November 22, 2010

Shrine of Sagittarius - Fellowship of Isis Temple

The above photo is of the Shrine of Sagittarius, which is located in the Chapel of Brigid of Clonegal Castle.  Over the altar, you can see Olivia Robertson's artwork of "Bride Ad Infinitum".

You may hear Olivia speaking about the creation of this painting in this audio file: Fractal Brigid

(Link will open and play with the audio software you have designated for MP3 files - it is 48 sec./192kb.)

For those who have difficulty opening audio files, here is what Olivia says:

"I have painted a 5-fold Palladium myself for our Temple of Isis, super-imposing it over a silver Piscean Madonna. She has vermillion red hair, very long, and she holds her baby girl, also with long red hair. The baby holds a doll with spiky red hair; the doll holds a mini-doll - and all are held within great hands of Brigid, from the sky. She is Brigid holding Bride, Magdalene holding Sophia. . . something was lacking. Were we only to diminish in consciousness? No! So I painted those giant hands coming out of a tumultuous sky enfolding the figure in an eternal embrace, because I believe the Goddess exists. We're not the only creatures in the Universe."

A closer view of the Temple painting:

Photo courtesy of Minette Quick.
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