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GODDESS TALK—ERIS in 2017

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GODDESS TALK—ERIS in 2017

ERIS pushes her way front and center in 2017, feisty as ever. She is fired up to spearhead the next phase of the Revolution as our world moves forward at a shocking pace of change. Like it or not, she says, this is what it takes to get us motivated. The global Women’s March following the U.S. Presidential inauguration is a testament to Eris! Her activism calls forth the female warrior in us all to free the Chained Lady, Andromeda, whose story spans a wide swath of the night sky. This mythic story will unfold in some meaningful way through the spring. It’s a long story, so...

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Cosmic Union

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Cosmic Union

In Buddhism, portrayals of the union of male and female deities show the cosmic merging of the masculine-feminine, which in truth are never separate—yin/yang, shakti/shiva. The universe is forever created, sustained and dissolved through their eternal union in ecstatic bliss. The central image is a magazine photograph of a sculpture of a couple joined in love. They are haloed by a ring of cosmic dust resulting from a supernova explosion, bursting with moons and a white lily that sends off a shower of stars. Their couch is a swirling galaxy on a bed of flowers. Rising along the side, like...

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Eclipse Chasers

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Eclipse Chasers

The diamond ring flashing from a total solar eclipse is enthroned between the pillars of an Egyptian temple, guarded by Anubis, the jackal-headed god of the underworld. This celestial union of the cosmic god and goddess as Sun and Moon is announced by the approach of the Moon to Sun in the upper left and reflected by the pair of lovers at the bas. Crowned by matching Jupiters, we can imagine them as Juno and Jupiter, queen and king of the gods. Emerging from the backdrop of fixed stars, the Sun god Apollo looks on from one side; he is eclipsing. On the other, Isis, with her crown, peers out...

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Sun Goddess

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Sun Goddess

The shimmering nuclear surface of the fiery Sun is reflected in eclipse images of both Sun and Moon, and in the star-lit eyes of Maat, the Egyptian goddess of wisdom. The serpent-twined staff of healing power represents the awakened life force. It rises out of a celestial cloud that haloes the female drummer playing the rhythm of the Sun’s beat. Golden roses echo the color of the Sun, evoking the fragrance of warm sun-lit seasons and the love of...

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He Sees Dawn

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He Sees Dawn

Prajapati, the creator god of Hindu myth half-veiled by night, peers out from within the moss-lined trunk of an ancient tree, like the pagan Green God. He sees his daughter Dawn rising, and falls in love with her. The overt sexuality of the passion flower and antherium, the wild fiery power of the Sun and distant nebulae, and images of the dancer Jean Bresciani (Director of the Isadora Duncan International Institute) evoke the flavor of this erotic creation story. A Japanese tapestry provides the water and waves, the sea of life, with flying bats that represent rebirth. In the end, the other...

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Andromeda’s Story

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Andromeda’s Story

This story board collage depicts the myth of Andromeda. Her story encompasses several constellations in the northern sky: Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, Perseus and Cetus. Known as The Chained Lady, we see this celestial princess emerging from her enchainment (or enchantment?) behind the stamens of a tiger lily, as she steps out from the bright core of the Andromeda galaxy. Her arms stretch across the heavens as she touches both universe and Earth. She is looking at the sea monster (Cetus), a dragon of immense creative power. His dragon breath creates the galaxy. Below the dragon is a...

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