Author Archives: Carola Hochst

Miria, the Wonderful

The other day during a presentation of my photo business, I used the phrase: “What do women want?” I didn’t really need to say anything anymore because everybody was getting into it: ‘Yes, what do women want’; and ‘I sure don’t know what women want’. I was highly amused, especially because I thought the phrase was already over-used. Nevertheless one thing I do know is,  as women we do like to play. We like to get married and still try on other wedding dresses like my acquaintance in these pictures. If we could allow ourselves, we continuously would invent new magical games, because after all we are, like the Goddess Starhawk describes in her version of the Creation myth: Miria, the Wonderful.

Take these pictures as an inspirational call to never give up on your creative power to play, and I guess this is true for men as well! 🙂

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The young princess ready for her Prom!

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Venus Dance Party Fun

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Join us for our Venus Photo Party on Friday, March 1st

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Abandoned

From some spiritual teachings we learn that love heals everything – all the abandoned places inside of us. I thought I try this practice on this dumped car, which can be found on my favorite hike in San Rafael.

The Olympus OM-D E-M5, my new carry-everywhere-camera, has amazing art filters. And isn’t applying an art filter what is meant by bringing love to everything neglected?
Well, we’ll have to find out – if one day the car is shiny new again – I know it works 🙂
Here the one I applied:

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The shack in Altenmedingen

About ten years ago my parents moved into the country side south of Hamburg in Germany. On the way from the train station to their house stands this forlorn shack,  which grabs my attention in a visceral way every time I visit my parents.

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German country side in Winter

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Veils and the Magic Game Allem Kallem

Veils always held great magic for me. My favorite Fairytale ‘Allem-Kalem – the magic Game’ by Elsa Sophia von Kamphoevener (only available in German) tells a story about a half-veiled woman who teaches her soon-to-be-lover how to materialize anything out of thin air just by saying Allem-Kalem. Of course I wish I could meet her in person, in order to acquire the same magic. But then again maybe I would have to become her lover, and I really have a preference for men. As you can see, I am still working this out.

Returning to the subject of veils, I paid close attention when Elsa in my NIA class  told me that she is a veil dancer. That inspired me to pull together this photo shoot – with Elsa dancing – dancing with veils; dancing with the Universe.

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Dance (part 1)

In dance we move for the purpose of feeling our bodies move. Whatever feeling we express is good. We feel our aliveness, our breath, our presence.
There is no wrong or right. There is just us – dancing!

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Happy Halloween!!!

Don’t be afraid of your Shadow this year – even so it is 2012!

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