Tag Archives: archetypes

The Language of birds ….

The “Language of birds” is also called the “Green Language”. This is a mystical and sacred language of symbols whereby the core of what needs to be said, is actually not said, and is used as a ‘living’  language in … Continue reading

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The Muse of Alchemy ….🌹

Lady Alchymia is the guiding principle of Alchemy and is also known as the Anima Mercuri. She is Nature , but she is also the astrum – the stars . She is Quintessence , the 5th element. “As above, so … Continue reading

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Brigid and the Secret Fire ……

Here is Brigit the Sun Goddess who sits  the Divine Forge and Sacred Hearth . She is  capable of transforming , with her own magical, alchemical, divine transmutation, one thing to another. Because of this she is the keeper of … Continue reading

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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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