Recipe for Pasta Ciotti Italian Custard-Filled Dessert Tarts - Pasta Ciotti are small Italian custard-filled dessert tarts. The word 'pasta' is Italian for dough and in this case it refers to a sweet dough. Pasta Ciotti are a nice addition to a cookie tray or as a small after-dinner pastry with a cup of espresso or cappuccino.
"The word ‘ritual’ comes from ‘rtu,’ sanskrit for menses. The earliest rituals were connected to the woman’s monthly bleeding. The blood from the womb that nourished the unborn child was believed to have mana, magical power. Women’s periodic bleeding was a cosmic event, like the cycles of the moon and the waxing and waning of the tides. We have forgotten that women were the conduit to the sacred mystery of life and death." — Elinor Gadon via Divine Flow - art Chanel Baran
Quan Yin (sometimes spelled Kuan Yin, Kwan Yin or Guan Yin) is the Bodhisattva of compassion, revered by Buddhists as the Goddess of Mercy. A Bodhisattva is an "enlightenment being" pledged to universal liberation and happiness.
Lilith is the primal feminine aspect of dark sexuality. She is the mythological first wife of Adam who refused to be subservient to Adam's authority and had a preference for being "on top". In a rage she spread her wings and flew away from the garden of Eden. She has often been demonized as a vampiric succubus, stealing the lives of children and seducing men in the night. In modern mythology Lilith has become a symbol of the independent woman who refuse to submit to the control of men...