If I touched my hands to the ochre palms
that grace the walls of the ancient cave
would I know the secrets the rocks
whisper in the dark to ears attuned to magic?
Would I know the holiest of prayers
prayed by the people who once lived in that place,
the women and men who cried and loved, danced and wept,
the children who understood the language of the wind,
the songs of the birds, the poetry of the trees,
the people attuned to the seasons, the Earth and the stars,
surviving on love and hope, on one another
and all the many other things that matter
more than diamonds or gold, status or power?
If I touched my hands to those ancient handprints
would my fingers decipher the story waiting to be told?
Would the ochre palms help my heart remember all the countless
things we humans have forgotten, or misplaced?
Would my bones remember the way back home?
Would the ochre-colored walls ask
“Where have you been, my long-lost daughter? Why have you been gone so long?”
We, the co-editors, contributors, and advisers, have started the Mago Web (Cross-cultural Goddess Web) to rekindle old Gynocentric Unity in our time. Now YOU can help us raise this torch high to the Primordial Mountain Home (Our Mother Earth Herself) wherein everyone is embraced in WE. There are many ways to support Return to Mago. You may donate to us. No amount is too small for us. For your time and skill, please email Helen Hwang (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please take an action today and we need that! Thank YOU in Goddesshood of all beings!
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