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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In the summer of 2015, online magazine the Numinous and Elyssa Jakim teamed up to create an interactive art installation and event space called the Temple of Venus.  An altar to the goddess Venus, the installation also served as a healing space: the events at the Temple were a way to address 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. The Temple of Venus continues to grow and evolve.