Awakening to the Divine Feminine
The Awakening of the Soul
Once upon a time, the feeling for the sacredness of life and relationship with the Cosmos was a deep instinct, shared by the whole of humanity. Then, almost imperceptibly, it was lost. During the millennia of the patriarchal era, a tremendous problem has been constellated. It is this: in a civilization which has been structured by religions which split nature from spirit and by a male image of God presiding over religions and institutions created entirely by men and by a polarizing mythology which glorifies power, conquest and the mastery of nature, how can the long-silenced voice of the Divine Feminine – the voice of the Soul of the Cosmos – be heard? How can a different concept of deity develop — one which embraces the Feminine dimension of the Divine and the realm of nature and would never condone, let alone encourage and promote blood sacrifice? How can we begin to recognize once again the sacredness of Earth, the sacredness of the Cosmos and the role we might play in a great cosmic drama if we were once again able to align ourselves in a harmonious relationship with them?
Throughout this era, woman’s voice has been silenced. We can only imagine her grief and despair through the centuries of slaughter, when she lost her husband and sons in endless wars,
her daughters to rape and slavery; when no-one listened to her impotent grief and rage that the life she had given birth to and loved and cherished should be so casually destroyed by men armed with the weapons of war.
As part of awakening to the presence of the Divine Feminine, it is surely time for women of every nation, religion and ethnic group to say: “Enough is enough! There must be an end to this slaughter, rape and interminable suffering.”
The voice of the long-silenced Feminine is needed to heal the Wasteland—the current state of the planet and the lives of the billions of men, women and above all, children that are blighted or destroyed by human cruelty, greed and ignorance. Centuries of conflict between nations, religions and ethnic groups have brought us to the present time when we must find a way of transcending this archaic pattern of behaviour or risk destroying ourselves as a species. Will we choose to imitate the patterns of the past, or can we embrace the truly immense transformation of consciousness we will need to make if we wish to forge a different future for coming generations?
Selected Excerpts from chapters 4 & 10 of my book: The Dream of the Cosmos
The Great Mother
For some 25,000 years, the image of the Great Mother presided over distant eras. Just as the stars emerged each night from the darkness of the night sky, so the visible universe was born from the dark mystery of the invisible womb of the Great Mother.
A Definition of the Feminine
Like the magma of the Earth’s core, the long repressed feminine principle is rising to meet the masculine one in response to a deep soul impulse to balance and marry these archetypal energies within ourselves and within our world.
The Origin of the Idea of the Defective Nature of Woman
The end result of these negative projections onto woman was that Eve and all women were equated with body, matter and carnality and the irrational nature of man.
A Prayer of the Holy Mother
Gather My tears in your hands Bathe your eyes in their sweetness, For in My tears lies no bitter salt. Rather like honey, or like dew will you feel them As you take them to your face and heart.
Battle between Good & Evil Solar Mythology
The Feminine Archetype: Lunar Mythology (Saavedra 2)
Long Journey to a New Story Part 2
The Great Mother of the Lunar Era (Schumacher College)
Awakening to the Deep Feminine and the Soul (Schumacher College)
Reconnecting with the Feminine Part 3