4/22/2017

Praise to Mother Earth


Behold! Our Mother Earth is lying here.
Behold! She gives of her fruitfulness.
Truly her power she gives us.
Give thanks to Mother Earth who lies here.

Behold on Mother Earth the growing fields!
Behind the promise of her fruitfulness!
Truly her power she gives us.
Give thanks to Mother Earth who lies here.
 Behold on Mother Earth the spreading trees!
Behold the promise of her fruitfulness!
Truly, her power she giveth to us,
Give thanks to Mother Earth who lieth here!

Behold on Mother Earth the running streams!
Behold the promise of her fruitfulness!
Truly, her power she giveth to us,
Give thanks to Mother Earth who lieth here!
 
 
 
(Traditional Pawnee chant, trans. A.C. Fletcher, artwork copyright Jaine Rose.)
 
 

4/19/2017

Celebrating the Goddess of the Sea in Hong Kong


From the article:
"The birthday of Tin Hau – who also goes by the names of A-ma and Ma Tsu in Macau and Taiwan – falls on the 23rd day of the third lunar month, which this year is April 19."



(In Taiwan, Tin Hau is known as Ma Tsu. Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

4/14/2017

Archaeologists Discovered 1500 Years Old Burial In Inner Mongolia



From the article:
"Archaeologists exhumed a Silk Covered body inside a coffin and a silver bowl depicting Greek goddesses. They said,'Silk Road' was an ancient network or trade route that joined Asia and Europe. .The bottom of the silver bowl that has four faces of Greek ancient deities like Zeus, Hera, Aphrodite, and Athena. The authors again noted that this bowl was imported from Central or west Asia."



(Photo : BTM)

4/10/2017

Full Moon Blessings

 
Blessings of the Pink Moon in Libra!
May you find Balance in Beauty.
 
 
 
 

3/27/2017

Happy Chaitra Navratri!

 
In honor of the Navratri Festival, celebrating the Goddess Shakti/Devi in her various forms. The Chaitra Navratri (or Vasant Navratri) begins on March 28th and continues for nine nights.

3/20/2017

Equinox blessings

 
Happy Spring Equinox!
May you dance with joy in Earth's beauty.
 
 
 
(painting by Karina Llergo, copyright reserved)
 

3/11/2017

Full Moon Blessings

 
Happy Worm/Sap Full Moon in Virgo.
May the seeds of inspiration spring forth in beauty!

3/07/2017

The Junonalia


Hymn to Juno
'O Royal Juno of majestic mien,
Aerial-formed, divine, Jove's blessed queen,
Throned in the bosom of caerulean air,
The race of mortals is thy constant care.
The cooling gales thy power alone inspires,
Which nourish life, which every life desires.
Mother of clouds and winds, from thee alone
Producing all things, mortal life is known:
All natures share thy temperament divine,
And universal sway alone is thine.
With founding blasts of wind, the swelling sea
And rolling rivers roar, when shook by Thee.
Come, blessed Goddess, famed almighty queen,
With aspect kind, rejoicing and serene.

 
(Orphic Hymn, trans. T. Taylor)

 
In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning

2/25/2017

New Moon & Solar Eclipse


Happy New Moon and Annular Solar Eclipse!


 
("Balance", copyright Helena Nelson-Reed)

 
In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning