One of my favorite things I ever came across at the MET museum. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) is, arguably, one of the greatest portraitists in the history of photography. This photo is called The Parting of Guinivere and Lancelot, 1874.
"Eventually, soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place."
Blind Melon, Change
'cause when you stop dreaming
it’s time to die
“Whenever we use the word union, the reference of sexuality is immediately implicit. Sexuality is one of the most powerful metaphors that we have available for describing and understanding the deepest experiences of the mystical journey and the unitive relationship that we seek with the Divine. In accounts of the experiences of many Christian mystics, the relationship with God is called a ‘marriage’ and its bliss is spoken of as ‘ecstatic.’ The poetry of Rumi, the Song of Songs in the Bible, and the love poems of the Hindu saint Mira Bai are all representative of the connection of sexuality and romance to the spiritual experience and union with God.”
— Russill Paul (Jesus in the Lotus: The Mystical Doorway between Christianity and Yogic Spirituality) (via sex-death-rebirth)
"I am woman giving away nourishment to ensure this planet’s life. With my moontime power, my blood, with my birthing power, my blood, I feed the earth who feeds us all. Every month I remember: I am woman. I am earth. I am life. I am nourishment. I am change."