Blessing for a Placenta-Vessel
By Hanna Strack and Toni Armstrong
Look around, where you are:
We were sitting in a Hotel-Hall. We spoke about all people we see, all came from their mothers womb, all of them had a placenta as their first companion.
There is a huge amethyst, it also come from the womb of the earth and most lovely bowls, coming from the womb of an artist.
Or: Where is South-East-North-West-side? What connection do we have to these directions?
Song (from Sufi):
May the blessing of God rest upon you
May God’s peace abide with you
May Gods spirit illuminate your heart
Now and for ever more.
Talking about placenta, this precious organ:
Everybody tells what he/she knows: Nurturing the baby, as medicine healing wounded skin, good for cosmetics, a teaspoon full helps against post partum depression…
What are the names for the placenta?
Brother, twin, the Within (Peter Sloterdijk), Source of power, afterbirth, mother’s liver (Hildegard von Bingen), “bundle of the living”1. Sam 25,29 and others.
Blessing from the Bible, Gen 49,25:
By the Almighty you will be blessed
With blessings of heaven above,
Blessings of the deep, that lies beneath,
Blessings of breasts and womb! Amen
Touching the vessel
and say good wishes for children and mothers:
Song or dance
Hand pressures altogether