|"Mother and child" by Mary Cassatt, 1890.|
The moon is ever present, she is observing. Even when she vanishes before the new moon she's there, she manifests in the dreamy and the fluid, the seemingly illusionary aspects of our senses that enable us to appreciate the mysterious and the poetic, the deep waters of our subconscious, inside the feminine.
The goddess emerges. Like the Aphrodite coming out of the shell, waves are splashing on her naked body, she seems pure, enchanting in her own simplicity. This imago strikes our fancy, a universal archetype, the young daughter (Kore) who is about to learn the ways of love, is she a child...is she a woman?...not yet. She's the element and the psyche.
She takes many forms
and she hears to many names, she's the duet of the Mother and Daughter
in Eleusis, Demeter and Persephone, she's the keeper of the gates, the
light bearer, the Titaness Hecate (worshipped in the holy island of
the eternally virgin Pallas Athena (immaculate daughter of Metis, wisdom) or the beautiful Leda who unsuspected, unaware of the lust coming her way, received the sperm of Zeus when he took the shape of a swan, her
myths carry the symbolic and the everlasting, she's Freya in
scandinavia, Brighid in ireland, Isis in egypt and Astarte or Innanna in
the middle east. She's the triple goddess just like the three phases of
the moon and the three ages of woman, three stages to embrace unison.
Our mother, our daughter, our mistress, our friend...the witch and the enchanting or the protective one, THE MUSE.
Who will compose and sing a new song for her tomorrow?...
Until a new feminity...of the spiritual and the physical, the vibrant and the liberating we'll stay still and and try to absorb once again her first poem of the creation, her unafraid ecstasy and orgasm.
The moon is watching†††.
|photo: Inez and Vinoodh, Visionaire No 60.|
|photo: Tim Walker, Love magazine No 9.|
|Jill Sander, Fall '12.|
|Parfum Gres Cabochard.|
|Dior, Fall '13.|
|"Leda and the Swan" by Michelangelo Buonarroti.|
|photo: Inez and Vinoodh, Purple Magazine, 2008.|
|The white Goddess: a Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth by Robert Graves.|
|photo: Mario Sorrenti,W magazine, 2006|
|The greek goddesses, Diana and Hecate by Wenzel Hollar.|