Monday, 20 October 2008

In Which We Honour Magna Mater


I had brought with me from Canada two tiny replicas of the Great Goddess of Willendorf, the oldest representation ever found of the Divine Feminine. To honour the continuing presence of the Great Mother in this sacred site, we each placed a replica behind two columns at the very centre of St. Peter's Basilica, near the statues of St. Helena and St. Veronica. I placed my offering to the Goddess with this thought in mind:

Magna Mater,
Great Mother,
I honour you and
I remember you,
even here.

How long these offerings to the Divine Feminine remain in the heart of St. Peter's depends, I suppose, on the thoroughness of the Vatican cleaning staff. There is, of course, a good chance that the cleaning staff are women. I would like to think that when they find the Goddesses, they will simply smile and put them back!

3 comments:

faerwillow said...

~beautiful...i am sure a ritual...a moment you will never forget~

Hindustanka said...

that was interesting... and seemed as fun too in sense of doing this in cathedral. you are brave!i'd have left the Goddess there where you placed it:)

brandi said...

~funny that two years ago i had commented on this and here i am again...and it makes you wonder how many other people you both may have inspired to do the same...much love light and blessings~