In Goddess We Trust

I’m still glowing with the energetic waves of protest from the Women’s March here in NYC and collectively all over the world. One goddess and asteroid in particular came to me this week in meditations on activism. Pallas Athene, born out of Jupiter’s head, is the virgin goddess of wisdom. She represents creative intelligence, strategy […]

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Great Moments In Historical Sluttery: Marchesa Luisa Casati, Living Work of Art

She astonished. She did not please. – Jean Cocteau on Luisa Casati Iconic and elusive, decadent and modern, introverted and extravagant—few figures so perfectly embody the contrasts of the early Twentieth Century as Marchesa Luisa Casati. She fascinated European high society with her elaborate galas and fanciful personal style while supporting some of the most […]

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Great Moments In Historical Sluttery: Semiramis, Historical Queen, Warrior Empress, Vengeful Lover, and Mother Goddess

Separating fact from legend in the history of the ancient world can be close to impossible. Between royal claims of divinity, propaganda from rival cultures, and the mundane reality of lost records, we’re left with a sometimes psychedelic vision of noteworthy figures. One such exaggerated, distorted, and mythical individual is Semiramis, an Assyrian queen alleged […]

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Great Moments In Historical Sluttery: Mae West’s Seven Decades as a Sex Symbol

Mae West could have been famous for any one of her remarkable qualities. A stunning, magnetic screen star, a scandalously witty writer, and an outspoken believer in free expression, Mae lived large in every sense of the phrase. More inspiring still, she retained complete control over her career and public image throughout her life. To […]

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