Monday, October 17, 2005

Baba Awaits Arrival of Travellers

Having heard from le Enchanteur and the Amazon Queen that there are many travellers in the realm, Baba Yaga stand, at her boudoir door, waiting expectantly.

Every morning Baba checks her magic mirror to reassure herself that she is still in charge of the realm.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Journalling Archetypes

Enjoying a cool change today. Went surfing and found this wonderful site where artist Linda Abbot has created cards based on Caroline Myss' book Sacred Contracts.

Inspired me to visit Caroline's site and learn about Sacred Contacts and the archetypes.

So I am creating my archetypes in my visual journal - above is the Crone. Wise older women have been a recurring archetype in my life, and the collage shows (my) aging hands holding the threads I have woven into what I still think of as a very rough piece of cloth (the yellow silk paper). But the hands are folded in the faithful belief that if I stand back far enough I can see what a beautiful tapestry it all makes.

The journalling reads: Crone - the fabric of a life.

Try it! It's fascinating - once you have discovered your archetypes you can journal them, make them into cards or paintings or whatever.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Baba - Goddess of the Month

This morning, before rejoining the journey after an absence of too many days, I turned my Sage Woman: A Year on the Goddess Path calendar to October and wonders of wonders, the featured Goddess of the Month turned out to be Baba Yaga. I couldn't believe it … here I was getting ready to make my way into Her realm and here She is showing up in my real life hide-away in Apache Junction, Arizona. Is this a message? I like to believe that it is, though what it is I don't know.

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The message of the month begins with a prayer to Baba Yaga:
Blessed Baba Yaga
Help me grow old
With wisdom,
Power, and veneration.

The rest of the message of the month reads as follows:

The Russian Crone Goddess, Baba Yaga, is the archetype of a witch flying through the air in her magical mortar and pestle. She is the one who stirs things up, keeps the adventure moving forward, and presents challenges along the spiritual path. Remember the tales of the witch deep in the forest, whose cottage should be approached with great caution? Baba Yaga dwells there and she wants to teach you about setting boundaries, about listening to your intuition about what is and what is not safe, and about respect for elder wisdom. As the wild autumn moon rides high in the tempestuous skies, watch for Baba Yaga and feel your own wild magic answer her call.

Courtesy: 2004 Amber Lotus Publishing
2004 Sage Woman

Quite a coincidence, don't you think, my returning from a trip to Minnesota to find Baba Yaga waiting for me to turn the page of my calendar?