Happy New Year!

 May the magic within you be manifested
in peace, compassion, and beauty throughout 2015.


News article: Worshippers honor Goddess of the Sea

From the article: "People carry small-scaled boats into the waters of Copacabana beach as an offering for Iemanja, goddess of the sea, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. As the year winds down, Brazilian worshippers of Iemanja celebrate the deity, offerings flowers and launching boats, large and small, into the ocean in exchange for blessings in the coming year."
(AP Photo/Felipe Dana)


News Article: Preservation of Priestess Grave Goods

From Andina:  Germany likely to finance preservation of Peruvian priestess grave goods.  "The German government plans to contribute US $70,000 to the preservation of grave goods found surrounding the remains of the Chornancap priestess, the woman of the greatest hierarchy yet discovered in the Lambayeque culture."


Happy Solstice!

Blessings of the Solstice and the New Moon.
May the light within you shine forth in beauty.
(Artwork by Jen Page)


Blessings on Her Feast Day

"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)


Painting of Tonantzin-Guadalupe by Estrella Apolonia.


Happy full moon

Blessings of the Full Moon in Gemini.
May Her rays illuminate goodness in both heart and mind.
(photo copyright yukannewsameba.jp)


Ute Earth Prayer

Ute Earth Prayer
Earth teach me quiet, as the grasses are still with new light.
Earth teach me suffering, as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility, as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring, as mothers nurture their young.
Earth teach me courage, as the tree that stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation, as the ant that crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom, as the eagle that soars in the sky.
Earth teach me acceptance, as the leaves that die each fall.
Earth teach me renewal, as the seed that rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself, as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness, as dry fields weep with rain.

(photo, Ute rock art)