LIFE AS MYTH

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JOURNAL 2013

A living myth

Seven year cycles

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SPRING 2013

A song of hope

Index 2013

The birth of hope

The color of hope

Praying for rain

Mythology of water

The great flood

The churning of the milky ocean

Mythology of Irish waters

Water rituals

The waters of life

A song of hope

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SPRING 2013
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MYTHOLOGY OF WATER

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The Great Wave, from the woodcut series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, Hokusai, 1829-32.   The birth of Venus. Odilon Redon. 1912. Museum of Modern Art, New York City.

Throughout the ages, stories with certain basic themes have recurred over and over, in widely disparate cultures; emerging like the goddess Venus from the sea of our unconscious.
Joan Vinge (b. 1948), writer

According to Roman mythology, Venus is the Roman goddess of love, fertility and beauty. The castration of her father Uranus by her brother Cronus fertilized the ocean and from the fertile waters Venus arose. Artistic interpretations of her birth do not typically depict the actual birth but the moment when Venus arrives at the shores of Paphos (Cyprus) in a shell.

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