The Great Mother Rising

‘The Great Mother in Her many aspects — maiden, raging warrior, benevolent mother, death-dealing and all-wise crone, unknowable and ultimate wyrd — is now powerfully reemerging and rising again in human consciousness as we approach the twenty-first century. Isis, Mawu-Lisa, Demeter, Gaia, Shakti, Dakinis, Sekhinah, Astarte, Ishtar, Rhea, Freyja, Nerthus, Brigid, Danu — call Her what you may — has been with us from the beginning and awaits us now. She is the beauty of the green earth, the life-giving waters, the consuming fire, the radiant moon, and the fiery sun. She is Star Goddess and Spiderwoman; she weaves the luminous web that creates the universe. As earth, the great planetary Spirit-Being, She germinates life within her dark womb.’[1]

Artist: F. Rassouli

Artist: F. Rassouli

[1] Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor, The Great Cosmic Mother (Harper San Francisco, 1991)


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