is most often described as radiant and shining: when Aphrodite is
present the whole world acquires a soft, golden glow. "Foam born,"
she is associated with the creative, life-giving sea and is a goddess of
death and rebirth. Also the goddess of passoinate love, Aphrodite
joins us to one another. She is feminine being in all her fullness
and her realm is that of relationship and feeling. Here she is shown
in the form of a dove, embracing her son, Eros, and his wife, Psyche.
This moment depicts the point at which a new and renewed relationship with
love is possible. This moment reveals an Aphrodite who demands maturity
if we are to be in true relationship: when we embrace mature love,
Aphrodite is there to bless us.•
together in light and darkness
description & paintings by Susan Seddon Boulet