Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Giveaway! Maria Lionza Print from Carolina Gonzalez
This months giveaway comes to us from Carolina Gonzalez, owner of Camino De Yara. She has generously donated her print of the Goddess Maria Lionza, a Venezuelan Mother Goddess. Here's what Carolina had to say about her company and this lovely Goddess:
Camino De Yara is a website+blog+shop combination, dedicated entirely to the cult of Maria Lionza, which is a form of Spiritism born in Venezuela. We are located in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), which is a place strongly related to Venezuela, since the immigration and emigration between the country and the islands has been going on for five hundred years. My own grandparents and their children lived many years in Caracas.
I met Maria Lionza's cult when I was in my early twenties, through a friend who was a follower of the cult. That makes it almost two decades ago! After many years following an eclectic path, but always keeping Maria Lionza very close, my husband and I decided to take the vows as their son and daughter last year.
Since then, the interest of our customers and blog readers has gone beyond all our expectations, and since legit information in English about the topic was completely nonexistent, we decided to focus our work online to the divulgation of the religion, starting a new website and blog and focusing our shop on the creation of items specifically made for those who want to follow the path of Maria Lionza. Camino De Yara stands for Yara's Path or Yara's Way - Yara is another of the names Maria Lionza has.
Maria Lionza is the Highest Spirit of the religion and the Chief of the Three Venezuelan Powers or Tres Potencias. Embodiment of Nature, source of unconditional love and compassion, loving mother of all followers, protector of women and bringer of fertility and new life. I could go on and on sharing Her virtues for a thousand lines!
To celebrate the opening of our new site, we are giving away one 4x6 inches print of our Goddess, depicting a digital collage created by me, using a bust that I also painted myself. I represented her surrounded by orchids, as it is one of her favourite flowers, and also the national flower of Venezuela.
To enter the giveaway, please visit Carolina's shop or the Camino De Yara website, and comment on a product or some of their magical services that you liked. Also be sure to check out her blog at Camino De Yara. Please be sure to include your contact info in your comment. The giveaway will last for one week. Thanks to Carolina for sharing her beautiful work and spirit with us! Good luck to all who enter!
Posted by Tara at 3:29 PM