God the Mother, Prayer, Ritual, Sacred, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Woman and Nature

Invocation to the Morning

  Mother of the Eastern sky Keeper of the morning light Maiden of all that is new I stand before you Arms stretched; heart wide; mind open. Bless me with inspiration Favor me with insight Lay the knowing deep in my bones. Fill me with the breath of life that is carried upon the morning breeze… Continue reading Invocation to the Morning

Goddess Archetypes, Personal Experience, Sacred, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Woman and Nature, Women's Spirituality

Experiencing Peace: An Encounter With Mystery

I woke in the dark, and was afraid. There are things in my life that are beyond my control. And while I know this to be a common thread in the human tapestry, sometimes I freak out anyway. This morning was one of those mornings. In fact, I had gone to bed in somewhat the… Continue reading Experiencing Peace: An Encounter With Mystery

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.

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