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May Eirene Reign Long

A question that is of perennial concern is that of whether world peace is possible and whether real peace is sustainable. Many utopians have advanced ideas about better ways of organising society or at least establishing limited alternative communiti

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This is a group for sharing information, stories and lore about plants, including their medicinal, magical, sacred, and mythical properties, histories, poetry and charm.

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You may be interested in the following fascinating information about links between the veneration of Aphrodite and of the Virgin Mary in Cyprus from Cyprus Events Net

The series of paintings and icons under the title Pantanassa came about as a resul

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A Song to Eleusis

Eleusis, here I stand, 

your land is our companion,

your sky is over us all,

your life is our deepener.

Heaven and Earth were the parents of Rhea, 

grandparents of our Lady Demeter,

our patron of fertility and eternal life,

goddess who grieves and g

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The Hours

The Greeks had goddesses of the divisions of the day. These were the Horai, or Hours.

Auge = first light

Anatole = dawn

Musica = music & study

Gymnastica = gym hour

Nymphe = bathing

Messembria = noon

Sponde = libations hour

Elete = prayer

Cypris = ea

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This diagram shows the principal goddesses revered here. The vertical axis represents personal inner transformation toward love, faith and resilience, and the horizontal axis represents outer transformation and creation of a healthy, rich, sustainabl

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Demeter is the ancient Greek goddess of grain, especially wheat, the fromental goddess. The nearest village to Eleusis is Bessais-le-Fromental. Eleusis is in the middle of fields of grain, not far from great rivers (Loire, Allier, Cher) and dark fore

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Ceremony & Worship

The Greeks did their ceremonies outdoors. They had temples many of which remain impressive landmarks, but these did not function like churches in present day religions. They were places for housing the images of the god and sometimes for other purpos

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