Category Archives: Goddesses

Her Dark Material – Cacao absolute

“Cacao flowers were ingredients in perfumed baths, and thought to cure fatigue in government officials and others who held public office,” says the Badianus Codex, published in 1552 The Cacao tree flowers’ bloom in 2 cycles of 6 months the … Continue reading

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For the lust of Chocolate

“I know of nothing that stimulates my stomach and excites my mind  more voluptuously than the aromas of the these delicious dishes as they caress the imagination and arouse feelings of desire”   La Nouvelle Justine ou les Malheurs de … Continue reading

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Pre-Raphaelites – Astarte Syriaca

Mystery, lo! betwixt the sun and moon
 Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen
Ere Aphrodite was. In silver sheen
 Her twofold girdle clasps the infinite boon
 Of bliss whereof the heaven and earth commune: 
And from her neck’s inclining flower-stem lean
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