυψε το Δάχτυλο της Μοναχής Καλλίστης' : ένα post για τα βάσανα και τους πειρασμούς της μοναχικής ζωής στην Ικαρία 😳In my blog 'Dance Ikaria' : a post about the joy of sometimes dancing wild like a cannibal, without rules and stepsIn my blog 'October Ikaria' from 'Some Ikaria sounds' : a post about autumnal melancholy and some Ikarian sounds from summerIn my blog 'My Blythe doll is in Ikaria' from 'My Blythe doll is in Ikaria' : a post about playing with my favorite doll and lucky charmIn my blog 'den.jpg' from 'About Agrimi' : a post (in Greek) about me and my blogIn my blog 'Agrimi Sum' from 'Agrimi Sum' : a post about the problems of reinstallmentIn my blog 'fogrock' from 'Ο Αύγουστος του Αγριμιού' : a post (in Greek) about a crazy wild August in the seas and rocky mountains of IkariaIn my blog 'solo nude shot' from 'Κουτσή, στραβή, καμένη στην Αγιά Παρασκευή παγαίνει' : a post (in Greek) about days of wild camping in remote little cove of Ikaria in JulyIn my blog 'summer laundry' from 'Uncle Ben rules!' : a post (in Greek) about a hospitable magical house in IkariaIn my blog 'dusk2' from 'It's true' : a post about daring to walk naked for a while in the wild and how liberating this can beIn my blog 'Nan Nun Ikaria' from 'Mountain camping Easter 😳' : a post about running away from Greek Orthodox EasterIn my blog '03 bushes ikaria' from 'Simply Arbutus' : a post about a bet to cross crowiling like an animal a thick arbutus jungle from one end to another in IkariaIn my blog 'Plungin’' from 'Plungin’' : a post (in Greek) about claiming a paradiseIn my blog 'Old house countryside Ikaria' from 'Rediscover The Countryside' : a post about rediscovering the countrysideIn my blog 'Briareus' from 'riding the jumping goats' : a post about bodysurfing in the waves of the AegeanIn my blog '55 - comment 1567' from 'OFF THE RECORD #2' : a post about a fit of melancholy in natureIn my blog 'Sea Turtles in the surf' from '∩oso ∩ια Vα?' : a post (in Greek) about the variety of things that happen and how strange and fascinating is sometimes life in IkariaIn my blog 'p1040703' from 'Simply Mother' : a post about mothers and babies in the wildIn my blog 'misikolaki Ikaria 4' from 'Το Μισοκωλάκι και άλλες τρομακτικές ιστορίες από την Ικαρία σε κόμικς' : ένα post (in Greek) για το Μισοκωλάκι, το πιο χαρακτηριστικό, μαγικό παραμύθι της ΙκαρίαςIn my blog '59' from 'C’est fou!' : a post about me taking part in an athletic performance in the wild of IkariaIn my blog 'agrimi pond ikaria 2' from 'The Spirit of the Waterhole' : a post about exploring and inhabiting the pockets of water inside the deep wild mountain ravines of IkariaIn my blog 'B&J Ikaria 21' from 'Simply UK' : a post about wonderful 2 kids and their 2 adventures in their 2 days in IkariaIn my blog 'digging turbines' from 'Έμπρακτη Θέση και Άποψη' : ένα post (in Greek) για μια περφόρμανς χορού στα βουνά από τον Ορειβατικό Πεζοπρικό Σύλλογο Ικαρίας ενάντια στη σχεδιαζόμενη γιγάντια ανάπτυξη ΒΑΠΕ στην κορυφογραμμή του ΑθέραIn my blog 'South Ikarian adventure 1' from 'Από της Ελιάς τον Κάμπο στην Εριφή' : ένα post (in Greek) για μια ακραία, διαλυτική για το σώμα και το πνεύμα, κατάβαση 1000 μέτρων περίπου από τα οροπέδια της κορυφής του Αθέρα μέχρι μια άγρια βραχώδη παραλίαIn my blog 'old house Ikaria' from 'Ήμεσσαν τρεις ψυχεροί ελόου μας…' : ένα post (in Greek) για τη μαγεία της αρχαίας ντοπιολαλιάς της ΙκαρίαςIn my blog 'bodypainted' from 'Απλό, πολύχρωμο και δασώδες το 2014' : a post (in Greek) about painting our bodies and wandering in the magical forest of Ranti in IkariaIn my blog 'Runner in Ikaria' from 'Φτιάχνοντας μια Λίμνη στο Φαράγγι (1)' : ένα post (in Greek) για την κατασκευή από εθελοντές μια τεχνητής λίμνης στο φαράγγι της Χάλαρης στην ΙκαρίαIn my blog 'Nana with oliander in Ikaria' from '2 photos from a future without goats and floods' : a post about planting olianders in the banks and the beds of the rivers washed away and destroyed by the floods caused by overgrazing goats in IkariaIn my blog 'Ang&Nan' from 'Επιστροφή στον Λαγουδότοπο' : ένα post (in Greek) με ένα ποίημα αγαπημένου φίλου που στο τέλος μιλάει και για μένα 😳In my blog 'Voutsides Ikaria winter falls 27' from 'Οι χειμωνιάτικοι καταρράκτες του μικρού Ναναζόνιου' : ένα post (in Greek) για ένα μέρος που αγαπώ - τους καταρράκτες, τις λίμνες και τους γκρεμούς του ποταμού Βουτσιδέ στην Ικαρία νωρίς την άνοιξηIn my blog 'Ikarian ravine 1' from 'OFF THE RECORD #-2' : a post about being natural in nature 😳In my blog 'stony softness ikaria' from 'Why can’t we do it in Ikaria?' : a post pointing out and suggesting that the wild rocky landscapes of Ikaria and the relaxed atmosphere of the island are ideal for 'nude in the landscape' type of artistic photographyIn my blog 'equinox in bluotone ikaria' from 'equinox in bluotone' : ένα post (in Greek) για ένα παράξενο φθινοπωρινό με βαθύ γαλαζοπράσινο φως στην ΙκαρίαIn my blog 'Picking olives in Ikaria' from 'Up on the trees + Down on our knees' : a post about us girls picking a lot of olives in IkariaIn my blog 'megoat in the rain' from 'Freelander' : a post (in Greek) about being a stranger and living in Ikaria in winterIn my blog 'Said to be made by God' from 'Said to be made by God' : a post (in Greek) about volunteer work on an old path and about beautiful natural bridge with a colored arcIn my blog 'Volunteers trails Ikaria 16' from 'Εθελοντική εργασία στην Ικαρία' : a post (in Greek) about all of us and the wonderful and inspired young volunteers who have worked on different projects in the wild nature of IkariaIn my blog 'Dive with me' from 'An U/W shot from Ikaria in TSDR Calendar 2016' : a post about a prize-winning picture on the subject of skinny dipping and wild swimming taken in Nas, IkariaIn my blog 'the snake on my hip' from 'THREATS Χ – ΑΠΕΙΛΕΣ Χ' : a post about watersnakes in IkariaIn my blog 'Wild swimming in Ikaria' from 'Κολυμπότρυπες ☺ στην Ικαρία' : a post (in Greek) about swimming holes in Ikaria and in general about wild swimming seen as a modern-day purging ritualIn my blog 'Savage Nan Ikaria 10' from 'Holes and Horns' : a post about a naked war dance performance in Ikaria recorded in black and whiteIn my blog 'Fly on the leg' from 'THREATS ΙΙ -ΑΠΕΙΛΕΣ ΙΙ' : a post about me wandering in a land of rocks, spiky spurges and human waste, and trying to understandIn my blog 'secret beach ikaria' from 'Giving it all : Wild coves & beaches in southern Ikaria' : a post about all the wild spots we have swimmed in southern IkariaIn my blog 'Keep Ikaria free and clean' from 'Η ελεύθερη κατασκήνωση είναι βιώσιμος τουρισμός και πλούτος για όλους' : ένα post (in Greek) για ένα κείμενο που μου άρεσε για την ελεύθερη κατασκήνωση που όμως απαγορεύεται στην Ικαρία (!!!)

