Feminine Spirituality

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The rise of the feminine aspect as part of spiritual practice.

Submitted: August 11, 2019

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It was in the 1970's that what has been referred to as the 'Goddess Movement ' began to emerge in North America, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand predominantly. 

This rise in feminine based spirituality was a reaction to the one sided perceptions of male dominated religion where 'God' the masculine was the source of all. The patriarchy of these religions put women in a space of secondary importance. This being reflected in origin mythos such as the story of Adam and Eve, where she was made after Adam by 'God.' Eve was also the 'bad' one who listened to Satan, the metaphor meaning she was not only disobedient, but weak minded as well.

The Goddess movement is a wide spread form of neopaganism having no centralized or dogmatic tenets of belief. Focusing upon the feminine aspect of the creative life force of the universe is the focal point of the Goddess Movement. There she takes 'Her' rightful place along side the god in a space of total equality and importance.

This spiritual truth is shown in the far eastern circular symbol 'yin-yang.'

Based upon its characteristics, the Goddess Movement is also referred to as cultural in nature. Increasingly diverse, geographically wide spread, this feminine based spirituality is often centered upon the natural world. In this way it can be a form of dynamic process by finding connection with the Earth in a positive and pro-active way.

'Creation is co-creation. The whole world or cosmos is the body of the Goddess/God'

 

Source material: She Who Changes: Re-imagining the Divine in the World.

Carol P. Christ


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