Elyssa Jakim


Temple of  Venus


Venus is the ancient Roman goddess of love, sex, fertility, abundance, harvest, and their related realms. She is a representation of the divine feminine within all of us, who conjures up images of golden divinity birthed from the sea, swathed in pearl and pink, glowing with incandescence. She generates imaginings of unadulterated sensuality, beauty, openness, and sweetness. She is the essence of a rose itself.

Celebrate what is within you and the fabric of life enfolding you, Venus nudges, and you will live like a goddess.

Excerpt from writings on Goddess Venus for The Local Rose 


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Temple of  Venus

The website, "Temple of Venus," is the virtual home for Elyssa Jakim's offerings to the world. As a healer and writer, she strives to connect each of us to our divine spark, to help us feel at home with questions of love, beauty, nurturance, and sensuality. These are the realms of goddess Venus as well. On this page, you can learn more about the Temple of Venus project. On the following pages, find information about sessions and events with Elyssa and imbibe her wellness writings. Go in beauty!



The Story
















In the summer of 2015, online magazine the Numinous and healer Elyssa Jakim teamed up to create an interactive art installation and event space called the Temple of Venus. As an altar to the goddess Venus, the installation served as a healing space: the events at the Temple were a way to address our questions and questings regarding love, sexuality, beauty, money and everything else Venus touches. Healers and makers led Venus-inspired events ranging from flower-crown-making to silk-dying to nights of music to conversations about kundalini and spiritual relationships. 

Months after creating the temple, Venus did not stop working with and guiding Elyssa. So she created a monthly column on the Numinous entitled The Temple of Venus, as an extension of the physical project.