Thursday, May 29, 2014

Archangel Michael, protector of the Divine Feminine

Archangel Michael shrine and altar and blessing seeds made by Hettienne
Her Grace by Devata www.etsy.com/shop/devata

Archangel Michael blessing seeds
St Michael is one of the three angels mentioned
by name in Holy Scriptures.
The name Michael signifies
'Who is like God'



He is called Chief of the Order of Virtues,
Chief of the Seven Archangels
Prince of the Angels



The image of Michael on his icons is based on his role in the final
battle described in Revelation.



Archangel Michael has a close relationship with
Our Lady Mary, Mother of God.
She is the Rose Queen and they belong to
the Order of the Divine Rose.
Michael is the one that brings Blessed Mary
the news of her approaching death.


In The Legends of the Jews it is said that
'the fire that Moses saw in the burning bush had the appearance
of Michael, who had descended from heaven as
the forerunner of the Shekinah.  
Michael has a long history as protector of the Divine Feminine

The blessing seeds have all these images and others
from the scenes of the stories of Archangel Michael
including images of appearance at the grotto
in Mont' San'Angelo in Italy


The blessing seeds are sprinkled with sacred water collected
at the grotto, as well as blessed salts mixed with roses blessed
by a second relic of roses of St Teresa d'Lisieux
and holy oil of 53 relics, 
water brought back from the springs and wells of Glastonbury,
sacred to the Feminine
and water from Lourdes where our holy mother appeared
and is still working her miracles.



These blessings seeds can be used for healing,
ceremony, ritual and to bless the earth and pot plants.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The gift of Love

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 In the depths of winter the divine child is born.
 On the darkest of days we celebrate the birth of the divine child. 



It is on the darkest nights of winter that God’s creative 
urges wells up to give birth to his child: the divine child. 
Christ is God’s child. But God is not alone.
 God is always with the mother,
 though she may be hidden or transparent. 



Jung says :
“How am I to be creative?
 Nature knows only one answer to that: 
Through a child (the gift of love).” 

The child is born, ‘the gift of love.’ Nature births us into world. 
The divine couple births the soul into the eternal.
 In the Christian myth,
 the divine child is born from the virgin womb of the mother Mary.
 In 431 the Council of Ephesus said that Mary is Theotokos:
 “God-bearer”, “Birth-Giver of God”, “the one who gives birth to God.” 





Here, within our hearts, God procreates with the Mother, the divine vessel, 
giving birth to a possibility: call it the divine child, 
the potential of the soul. This divine birth within is no easy task. 
There is something within us that wants to kill it off, 
a murderous instinct within psychic life.
  The revelation of the divine child is so disastrous,
 so threatening to the old guard, 
that it must be killed. 
According to the Gospel of Matthew 2:16–18, 
Herod ordered the execution of all babies in Bethlehem,
 desiring to assure the death of the divine child.




[Herod] “gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem 
and its vicinity who were two years old or under, 
in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.”


The divine child must outlive the murderous instincts of the superego. 
Our soul must survive the murderous rage of the envious tyrant
 who seems to rule the inner world.
 The murderous superego does not believe in the potential of our own soul. 
He does not trust in the good, in the enduring.  
He cannot see the soul’s potential: the child of the divine mother and father.
 It is our spiritual labor to protect the child. 
To be like Joseph, listening to the angels, protecting the child.


 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream.
 “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt.
 Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”

 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night 
and left for Egypt,where he stayed until the death of Herod. 
And so was fulfilled what the Lord 
had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” (Matthew 2:13–15)


Joseph, the good father - Altars of the Mysteries Oracle Deck by Hettienne Grobler

Joseph sees the angel of the Lord, 
and the angel says that he must flee Egypt, symbol of tyranny. 
We must leave behind the tyranny of Herod ruled by fear,
 finding a place for the soul’s birth,
 and protecting the soul so that it may grow.


with thanks to the blog pathofsoul.org


blessings
Hettienne


Monday, May 19, 2014

Tender Grace

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A rosary necklace,
a sacred piece of the power
of the divine feminine.

A mother's love -
one of the greatest miracles known to us.

None as tender as the loving grace
of our Divine Mother


a hand painted porcelain mosaic centrepiece




the most delicate pale pink and pale blue
vintage aurora borealis beads


a delicate, worn, vintage miraculous medal
rosary connector,
a tiny miraculous medal paired
with a bee,
symbol of the ancient goddess,
symbol of the alchemical transformation
of a heart being touched by love.
As the bee turns pollen into nectar of the gods,
so does love transform us and the world
we live in.




The House of Mary

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The House of Mary
a very special rosary necklacewith hand soldered shrine


a small miraculous medala key set with a crown and rhinestonesa big keya hand cast sacred heartand a hand holding the knockerof the doorto the House of Mary




Vintage rosary beadsantique beadsrhinestone flower connector



and a very small Our Lady rosary connector

Immaculada ConceptioI am the Immaculate Conception

all patina'd and distressedfor that wonderful shabby vintage look




blessings

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Shrine to Archangel Michael, defender of the Blessed Virgin, Rose of Peace




I Am Michael, Micha-el, Mikkal. 
The -el stands for Elohim or son of God. 
Prince of Light, the Great Protector, 
the almighty Michael who commands the Legions of Light,
Protector of the Blessed Virgin,
the Rose of Peace.


