Manufacturer: Peter Stone
Dimensions: Astra star goddess is about 39 mm (about 1 and a half inches) across at widest point. This is quite a large pendant and is sterling silver throughout.
Other information: Made from sterling silver. Chain sold separately.
They say: One of the most beloved images of the divine feminine in modern times, Oberon Zell's every-popular Star Goddess design is now available for the first time as a sterling silver pendant! Inspired by Doreen Valiente's famous "Charge of the Star Goddess," this image serves as a sacred reminder of the beauty and divinity in every woman.
We say: This pendant was inspired by the poem by Doreen Valiente which we have printed below. Many of Doreen Valiente's poetry and invocations have had a large influence on the liturgy of modern Wicca.
The Charge of the Star-Goddess
Hear ye the words of the Star Goddess,
The dust of whose feet are the hosts of heaven;
She whose body encircles the universe:
“I am the beauty of the green Earth,
And the white Moon among the stars,
And the Mystery of the waters,
And the desire of human hearts.
“Call unto your soul: Arise and come unto me!
For I am the soul of Nature that gives life to the universe.
From me all things proceed,
And unto me all things must return.
“Before my face, beloved of all,
Let your divine innermost soul be enfolded
In the rapture of the infinite.
“Let my worship be in the heart that rejoices,
For behold: all acts of love and pleasure are my rituals.
Therefore let there be beauty and strength,
Honor and pride, power and compassion,
Mirth and reverence within you.
“And you who think to seek for me -
Know that your seeking and yearning will avail you naught,
Unless you know the Mystery:
That if that which you seek you find not within you,
You shall never find it without.
“For behold: I have been with you from the beginning,
And I am that which is attained at the end of desire!”
by Doreen Valiente (d. 1999)
Dictionary Terms Explained
- Spiritual, feminine, re-connection
A goddess is a female being who's believed to be the source of life and being. Cultures worldwide worshipped goddesses from early times, although the Christianity movement in particular fazed it out. Today, however, there's a rising popularity in re-kindling connections with goddesses, especially from women who feel traditional religions lack the extra perspective and guidance they seek.
Celebrating goddesses offers a way of embracing and rediscovering female characteristics, of celebrating feminine abilities, thoughts and capabilities. It offers a form of spirituality that means something to women and celebrates their unique power and self-worth. Each goddess has her own characteristics and linking to the one that seems appropriate to you is said to help enhance those particularly qualities in your own life.
Examples of goddesses, their culture of origin, and their characteristics:
Aphrodite: Greek; pleasure, sensuality, love, passion
Artemis: Greek; nature, independence, courage, determination
Athena: Greek; intelligence, inner wisdom, art, creativity
Ceridwen: Celtic; abundance, death, rebirth
Diana: Roman; nature, independence, reaching goals
Freya: Norse; grounded, fertility, opportunities
Hathor: Egyptian; beauty, power, wisdom, abundance, fertility
Isis: Egyptian; mysticism, self-assurance, intuition
Kali: Hindu; courage, fearlessness, releasing negativity
Minerva: Roman; intelligence, wisdom, healing, intuition
Venus: Roman; love, growth, sexuality
White Buffalo Calf Woman: Native American; earth, dignity, grace, energy balance
Peter Stone Jewellery
- High quality jewellery manufacturer
The Peter Stone Company purchases raw silver and produces their own true .925 sterling silver alloy in their own factory. All rings are cast to size and craftsmen cut and inlay each stone for a perfect fit. Every piece of jewellery created is hand polished not tumble polished, which leads to a high quality finish that is noticeably different.
Peter Koslowski had been working on merchant ships since 1983 while living in Sri Lanka and was fortunate to be exposed to an abundance of precious stones and he began to purchase and trade them, as well as silver. During this period he also studied gemology and jewellery making in a number of countries. This then lead to the founding of the Peter Stone Company in 1992 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he still resides.
In recent times, Oberon has been most recognized for his inordinately beautiful sculpture; The Millennial Gaia. But since the early 1960's, Oberon has been one of "the" names most closely associated and respected with regards to the crystallization of the Neo-Pagan movement. In 1970 he formulated and published the preeminent "Gaia Thesis".
A Transpersonal Psychologist, Shaman, Artist, Sculptor, International Lecturer and Teacher, Oberon has contributed much to the evolution of human consciousness.