WELCOME TO THE LAND OF GODDESSES

Here is the place where goddesses live and prosper even though the world is ruled by monotheistic religions nowadays.

The images and myths about goddesses have been present in my life since early childhood. A couple of years ago I came across the decks of goddesses oracle cards. The images were beautiful and there was a short guide attached to each deck but I was searching for the texts that would provide more meanings and interpretations. I have not found any so I decided to write them myself.

While searching for the information and the myths concerning goddesses I clicked many pages and blogs concerning old religions, paganism and Wicca. Even though I agree and support the general message about the lack of spiritual and divine feminine in our culture, I do not always like the details that I find. Let me enumerate what I find discouraging and what you will not find here.

1. Despite being highly spiritual I am also pretty much brain and logics oriented person. I do not buy just any idea that the ‘masters’ and ‘gurus’ want to sell to me.There is a lot of chit chat hidden behind ‘spiritual messages’.

2. I am tired of all that ‘Find Your Inner Goddess’ babble. In antiquity women worshipped goddesses but did not go telling everybody they were divine themselves (and if they did, it did not end up well, have a look at the myth of Niobe in the post about Artemis). Not every woman is a goddess and not each of them has to be, really! It is absolutely enough to be simply a woman, not a shrew.

In fact I observed that most people require rather working with the opposite energy i.e. women should strengthen their male component while men would gain a lot by befriending their female side. In this way we feel balanced within and do not need to search for confirmation and acceptance in the outside world.

3. I do not always agree with the messages of goddesses presented in the decks because I always rely most on the actual myths and symbols connected with the goddesses, not on what the author of the deck wants the goddess to be like.

4. I will not tell you to organise the circles of female witches. Feminine energy is not good by defaut. Feminine energy is what it is, a feminine energy. You should work on yours to make the best of it but it does not guarantee that women around will encourage and support you. Usually they will not.

5. I will not tell you what to do nor what decision to make, I will not suggest practising Feng Shui or working with crystals. I will not give you any recipes nor magical rituals to heal your life. I will not tell to give all your problems to angels because I strongly believe that regardless of our faith in God/Higher Forces or lack of it, we all have the power to get up after the fall and to lead our lives in the directions we want.

6. I do not like the fact that most of modern paganism is based on mercantilism. ‘Buy this lovely statue of Isis’, ‘buy this magical symbol which will bring you love’, ‘this spiritual book will provide you with recipes for success’ etc. I cannot see anything spiritual in that, these are very earthly powers! I promise I will not be trying to sell anything to you.

7. I will not tell you to see only light around you. The world is not the place full of light, it is our natural environment therefore you should be prepared for attacks of predators and souleaters feeding on your good intentions&empathy.

  8. I am neither Wiccan nor pagan myself. Surprisingly deep inside I still have that old belief into The One which I was taught in my Catholic past. But right now after doing some research and thinking a lot about it, I perceive Him as a whole with Sophia The Divine Wisdom whom I ask for guidance&inspiration. Still in most cases I prefer the pagan point of view much more than the Catholic one .

9. My motto is ‘Dig deeper’ (by Horatio Caine). I try not to stay on the surface but to get to the core. Analysing myths and symbols will tell you much more about the meaning of the card that reading just a booklet or a notice on a card.

10. I am not a fortune – teller and I do not spread cards for money. However if you think, I could help you in any way, let me know, I will see what I can do. Remember that there is the law of exchanging energies in the universe so if I do sth for you, you should do sth for me (at least leave a comment or click ‘Like’ under the post). Thank you in advance.

If this does not discourage you ;) then welcome to the Land of Goddesses.

And this is what I write in Introduction.

