The Goddess Nyame

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...
The Ancient Matriarchal Akan People

The Ancient Matriarchal Akan People

The ancient Akan were a matriarchal culture ruled by a Queenmother. In this cosmology, the Queenmother earns her title by birthing daughter “goddesses,” the Abosom, through the power of the moon. They in turn function as leaders of the culture. The Queenmother...
The Black Madonna in Vichy, France

The Black Madonna in Vichy, France

Recently in Vichy, France, I was delighted to discover a powerful Black Madonna. I drove from the medieval city of Carcassonne to Vichy, through a region called Aveyron, a region of volcanoes, gorges and hot springs. Black Madonnas are often located and worshiped near...
A Visit to the Black Madonna at Montserrat

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...
Treasure Box

Treasure Box

The muse of lost treasure Bestowed upon me Her necklace. Silver and gold Iron and copper (star boned) To have and to hold her light was bright white diamond danger (I open the chest to see her legacy) dangerous to know (golden tresses and jeweled robes) Mnemosyne...
Gullveig—The Golden One

Gullveig—The Golden One

The gold being returned to the Earth is Women’s Medicine. It was hidden away in a treasure box deep in Earth’s ocean depths, guarded by a serpent commissioned to not allow anyone access to it. The treasure box that contains Women’s Medicine is now freed. The serpent...