Happy Full Moon!

Blessings of the Full Moon in Capricorn.
May all your good works and dedication bring forth beautiful abundance.
(artwork by Josephine Wall)


In the news: Goddess Glows Golden Once More

"The 13-foot-tall sculpture of the Roman goddess Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens stands atop the Great Stair Hall after a yearlong restoration, Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. The work originally crowned one of the early venues for New York’s Madison Square Garden, where it served as a weather vane starting in 1893. After the building was demolished in 1925, the sculpture was put in storage, its gilded surface severely worn down by the elements. The museum acquired it in 1932." 

(photo copyright Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/article704638.html#storylink=cpy


Earth, the Mother of All

Homeric Hymn to Earth, the Mother of All:

"I will sing of well-founded Earth, mother of all, eldest of all beings. She feeds all creatures that are in the world, all that go upon the goodly land, and all that are in the paths of the seas, and all that fly: all these are fed of her store. Through you, O queen, men are blessed in their children and blessed in their harvests, and to you it belongs to give means of life to mortal men and to take it away. Happy is the man whom you delight to honour! He has all things abundantly: his fruitful land is laden with corn, his pastures are covered with cattle, and his house is filled with good things. Such men rule orderly in their cities of fair women: great riches and wealth follow them: their sons exult with ever-fresh delight, and their daughters in flower-laden bands play and skip merrily over the soft flowers of the field. Thus is it with those whom you honour O holy goddess, bountiful spirit."

(Fragment of frontispiece illustration by Jan Wandelaar in the "Hortus Cliffortianus."  Mother Earth holds the keys to the garden and sits upon a lion. Apollo, brings light and casts aside the shroud of darkness around Her.)

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning