Santa Maria de Montserrat
Santa Maria de Montserrat is a Benedictine abbey located in the Montserrat mountain. If you're into climbing... check out this place - you might like it :) Almost all of Catalonia can be seen from here and the island of Majorca is visible on a clear day. I'll post some more pics of the mountain later.
Ixchel : diosa del amor, de la gestación, de los trabajos textiles, de la luna y la medicina.En textos jeroglíficos su nombre es Chak Chel (arco iris grande), en el Chilam Balam su nombre es Ix Chel (mujer arco iris).
Mayan Goddess Ixchel: two principal qualities (birthing and healing), aged jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine in ancient Maya culture; designated as the "Red Goddess"; Mayan moon goddess; female warrior, with an entwined serpent serving as her headdress, crossed bones adorn her skirt; Rain goddess, inverting a water jar representing the rainy season or amniotic fluid (equivalent to giving birth); 16th century Mayan women seeking fruitful marriage traveled to her temple in Cozumel.
"We must continue to united in sisterhood to turn our tears into triumph, our despair into determination and our fear into fortitude. There is no time to rest until our world achieves wholeness and balance, where all men and women are considered equal and free." -Leymah Gbowee #16days #quote
Spiritual Midwifery: Ina May Gaskin: 9781570671043
Spiritual Midwifery | The original Spiritual Midwifery, published in 1976, introduced an entire generation of young women to the possibility of home birth and breast feeding. It also breathed new life into the all-but-vanished field of midwifery.