October 14, 2016
Click to hear Olivia Robertson speak a prayer to Ishtar in a past rite:
(mp3 / 44 sec. / 349 kb)
"O Mother of the Gods, Ishtar, Lady of Mankind, who maketh the green herb to spring up, who created all things, who guideth the whole of Creation, a prayer will we utter in unison with those of ancient Babylon, who prayed to thee thus: O Mother Ishtar, whose side no God can approach, O exalted Lady, that which appears good to thee, do thou unto us! We pray for our Earth and all the creatures and green herbs and trees thereon."
(photo of the Shrine of Ishtar, copyright Minette Quick)