Monday, January 01, 2007
This image is my first card made after reading the Soul Collage book. In that book's terms this is a member of the Council and I've called her Abundant Mother.
In tarot terms she is the Empress from the major arcana. I blogged about the Empress in November. On that day I'd drawn my own version of her copying a card from the Shining Tribe Tarot.
Recently I'd decided that the Ecstatic Trance Position with the energy of the Empress was that of The Corn Goddess Posture. A key feature of the reports of the use of this posture is that people feel they are being remade at the molecular level.
And of course we are being remade at that level all the time. This is life. When life stops and death takes over then our bodies stop this continual remaking. Once dead our bodies become slabs of meat that go off unless given outside help to preserve it. We maintain our life by consuming things which were once alive.
I started off this image with two pictures of mothers; one with a girl, one with a boy, and various other bits. But it only came together when I found the picture of the woman in the top layer. Her African features remind me that many archeologist's think that the human race originated in Africa, a black Eve, to be mother to us all. Of course we've no idea what sort of features the original humans really did have - our skulls don't even have noses! - but this is artistic license.
Here is what the image says to me:
I am one who cares, who provides, who creates.
I offer abundance to all.
You may reject my abundance feeling suffocated by my sheer generosity.
I'll dry up then.
But you only need open your heart once more and I'll give and give to you!