Writings from the Heart...
SPIRIT of EARTH
an excerpt from
The Way of the Goddess
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Through abandoning the spirit of the earth, modern
civilisation has abandoned the many mysteries of the bountiful Goddess and her
sacred rituals. The contemporary patriarchal intellect perceives these rituals as primitive, ignorant and unnecessary, suppressing their profound capacity for
reminding us of a deeper, more intimate part of the psyche that the modern world
would rather not acknowledge. Through humbly embracing our sacred union with the
earth, we spontaneously open to the powerful humility of ritual.
The initiation rites of early matriarchies often featured a descent into
the darkness of an underground tunnel, labyrinth or cave where a solitary
journey was symbolically made into the center of the earth. This labyrinth or
passage cut deeply into the moist richness of Mother Earth’s womb caverns, whose
underworld realm featured in ancient mythology as a potent symbol of creative
female power. After a period of ritual and meditation, the Earth Goddess’s
initiates emerged purified, strengthened and reborn from the body and womb of
The Mother. This profound ritualistic experience of inner transformation, deeply
connected to the flowing cycles of the Goddess, evokes deep fear as well as
This Universal Mother spiritually embraces every
woman’s mysterious capacity to die, renew and replenish with the phases of the
moon. Her presence dwells eternally in the heart of every woman, and every man
born of woman. Denial of her nurturing power creates a profound fear of love,
sexuality and death. Denial of her sacred mystery creates war and pollution upon
this beautiful earth.
Roslyne Sophia Breillat © 2010
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