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The Changing Faces of the Temple
Paintings by Olivia Robertson - Photographer Minette Quick
March 17, 2012




Shrine of Andromeda
© M.Q.

Shrine of Andromeda Constellation
Between Pisces & Aries Shrines
Olivia tells of her ancestor,
The Earl of Rosse who was an astronomer.
He was among the first who saw the Galaxy situated in Andromeda.
He called it “a firmament”.
He used the famous telescope created by another
Earl of Rosse at Birr.


Shrine of Aquarius
© M.Q.

The Shrine of Aquarius &
The Goddess Amaterasu No Kami
The Japanese Sun Goddess
Tutelary Deity of the Imperial Family.
Olivia brought the frontal of Japanese women artists from Japan
And Japanese FOI Priest & Priestess visited the Temple
And performed a Shinto ritual dance.


Animal Guardians
© M.Q.

The Animal Guardians of the High Altar of Isis
Are from the Orient.
A Cheetah, brought by New Age pilgrims for Olivia
And the Dragon
The 2 Pillars that hold up the ancient wooden-beams
Represent Shu & Tefnut,
The 2 Egyptian Powers of Balance
That uphold the starry sky.

See also close-ups of the Cheeta & the Dragon below:


Cheetah Guardian
© M.Q.

Dragon Guardian
© M.Q.



(Our ongoing thanks to Olivia and Minette.)


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