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Wednesday Wisdom: Goddess

A 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.

Goddess, womb, cauldron, birth, life, death…

“The Goddess (as Cerridwen, Kali, Siris and others) generates, dissolves, and regenerates life life within her churning womb/cauldron. Here the Goddess is the vortex from which all things are spun into existence and sucked back out of it.” -Melissa Raphael, “Truth in Flux: Goddess Feminism as a Late Modern Religion”

“Mother Goddess is reawakening, and we can begin to recover our primal birthright, the sheer, intoxicating joy of being alive. We can open new eyes and see that there is nothing to be saved from, no struggle of life against the universe, no God outside the world to be feared and obeyed; only the Goddess, the Mother, the turning spiral that whirls us in and out of existence, whose winking eye is the pulse of being – birth, death, rebirth – whose laughter bubbles and courses through all things and who is found only through love.” -Starhawk in The Spiral Dance

In what ways is Goddess a womb, a cauldron, or a mother? In what ways is a womb, a cauldron, or a mother of the Goddess?

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.


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