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Echo’s lament for Narcissus

Echo was an Oread, a mountain nymph. She had a reputation for talking rather a lot and used this skill to distract Hera from searching for her husband Zeus who is conducting numerous affairs. As a punishment, Hera takes away … Continue reading

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The Harpie OCYPETE and the Swifts

Today the swifts have returned to their nests in the eves of  the chapel I live in. Every year I   wait excitedly for these amazing visitors to return to my hearth with activity and screeching. OCYPETE..meaning ‘swift wing’  was a … Continue reading

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ANIMA MUNDI – The World Soul 🌎

This print depicts the World Soul as seen from the perspective of alchemy …she wears the red stone also known as the philosophers stone which is a symbol of enlightenment. She is the connection between Spirit and Matter. She is … Continue reading

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VESTA and the phallus of fire…..

“In each moment the fire rages, it will burn away a hundred veils. And carry you a thousand steps toward your goal.”   …..RUMI  trans by Coleman Barks Vesta, Goddess of the home and hearth,  resides in her circular temple as … Continue reading

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Sekhmet Rising ….’Pussy Power’ ♀

I am so  inspired by all the women across the World who have Risen and shown  their desire to bring justice, protection, equality and peace to not only  their Sisters but to all of humanity  …….♀ Sehkmet is an ancient … Continue reading

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LUCINA – “She who brings children into the Light”…..

For Lucy 💜….In Roman mythology, Lucina was the incandescent goddess of childbirth who aided and safeguarded the lives of all women in labour…..”she who brings children into the light”. She was often shown holding a torch representing the burning pains … Continue reading

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Cybele’s Heart..h in the Tower …….❤️

Ancient Cybele originated in the mountains in Anatolia(present day Turkey) in the 6 century BCE. She was an earth mother goddess and connected to nature and agriculture. Her cult involved singing , drumming, dancing, and wild orgiastic  rituals and she … Continue reading

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