In a modern world where money has been on the ascendancy for decades, the serpent consumes everything, fattening itself, leaving a wasteland wherever it has been.
In Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes devotes a chapter to Hestia. She does not specifically name her but then she does not have to because the presence of this Goddess vibrates, just as surely as song lines sing, through every lyrical word that Estes pours like mulled wine.
In Chapter Nine, Homing: Returning to Oneself, Estes tells us that there are seasons to go home, to return to ones ancestral grounds. After touring Great Britain and Europe for six months in 2001 I felt a great sense of homing as I touched Australian soil, breathed Australian air once more. However, to home does not require an overseas jaunt. Unlike the Atlantic Salmon we do not have to swim thousands of miles to reach our ancestral space or to arrive at our soul home. All one has to do is cross the threshold , step through an outline drawn in chalk and claim space with Hestia.
by Heather Blakey August 2009
The old ones have been calling and I choose to respond to their call. I come to Hestia seeking her support and guidance.
Reference: Women Who Run With Wolves: Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Chapter 9 Homing: Returning to Oneself.