Archive | Mythology & Legend

The Serpent & the Moon

Waxing and waning. Bleeding and birthing. Emptiness and fullness. Light and shadow expanding and contracting constantly—although at first they may seem like strange bedfellows, the moon and the serpent have much in common. Many people are quite surprised to learn that within the Sanctum, our serpents align the shedding of their skin with the monthly […]

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Ouroboros: The Infinite Serpent

Serpents have fascinated us for millenia, and have helped us to connect with worlds beyond imagination, and even to imagine the world before Creation itself. Long before Christ was born, humans recognized the power of serpents and honored them as wisdomkeepers—teachers of visionary awareness, oracles of transformation, guardians of abundance & fertility, and masters of […]

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All Snakes’ Day: The Hidden History of St. Patrick

St. Patrick is perhaps the most well-known Catholic saint in human history. He is celebrated internationally in the United States, Brazil, Australia, Britain, and of course, Ireland, where he has been honored as the patron saint of the country for centuries. Among the many miracles he supposedly performed, Patrick is said to have driven all […]

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Lunar New Year + Eclipse Wisdom

There are some moments that carry great weight throughout the fabric of time-space. When potent bodies align, new energy is easily available to be transmuted, reconfiguration occurs, and portals open for new acts of creation. These spaces invite us in—sometimes sweetly, other times through states of desperate necessity—but always with an invitation into greater awareness […]

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Nāga Kanya : Guardian Goddess of the Three Realms

Naga Kanya—also known as Nag Kanya or Naag Kanya—snake of the rainbow, daughter of the serpent, guardian of treasures, benevolent goddess of the three realms.  In Hindu mythology, Nagas are serpentine spirits who reside in the underworld, protecting and offering the teachings of the Mother Goddess. They are said to guard all esoteric and mystical […]

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Pythia: Oracle Priestess in the House of Snakes

The Oracle of Delphi is probably the most famous oracle in the world. Delphic prophecies shaped political and spiritual life in cradle of modern civilization and helped define the course of history. At the height of Greek civilization, no important decision was undertaken without consulting at Delphi. Wealthy patrons paid a fortune for the chance […]

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