Door Number 6: Freya and Frigga

The Norse goddesses Freya and Frigga literally highjacked this door.

Freya and Frigga Door by Laura Bruno

I had completely planned out Door Number 6 as a variation of the Lovers from the Tarot since that is card number 6, but I had a slight delay in picking up that door. In the time between plan and pickup, these two jumped in with a newer plan and continued to run the show for the entire painting. I had anticipated an Aurora Borrealis and Full Moon below, but then the Queen of Cups announced herself as a mermaid. The result is a bright, playful portal with three aspects of the Divine Feminine.

Freya corresponds to Aphrodite: love, sensuality and sexuality. Frigga embodies ideals of Motherhood and Marriage. The Queen of Cups respresents deep, feminine intuitive wisdom, a spiritual type of Mother Love, and that watery, boundary-less Feminine Principle.

Freya and Frigga Detail by Laura Bruno

For more information on Freya and Frigga, please click here. Just to orient you, Freya dances on the left here and wears her traditional falcon feather cape, famous ruby, gold and amber necklace, and has two blue cats at her feet. Frigga, who spins the threads that the Norns of Fate weave, dances with a thread in her hand. She also wears a belt of keys, representing the fact that she knows everyone’s destiny, even though she will not reveal it. This painting has a lot of gold in it, which did not show much in the photos. In “real life,” it sparkles as they dance, and the golden teardrops falling from the sun, also associated with Freya, actually have gold outlines.

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Freya's Blue Cats by Laura Bruno

The Runes in the middle spell out Return, and the bottom quote says, “There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” –Graham Greene. I liked the idea of the triple goddess awakening the inner child.

Queen of Cups by Laura Bruno

The back of this door features Odin’s Rune Song on top and a transliterated portion of Krishna Das’s Devi Puja from Doors of Faith.

Back of Frigga and Freya Door by Laura Bruno

So many people have asked what I’m doing with all these doors, that I’ve included a couple photos of my hallway, where three of them stand like sentinals. I believe I can make room for three more before things get crowded. Right now, my place has taken on a distinctively Renaissance flavor, and it really feels like enterring the collective unconscious with all the Runes, Sacred Geometry and mythological figures dancing around my walls, or should I say doors?

Enjoy!

Divine Doorways by Laura Bruno

Hall of Doors by Laura Bruno

Peace to you.

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Giacinta on April 19, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Dear Laura, The doors are amazing! Their energies are stunning! I just wish I could see them in person. :o) I keep on imagining being in their physical and mystical presence and the thought and sense really excite me! Hooray! Congratulations and I look forward to viewing more. Blessings and much love ~ Giacinta

  2. Posted by laurabruno on April 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you, Giacinta! Yes, they do kind of dance around with all the energy on them. Love to you …

  3. Laura, it seems your doors keep getting more and more magical and beautiful, as if such a thing were possible…This one is utterly delectable. Hmmm…Freya and Frigga… any connection to Frauke…?! The names all resonate together.

    It would be cool to have a show where the gallery was set up like a hallway – maybe in the shape of a circle or a spiral, maybe a long corridor – and you kept opening the Divine Doors and walking through them into new spaces of visionary awakening…

    The inbetweens could have walls hung with indian tapestries or chiffon scarves or beaded crystal curtains…each “room” could have an altar with different natural and sacred objects to meditate upon…oh i’m getting carried away now, limitless imagining…!

    Love and bliss, Diana

  4. Posted by laurabruno on April 20, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Wow, I love your ideas! Thank you for your enthusiasm. I pick up Door Number 7 tomorrow. With any good fortune, THAT one will be the Lovers card from the Tarot on top, and I got a new bottom panel idea at Rockefeller Chapel on Sunday. Love and Blessings to you! Laura

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