Full Moon Blessings

Happy Wolf Moon and penumbral eclipse in the sign of Cancer!
May Her Wisdom rays always guide you on your path.

(© art by Susan Seddon Boulet)

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Happy New Year

Happy 2020!
Let us nurture the seeds of hope as we walk bravely into the future.

(© "Divine Gardener" copyright F. Rassouli)

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News: Demeter statue found in Turkey

From the article:
"Hurriyet Daily News reports that a slab of limestone thought to have been engraved some 1,800 years ago has been unearthed at the site of Hadrianopolis in northern Turkey. Ersin Çelikbaş of Karabük University said the woman shown in the carving is wearing a traditional dress, a snake-shaped belt, and is holding ears of wheat. She may depict Demeter, the goddess of harvest and agriculture, he explained."

(© photo, Ersin Celikbas)


Happy Solstice

Solstice Blessings!
May you find Peace in the reborn light.

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News: Greece's Parthenon temple has had the wrong name

From the article:  "The real Parthenon was in fact an ancient Greek treasury which contained offerings to the goddess Athena, according to the research by Utrecht University. Rather than being known as the Parthenon, the big temple should be known by its original ancient Greek name, the tongue-twisting Hekatompedon. “That means ‘the hundred-foot temple’ and the main room of the big temple was indeed exactly 100 feet long,” Janric van Rookhuijzen, the archeologist behind the research, told The Telegraph."

(© photo AP)

News: Greek Royal Tombs Discovered

From the article:  "Among the findings inside the tombs were evidence of gold-lined floors, a golden seal ring and a gold pendant with the image of the ancient Egyptian goddess Hathor. The amulet suggests that Pylos traded with Egypt during Greece's Mycenaean civilization, which lasted roughly between 1650 and 1100 B.C. Homer's epics are set in the latter stages of this period."

(© photo Greek Culture Ministry/AP)


Virgen de Guadalupe

"Am I not here, who is your Mother?
Are you not under my protection?
Am I not your health?
Are you not happily within my fold?
What else do you wish?
Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything."
(The Nican Mopohua)

December 12th is the Feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whom many believe evolved from the ancient Goddess Tonantzin, (Mother Earth) of the Nahuan.

(© Our Lady of Guadalupe by Marina Castillo)

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Happy Full Moon!

Blessings of the Long Night's Moon in Gemini.
May She always reflect your inner Beauty.

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News: Statues Unearthed in Egypt

From the article:

"Over the weekend, the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry unveiled a huge cache of ancient artifacts and mummified animals—most significantly, the rare remains of at least two lion cubs—discovered in Saqqara, a necropolis located just south of Cairo. . . the trove includes 75 wooden and bronze statues of cats; 25 decorated wooden boxes filled with mummified cats; and statues of animals and birds ranging from bulls to a mongoose, an ibis and a falcon. Crocodiles, cobras and scarab beetles are among the other mummified creatures found at the site. Archaeologists also uncovered a large stone scarab and two smaller wood and sandstone depictions of the sacred beetle. . .Additional discoveries detailed in the statement are 73 bronze statues of the god Osiris, 6 wooden statues of the god Ptah-Soker, 11 statues of the lioness goddess Sekhmet and a carved statue of the goddess Neith. The cache also holds amulets, mummy masks and papyrus scrolls covered in drawings of the goddess Tawert. An item containing the name King Psamtik I dates many of the items to the 26th dynasty, which ruled Egypt between 610 and 664 B.C."

(© photo by Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)


News: Statues Unearthed in Catacombs on Nile River

From the article: 

"The communal cemetery, unearthed in the Saqqara ancient burial ground in suburban Cairo, contains mummies and six goddess statues that show both Greek and Egyptian features . . Among the items found in the cemetery was a 57.5-centimeter terra-cotta statue bearing characteristics of both Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, and an ancient Egyptian female deity known as Isis, who is said to offer protection for the deceased in their next life. The Aphrodite-Isis statue wears Greek-Roman-style clothing as well as an Egyptian crown on her head. The team also unearthed a stone monument showing an image of Demeter . . Greek characters are engraved below the deity."

(© photo Kanazawa University)


Kagaba Prayer

Only one thought.
Only one Mother.
Only one single word reaches upwards.
Only one single trail leads heavenward.

skími alúna hangu ité.
iskími hába guaselgukú hangu ité.
iskími mulyigába nici gataugénka.
iskími hiúngulda guxa nici naugénka.

Kogi Traditional Prayer

(© translation by Reichel-Dolmatoff, photo of staircase to Ciudad Perdida by D. Reilander; copyrights reserved.)

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Full Moon Blessings

Blessings of the Frost/Beaver Moon in the sign of Taurus.  
May the visions you hold for the future be manifested on earth in beauty.

(photo © Susan Lu/pixabay)

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Dia de los Muertos

Many blessings on this Dia de los Muertos.
May you walk with the wisdom of your ancestors.

(© art by Ari de la Mora, copyright reserved)

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