11/15/2018

Goddess News: Sarasvati Statue in Vietnam



From the article:
"A sandstone statue of the Hindu goddess Saraswati, the first of its kind found in Vietnam, is being showcased at the museum of the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long. The statue, with the right hand and part of the pedestal broken, is 140cm high and dates back to about the 6th – 7th century.  Deputy Director of the Vinh Long Department of Culture, Sports and Tourim Le Thanh Hien said on November 14 the antiquity is a particularly rare object that will help with research into local history, especially the appearance of Indian culture and religion in Vietnam. It is also valuable to archaeological, cultural, religious, aesthetic and craft technique research, Hien added."



(photo copyright VNA)

10/30/2018

Blessings of the Season


We remember those who have gone before, 
and wish you and your ancestors many blessings.



("Marigold" by Sylvia Ji, copyright reserved)

10/23/2018

Full Moon Blessings

 
Blessings of the Full Moon in Taurus!
May your dreams manifest on Earth in love and beauty.
 

("Taurus" artwork © Susan Seddon Boulet)

10/09/2018

Happy Navratri!



This year's Navratri begins on October 10th and is celebrated through Oct. 18th. During this festival of the nine nights, nine forms of the Mother Goddess Shakti/Devi are honored. Each region in India celebrates this festival according to their own traditions, but in some areas three days each are dedicated to Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati, respectively. This holiday culminates on the tenth day with the observance of Vijayadashami.



(photo © H. Jadeja)

9/24/2018

Happy Full Moon


Blessings of the Harvest Moon in Aries!
May the abundance of the season be shared by all.
 
 
(photo copyright Charlie Lee)
 

9/21/2018

Equinox Blessings

 
May you always find balance
in the beauty of Nature.

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning

(Shutterstock photo)

9/13/2018

From White Buffalo Calf Woman

Lakota Instructions for Living, Passed Down
from White Buffalo Calf Woman

"Friend do it this way - that is,
whatever you do in life,
do the very best you can
with both your heart and mind.

And if you do it that way,
the Power Of the Universe
will come to your assistance,
if your heart and mind are in Unity.

When one sits in the Hoop of the People,
one must be responsible because
All of Creation is related.
And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
And the honor of one is the honor of all.
And whatever we do effects everything in the Universe.

If you do it that way - that is,
if you truly join your heart and mind
as One - whatever you ask for,
that's the Way It's Going To Be."
 
 
(painting copyright Pamela McCabe)
 
 
 
 

8/25/2018

Happy Full Moon


Blessings of the Full Moon in Pisces.
May she illuminate your deepest dreams 
so they may be made manifest!


 

8/15/2018

Goddess News: New Finds in Greece

 
From the article: "Archaeologists have discovered new findings in the sanctuary of Artemis, east of Amarynthos in Evia, central Greece. . .The new findings include embossed tiles with the inscription “Artemis” and three statue bases dating from the Hellenistic era with inscriptions dedicated to the goddess, her brother Apollo and their mother Leto."
 


(photo (c) Greek Reporter)

8/13/2018

Hymn to Hekate

 
"Hekate Einodia, Trioditis, lovely dame,
 of earthly, watery, and celestial frame,
 sepulchral, in a saffron veil arrayed,
 pleased with dark ghosts that wander through the shade;
 Perseis, solitary Goddess, hail!
 The world’s key-bearer,
 never doomed to fail;
 in stags rejoicing, huntress, nightly seen,
 and drawn by bulls, unconquerable queen;
 Leader, nymphe, nurse, on mountains wandering,
 hear the suppliants who with holy rites thy power revere,
 and to the herdsman with a favouring mind draw near."
 
 
 
(Orphic Hymn to Hekate; Triple Hekate and the three Graces statue, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning

7/31/2018

Reflections on the Harvest


May we receive the first harvest of the season
with the same grace and love in which the Earth Mother provides it.
 
 
 
("Moca no Trigal" c. 1916, Eliseu Visconti)
 
 
 

7/26/2018

Full Moon Blessings


May the Full Moon eclipse in Aquarius reveal and heal!



(photo copyright Ecstaticist)

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning

7/18/2018

Earth Prayer


Cover my Earth Mother four times with many flowers.
Let the heavens be covered with the banked-up clouds.
Let the earth be covered with fog; cover the earth with rains.
Great waters, rains, cover the earth.  Lighting cover the earth.
Let thunder be heard over the earth; let thunder be heard;
Let thunder be heard over the six regions of the earth.
Zuni Prayer