Religion has a profound hold on our deep psyches and Western religious movements have denied us access to the feminine forces that are part of our true nature. The goddess is an ancient archetype that still lives within us, but for many it lies hidden, dormant and neglected. And as a result we are unable to full grasp ourselves as sacred beings. We must restore the image of the feminine to our spiritual lives if we want true health. Wealth and technological control and war do not serve us. The goddess speaks of love and passion and wisdom. The goddess is sensual. The goddess is also frightening because she to embrace her we must, on some level, be willing to lose control—which is the antithesis of modern Western religious practice which seeks control as its highest value.
“For the child of true Humanity exists within you. Follow it! Those who search will find it.”
—Gospel of Mary