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Goddess Worship

Liberation Thealogy and Goddess 2.0: An Interview With Karen Tate

Tim Ward | Posted 12.04.2014 | Religion
Tim Ward

On the cusp of 2015, Goddess worship is moving into a new generation of leaders who are striving to evolve beyond individual teachers, isolated communities and occasional communal rituals and bring the Goddess into the mainstream. Call it Goddess 2.0.

Hekate: A Goddess for Halloween

Laurie Lovekraft | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion
Laurie Lovekraft

Let's take a closer look (if we dare) at the inspiration for the cackling Halloween hag, the patroness of witches: Hekate.

In Defense of the Goddess: Speaking Out Against Honor Killing

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

She did not feel she should hate the Druze for their tradition or put them in "The Other Box." She just wanted to understand better where and why the tradition existed -- and how it might be put to an end. Her pull to the topic was undeniably related to her own life experience.

A History Of The Female Sun

Donna Henes | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

In archaic times, people perceived the sun, in its shining prime and glory, the giver of heat and light and life, to be the effulgent force of the female.

On Valentines And Vulvas

Donna Henes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Donna Henes

Sex invoked in myth and ritual is symbolic of the primary life force. Sex as energy. Sex as creation. Sex as abundance. Sex as unification. Sex as divine spirit. Sex as celebration. Sex as sympathetic magic.

The Art Of Worshiping Women

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

People sometimes object to the word "worship." They hear the hierarchy of a subservient relationship. I use the word "worship" in a completely different way: "to pay extravagant respect and admiration."

Sex and Incarnation: Part Two

Elizabeth Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Elizabeth Cunningham

For better or worse, the word goddess automatically connotes gender, as does the word priestess, and it seems that whenever femaleness is not defined/confined by marriage and motherhood, people start asking "what about the orgies?"