Tuesday, June 21, 2016

French Altar Chandelier Earrings - I Am Thy Handmaiden

I Am Thy Handmaiden
at The French Madonna

In her humanity, in her human suffering as the mother of Jesus,

Mary brings the divine world closer to human experience,
closer to human longing and human suffering.

Only Demeter in the Greek world is as human as Mary.

As all the Great Mothers did before her, Mary embodies 
the principle of relationship.

As the Divine Mother, she speaks to the values of the heart

 the values that spring from the deepest instincts and
feelings in all of humanity.  So Mary is the most intimate
and human of Mothers, as the offerings to her
in thousands of shrines bear witness.

If we look at the Christian myth in a deeper sense, then we
see that as the Divine Mother, Mary endures the suffering
of all of humanity, we her 'child' until we return home
to her in the divine spheres.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Sacred Mysteries of the Bee and Mother Mary

Sacred Mysteries of the Bee

Sacred Mysteries of the Bee.  A hand crafted pair of earrings containing a holy card image
under glass and irridescent rainbow czech fire beads.

Today Mary is the Keeper of the Feminine Wisdom in the modern western world.  Through the ages woman and goddess has always been recognized for their Divine Feminine power which brings balance, intuition and compassion to this world.  The bee and their activities and life centered around the Royal Queen Bee mirrors that balance and power and the fact that bees are disappearing from our world is an important event that needs to be understood and balance need be restored.

The Temple of Artemis and the Priestesses of Eleusis

Guarding the outer entrance of the sacred precinct of Eleusis stood the temple of the goddess Artemis. When the mystai arrived, they rested outside the temple walls and 
paid their reverence to the goddess.
 Artemis is an Indo-European goddess of life and fertility, who survived in ancient Greek culture as a moon goddess. Artemis was highly associated with bees, as beekeeping and agriculture were very ancient and vital crafts in Western Asia and Crete.
 Many artifacts depicting small metal bees have been found in places where Artemis was worshipped.
 Phoenician historian Porphyry (234–305 CE) states that the ancient Greeks referred to Artemis by the name Bee, and that the soul was conceived as coming down from her in the form of bees. Perhaps the connection between Artemis 
and the bee resulted in the adoption of bees as symbolic creatures of the underworld.
Consistent with this, classicist A.B. Cook held that the metal bees 
were votive sacrifices symbolizing the divine soul.

Bee shamanism may well be the most ancient and enigmatic branch of shamanism. It exists throughout the world--wherever in fact the honeybee exists. Its medicinal tools--such as honey, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly--are now in common usage, and even the origins of Chinese acupuncture can be traced back to the ancient practice of applying bee stings to the body’s meridians.
Bee wisdom includes
The knowledge of the healing and ceremonial powers of the honeybee and the hive;
 bee shamanism’s system of acupuncture, which predates the Chinese systems;
 and mparts teachings from the female tradition and explores the transformative powers of the magico-sexual elixirs they produce

(See http://www.amazon.com/The-Shamanic-Way-Bee-Practices/dp/1594771197)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

French choker and rosary sacred altar - Hail Mary Full of Grace

Hail Mary

Full of Grace

The God is with you

Blessed are you among women

And blessed is the fruit of your womb

The consort, Beloved and Son

Holy Goddess, Mother of Earth

Work the mystery for your children
now and forever*

Prayer from The Temple of Mary
Initiation 2

Handmade Mother Mary Pastel Pink and Sterling Silver Assemblage Rosary Necklace made with Vintage Rosaries and Pink Rose Glass Beads. Includes Vintage Catholic Holy Medals (Our Lady of Lourdes and Vintage Miraculous Medal), a Handmade Sterling Silver Sacred Heart and a Handmade Mother Mary Pendant made with Resin and Sterling Silver. This Unique Handmade Vintage Assemblage Rosary is Blessed with Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Water.

This beautiful handmade religious necklace is made from parts of two Catholic rosaries. The faceted cut multi-colour glass beads are from a rosary bought in Lourdes, a sacred place where the Divine Feminine is worshiped as Mother Mary or Our Lady of Lourdes by Catholics and other religious pilgrims. The white plastic rose beads are from a Catholic rosary bought in Lisieux, the birthplace and home of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, a Catholic Saint devoted to Mother Mary. Both these Catholic rosaries were dipped in holy water at the sacred springs of Our Lady of Lourdes.
From the vintage sterling silver rosary connector hangs two tiny vintage Catholic holdy medals : the first holy medal is a very old vintage silver Miraculous Mary featuring Mother Mary as she appeared to the Catholic Saint and Catherine Labouré, the second holy medal is a glass and silver Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic holy medal which I brought back from my pilgramage to Our Lady of Lourdes.

Pastel pink porcelain and glass rose beads, connect a handmade sterling silver sacred heart, held between two silver hands. The handmade resin pendant attached to the sacred heart, is made with a vintage Mother Mary holy card and sterling silver. The connecting clasp of this rosary is handmade from sterling silver. All other centrepieces of this religious jewelry piece are handmade and hand-cast in sterling silver, which makes this vintage rosary necklace is a truly unique and beautiful piece.

The necklace is 12 inches long without the pendant. The rosary connector and pendant is an extra 3 inches.

This altar is available on my shop at


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Glorious Woman

Glorious woman

There is nothing more glorious

and beautiful

than seeing a woman go through the day

unashamedly and absolutely



Sunday, June 5, 2016

Blue Cloak of Mary

The Blue Cloak of Mary
a sacred altar

'She says that she is with her beloved from the beginning
before the foundation of the world,

speaking from the deep ground of life as the hidden law that orders it,
the craftswoman of creation. 

She is the intelligence within nature, the animating
energy of the cosmos;
rooted in tree, vine, earth, and water and active in the habitations of humanity.

She is the principle of justice that inspires all human laws.
She is the invisible spirit guiding human consciousness;
a hidden presence longing to be known,
calling out to the world for recognition and response.

To those like Solomon, who prized her more highly than rubies,
she becomes their wise and luminous guide.