Tag Archives: Aphrodite

The Scapegoat

Chapter 16, verses 20-22 of Leviticus, the third book of the Old Testament, speaks of the scapegoat ritual: “When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward … Continue reading

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On the Birth of Aphrodite

If our exact time of place and birth is like a lodestar to interpreting our qualities and our destiny, it must make a lot of sense to look closely at the birth of Venus and relate what we find to … Continue reading

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Symbolism of the Dove

A. Andrew Gonzalez, “Unio Mystica” 1. “In the myths of Babylonia and Judaism, a dive circles the subsiding waters of the primal flood and returns with the olive branch, sign of renewal after inundation.” “The Book of Symbols” 2.“Be ye … Continue reading

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Eros and Psyche (3)

“Love sets up resonances in the deepest abysses of our being. It is a lightning flash of the eternal within the flow of time.” Aldo Carutenuto, Eros and Pathos: Shades of Love and Suffering Butterflies are very popular funerary motifs. … Continue reading

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Eros and Psyche (1)

Eros and Psyche by blackeri Plato perceived love as the desire and pursuit of the whole, as he wrote in Symposium. The tale of Eros and Psyche is a story of the soul’s desire for wholeness. It has been haunting … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Embodied the Goddess

Aphrodite of Corinth Beyond light and shade, Beyond thing and thought, There is love forever lurking. B.Z. Goldberg, The Sacred Fire Among the many totems of the great Babylonian goddess Ishtar was the fish. Her initiates would eat it as … Continue reading

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