Happy New Year

Happy secular New Year!
We gaze bravely into the future, remembering
that Her love will sustain and unite us all.
("Mirror Gazing" by Emily Balivet, copyright reserved)

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning



Full Moon Blessings

Blessings of the Long Night's Moon in Gemini.
May Her healing rays bring peace and clarity.

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning

News article: Nigerian Sacred Grove

In the past, most Yoruba settlements had sanctuaries like the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove in the forests nearby, but now there is no other place like it left in the cultural region of Yorubaland. This is why in 2005 Unesco declared it one of the two World Heritage sites in Nigeria.

(photo copyright A. Opara for the NYT)


Virgen de Guadalupe Feast Day

Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, who was also thought to be honored as Tonantzin, (Earth Mother) by the Nahuan.  

(photo copyright R. Cummins)


News: Netherlands Exhibition

From the article:
"The Goddess Sekhmet, sometimes called the daughter of the sun god Ra and often associated with the goddesses Hathor and Bast, is among the items being displayed in the 'Queens of the Nile' Exhibition held at the National Museum of Antiquities, in Leiden."