29 responses to “WELCOME TO THE LAND OF GODDESSES

  1. Love this page Anna.
    Blessings

  2. So much of what you wrote is on the money!

  3. wow, i guess i thought i was alone with this idea that ” it is all about the money one will make” instead of just making a difference to someones journey in this life. i stumbled across your site while looking for answers myself,, thats how it works for me. i found the card Ixchel whom i have overlook so many times before.. i guess i was not ready for her message until now. , yet it seems i have spent many years going over the same outcome of abuse, and not moving past this stage of learning, i would like if you would to asist me in understanding more about this goddess, the dragonfly has been a strong message for me long before it became popular with many, and morningstar,web and the snake is very real also. Earth and wood i connect too, i seek truth and wisdom, i believe in uncondional love. Louise

    • Louise thank you very much for your kind words. I must say that at the beginning the card of Ixchel had for me only the most known meaning i.e. healing and medicine because that was how the card was entitled. But when I started analysing myths I started to see her message in a different way. Now it’s more like ‘Whether you are in a relationship or not, always find yourself occupation that will bring you joy’. According to the myth after escape Ixchel started to help women in childbirth and this eagerness to take care of the weaker remains timeless. Volounteering or supporting people in other ways is what brings joy and fulfillment to many people no matter if it’s ancient or modern era. Because Ixchel was portrayed with an inverted jug and connected with floods I would add, ‘Let your emotions flow’ because water is the element closely associated with feelings. Tears have the power of clearing and we simply have to cry as much as we need without shame. I hope this broadens the meaning of this card to you and I’m sending you my best wishes&lots of positive energy, remember that whatever happened is now over and you are wiser and stronger. Love. Anna

  4. Thanks for posting this.. It’s been a pleasure to read :)

  5. Thank you for your beautiful expressions, creativity and meaningfulnesses…..how incredible your work is, Gemini’s
    flabbergast me at times but i love em! I am a Capricorn….with many earth planets Gemini’s help me out of my to much solidness….
    Bless you and thank you so much*******

  6. SenderElla's Attic

    Number 7 is excellent advice. I have done the same readings… but really like how you pull together the information in your posts. TY

  7. And thank you very much for your comment, I’m happy you find the info useful :)

  8. I Love your Bio, so real and I AM wondering where can I receive a Sophia?? THANX <3

    • Thank you very for visiting and commenting :) Sophia said herself that she is glad to teach anyone who comes to Her, ‘Wisdom has built her house; she has set up its seven pillars.
      She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;
      she has also set her table.
      She has sent out her servants, and she calls
      from the highest point of the city,
      “Let all who are simple come to my house!”
      To those who have no sense she says,
      “Come, eat my food
      and drink the wine I have mixed.
      Leave your simple ways and you will live;
      walk in the way of insight.’ (Proverbs 9:1-6)

  9. Eye opening intruction.

  10. Interesting point of view…

  11. the energy you give is warm. i pre see i am going 2 much enjoy. thanks & bless u

  12. Kеep thiѕ going plеase, great job!

  13. jennifer jacobsen

    i am told by my patner that i have negative energy, all other people that i spend time with see it differently.

    • I don’t know you so I cannot judge but if I were you, I’d listen to what other things he says. If they are also negative, then it makes no sense to be with him, I guess. And I also wonder how can he be with you if you indeed have negative energy…it’s illogical, right?

  14. Thank you so much for this page! I absolutely love it! I am an actress and booked the part of Ishtar in an amazing Fantasy Thriller. This has helped me so much.

  15. The ten points outlined above are so refreshing – thank you. I look forward to exploring your site. As a male reader of many goddess themed websites and even more books, I am occasionally alienated by some gender-biased sentiments (not that that is necessaily a bad thing). But i sense with your pages, I may find the resources I need in my own journey towards the feminine Divine. Thank you. Best wishes and many blessings for your work.

    • Thank you for your comment! Indeed, I do pay attention to the actual equality between male and female thanks to the works of Carl Justav Jung and his theories concerning anima, animus, the unconscious and the shadow. I perceive the topic of goddesses from the point of view of archetype rather than worship and I think it really broadens the perspective so hopefully you won’t come across any gender – biased sentiments on this blog. Please feel comfortably here and thank you again for your response, comments like yours make me feel motivated :)

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