"Like most people in modern culture, my first experience with the goddess unbeknownst to me, was with Mary...I met her with I was seventeen in Mexico in the purple velvet, candle lit churches of Sinaloa. The Sensuality and warmth of those rooms greatly comforted me...
I too softly chanted a prayer to the Star Goddess, borrowed from the traditional one that encodes her own words: Hail Mary, full of Grace, the dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven; you are the white moon among the stars and the desire of human hearts; you are the mystery: that if that which we seek we find not within, we will never find it without; for you were here at the beginning and you are that which is attained at the end of desire."
--From Carolyn McVickar Edwards' book The Storyteller's Goddess: Tales of The Goddess and Her Wisdom from Around The World.
(Illustration for a book I've begun: watercolor, 8 1/2"x 8 1/2")