This is the sacred space of Heather Blakey who conceived this site and all the associated parts of The Soul Food Cafe. Heather Blakey asserts the moral right to be identified as the creator of this sanctuary.
Nourish the Muse by reading these essays by Heather Blakey and completing the exercises in your journal.
Divine Writing/Art Sanctuaries
Treasury for Votaries of the Muse
The House of the Muse
"Your sacred space is
The House of the Muse is sacred space. It is a rescue land, a place where a writer can retreat, nourish the muse and ultimately find themselves.
Carl Jung said that
The House of the Muse is a playground. When you work here it feels as
though you are playing.
Here in the House of the Muse you can do it with play.
Take a flight of imagination using this imagery. This imagery is a part of a collection Muse imageries.
You know that from time to time Pegasus comes down to earth to drink of the cool waters of the Hippocrene. Proceed to the fountain and linger, waiting to catch a glimpse of the winged steed. Behold him sailing downwards in wide curves, like a bird of prey. Wait for an opportunity. Look the fiery Pegasus in the eye and will him to allow you to mount him and take you to the house of his mistress, the Muse Urania. Compliant, Pegasus, who has become accustomed to humans riding him, allows you to mount and, no sooner are you seated than he spreads his glorious wings and soars, like a spirit god, towards the heavens. He prances and flies up to great heights finally descending downwards to the Aleian field. In the somber light you dismount, thanking the glorious steed. You avoid the path of men who have died miserably here in this field. In the distance you see a house. The door is open and you find a library, whose shelves are filled with richly bound books. On the mahogany desk lies a copious supplies of pen and paper. Allow your self to sit amid the library of the Muse and have a flight of imagination.
Pick up the golden pen and write.
Salon du Muse
The Salon du Muse is a place where creatives gather to share creative ideas that nourish the muse and oil the creative neurons. The creative activities of this Salon will be available to provide a template for visitors to Soul Food and the House of the Muse who are eager to experiment with creative ideas and eager to reinvent themselves.
Nourish the Muse
Participating in the Salon du Muse involves stimulating outings to nourish the muse. Warrandyte is a famous artists colony in the hills to the north of Melbourne which retains an element of the rural village.
A number of craftspeople and artists have taken up residence in the area which has something of a reputation for its conservationist values. Warrandyte is known for its pottery but when I go to there to nourish my muse I stop at the Charity shop to pick up some pieces for my visual journal, the second-hand bookshop and the Bakery. It is a perfect day!