The Mermaid Queen Restored
The Mermaid Queen Restored
In these times of Climate Change, Coral Reef Bleaching, Whales hunting to extinction, of Dying Seas deoxygenated by pollution, of Overfishing leading to collapse of fish and dependant species - we need to change our approach to nature and to the Oceans right now, because without them we will all perish.
The Mermaid is a perfect symbol of the Ocean's energies, the Goddess' of the waters of life. The early Christian church claimed that mermaids were dangerous temptresses who embodied fleshy pleasures and were to be shunned. The anti feminine and anti nature propaganda was also carried out against many harmless old women who were put to death as witches for practicing traditional herb-lore. Similarly the Goddess-Mermaid was stripped of all her spiritual qualities and relegated to be an evil Siren of the seas. Such views endured in sailors stories that told of dangerous Sirens who lured men to their doom....
In contrast with such negative portrayals, the earlier myths and legends such as those of the Isle of Iona, off the west coast of Scotland, present many tales in which Mermaids and Druids abound in happy community. Once known as the Isle of Druids, Iona is considered a 'sacred place' where the veil between worlds can be crossed, the magical becomes real. There are tales that a new divinity will take human form on the Isle of Iona, in the body of a woman. It is said that when She arrives, the world will know peace. Our need, as an imperiled planet of multitudinous species all reliant on the waters of the Oceans has never been more urgent.
Following Lisa Thiel's lead in her beautiful song, we celebrate the life giving goodness of the Goddess of the Seas, The Mermaid Queen restored.
Grateful thanks for Lisa Thiel's permission to use the Song of the Mermaid Queen (C) 1990 Lisa Thiel,
Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1 License
( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/sampling+/1.0/ )
To Alicia Bonnet as the voice of the Mermaid Queen,
And David J. Macvitie for Kaan Pipes Intro instrumental, from Circle of the Seasons (c) 2005 Lisa Thiel
via Sacred Dream .com ( http://www.sacreddream.com/ )
As The mermaid Queen, Starheart Erdhein
Filmed on location and with thanks
Hinterland Orkney co Fidelis Macbain
Innsmouth co joyous.parkin
2extreme Deep co tunes Meness:
iMZADI Scuba Diving co Nadia Matova
( http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imzadi/118/208/8 )
Orc Whale Sanctuary MuSe IsLe co JenzZa Misfit ***
( http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muse%20Isle/84/195/9 )
Colona co Max Pitre
( http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Colona/150/170/14 )
Whisky Kaboom Home Of Robot Sanitorium co Cheyenne Palisades
( http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Whimsy%20Kaboom/148/167/1 )
Also The Scottish Castle, Sandvik, courtesy of Conjunctio Magic,
And The Asylum Island coral reef park, courtesy of samothyerac Savira.
Filmed on SecondLife via Snowglobe 1.4.2.
Made with Frapps screen grab camera on Windows 7 Home Premium,
Edited with Seriff MoviePlus X3,
Conceived, Edited and Produced c.Celestial Elf 2016