An American Goddess


Years ago, the Goddess Columbia showed up and suggested that I ought to begin working with her.  As our country careens further and further into fascist chaos, I begin to understand why.  On this Independence Day, many are turning to Her to aid in their workings to save America.

Since colonial times, Columbia has been the personification of America.  A statue of her stands atop the United States Capitol and there are innumerable statues, bas reliefs, and paintings of her.  (Check your state flag; She or one of Her many sister Goddesses may well be there.)  To many, and I include myself in this group, She is one of a number of Goddesses, beginning with Athena, associated with a particular nation state.  Thus Athena personifies Athens, Britannia personifies Britain, Marianne personifies France, Germania personifies  Germany.  There are many others.

On Independence Day, 2011, I began a series of workings to get more information about Columbia.  You can read my results at the Hail Columbia website.

Gus diZerega has an important post about the need to “recapture” our national symbols (especially important, as fascists are excellent at stealing them; as Sinclair Lewis is supposed to have prophetically stated, “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”).  I can think of no better way to do that than to claim Columbia for our own.

Happy birthday, America.  May you grow to fulfill your promise.  May Columbia guard you.  This is my will.  So mote it be.

Picture found here.

4 responses to “An American Goddess

  1. I just finished reading your Columbia series and really enjoyed it.

    One of the many things I got from it was that your working over July 4th, 2011 was that it was heard and received by Columbia and that She responded with a resounding joyous dance about 7 weeks later – the 2011 Virginia Quake, According to Wikii, “The quake was felt across more than a dozen U.S. states and in several Canadian provinces, and was felt by more people than any other quake in U.S. history.” (I had recently moved into my current apartment in NJ and was shocked to feel it – I am very familiar with Earth movements having lived 33 years in California.)

    I remember reading that the quake was felt up the Eastern seaboard and areas close by because of the bedrock – it made the waves travel out like a bell being rung. Like the Liberty Bell? I’d like to think so after reading your workings 7 years ago while in this time of the Trump regime.

    I realized that I never knew the lyrics to Hail Columbia and especially liked this stanza, changing the words of the 8th line to “In Earth we place our human trust” because I cannot leave well enough alone. 😉

    Immortal patriots, rise once more,
    Defend your rights, defend your shore!
    Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
    Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
    Invade the shrine where sacred lies
    Of toil and blood, the well-earned prize,
    While off’ring peace, sincere and just,
    In Heaven’s we place a manly trust,
    That truth and justice will prevail,
    And every scheme of bondage fail.

    Happy Fourth, America the Beautful!

  2. And since I see the number 7 a couple of times in my comment and since we’re in the 7th month, I looked up the 7th major arcana card in the Wildwood deck and found it was The Archer:

    “The drawing of the bow symbolises the harnessing of latent energy inherent within the wood, and the arrow represents the thoughts, desires or creative process that requires focusing and aiming with positive intent. Within the act of drawing and releasing the arrow there are many opposing and random forces or energies and the skilled archer learns to hold these energies in a state of stillness and balance until the final moment of release that sends his will towards the target. ~Mark Ryan, Wildblog”

    Serendipitous for me as I was born under the sign of The Archer.

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  4. Germania looks…formidable.
    Hail, Columbia!

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