Equinox Blessings

Blessings of the Autumn Equinox.
May you always find the balance of the light within the dark.

(artwork copyright Ameliethe, DeviantArt)


Blessings of Navratri!

This year's Sharad Navratri begins on September 21st and is celebrated through Sept. 30th. During this festival of the nine nights, nine forms of the Mother Goddess Shakti/Devi are honored. Each region in India celebrates this festival according to their own tradition, but in some areas three days each are dedicated to Durga, Lakshmi and Sarasvati, respectively. This holiday culminates on the 10th day with the observance of Vijayadashami.



(Garba dance photo, copyright H. Jadeja.)


News: Searching for Temple of Athena in Manisa

From the article:

" . . they are trying to understand whether the temple was dedicated to Athena, the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom. Sezgin remarked that the region on which they were continuing the excavations signaled a carefully selected location for a temple. “It is not known whether there are Temples of Athena in all of the 12 cities built by the people of Aiol south of ─░zmir during ancient times. On the other hand, Goddess Athena’s head was depicted on the coins from the Hellenistic-period in Aigai. In this respect, it can be deduced that she was one of the most important and protective goddesses of the city,” he said."


Happy Full Moon

Blessings of the Full Corn Moon  in Pisces!
May the abundance of this season be shared by all.

In Her Name ~ Temple of Learning


News article: Dao Mau Ritual

From the article:
"Dao Mau, the Mother Goddess ritual, is an ancient Vietnamese ritual that has been around since the sixteenth century. For the first time, Dao Mau ritual was performed on 18 August 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The performance was organized by the Embassy of Vietnam in Sofia in collaboration with the State Cultural Institute to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The ritual pays tribute to three spheres of the universe: heaven, water, and earth (mountains and forests)."

(Mother Goddesses of the Three Realms, photo copyright UNESCO)