Musings of a mother, mycophile & unabashed animist.
Notes on cultivating an animist tradition.
Pray to the Moon when She is round, Luck with you will then abound, What you seek for shall be found On the sea or solid ground.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thoughts While Nursing: Guarding the Underworld
Underworld Guardian, incarnation #1
I grew weary of all that reading. Rejecting a pile of new books, I took a break & worked on one of my neglected pet projects for a couple (nursing) days. Please let me introduce my "Underworld Guardian." I don't have a name for her. (Do you?) She was conceived last spring, but put on hold due to things like birth & babies. Ironic, no? I've been feeling dark recently, so returning to an image that began as the focal point of an Underworld shrine seemed fitting. I can imagine her appearing in various backgrounds -- this one just sort of evolved out of a photo of a cloudy moon I took last winter. I began with wanting the pomegranate to appear illuminated & ended with this. I don't know that I will use this incarnation for the shrine, but I liked it so I thought I would share -- just as we are reaching another full moon too! I am amused that she seems quite cheerful; more cheerful than me. Perhaps it is because she holds the wisdom of the mysteries in her hand.