Vesta: Everything Old is New Again

The Vesta tradition dates back over three-thousand years, from distant antiquity to this very day. Let its ancient flame make your home a more sacred space than any church or temple. Light it to soothe your spirit and bring a spark of inspiration and well-being into every day and night. It’s worked for millions of people for millennia.

Let it work for you.

 


Here, you’ll find a wealth of information on the past, present and future of the Vesta tradition

…including its simple rituals and advice for incorporating them into your life and home. We hope you’ll join our ever-growing community of “spiritual but not religious” people who quietly honor the “old ways” in today’s world, and who have reconciled ancient principles and practices with modern beliefs and humanist values.

Ancient Tradition > Modern Day Spirituality

An ancient lararium

…upon which sat Vesta’s flame & other items that honored the home.

A modern lararium

…upon which sits the Flamma Vesta & other meaningful items.

What's New

We’re excited to share that The Flame of Vesta has been featured in Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit Magazine, the “100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People of 2017” edition. You can read more by clicking on the magazine cover to the left or by clicking this link.

Flamma Vesta Blog

The Vestals Get a Modern Makeover

Hello all!  Most of the images we have of the Vestals are from antiquity – these are statues, relief carvings and images minted on coins or engraved on seal rings.... Read More

Vesta Rises from the Rubble…

I thought those who follow this site and who honor Vesta would appreciate this post and this b&w photo. The photo for this blog is of the original press photograph... Read More

The Vestal Cossinia

Here’s an amazing thing – it’s a press photo taken shortly after the excavation of the tomb of the Vestal Cossinia in Tivoli. This esteemed and beloved priestess served the... Read More

An Ancient Prayer to Vesta

Here is a lovely prayer you can say to Vesta while offering into the Flamma on your lararium…it is taken from an ancient Homeric hymn: “Vesta, you have gained everlasting... Read More