|JOANNA POWELL COLBERT|
XVII The Star
Lord of the Rings
The Star card traditionally brings us a message of hope and inspiration, and often refers to spiritual gifts and a higher purpose or destiny. In J. R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Galadriel is the great Elven queen who offers sanctuary to the members of the Fellowship of the Ring in the fairy woods of Lothlorien. She tests each member of the Fellowship in turn by searching his mind and spirit for trueness of heart and certainty of purpose. She in turn is tested when Frodo offers to leave the Ring of Power in her keeping. She overcomes this temptation, and when the Fellowship leaves her lands to face the growing shadow of Mordor, she offers them gifts of sustenance and of spirit. She gives Frodo a starry vial filled with the Light of Elendil and tells him, "Let it be a light to you when all other lights go out . . ."
Joanna Powell Colbert is an artist and writer known for her mythic art and her Tarot deck-in-progress, the Gaian Tarot. Her artwork and writing appear often in the magazines SageWoman and PanGaia as well as other alternative publications. Amber Lotus Publishing Co. calls her one of "the most accomplished and well-loved artists in the Goddess-spirit community." Please visit her website .
The Museum is set in an enchanting historical building of 1600, completely restored, situated between Bologna and Pistoia, among the woods.
This building, apart from being a rich permanent collection, offers a series of cultural events and exhibitions which will be organized not only inside the Museum, but also in the other centres.
Each visit will be a real surprise, also because it is personalized. In fact, Morena and Ernesto will accompany you inside this forest of symbols, all to discover….and for this reason please remember that reservation is needed.
Looking forward to seeing you!!!!!