Michael (who is as God) in Biblical and post-Biblical lore, 
Michael ranks as the greatest of all angels, 
whether in Jewish, Christian or Islamic writings, secular or religious.
 He is chief of the order of virtues, 
chief of archangels, prince of the presence, 
angel of repentance, righteousness, mercy and sanctification.
 His mystery name is Sabbathiel.
 In Islamic writings he is called Mika'il.
 Michael is seen as the forerunner of the Shekinah.
 In ancient Persian lore, Michael was called Beshter,
 one who provides sustenance for mankind.



He is depicted most often with unsheathed sword, 
the warrior of God and slayer of the Dragon. In Legends of the Madonna, Michael is shown as the angel who announces to Mary her approaching death.

An aged and distressed shrine, with glints of Michael's golden crown and sword,
 against a background of the Madonna;
 a miniature book of Love with the image of the blessed Virgin on the cover; 
an aged image of Michael in a frame.
 Attached by rusted wire are unique medals,
 enameled images and parts of Michael's armour :
 his mighty sword, his helmet and his shield.

The back of the shrine is adorned with vintage sheet music and it comes ready to hang.


I visited the grotto and the Archangel Michael festival in the 800 year old Mont Sant'Angelo in Italy.


 Michael appeared here, in a cave, more than once to the local villagers many years ago and he is revered by his devotees during an annual pilgrimage to Mont Sant'Angelo. Read about my personal pilgrimage to Michael on my blog at http://pathofdivinelove.blogspot.com/2011/03/archangel-michael-wayshower-and-animus.html

 




Included with this shrine is a tiny bottle patina'ed and decorated with Michael's crown, 
containing some of the holy water collected in the grotto, 
as well some of the particles of dirt collected in the 
grotto during the three day festival and procession.


Wooden Shrine - Dimensions : 13.5 x 16.5 x 3.5 cm


Each one of my pendants, shrines, paintings and other sacred art are
 first infused with holy water from Lourdes (which I brought back), 
and then infused with holy relic oil of more than 53 Saints & pure essential oils. 
A mixture of one hundred oils are used, including frankincense, 
myrrh, spikenard, agarwood and rose. 
It is also immersed in blessed pink dead sea salts, 
infused with rose petals steeped in holy oil of a third relic of St Therese of Lisieux 
and it is packaged with blessed salts, frankincense and sprinkled 
with holy water collected form many sacred places in the world.
 So it becomes a holy object to be handled with reverence and care.

All my items come beautifully packaged and securely wrapped and parceled.
 I mail first class international shipping with a tracking number free of charge to you.



The Rose of Peace
 If Michael, leader of God's host
When Heaven and Hell are met,
Looked down on you from Heaven's door-post
He would his deeds forget.

Brooding no more upon God's wars
In his divine homestead,
He would go weave out of the stars
A chaplet for your head.

And all folk seeing him bow down,
And white stars tell your praise,
Would come at last to God's great town,
Led on by gentle ways;

And God would bid His warfare cease,
Saying all things were well;
And softly make a rosy peace,
A peace of Heaven with Hell.

WB Yeats




Prayer to Michael

Saint Michael the Archangel, Powerful Spirit of Truth
Take my hand and lead me to Divine Truth.
Protect me from all the evil in the world.
Guard me and compensate for all my weaknesses.
Change, bless, and restore the consquences of all my mistakes.
Carry me on the wings of your love and might to the
Throne of God and pray to Him with me forever.
Amen.



Thursday, May 1, 2014

Sacred Heart of Mary Shrine

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Sacred Heart of Mary Wearable Shrine







A hand made shadowbox shrine to be worn as a rosary pendant. I took this vintage image of the Sacred Heart of Mary and placed it, along with a prayer, between two pieces of glass. Hand soldered with lead free solder.



Attached to the shrine at the bottom is a mother of pearl cross and heart with a beautiful icon set in resin in a sterling silver heart; and two beautiful Mary medals. At the top of the shrine dangles an Agnus Dei locket that can open. The shrine is suspended from a double sided Madonna and Child/Sacred Heart of Jesus rosary connector.



The prayer reads :
Our Lady of Mercy
O Blessed Virgin, if there are any who is having been left unsatisfied after having called you in time of trouble, let them be silent.

The necklace is made of swarovski crystals, rondelles, silver hearts and roses, fired crystals, aurora borealis crystals, vintage crystals, freshwater pearls, mother of pearl cross and heart and semi-precious stones.

The pendant has a tiny sterling silver dangle with the artist's name engraved on it.

Each piece is unique and individual and an original.



Each one of my pendants, shrines, paintings and other sacred art are first infused with holy water from Lourdes (which I brought back), and then infused with holy relic oil of more than 53 Saints & pure essential oils. A mixture of one hundred oils are used, including frankincense, myrrh, spikenard, agarwood and rose. It is also immersed in blessed pink dead sea salts, infused with rose petals steeped in holy oil of a third relic of St Therese of Lisieux and it is packaged with blessed salts, frankincense and sprinkled with holy water collected form many sacred places in the world. So it becomes a holy object to be handled with reverence and care.

All my items come beautifully packaged and securely wrapped and parceled. I mail first class international shipping with a tracking number free of charge to you. 

The rosary chain is 19 inches long and the shrine itself is 2.8 inches by 1.2 inches (7 cm by 3 cm) plus tassel of 3.5 inches.