“Animism” has been defined in many ways. Here, on the pages of Mundus Volubilis, it is simply used to express the idea that life is something we participate in, not something we have.
Preparing for the Winter Solstice – Sowing the Seeds of New Life on 13th December
The seeds do not only carry within them the full-grown plant itself but they also symbolise the continuity of life: they will grow into wheat and the wheat will transform into a human body. The period preceding the Winter Solstice is a time to honour the pregnant Mother Earth: all living things enter her womb to grow and wait in darkness to be born again. … Continue readingPreparing for the Winter Solstice – Sowing the Seeds of New Life on 13th December Read more.
The Two of Cups
It’s interesting to have a look at how the symbols of the Ace develop in the Two of Cups. The single chalice multiplies into two goblets. The disembodied hand from the clouds changes into those of a man and a woman. The dove turns into a winged lion. The waffleContinue readingThe Two of Cups Read more.
The Woman who Eats the Sun
In ancient Egypt, the goddess Nut was the mother of gods. She was the night sky; and the Milky Way in particular. Alternatively, her body can be interpreted as the path of the stars, and she might even have been one specific constellation. Naked, in her full feminine beauty, sheContinue readingThe Woman who Eats the Sun Read more.
The Mystery of Capricorn
Capricorn is the tenth sign of the zodiac. Its period corresponds to the Winter Solstice, rich in symbolism of the interplay (and often struggle) between light and darkness. It is also strongly connected to all kinds of fertility rites. Its pagan connotations and its tie to the earth and the underworld are among the reasons why Christianity linked this sign to the Devil. … Continue readingThe Mystery of Capricorn Read more.