Goddess Archetypes, Mysticism, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Woman and Nature, Women's Spirituality

Goddess Archetypes as Mystical Practice: Creating Sacred Space

Sacred. The word holds power. It is derived from the Latin word Sanctus, which means Holy. In a previous post, I expanded on what I believe is Holy. All that you are, and all that you do, is holy. You are sacred, and therefore all that you create with intent is  sacred too. Creating sacred space… Continue reading Goddess Archetypes as Mystical Practice: Creating Sacred Space

Goddess Archetypes, Mysticism, Patriarchy, Religion, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Wild Woman, Women's Spirituality

Goddess Archetypes as Mystical Practice (Part One)

Women everywhere are waking up to the realization that religion, as it has been handed to them, excludes their full participation. They are lining up to hand in the tired and restrictive dogma, the repressive creed, and the divisive and confining labels and they are systematically exchanging them for a spirituality that is vast and… Continue reading Goddess Archetypes as Mystical Practice (Part One)

Archetypes, God the Father, God the Mother, Jean Shinoda-Bolen, Patriarchy, Religion, Sacred, Social Justice, Spirituality, Women's Spirituality

In the beginning, there was the Goddess.

Isis. Durga. Danu. Tonantzen. Gaia. Artemis of Epheshia. Asherah. These names were once held with great reverence, and carried unimaginable power. They are the names of the Earth Goddesses throughout time in varying cultures, and if the list were to be complete, it would be very, very long. To worship the divine as feminine was… Continue reading In the beginning, there was the Goddess.

Activism, Social Justice, Women's Circles

Desperation, Exhaustion, and Battle Fatigue: 5 Steps to Healing Along the Way

Like many of you, I am a sensitive person. I am blessed to feel the collective pain and chaos of the human race. Sometimes, it nearly does me in. I long to move into the forest, walk into the woods. Go further, further...into the peace and beauty and quiet of the natural world. Because let's… Continue reading Desperation, Exhaustion, and Battle Fatigue: 5 Steps to Healing Along the Way

God the Father, God the Mother, Monica Sjoo, Religion, Women's Spirituality

Reclaiming

The late author and artist Monica Sjoo wrote in her classic work The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth, "The burning question remains: Why do women continue to give our gifts--of spiritual devotion, of impassioned energy, of mental brightness, of profound social concern--to male-dominated and male-defined religious institutions which are based, structurally and ideologically, on… Continue reading Reclaiming

God the Father, Patriarchy, Religion, Spirituality, Women's Spirituality

The Second Sex

Maureen Murdock writes in her book The Heroine's Journey: Women's Quest for Wholeness, "If women see themselves through a male lens and continuously measure themselves by standards of male-defined culture, they will find themselves deficient or lacking in the qualities that men value. Women will never be men, and many women who are trying to… Continue reading The Second Sex