IFJM 17: Saint Sara Kali

April 17

W15 4 17 IFJM 004From my Journal: “Early afternoon. . . We walked west along the beach moving from sand to boardwalk as necessary.  It took us hours, lovely wet sand and I’d worn my skirt and simply tied it so I could walk ankle-deep in the ocean.  We found the western campground with caravans and went knocking.  None too friendly at first, but finally found someone to talk to, and she agreed to pull a tarot for us.  Tomorrow, New Moon, is an auspicious time.  We are to wake and be in silence and consider our questions. . . and bring cash.”

“It is not only possible but probable that psyche and matter are too different aspects of one and the same thing.”  Carl Jung

W15 4 17 IFJM 006From my Journal: “Back in our room with the salty breeze coming through our window, I decided to draw the Kali Ma statue of Ganges River clay we bought from a Roma Gypsy vendor.  So many stories about Saint Sara (Sarah the Black, Sara-Kali) and her connection.  Some say she was a black servant to the three Mary’s [Mary Magdelene, Mary Jacobe, Mary Solome], that she arrived with them in their boat.  But others say Sara IS Kali, brought into the region by the Roma gypsies who come from India and that the myths evolved to allow the “pagan” goddess [odd the people think another countries religion is pagan] to be palatable for the Roman Catholics.  If so, she is creator and destroyer, Mother, protector.  Kali is so misunderstood by westerners.  She cuts heads or destroys illusion.  She devours evil.  OM Kali Ma!”

“It is better to fail  in originality
than to succeed in imitation.” 
Hermann Melville


Moleskin 8×11 watercolor journal, Pentalic HB woodless pencil, De Artramentis Document and Super5 ink, and Daniel Smith, Holbien and QoR watercolors.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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6 Responses to IFJM 17: Saint Sara Kali

  1. joantav says:

    Nice work on the carrousel! Does it belong to the gypsies? Interesting statue of Kalie. Sounds like she has a lot of responsibility.


  2. Better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Exactly. Thanks for the boost today. I needed it.


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