“Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.”

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

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Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

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Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3 passionatedancing:

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Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3 passionatedancing:

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Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3 passionatedancing:

ele-bee:

Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3 passionatedancing:

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Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3 passionatedancing:

ele-bee:

Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3 passionatedancing:

ele-bee:

Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3 passionatedancing:

ele-bee:

Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3 passionatedancing:

ele-bee:

Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”
Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.
Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

I LOVE THESE <3

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Evgenia Obraztsova as Nikiya; Alexander Volchkov as Solor; Anna Tikhomirova as Gamzatti;  and Ivan Alexeyev as the slave in “La Bayadère.”

Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet at the Royal Opera House, August 2013.

Photos (c) Dave Morgan. (Please don’t remove the credits).

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