Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Twelve Days with Mary, Day 2

Mary has her own folk mythology unrelated
to the mainstream Christian myth.
In the mythological sense she is like the goddesses
in all cultures of the world.
The legends about Mary illustrate that Mary
is a force in people's lives.

 -  extracted from The Breath, the soul, the Divine female
by Rasa Luzyte

Mary's presentation in the Temple of the Dove
from the Suit of Vessels
Sacred Mysteries of Mary Tarot

My card from the Mysteries of Mary tarot deck 
depicting the young Virgin Mary as
Temple priestess in the Temple of the Dove
as told in The Mystical City of God:

Joachim and Anne set out from Nazareth, 
accompanied by a few of their kindred and bringing
with them the true living Ark of the covenant,
the most holy Mary,
borne on the arms of her mother in order
to be deposited in the holy temple of Jerusalem.

They arrived at the holy temple, and the blessed
Anne, on entering, took her Daughter and Mistress
by the hand, accompanied and assisted by Joachim.
All three offered a devout and fervent prayer
to the Lord, the parents offering God their daughter,
and the most holy Child.

She heard a voice saying to her :
Come my Beloved, come my Spouse,
come to my temple where I wish to hear they
voice of praise and worship.

The mystical city of God 
by venerable Mary of Agreda

If you would like to participate in
Twelve Days with Mary you are invited
to link up with Rebecca at
whom has started this lovely tradition
of creating a Circle of Mary love
which goes beyond religion or culture,
but which unites a community in these days
leading up to the Feast day of Guadulupe

Please visit and spread the love



  1. The Mary mythology quote by Raza Lyzyte is so true. Mary and the divine female are a force in all cultures. Peace to you.

  2. I was delighted to see your story of Mary's parents. I focused on St. Anne with Mary today, as well.

  3. Lots of great information and images here, Hettienne. I had not heard of Raza Lyzyte but will Google her. I made an Israel pilgrimage some years back and I love when my mind recalls the places mentioned in the Bible.

  4. Love your images...and yes, to the mythical mother goddess, that is what touches my heart.

  5. thank you hettienne for your beauty and light shining through all you create. so comforted to return from a long winter day and bask in each offering of mary love.

  6. Lovely post, Hettienne. I have missed them. I am going to try to join the twelve days, getting a late start. Blessings to you.

  7. This shrine makes for a great image to depict the story behind the story, the hidden feminine in the story of our evolution, a symbol for developing a conscious feminine in ourselves and society.


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