|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.