Naming the GoddessNaming the Goddess

Oneof my favorite ritual practices when working with a group is to invoke The Goddess – by the name– and ask those in circle to call out the names of specific Goddesses they wish to welcome. It is powerful to hear the names spoken, ...

Author: Trevor Greenfield

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782794752


Page: 351

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Naming the Goddess is written by over eighty adherents and scholars of Goddess and Goddess Spirituality, and includes contributions from Selena Fox, Kathy Jones, Caroline Wise and Rachel Patterson. Part 1 is a series of critical essays focusing upon contemporary Goddess issues. Part 2 is a spiritual gazetteer featuring over seventy Goddesses.

African Goddess InitiationAfrican Goddess Initiation

Naming was also weaponized as a tool of ownership and control . Colonizers renamed us and our countries . Naming signifies possession . Name yourself to own yourself . You will need : • A candle • Your goddess altar What to do : 1.

Author: Abiola Abrams

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401962944


Page: 425

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A sacred feminine initiation of self-love and soul care rituals, tools, and exercises. Spiritual teacher, intuitive coach, and award-winning author, Abiola Abrams invites you to activate African goddess magic to transmute your fears and limiting beliefs, so that you can create more happiness, abundance, and self-acceptance. Africa is a continent of 54+ countries, and her children are global. There is no one African spiritual tradition. Our ancestors who were trafficked in "The New World" hid the secrets of our orishas, abosom, lwas, álúsí, and god/desses behind saints, angels, and legendary characters. From South Africa to Egypt, Brazil to Haiti, Guyana to Louisiana, goddess wisdom still empowers us. Writes Abiola, "Spirit told me, "We choose who shows up." And if you are holding this book, then this sacred medicine is meant for you. In this book, you will meet ancient goddesses and divine feminine energy ancestors, legendary queens, and mystical spirits. As you complete their powerful rituals, and ascend through their temples, you will: . Awaken generational healing in the Temple of Ancestors; . Manifest your miracles in the Temple of Conjurers; . Release the struggle in the Temple of Warriors; . Embrace your dark goddess self in the Temple of Shadows; . Heal your primal wounds in the Temple of Lovers; . Liberate your voice in the Temple of Griots; . Open your third eye intuition in the Temple of Queens; and . Surrender, meditate, and rise in the Temple of High Priestesses. Welcome to your goddess circle!

Goddesses of Kathmandu ValleyGoddesses of Kathmandu Valley

(1979: 151) The referentiality of the name Achilles as the name of one's son turns to be metonymic: the two names are not metaphor; son Achilles is the metonymy to the mythical hero Achilles. The name of the goddess used in family ...

Author: Arun Gupto

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429957581


Page: 224

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In South Asia goddesses are conceptualized and worshipped in a fascinatingrange of forms – from cosmic beings to bacterial manifestations, from human-like appearances to creatures with animal and insect semblances. This book maps the diverse identities of goddesses through metaphors of Grace, Rage and Knowledge, and offers an in-depth insight into femininity, sexual politics, ritual worship, religion, ecology and gender. The volume explores how these deity attributes are expressed and embedded through anthropomorphic as well as inorganic forms of nature: beautiful women, multi-legged and many-armed animals, epistemic selves, demonic beings, glamorous personifications and also grotesque sub-humans. The second edition contains an Epilogue which further explores how the discourses on Goddesses are moulded by the myth and folklore. It opens discussions on how the dynamism of Goddess cultures have been appropriated into contemporary variations of those archetypes over time. This book will be useful to scholars and researchers of religious studies, cultural studies, folklore, art, literature, sociology and gender studies, especially those interested in Nepal and Hinduism.

Hindu GoddessesHindu Goddesses

What would a suitable name be for the dynamism of the world or the energy that enables the world, as we know it, to function? The word used by Hindus is sakti (pronounced shakti). Sakti, is defined in Monier-Williams' Sanskrit ...

Author: Lynn Foulston

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781802071344


Page: 246

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Explores the diversity of Hindu goddesses and the variety of ways in which they are worshipped. Although they undoubtedly have ancient origins, Hindu goddesses and their worship is still very much a part of the fabric of religious engagement in India today. This book offers an introduction to a complex and often baffling field of study.

Norse Goddess MagicNorse Goddess Magic

Even today, when modern hospital practices forbid this, Scandinavian women will tie the cord around the child's wrist until its naming day.2 The work of braiding itself is an act of holiness to Frigg, similar to weaving and spinning, ...

Author: Alice Karlsdóttir

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620554081


Page: 256

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A practical guide to the magic of the feminine side of the Norse pantheon • Provides invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work • Details the author’s trancework to discover the personalities and powers of Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, and the 12 lesser-known Aesir goddesses associated with her • Offers a comprehensive guide to tranceworking to connect with the deities Combining traditional research on folklore and the Eddas with trancework and meditation techniques, Alice Karlsdóttir was able to rediscover the feminine side of the Norse pantheon and assemble working knowledge of 13 Norse goddesses for both group ritual and personal spirit work. Detailing her trancework journeys to connect with the goddesses, the author reveals the long-lost personalities and powers of each deity. She explores the Norse goddess Frigg the Allmother, wife of Odin, along with the 12 Asynjur, or Aesir goddesses, associated with her, such as Sjofn the peacemaker, Eir the Healer, and Vor the Wisewoman. She shares their appearances in the Eddas and Germanic mythology and explains the meanings of their names, their relationships to each other, and their connections to the roles of women in Old Norse society. She provides detailed instructions for invocations and rituals to call each goddess forth for personal and group spirit work. She also offers a comprehensive guide to ritual tranceworking to allow anyone to directly experience deities and spiritual beings and develop spirit-work relationships with them.

