I have just emerged from a three-day vision quest upon ancient lands buffered by wild rainforests and rugged ravines. The three days involved fasting and silence. When the distractions of media, food and connection can no longer satiate the self, we then meet what lies beneath. For me it was a feeling of loneliness, a hum that has been pulsing in the background for most of my life. Many of us feel alone, mine comes from an innate feeling of being separate from the wholeness of source. The vastness of the eternal often feels unreachable to me in my mere human form. I sat with the discomfort of loneliness for days and watched the fears that arose from the archipelago of isolation.Read More
The church of Saint Sulpice is the beginning of the Roseline, a meridian that runs from Paris to the south of France. St Sulpice is the first sacred site marking the Magdalene mysteries, a cathedral built around a womb. The womb represents the birthing portal of life and our eventual return through the uterine waters to physical death. The Magdalene mysteries document Mary Magdalene’s arrival to these foreign lands with her children after the death of Jesus, her beloved.
The heart of this church holds a statue of Mother Mary standing on a dead snake, the symbol of the devil. In Christian mythology the snake is Lilith, the dark feminine. I first encountered this statue in Ireland last year and it is a significant image highlighting the deep schism between the light and dark feminine in Christianity.Read More