Under the influence of Hestia

August 21, 2008

School will soon begin and I have had an incredible urge to get my house – inner and outer – in order and settled before we return to the routines of the university. In the midst of painting and de-cluttering and cleaning and gardening and canning – we have been entertaining and I have been cooking, cooking, cooking….

I cannot argue with Hestia when she decides to create a retreat space in which to nurture relationships with others. She is a force all of her own – and I am a willing supplicant.

This morning the house is quiet – and Athena has been sneaking onto the computer to do some research because Hestia is out with Aphrodite picking late summer flowers.

As I return to the archetypes of the goddess in preparation for offering an introductory group – I found this wonderful quotes:

Myths are archetypes in action…

The Great Goddess archetype is a cycle, like the moon, with no beginning and no end.

The moon is one, with multiple manifestations.

What women in groups can learn from the Goddess: The maiden-mother-crone trinity
Gomberg, L.E. 2001



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