The Butterfly is one of our most poetic images of Psyche’s self-renewal beyond even traumatic endings. Australian Aborigines imagined butterflies as returning souls that entered the afterlife in the form of earth bound caterpillars
Vintage Lucite and copper beads intertwined on a golden vintage chain
Aztec Indian legend held that cacao seeds had been brought from Paradise and that wisdom and power came from eating the fruit of the cacao tree. Ancient chronicles report that the Aztecs, believing that the god Quetzalcoatl traveled to earth on a beam of the Morning Star with a cacao tree from Paradise, took his offering to the people. They learned from Quetzalcoatl how to roast and grind the cacao seeds, making a nourishing paste that could be dissolved in water.
Remember hazy summer days sitting in a field of flowers making Daisy Chains, well we made one to remind ourselves of those halcyon days.
The ancients dedicated the Daisy to the goddess Artemis. Artemis is the lady of wild things and she has become synonymous with wildness herself. She is twin sister to Apollo, born of Leto who named her goddess of the moon and protector of women. Hers is the way of wilderness, deep and mysterious.