MELISSA FORBES

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Yantra (Mandala)

Yantras are sacred geometric symbols that represent various aspects of the Universe and are used for meditation, healing, or informative knowledge. These archetypes are our teachers.  Yantras focus spiritual and mental energies to improve one's quality of life or to invoke a particular god/goddess.

A Yantra provides a focal point that is a window into the Absolute. Mental activity stops when the mind is concentrating on a single object and eventually the object is dropped when the mind can remain empty and silent without assistance. The medium is gouache on paper.

Prints are available, 12 x 16
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Muses (Mousai)- are the goddesses of music, song and dance, and the source of inspiration to poets. They are also the goddesses of knowledge, who remembered all things that had come to pass. Later the Mousai are assigned specific artistic spheres: Calliope, epic poetry; Cleio, history; Urania, astronomy; Thaleia, comedy; Melpomene, tragedy; Polyhymnia, religious hymns; Erato, love poetry; Euterpe, lyric poetry; and Terpsichore, choral song and dance.

 

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Calliope  

Calliope the Muse of epic poetry and eloquence.

She is portrayed holding a tablet and stylus or a scroll. In older art she holds a lyre.

     
Euterpe  

Euterpe- ‘Giver of Delight’, Muse of Music and lyric poetry

     
Erato  

Erato- the Muse of love poetry and mimic imitation.

She is portrayed holding a lyre.

     
Melete  

Melete- One of the three original Muses, the Titan goddesses of music.

Melete is the Muse of practice and meditation.

     
Melete  

Melpomene- The Muse of tragic plays and singing.

She is usually represented with a tragic mask and wearing the cothurnus (the boots traditionally worn by tragic actors). Sometimes she holds a knife or a club in one hand, and the mask in the other.

     
Polhymnia  

Polhymnia-  ‘The one of many hymns’, Muse of Sacred Poetry , Hymn and Great Thinkers

     
Terpsichore  

Terpsichore-  the Muse of choral song and dancing.

She is portrayed with a plectrum and lyre.

     
thalia  

Thalia- meaning ‘to bloom or flourishing’,  Muse of Comedy,  One of the  Three Graces.

     
Urania  

Urania- the Muse of astronomy and astronomical writings.

She is portrayed with a globe and a rod.

     
     
     
     

 

 

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