Sunday, March 20, 2005

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RainWalker Studio
Revealing the Mythic Self

A beautiful site filled with beautiful stories and ideas. Go explore!

I enjoyed the page of goddess masks. Click on each mask for more images and narrative. I play the parts of Persephone and Gaia daily, but recently my circle of friends began referring to me as

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Spiderwoman

I wouldn't have seen it on my own, and it is true in many ways. I am the weaver of the web of my family, keeping all of us connected in daily tasks and special occasions. I also play the role in my group of friends, creating opportunities for intimacy and communication. I recently lead a ritual using a web at a Blessingway. Then there is my addiction to the world-wide-web.

Which of our mythic selves are you connecting with? Tell us about it in the comments, or create a new post and show us the visual as well. I guess I can't help spinning....

7 comments:

Susan said...

This looks like a really good site. I've saved it to peruse at my leisure later. I like the definition of Spiderwoman. I think most women are the heart of the family and weaver of souls; mediators and more. Many blessings...

Welcome to the group, Dawn! (I was going to recommend you to Creatrix)

dawn said...

Thanks! Honored to be here.

Blue said...

What a great and interesting site, I enjoyed reading about all the stories behind the masks. I would have to say that I identify with Amaterasu Omikami the most… especially this part of the poem:

When Amaterasu heard so much laughter, her dark meditations were interrupted. The truth is, her curiosity got the better of her. She peeked out, and saw her radiant face reflected in the mirror. She saw, at last, how beautiful she really was. Laughing, Amaterasu slipped from her cave, and joined the dance.

It reminds me of when I first got sober… I came into the rooms of AA a very scared, angry, and depressed person… I was miserable… I hated my self and my life…talk about dark meditations.
In the rooms I heard laughter, these people were happy… it made me feel welcome and I wanted what they had. People were kind to me & loved me until I could love myself. What a beautiful thing. Not to say I still don’t have dark meditations… I do; my mind is like a dangerous neighborhood, I don’t go there alone. But when it happens all I need to do is go to a meeting, hear the laughter and once again be drawn out of my cave.
Welcome Gaigal & Thanks

Creatrix (aka Jennifer) said...

So nice to see you here, gaiagal. I love that site! I've been there before researching sacred theatre, but had lost the link. Thank you for helping me. What a treat it was to see it again.

The masks are incredible. Reminded me of a goddess friend and her mask project. When I was helping her out with her site, I couldn't help but think how great it would be for a group of women to do "mythic goddess" masks using their face as the mold. So what do you all say, meet at my place for some mask making? I'll put on some tea...

dawn said...

Count me in for maskmaking! I will have such trouble choosing.

Ruth's masks are great. I never considered such a project. Hummm, I sense another gathering brewing...

funkyjunkie said...

Thank you for the link. I enjoyed it, as well. I was glad to see the White Buffalo Calf Woman mask. I work w/ Lakota children and have grown to respect the culture's mysteries & beliefs. They are deep & I'll never fully grasp it all.

weirdpixie said...

excellent link- and a synchronicity because i've been burning a special incense blend since the beginning of march called 'spiderwoman'. it is for working with the ancestral vibe and since my friend dw cooper passed away on march 3rd it's been part of my weekly ritual along with another custom made temple oil called 'anubis'. i'm tapering off use of both of these now that the month's end is almost through and now i'm dealing with this lovely (sarcasm) mercury retrograde that's seemingly affected all technology around me this time-- i've been "kicked out" of my virtual home (ollapodrida)-- had to move my webhost and now everything is all munged up and i can't publish my blog. i've been spending days on it which is why no one has seen any evidence of "me" around the 'net these last few days. hope to be back soon! enjoying reading the stuff here lately-- i promise to fulfill my goddess-ly duties soon and add to the stashpile of goodies.