My soul is impatient with itself, as with a bothersome child; its restlessness keeps growing and is forever the same. Everything interests me, but nothing holds me. I attend to everything, dreaming all the while. […]. I’m two, and both keep their distance - Siamese twins that aren’t attached.
My dearest friends & followers— tomorrow I will be departing on yet another adventure. I will be making a five-day journey to the southernmost city in the world, where I will rejoin the ship in this video and embark on more incredible and challenging voyages within the Antarctic Territory and Patagonia. I made this movie of the time I spent sailing in Patagonia earlier this year. If you are interested in following the adventures, check out my other blog: www.vagabondist.wordpress.com.
Thanks as always for following… I won’t be able to post much over the upcoming months but I always appreciate all the love you give me here on tumblr.
Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging 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: virile. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, 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 chastity. 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.
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via cosmofilius)