The Korana of Mother GoddessThe Korana of Mother Goddess

Known Archangels: Ariel female name lioness of Goddess Cassiel female name for Angel of Saturday earth mother Gabrielle female name-- male spelled Gabriel Goddess is my strength Haniel closest name is Hanna--female name Goddess of Life ...

Author: JoAnne Marie


ISBN: 9781847283245


Page: 437

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Feminist Women's Koran (Quran) Goddess Version Suitable for women and children and enlightened men--teaches peace and non-violence, harmony and love; all references to war and aggression, acts of violence, polygamy, sexism, discrimination are redirected to actions of love, kindness and caring. This is an entirely new interpretation of the Koran, and it has been written in entirely by and for women. Cover art by Wendy McElfish. Important Changes: 1) Female, kind, caring and loving deity. One true Goddess. 2) No religion is disparaged. No hell; earth is hell. Goddess takes no negative actions nor does She exhibit negative emotions. 3) Book teaches love and not war, tolerance for other religions and people and equality with other religions and people. 4) Legal concepts are gender neutral. Rules relating to marriage, divorce, inheritance are made equal. Marriage is not recommended until after college, if possible. No underage marriage of girls or forced or arranged marriages

Goddesses in World CultureGoddesses in World Culture

Roman Jacobson translates the goddess's name as Perehinia and sees her as the female counterpart to Perun. The names come from words for oak trees, whose followers were termed perehynyi (''those who worshiped oaks'').4 Berehinia, ...

Author: Patricia Monaghan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313354650


Page: 933

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This collection of accessible essays relates the stories of individual goddesses from around the world, exploring their roles in the cultures from which they came, their histories and status today, and the controversies surrounding them. * 63 essays cover more than 100 goddesses and goddess-like figures from world culture, with volumes organized by geographic area * Many original translations of prayers, sagas, and other sources not otherwise readily available in English * 60 illustrations include ethnographic photographs, depictions of ancient artifacts, and original artwork * An extensive list of bibliography of sources about the figure and culture discussed accompanies each essay

Altar Magic of Goddess GullveigAltar Magic of Goddess Gullveig

You are the Goddess who seals the long life or the tragic ending, the one who challenges and transforms reality, making the laws of physics and logic disposable, I ask you, that (name of the target of the attack) be totally destroyed by ...

Author: Lisa McGarner

Publisher: Pantol



Page: 73

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This is Altar Magic dedicated to the Nordic Goddess of witchcraft, monetary riches, precious metals and immortality. Succeed when working with investments and tokens using the energy of the Goddess Gullveig in its most concentrated form, Altar Magic. Gullveig governs all types of monetary wealth such as cryptocurrencies, stocks on the stock exchange, investments, monetary securities and all areas that fit into monetary wealth. Improve your magical abilities by worshiping the Goddess of Witchcraft and get better results in any magical operation you undertake. Promoting temporary immortality that can be used when facing a dangerous situation, this Goddess Gullveig specialty can ensure your survival for a limited period of time, which can be very useful. The Goddess Gullveig also governs precious metals and can make you a magnet for these metals, in addition to favoring the mining of these precious metals. In this book you will find altars for the following purposes: To Protect Health From External Dangers To Protect Against Hereditary Health Problems For Protection Against Magic's Rebound Effect To Temporarily Increase Magic Capabilities To Neutralize Magical Attacks To Perform a Magic Attack To Succeed in Soil Mining To Find Gold Deposits To Profit from Cryptocurrencies Profit from the Real Estate Market To Profit from Buying and Selling Shares

Goddess of the NorthGoddess of the North

This naming of deities to emphasize their individual attributes is , thus , an old and uni- versal tradition . The following tables enumerate the group of goddesses given by Snorri Sturluson as names of the Asyniur in his Edda.1 His ...

Author: Lynda C. Welch

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 157863170X


Page: 292

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A thorough, academic look at the past, present, and future of Norse polytheism. Welch highlights many Norse goddesses as well as other divine females of the Norse pantheon - Valkyries, Norns, Giantesses, Disir - and in a straightforward manner, makes a definitive case for the primordial goddess.

The Many Faces of the GoddessThe Many Faces of the Goddess

9 What is the name of the goddess ? What was her function in the society and religion of that period ? A goddess can be : Identified by her wings , crown ( horned or Egyptian types ) , gesture ( blessing , enthroned , smiting or ...

Author: Izak Cornelius

Publisher: Saint-Paul

ISBN: 3727814853


Page: 328

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There are a multitude of female figures represented in the art of the ancient Near East and it has often been proved difficult to differentiate them. This study presents a collection of visual source material on godesses from Egypt, Ugarit, Syria and Palestine from c,1500 to 1000 BC. An introduction to the subject and previous research precedes a discussion of iconographic types (armed, seated, standing, equestrian and named women holding objects) and media (including reliefs, seals and amulets, bronze figurines, ivories and ostraca). Cornelius devises a typology of attributes for the goddess Anat, Astarte, Qedeshet and Asherah in order to define their individual qualities and provide a means by which these goddesses can be differentiated. Includes a large descriptive catalogue.