9.03.2011

Words: Star Goddess Watercolor

"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")

2 comments:

Suzie Ridler said...

Absolutely beautiful and inspiring. Divine female energy is so healing and stunning. Have a beautiful weekend my kickass friend.

Dream With the Fishes said...

Oh I absolutely adore this version of the Hail Mary!! Thank you so much for sharing it! I will be getting my hands on that book. She truly is the Star Goddess - Stella Maris (Star of the Sea). I have always meant to do something in the way of a piece incorporating all of her names. This sort of thing strikes deep in my heart.

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