Solstice Blessings!

May this Solstice bring you joy and harmony!
(artwork © Adrienne Stein)


Hymn to Leucothea

"I call, Leukothea, of great Kadmos born, and Dionysos' nurse, who ivy leaves adorn. Hear, powerful Goddess, in the mighty deep vast-bosomed, destined thy domain to keep: in waves rejoicing, guardian of mankind; for ships from thee alone deliverance find, amidst the fury of the unstable main, when art no more avails, and strength is vain. When rushing billows with tempestuous ire overwhelm the mariner in ruin dire, thou hearest with pity touched his suppliant prayer, resolved his life to succour and to spare. Be ever present, Goddess! In distress, waft ships along with prosperous success: thy mystics through the stormy sea defend, and safe conduct them to their destined end."
(Orphic Hymn: To Leukothea, Fumigation from Aromatics, trans. Taylor. Mosaic: 4th cent. CE, Villa Romana del Casale, Getty Images)


Happy Full Moon

Blessings of the Full Flower Moon in Sagittarius.
May all your goals blossom in beauty!


For Sarasvati

"May Goddess Saraswati,
who is fair like the jasmine-colored moon,
and whose pure white garland is like frosty dew drops;
who is adorned in radiant white attire,
on whose beautiful arm rests the veena,
and whose throne is a white lotus;
who is surrounded and respected by the Gods, protect me."
Traditional Sanskrit prayer

(Statue, Fine Arts College, Davanagere)

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning


Full moon blessings

Happy "Pink Moon" in Scorpio!
May peaceful beauty bless you today and always.

(artwork © Evvers, DeviantArt)


For Earth Day

The mountains, I become a part of it.
The herbs, the fir tree, I become a part of it.
The morning mists, the clouds,
the gathering waters,
I become a part of it.
 The wilderness, the dew drops, the pollen,
I become a part of it.

Navajo Chant

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning


News article: Nubian Stone Tablets Discovered

From the article: "Archaeologists excavating a vast and ancient 'city of the dead' in Africa have recovered the largest collection of texts in the mysterious language of the Kushites. Dating back to 2,700 years ago, the find includes extraordinary tablets commemorating the dead. The items hail from a site called Sedeinga in Sudan, known for the ruins of a temple dedicated to the 14th century BCE Egyptian queen Tiye, the grandmother of Tutankhamun. One significant find was a chapel lintel depicting Maat, the Egyptian goddess of law, balance, order, harmony, peace and justice. They also found two commemorative texts dedicated to women of high rank."

(photo copyright V. Francigny/Sedeinga)


News Article: Women ran things in ancient Peru

From the article: "Women in ancient Peru, far from being marginalized and invisible, were political and economic decision-makers, according to a new study that challenges many traditional takes on the country's history. Historian Maritza Villavicencio sets out the findings that run counter to previous hypotheses that high-ranking pre-Columbian women in Peru were mere "priestesses" in "Mujer, poder y alimentacion en el antiguo Peru" ("Woman, power and food in ancient Peru"). Instead, she asserts, they were monarchs. The book, published by San Martin de Porres University, is the result of the 10 years of research."

(photo copyright Oscar FARJE/ANDINA/AFP)


Blue Moon in Libra

Blessings of the Blue Moon in Libra!
"As Above, So Below;
As Within, So Without.
as the Universe, so the Soul…” 
Hermes Trismegistus


Happy Equinox!

Blessings of the Equinox.
May you experience Sacred Balance within Nature and yourself.

(Persephone and Demeter artwork, copyright Susan Seddon-Boulet)

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning