EASTER, ISHTAR, ASHTORETH: GODDESS OF FERTILITY & QUEEN OF HEAVEN

Easter, goddess of fertility and queen of heaven, is one of the great deities of all times. It is a pastoral recognition of the Spring Equinox, and although a figment of the imagination, her incarnation is glorified in myths and legends. Predating Christ, the worshipping of Easter included cakes, ham eating, virgin sex and human sacrifice with eggs bathe in the blood of the victims.

VALENTINE’S DAY AND ASH WEDNESDAY : WHICH IS POISON?

Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday have both been dear to our hearts for years. The romance associated with Valentine's Day has allowed us to express love in many ways. The penance shown during Lent starting at Ash Wednesday, reminds us of our mortality and dependence on nature. History, however is muddling this rosy picture of Valentine's Day and is suggesting that Valentine's Day is a mere continuation of Lupercalia, an ancient agrarian erotic fertility festival that was held near the Ides of February (February 13-15).