Keeper of the Moon - Greeting Card

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Keeper of the Moon - Greeting Card

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“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belong to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chasity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past…, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chasity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched. When Joan of Arc, with her witch coven associations, was called La Pucelle - ‘the Maiden,’ ‘the Virgin’ - the word retained some of its original pagan sense of a strong and independent woman. The Moon Goddess was worshipped in orgiastic rites, being the divinity of matriarchal women free to take as many lovers as they choose. Women could ‘surrender’ themselves to the Goddess by making love to a stranger in her temple.”

- Monica Sjoo

We have been separated from the moon for so long. Misunderstood, misaligned, taught that the moon is sinister. I wished to return to Her and to us, the young, childlike faith and love that each of us is born with when we witness for the first time with our soul's consciousness that love, and then provide a place of safekeeping for it. 

And that is how "Keeper of the Moon" was born. Not quite girl, not quite woman, but fully conscious of the first thing she holds in her heart and deeply loves. 

It is, in and of itself, a unique and one of a kind work of art which will delight and inspire you for years to come. 

This listing is for one 5X7 blank greeting card, professionally printed on heavy matte cardstock, and comes with an ivory envelope encased in a protective cellophane sleeve.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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