this summer i went on the apollo-athena 'tocht' - a journey & pilgrimage with my good friend leen and her friend lieve. we were following 'the dance of the dragon', lines of energy deep in the land where at particularly powerful places today churches stand. beneath them remains of pre-christian sacred sites and in some places evidence that prehistoric animals found their way there too. we only touched on this axis in france but it stretches from ireland, through cornwall, france, italy, greece & israel.
this display of amphora in the cloître st andré in the musée st pierre in vienne is where we saw a striking 'exposition' by victoria klotz called animalités exploring our ambivalent relationship to animals and the animal in us.
the 'apollo' line or masculine energy is marked by aspiring churches while the 'athena' feminine energy travels through churches close to the ground and in the dark of crypts. now and then it snakes aslant through an apollonian pillar but mostly it is earthy and womblike