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WHEN IN ROME

Rome, as the freshly abdicated ex-queen Christina saw it on her arrival, was a city in the process of being transformed by the genius of Bernini. Everywhere, churches and palaces were being rebuilt, and handsome piazzas laid out, in all … Continue reading

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PERIPETY & PERSEPHONE

”My favourite myth is that of Persephone, who, because she picked a forbidden flower or because she was out in the fields picking unforbidden flowers, depending on whom you believe, was abducted by Hades, the God of the Underworld.¬†Once with … Continue reading

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GYPSY QUEENS & ALCHEMY KINGS

One was quite homely and unfeminine, and the other a beauty.Queen Christina of Sweden and Greta Garbo. Yet their destinies crossed into a fusion of karmic proportions that continues to invite question and pique curiosity. For both, the determination to … Continue reading

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THE ANDROGYNOUS STRAIN

“…if we conceive the world in that vast extension you give it, it is impossible that man conserve himself therein in this honorable rank, on the contrary, he shall consider himself along with the entire earth he inhabits as in … Continue reading

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LOVE THE STORM AND FEAR THE CALM

Christina of Sweden( 1626-89) was the paradoxical monarch. ”Astrologers predict she will be a boy, and when she is born with a caul over her pelvis, she is believed at first to be a boy. Her mother rejects her because … Continue reading

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