Posts Tagged "Goddess"

The Kogi World of Aluna (Spirit)

In the beginning, there was a blackness. Only the sea. In the beginning there was no sun, no moon, no people. In the beginning there were no animals, no plants. Only the sea. The sea was the Mother. The Mother was not people, she was not anything. Nothing at all. She was when she was, darkly. She was memory and potential. She was aluna. ~Kogi creation story from The Elder Brothers by Alan Ereira In the cosmology of the Kogi people of Colombia, we find one of the most eloquent descriptions of the world of spirit, a world they call the aluna. Aluna is the mind. The Kogi live in the Sierra...

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New Book Release—Welcoming Lilith by Theresa C. Dintino

Announcing the release of Welcoming Lilith: Awakening and Welcoming Pure Female Power. Welcoming Lilith is a non-fiction book about the Goddess Lilith, the many ways She manifests in our culture and in the psyches of individual women. The book includes many rituals to help integrate this powerful force back into our culture and ourselves. If you purchase it, I hope you enjoy it. Let me know. If you read it and feel moved to post a review on Amazon, that is always much appreciated. To purchase click here Book Description: Lilith is a Goddess and mythological figure who is misunderstood. She...

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The Goddess Nyame

Nyame* is the Great Goddess in the ancient Akan tradition of Ghana.  She is the Supreme Being, the great mother, the genetrix. She is the creator and ruler of the universe. The one indivisible who can divide herself. She is most often represented by the crux decussata, the X shaped cross. The points on this type of cross indicate the equinoxes and solstices. These days were sacred to Nyame. Nyame is self-born, eternal and infinite, self-begotten, self-produced. She is the great revolving circle of the starry heavens, the ecliptic. Her fire is the luminous life giving fluid.  She created the...

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The World Tree

In many traditions there is a cosmology of the “World Tree.” In this belief system, the World Tree creates and maintains the directions. The World Tree imparts structure and order to the world. It provides rhythm and sets the pulse of time. In most traditions there is also a correlation between the World Tree and divinatory/oracular gifts of the medicine people. The diviners are in intimate relationship to this World Tree entity, listening and transmitting information through the dimensional fields of time. In Scandinavia, the World Tree is an ash tree called Yggdrasil (igg-drah-sill). The...

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A Visit to the Black Madonna at Montserrat

About thirty miles outside of Barcelona, Spain, there is a mountain shrine to the Black Madonna called Montserrat. I had the good fortune to visit this place in January of this year. Montserrat means “serrated mountains,” referring to the amazing rock formations there. I had read about this place and wanted to go for many reasons but mostly because there is a Black Madonna there.  Montserrat is currently a Catholic monastery held by a sect of Benedictine monks. Legend says that they found the Black Madonna in a cave in 880 A.D., after apparitions appeared in the sky that led them to her....

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