Wednesday Wisdom: Sexuality

weekly Wednesday Wisdom post with two or three profound or beautiful thoughts on a theme related to Paganism and childbearing. An invitation to meditate or just to pause a moment and consider.

Sex, life force, creativity, fertility…


“Sexuality is a manifestation of the creative life force. Even if conception is not intended or achieved through a sex act, our sexual drive exists biologically in large part for the purpose of creating a new person: something quite significant in a nature religion.” -Jennifer Hunter, Rites of Pleasure: Sexuality in Wicca and NeoPaganism

Invoking fertility is about tuning in to this joyful celebration of sex as divine creativity, believing in the capacity of your body to do this awesome thing, and also about making a direct request to the universe for the blessing of a child.” — Jackie Singer,  Birthrites

Where does sexuality belong in a conversation about the sacredness of childbearing?

Fertility Goddess Statuette photo by Ben Babcock Some rights reserved[

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About Sarah Whedon

Sarah Whedon is founding editor of Pagan Families, the author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year, and former Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She makes her home in the Boston area with her partner and their children.