I am the handmaid of the Earth I ‘broider fair Her glorious gown And deck Her on Her days of mirth With many a garland of renown. And while earth’s little ones are fain And play about the Mother’s hem I scatter every gift I gain From sun and wind to gladden them. ~ William [...]
To chant the Gayatri Mantra purifies the chanter. To listen to the Gayatri Mantra purifies the listener. As you may know, I am leaving town today for an extended period of silent retreat during which I will be offline and out of touch. So I depart sharing this lovely video of Raghav Sachar singing the [...]
Do you not see how mighty is the Goddess Aphrodite? She sows and gives that love from which all we upon this earth are born. ~ Empedocles ca. 490-430 BCE Felicitations and good wishes to all, on this most ancient day of Love! The Parentalia, an eight-day Roman festival honoring dead ancestors, was celebrated at [...]
Video by Mark Gee on Vimeo, courtesy of the Astronomy Picture of the Day. This is an unedited, single-shot sequence, shown in real-time; with no time-lapse. Full screen mode highly recommended.
Swanlight ~ John O’Donohue © 2001 If it could say itself January Might brighten its syllables on the frost Of these first New Year days whose cold is blue. Meanwhile in this corner of its silence A weak winter sun lowers down behind The moor that rises away from the lake. Beyond reach of light, [...]
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Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel, Swiss philosopher, poet and critic (1821-1881) Well, Mr. Amiel, I am [...]
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