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Leda, Truth and Sensuality

Leda, Truth and Sensuality

“Only in womankind is sexuality no surrender of the ego boundary, no schism; it abides as the homeland of the personality, which can still include the sublimations of the spirit...

The Art History Gift Guide

The Art History Gift Guide

Common Era holds true to an undying, centuries-spanning love for art – literature, architecture, and of course a swath of visual arts (painting, sculpture, mosaics, and so forth). Our muses...

All the Little Gods of Love

All the Little Gods of Love

The pluralization of Aphrodite’s son Eros, the god of love, should come as no surprise. Tradition changes as the myth arches and swells to fill the space in which it...

Some Thoughts on the Molten Goddesses

Some Thoughts on the Molten Goddesses

I sought Common Era several years ago because I saw, fixed within an Instagram ad, the beauty and gravity of an ephemeral dream, familiar but strange like an ancestral memory,...

Ancient Art: Painted Greek Cities

Ancient Art: Painted Greek Cities

When we think of Mykonos, Naxos, Santorini, there’s a particular vision that resonates. Whitewashed stone, vibrant blue domes, square windows and stone streets. Though they’ve become a tourism dream, the...

Jungian Psychology and Goddess Archetypes

Jungian Psychology and Goddess Archetypes

Psychoanalyst Carl Jung maintained that myths can be seen as expressions of the collective unconscious, meaning that the core ideas in mythology and mythological figures reflect inherent and universal truths...

On Caring for Gold Vermeil

On Caring for Gold Vermeil

In the spirit of ethical business practices, we at Common Era try our hardest to be transparent. We absolutely want you to choose the pieces that are right for you,...

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