On Being a Holy Mother

‘Holy Mother, In whom we live, move and have our being, From you all things emerge and unto you all things return…’   This is the beginning of a prayer I learned from T Thorn Coyle just before becoming pregnant with my first child. It is only a slight twist on a biblical verse Acts 17:28 with which I was already familiar. As a religious studies scholar, whose work focused on women in religion and Mariology (the study of the Virgin Mary) theories of the divine feminine were … [Read more...]