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In my blog 'Only Love' from 'Two Long Traveling Visitors' : a post about two wonderful long traveling visitors in Ikaria last MarchHAPPY and FRUITFUL 2017! 🎆

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Saturday, December 10, 2016
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An U/W shot from Ikaria in TSDR Calendar 2016



«Dive with me» by Peggy Zouti on The Skinny Dipping Calendar 2016~

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I sulk in Ikaria I’ve made this post together with Eleni who always keeps an eye on me and doesn’t let’s me sulk. The story is that an amazing underwater picture taken by a Greek girl in Ikaria in 2015 appears in this year’s edition of the renowned, New York based, Skinny Dipping Report Calendar! One for every month, the locations included are: 1) Nevada Falls, Yosemite National Park, CA USA, 2) Cheaspeake Bay, Maryland USA, 3) Still Creek, Rhododendron, Oregon, USA, 4) Cabo de Palos, Murcia, Spain, 5) Boranup Beach, Boranup, Western Australia, 6) Munds Springs, Sedona, Arizona, 7) Cala Llamp,
Andtratx, Mallorca, Ballearic islands, Spain, 8) Cozalandia Falls, San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, 9) Noosa, Queensland, Australia, 10) Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, WY, USA, 11) Nas beach, Ikaria island, Greece, 12) Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. If that was not enough, the 11th picture was chosen for the cover!
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All 12 SD pictures in TSDR Calendar 2016
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These are the facts. As for the impressions, I will be as thrifty with words as Peggy Zouti, the maker of this picture. That’s all she said  about her little triumph on her wall in facebook
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«THE SKINNY DIPPING REPORT: The World’s Leading Authority on Swimming Naked and Doing it Well. For all those who LOVE swimming naked this is a calendar and a guide to swimming naked in beautiful post around the world, with real people and real stories. My real story is on November at Nas beach, Ikaria island, Greece and also the cover of the calendar!» ^^’

