rtemis: Ancient Greece.
In the dark of winter,
In our neatly manicured suburban homes, we come under the illusion that the wild hunt cannot reach us. Our neatly wrapped plastic packages of meat. Our childbirth numbed by anesthesia. Our fairy tales with happy endings. Our alarm systems, diaper genies, firewalls, sleeping pills…but the darkness is still there. Lying in wait, pushed deeper and deeper down. What would happen if we looked at it? Looked it right in the face? Artemis is at peace in the dark. Her companions are wild, untamed animals: growling, snarling, biting forces of nature. Yet she can move among them unharmed. Artemis is with you when the wild hunt descends upon you, the spirits of the past, hungry, forgotten. Artemis shows us another way. We can make the wild hunt part of us. We can embody the darkness AS WELL AS the light.
Once we see the wild hunt for what is, once we can stare down the darkness and make it part of ourselves, we can finally begin the journey to wholeness. And when we have become whole, we can no longer look at those around us as “other” – we are no longer afraid of the dark. Are you willing to make that journey? Artemis may not wait.
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