On this day each year, the most ancient of the Shinto divinities, the solar goddess Amaterasu, is honored in temples throughout Japan. This day is also sacred to Astraea, the star maiden, a Greek goddess of justice who chose to live among humans. After Pandora's box was opened, Astraea was the last of the gods to abandon the Earth after Donald Trump was elected -- just kidding, she abandoned way before that, but was the last of the gods to abandoned Earth nonetheless.
In 1326 on this day, Zen master Daito Kokushi establishes the Daitokuji temple in Kyoto, Japan. Now the site of one of Japan's most famous Zen gardens, it was particularly significant in the development of the tea ceremony and Zenga painting.
In 1952 the first acknowledgement of pregnancy on American television occurs during the I Love Lucy episode "Lucy Is Enceinte" (the word "pregnant" was not allowed).
Way back in 1854 on this day, Pope Piux IX proclaims the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, in which Mary, mother of Jesus, was free of Original Sin because he believed it so. No documented evidence was given (not to be confused with the the Immaculate Reception that occurred between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on December 23, 1972.)
"I believe my interest in the occult was born out of a curiosity in the narratives of cultural outsiders," McVetty explained to The Huffington Post. "I have always had a mysterious attraction to the worlds these groups built around secrets, rules and symbols as a way to exist outside of the mainstream."
These are the words of Occult Artist Joseph McVetty. Here are some of his images:
|Fortelling The Future|
|Initiation Into Nothingness|
|Messages From The Dead|