Peggy Zouti’s post on facebook about her picture.
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Peggy is a Flickr friend, younger, more daring and 100% more photographer than I am. Below is her original photo, the «Dive with me» (under the same sky) from Ikaria in her page on Flickr. Click on it to see it and let her see her page views rise! Perhaps after that she will tell us the story that goes with the picture!
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Original «Dive with me» from the set: «Under the same sky» by Peggy Zouti on Flickr~

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Quotes, sources and resources about TSDR and SD in general:
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TSDR on tumblrare witnessing the blurring of the dichotomy between photographer and subject. As the camera lens ceases to subjugate as it once did, a third category of nude imagery is emerging that is neither porn nor advertising but social erotica. To be sure, there is still a transaction at play but the currency is far more social than it is monetary.»
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«WHY SKINNY DIPPING?
TSDR on instagramSkinny-dipping is the world’s most universally recognized erotic social experience. For many, it was our first time being naked outdoors, even our first time being naked with someone else. Our first skinny dip may have been an act of rebellion, perhaps from parents, friends, or simply our own fears. We reassured ourselves and maybe each other with the promise that darkness TSDR on instagramand water would conceal our naked bodies, when secretly we knew there was plenty of light to see. It was a good excuse to subvert our own fears of being naked together.
In skinny-dipping – the memory, the idea, and the feeling – there is much to explore.»
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«WHY NOW?
TSDR on FlickrThe Internet has democratized cultural production in all conceivable media and genres. It should come as no surprise that has also fundamentally altered the production and sharing of nude imagery, both in practice and intent. TSDR on Flickr What inspires women to submit their naked photos online? The short answer is – Control. The ability to show yourself on your terms, how you’d like to be seen, free from the distortion of someone else’s viewpoint and the sanitizing of Photoshop. For some contributors this is an exposition of pure art. For others it’s a rebellious gesture, erotic expression, a desire to be desired, or a cathartic process. And for everyone, as we’re told every day, it’s just hugely fun. In the 8 years since we began collecting folios we’ve amassed around one million raw images from over 5 thousand contributors in nearly 8000 folios (not all are online, yet). We get more visitors than the Guggenheim, we have a larger collection than the Louvre and track the zeitgeist like the Tate cannot.»
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That’s all.
To be honest, as far as I am concerned, I am out of words. From Ikaria Greece, through Valencia Spain, to New York USA! Out here in this little island of rocks I will never allow myself to sulk any more!

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The idea about this photo shooting which took place in a secret place in Ikaria island, was the cult of my namesake, the wild oriental goddess Innana, sometimes called Ishtar, Lilith etc. However, during the seccion things turned out differently…
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There is no point in explaining what happened exactly. Those who took part keep their mouths shut and as for our beautiful place, it was destroyed in a terrible flashflood just a month later, anyway. All that wSavage Nan Ikaria 5as left were a few innocent, playful photos which I am licensed to share…
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…and surprisingly enough, the words of a normal hiker who happened to walk through that spot a few hours later. She wrote about it in a site about paranatural phenomena:
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«…Walking was incredibly pleasant. When I reached the river, I was speechless with the incredible calmness and the beauty of the landscape. I met a hippie who was meditating at the side of the river. I tried to disturb him as little as I could and I walked further up until I reached a spot where I thought I would be alone…»
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Savage Nan Ikaria 3 «…The spot I found was clearly a fairy spot. Obviously some people knew about it because I found signs of pagan rituals. I also saw three girls who were asleep under a tree. They were young and beautiful and all they were wearing was some strange ornaments. I take it’s quite usual in places like this…»
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Savage Nan Ikaria 6

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«…In this season there was little water and it ran rather slowly, so it was not as cold as it usually is in other rivers. I thought it was a perfect opportunity for a refreshing swim. I took off all my clothes and dived. It was so beautiful that I could have stayed in the water for hours…..»
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«.. I don’t know if I could call what happened later a metaphysical experience. When at a certain moment I decided to get out of the water, I sat on a rock to dry. That moment as I was listening to the purl of the water, the song of the birds and the rustling of the leaves, a feeling of incredible beauty and calmness overwhelmed me.»
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«…That feeling Adam and Eve must have felt over the loss of Paradise. And at that moment something like a cap broke open inside my soul and all the burden of the troubles I had been through in the last months went away with the water and flowed towards the sea.»
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You have the right to remain silent The New Savages Simply Mother The Answer to How is Yes! Why can’t we do it in Ikaria? OFF THE RECORD #1 The Spirit of the Waterhole Simply UK ..
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