Monday, June 24, 2013

The Goddess represents the limitless potentiality of our individual and collective minds




“In essence, the Goddess is the personification of the totality of the brain's creative and critical faculties.

She represents the limitless potentiality of our individual and collective minds. As such, she has traditionally taken many forms but remains the same primary principle.

In the ancient traditions of prehistory, she is the Triple Goddess: the original Holy Trinity of Maiden, Mother and Crone. As a symbol of the circle of life and the fusion of the whole, she represents life and death, light and darkness.

In Hindu culture, she is Kali, the Great and Fearsome Mother of All.

In later Greek tradition she reappears as the Triple Goddess of Hera, Athena and Aphrodite.

In any of the traditions in which she appears, including the American one, she is the symbol of life, change and unlimited potential.

In America, she is the personification of Liberty, Justice and New Life. For those steadfast pilgrims who ended their long journey to freedom at Her feet, justice and hope were personified in Her form. A form that told the wise sojourner, as Proust observed, "the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." 

~Andrew Gurevich, “In Goddess We Trust: America's Spiritual Crossroads”


Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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