Category Archives: The Sacred

The Dawning Moon of the Mind: Unlocking the Pyramid Texts by Susan Brind Morrow

The “Pyramid Texts” are a group of hieroglyphics that were inscribed on the insides of the Old Kingdom pyramids at Saqqara 4,000 years ago, and, as such, some of the oldest writings that we are aware of. Intended only for … Continue reading

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The Townley Venus

Roman; 1stC-2ndC; Ostia The British Museum Kypris keeps this spot. She loves to be here, Always looking out From the land over The brilliant sea. She Brings the sailors good Voyage, and the sea Quivers in awe of Her gleaming … Continue reading

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Figure of Isis-Aphrodite

Period: Roman Period Date: 2nd century A.D. Geography: From Egypt Medium: Terracotta painted brown, black, red, and pink on white engobe The Met

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Marble relief with a dancing maenad

Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos Period: Early Imperial, Augustan Date: ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14 Culture: Roman Medium: Marble, Pentelic The Met

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Statue of Tara

Found between Trincomalee and Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, AD 700-750 The British Museum

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MARICHI, GODDESS OF THE DAWN

LATE 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY Mongolia Gilt copper alloy Rubin Museum of Art

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The Hotohoto Festival at the Great Shrine in Izumo Province

No. 42 from the series Pictures of Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces Ichiryusai Hiroshige, 1853, woodblock print Gibbes Museum of Art

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Her body is encircled by a snake

Country of Origin: India Date/Period: 2nd C BC – 2nd C AD / Eskenazi Collection Terracotta statue of serpent goddess / Werner Forman Archive / Bridgeman Images

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Divine Nature

Due to the canny subtlety of her efforts And the fiery nova of her beauty She’s become a specific imaginative compulsion A constellation of effects calling the Earth to witness the exercise Of her illusory energy on the Uncertainty of … Continue reading

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Elevation

The world attracts you through your senses, and as long as you do not see the Sacred in the objects of your senses, you live in an awkward position, which scarcely helps you in procuring your spiritual elevation. — Sri … Continue reading

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