Harvest Moon Blessings!

May all your harvests see you through the coming days
of Winter and inspire new seeds of creativity within.

(This photo is from our part of the world, the Sonoran Desert, and is by S. Seip.)


Equinox Blessings

May all your harvests be blessed this Equinox!

("An Autumn Idyll" by Francis Davis Millet, 1892)


Enrollment date reminder

A reminder about the next opportunity to be enrolled in our home-study program. Please have your applications in by this Sunday, September 23rd, for October 1st enrollment. Thank you! You can read more about our Temple of Learning here:



“What greater praise can I give you than to call you green?
Green, rooted in light, shining like the sun
that pours riches on the wheeling earth;
incomprehensible green, divinely mysterious green,
comforting arms of divine green
protecting us in their powerful circle.
And yet, you are more than even the noblest green,
for you glow red as breaking dawn,
you shine white as the incandescent sun.
Splendid One,
none of our physical senses can explain
or comprehend you.”

Hildegarde of Bingen, "Item de Virginibus"

September 17th is the feast day of Hildegard of Bingen, also known as the "Sybil of the Rhine."
(Photo by M. Thyssen.)


Hymn to Persephone

"Illustrious, horned, of a bounteous mind,
Alone desired by those of mortal kind.
O, vernal queen, whom grassy plains delight,
Sweet to the smell, and pleasing to the sight:
Whose holy form in budding fruits we view,
Earth's vigorous offspring of a various hue:
Espoused in Autumn: life and death alone
To wretched mortals from thy power is known:
For thine the task according to thy will,
Life to produce, and all that lives to kill.
Hear, blessed Goddess, send a rich increase
Of various fruits from earth, with lovely Peace;
Send Health with gentle hand, and crown my life
With blest abundance, free from noisy strife;
Last in extreme old age the prey of Death,
Dismiss we willing to the realms beneath,
To thy fair palace, and the blissful plains
Where happy spirits dwell, and Pluto reigns."

("The Hymns of Orpheus", trans. T. Taylor, Painting of Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1874.)

Other Hymns and Devotions to be found on our website:  In Her Name