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Silvering Ancient Sacred Plants

September 17th, 2020

“O pure Goddess… scatter peace across the earth!” So sings the Druidess in Bellini’s opera Norma as she stands within her sacred grove. A magical event occurred some years back when a member of the Order of Bards Ovates & Druids told me she was a professional opera singer and could sing Casta Diva by heart. We cooked up a plan in secret. While leading a workshop on the Tarot, I invited members to imagine they were in a sacred grove lit by moonlight: “Into the grove steps a druidess, who begins to sing a prayer for peace to the moon and to the Goddess…” Henriëtte stood up and begin to sing…
‘Casta Diva’ is the aria that launched the career of Maria Callas. Learn about Henriëtte de Groote here. If the combination of opera and the Tarot interests you, look at The Opera Tarot here!