Friday, August 22, 2014

Wisdom of Solomon 8:1-7

Icon of St. Sophia



“She reaches mightily from one end of the earth to the other, and She orders all things well. I loved Her and sought Her from my youth, and I desired to take Her for my bride, and I became enamored of Her beauty.

She glorifies Her noble birth by living with God, and the Lord of all loves Her. For She is an initiate in the knowledge of God, and an associate in His works.

If riches are a desirable possession in life, what is richer than Wisdom who effects all things? And if understanding is effective, who more than She is fashioner of what exists? And if anyone loves righteousness, Her labors are virtues; for She teaches self-control and prudence, justice and courage; nothing in life is more profitable for humankind than these.”

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday Quote


In the beginning, people prayed to the Creatress of Life, the Mistress of Heaven. At the very dawn of religion, God was a woman. Do you remember?" 

 Merlin Stone

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday Quote


Violence cannot destroy the body of the Goddess, for Her body is the world itself.
Rachel Pollack

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ament



Ament is the early Egyptian underworld goddess who welcomed and assisted the souls of the dead when they passed from the world of the living into the Netherworld. Her name means 'hidden'. She lived in a tree at the edge of the desert where she watched the gates of the afterworld, welcoming the newly dead with bread and water. If they ate and drank, they could not return to the land of the living. She was aloso the goddess of fertility and rebirth.

According to some myths, She is the daughter of Horus, the falcon headed sky god and Hathor, the Egyptian goddess who personified love, and the wife of Amen Ra, the great Father. Her emblems were the hawk and the feather. Ament was represented in human female form wearing either an ostrich feather on her head or an ostrich plume and a hawk.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Evaki



Evaki is the goddess of sleep of the Bakairi Indians of South America.  She is the ruler of night and day.  According to an old legend, She stole sleep from the eyes of the lizards and shared it to all the living creatures. Evaki teaches us the power of dreams and their meaning.

She holds in Her possession of pot with a lid.  She keeps this with Her at all times.  In the morning She removes the lid from the pot and lets the sun out.  And a new day begins.  At the end of the day, when the sun returns to the pot She closes the lid so that the sun cannot be seen anymore.  And the world is shrouded in the darkness of night. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday Quote


“Through the Goddess, we can discover our strength, enlighten our minds, own our bodies, and celebrate our emotions.”
Starhawk

Friday, August 1, 2014

My Goddess

   
Say, which Immortal
    Merits the highest reward?
    With none contend I,
    But I will give it
    To the aye-changing,
    Ever-moving
    Wondrous daughter of Jove.
    His best-beloved offspring.
    Sweet Phantasy.

    For unto her
    Hath he granted
    All the fancies which erst
    To none allow'd he
    Saving himself;
    Now he takes his pleasure
    In the mad one.

    She may, crowned with roses,
    With staff twined round with lilies,
    Roam thro' flow'ry valleys,
    Rule the butterfly-people,
    And soft-nourishing dew
    With bee-like lips
    Drink from the blossom:

    Or else she may
    With fluttering hair
    And gloomy looks
    Sigh in the wind
    Round rocky cliffs,
    And thousand-hued.
    Like morn and even.
    Ever changing,
    Like moonbeam's light,
    To mortals appear.
    Let us all, then,
    Adore the Father!
    The old, the mighty,
    Who such a beauteous
    Ne'er-fading spouse
    Deigns to accord
    To perishing mortals!
    To us alone
    Doth he unite her,
    With heavenly bonds,
    While he commands her,
    in joy and sorrow,
    As a true spouse
    Never to fly us.
    All the remaining
    Races so poor
    Of life-teeming earth.
    In children so rich.
    Wander and feed
    In vacant enjoyment,
    And 'mid the dark sorrows
    Of evanescent
    Restricted life,
    Bow'd by the heavy
    Yoke of Necessity.
    But unto us he
    Hath his most versatile,
    Most cherished daughter
    Granted, what joy!
    Lovingly greet her
    As a beloved one!
    Give her the woman's
    Place in our home!
    And oh, may the aged
    Stepmother Wisdom
    Her gentle spirit
    Ne'er seek to harm!
    Yet know I her sister,
    The older, sedater,
    Mine own silent friend;
    Oh, may she never,
    Till life's lamp is quench'd,
    Turn away from me,
    That noble inciter,
    Comforter, Hope!
  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe