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  Goddess worship - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Goddess worship is a general description for the veneration of a female Goddess or goddesses.
Isis in Egyptian mythology was a goddess of fertility.
Freya in Norse mythology was worshipped as a fertility goddess.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Goddess_worship   (847 words)

 The worship of goddess Adhiparasakthi
The greatest form of worship is service to mankind, as demonstrated by the activities of the Adhiparasakthi Trust and Amma's devotees.
Worship of God in the form of Supreme Goddess Adhiparasakthi is similar to Tantrism and Saktism.
Goddess Adhiparasakthi has said that if these rituals are performed to the best of a devotees ability and in Her name then She will protect them from harm if a mistake is made.
www.omsakthi.org /worship.html   (850 words)

 goddess worship UPDATED Apr 2002!
Daughter of Rea/Rhea, Juno was sister to Vesta/HESTIA (Roman goddess of the hearth) of the Vestal Virgins, Ceres, Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto.
In Rome MINERVA (goddess of intelligence, handicrafts, arts and trades: sister of Diana and Venus, daughter of Jupiter) was one of the Capitoline triad with Juno and Jupiter.
Anahita (Anath/Aphrodite/Artemis/Magna Mater) was the goddess of the moon, fertility and rain.
www.geocities.com /wellesley/8347/goddess.html   (5994 words)

 The Goddess--I, Intorduction and History
Often within the worship of the Divine Force the Goddess, or the female principle, is emphasized to the exclusion of The Horned God, or the male principle.
Although in witchcraft and Neo-paganism she is mainly worshiped in her aspects of the triple Goddess: Virgin, Mother and Crone.
Throughout the centuries the Goddess has acquired a thousand names and a thousand faces but most always she has represented nature, she is associated with both the sun and moon, the earth and the shy.
www.themystica.com /mystica/articles/g/goddess_1_intro_and_history.html   (1122 words)

 The Watchman Expositor: Goddess Worship Profile
Guiley correctly summarized the reappearance of this ancient pagan religion when she wrote, "The rediscovery of Goddess in the West in the late 1960s coincided with the women's movement, the ecology movement, and the beginnings of the so-called New Age movement." She continues by citing one other religious movement which helped popularize this philosophy.
In this philosophical world-view, since Goddess worship is good, then by necessity, any use of masculine terminology in reference to God or any prominence of men in culture or society is generally discouraged.
Not only has the Goddess been written about in New Age/Occult books, touted by noted psychologists as being a universal part of the human psyche and heralded as a rallying point for anti-Christian feminists, she is also being spoken of in public schools throughout America.
www.watchman.org /profile/godsspro.htm   (1794 words)

The leading pioneer of the goddess movement is the archaeologist Marija Gimbutas, who has spent thirty years studying patterns and symbols of cult objects and also developed the field she refers to as "archeomythology," which embodies the fields of archaeology, comparative mythology, and folklore.
In support of the Goddess Revival, links to the Goddess cult can be traced to such artifacts as ornithomorphic female figurines with their fronts engraved as chevrons and their posteriors as meanders.
The Pregnant Goddess was always found on a dais or near a bread oven and Gimbutas concluded that some forms of the Goddess were worshipped in temples, while others were worshipped in courtyards (Pregnant Goddess).
uts.cc.utexas.edu /~gloria/Goddess.html   (2888 words)

 Goddess Worship in Ancient Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
She is specifically the goddess of crossroads and is known to travel by night carrying a torch.
She was patroness of priestesses; goddess of witches, the waning moon, dark magick, prophecy, charms and spells, vengenance, averting evil, enchantments, riches, victory, wisdom, transformation, reincarnation, incantations, dogs purification, prosperity, victory, wealth, magical charms, destructive storms, revenge, change, renewal, and regeneration" (Conway).
She was the goddess of the hearth, which symbolized not only the nuclear family but the state as well.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~clit387/Worship.html   (10989 words)

This deception is propagated to deceive people into partaking of this goddess worship in such a way that their consciences would be pacified thus they won’t feel guilty for idolatry.
Thus what occurs on Divali is the worship of the goddess of fertility as in ancient times.
This is called goddess is clothed with sinful human traits and is thus worshipped as a manifestation of God, therefore those that worship her become fickle like her, a behaviour for which they shall be lost.
www.homestead.com /_thusia/files/GODDESS.htm   (1266 words)

Goddess worship was gradually combined with worship of male Gods to produce a variety of Pagan religions, among the Greeks, Romans, Celts, etc. Author Leonard Shlain offers a fascinating alternative explanation.
The Goddess in both Goddess Worship and Neo-Paganism is often visualized in three aspects: Maiden, Mother and Crone.
Janet and Stewart Farrar, "The Witches' Goddess: The feminie principle of divinity", Phoenix, Custer WA (1987).
www.religioustolerance.org /goddess.htm   (1574 words)

She was the goddess of erotic dance, still worshipped in strip joints and clubs all over the world.
Al-Uzza (‘the mighty’) represented the Virgin warrior facet; she was a desert Goddess of the morning star who had a sanctuary in a grove of acacia trees to the south of Mecca, where she was worshipped in the form of a sacred stone.
Diana, or Artemis, is the goddess of the moon and the hunt, the goddess of inner strength.
notendur.centrum.is /~snorrigb/Cult-fem.htm   (11166 words)

 Goddess Worship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Mother Earth, or Gaia, as the goddess is known in occult circles, is an evolving being, as is all of nature.
So it is the goddess with her feminine aspects of unity, love, and peace that will offer a solution for mankind and circumvent his destruction.
Whether the individual seeks the goddess through witchcraft, the feminist movement, the New Age, or the liberal church, he or she is beginning a quest to understand and discover the "higher self." The higher self, often referred to as the "god self," is believed to be pure truth, deep wisdom.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/goddess.html   (2699 words)

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There is, however, evidence from the period before and during the witch trials that a powerful goddess figure was recognised in Central European folk culture, and that she was widely regarded as a female deity associated with witches and witchcraft.
In this form she was responsible for the snow and fog, and is a typical dark goddess of death, the underworld and winter.
Another indication that Holda was regarded as the goddess of death and destiny is her association with spinning.
des.users.netlink.co.uk /winter.htm   (1274 words)

 Mary Queen of Heaven, Goddess & Saint
So great was devotion to the Goddess that She was ressurected in the hearts of the people by a new Goddess, Mary, Mother of Jesus, the Christian version of the GreenMan.
For many European Christians, the blending of their ancient Goddesses with the Blessed Virgin Mary has been a well accepted fact of their faith for centuries, there is no conflict.
It is because of the love for Mary that the Church considered elevating the Blessed Virgin Mary to the role of Co-Redeemer.
www.spiralgoddess.com /Mary.html   (704 words)

 Wimmin, Wiccans, and Goddess Worship
She was worshipped by many different peoples and by many different names: Ishtar by the Babylonians; Asherah and Astarte by the Canaanites, Hebrews, and Phoenicians; Isis by the Egyptians; Cybele by the Phrygians; Anahita by the Persians...
As a matter of fact, one of the manifestations of the mother goddess is the “Green One” or vegetation god—the corn spirit, the grain that is recut and planted; the seed that dies with every harvest and is reborn each spring (i.e., the ecological order).
Consequently, the worship of the fertility gods and goddesses is always associated with immorality of the grossest kind—so gross that even the Greek historian Herodotus termed it totally disgraceful.
allanturner.com /ss09.html   (5806 words)

 David Spangler - The Meaning Of Gaia
I recently was invited to a worship service and celebration in which Gaia was specifically incorporated as a source of spiritual nourishment and help.
In ritual and song, the participants called upon the "Spirit of Gaia" to heighten their awareness of their connections with the earth and to fill them with love and compassion for all creatures and for the physical environment as a whole.
Accepting Gaia simply as a "return of the Goddess" or jumping on the bandwagon of a new planetary animism, without thinking through the implications of just what Gaia might mean in our culture, can lead to sentimentality rather than spirituality.
www.context.org /ICLIB/IC24/Spangler.htm   (2979 words)

 Tantra Wisdom, Tantra Massage, Sacred Sexuality, Tantric Goddess, Sensual Healing
Goddess Temple is an organization of wo/men who are Tantra teachers, body workers, relationship counselors, massage therapists, sexual surrogates, intuitive healers, Tantric educators, hypnotherapists, yoga practitioners and other systems of personal empowerment.
Goddess Temple is committed to bringing back a world nourished by the truth, that sexuality is sacred and our survival is dependent on the education and embracing of who we truly are as spiritual beings.
DISCLAIMER: Temple of the Goddess is not responsible for claims or promises made by advertisers; Individual healers are independent and responsible for their own actions at all times.
www.goddesstemple.com   (269 words)

 Virgin Mary and Pagan Goddess Worship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
We assert that the revival of Mary worship today will result in the world's religions coming together into one religion, in fulfillment of Biblical prophecy that the establishment of the kingdom of Anti-Christ will be aided by the One-World Religion.
Now that we have established that the worship of fl deities has long been an integral part of Paganism, and that this practice has extended to the Virgin Mary, let us now examine how the worship of the Black Female Goddess in Roman Catholicism is building a common bridge to the entire Pagan world.
Galland continues her study of Black Goddess worship by attending a Black Madonna seminar given by another New Age author, Gilles Quispel, who is the Historian Of Religion at Utrecht University.
members.fortunecity.com /braveneil/vmarypagan.htm   (3051 words)

 Goddess Worship Background
The usurpation of the Goddess came in some parts of the world with invasion, and in other areas by a slower process whereby people came to experience the Goddess primarily in Her relationship to the Sky-Father, King of the Gods.
It is also important to keep in mind that the Goddess exists in Her own terms and is not an anthropomorphic projection of human consciousness, matriarchal or otherwise, that has been overthrown with the coming of patriarchal consciousness.
Deity is ultimately beyond gender and, as it has been said, 'God is God, not man; Goddess is Goddess, not woman.' This means that, although we may clothe the Goddess in the form of a woman or the Earth, Moon or Sun, she is not these things.
www.aquatabch.org /about/wicca/background.php   (1147 words)

 How to Worship your Goddess
You are supposed to worship her because she is your goddess, and you feel like she is your goddess, and you want to worship her and please her.
But hopefully she does not initiate the worship, and you should be able to do it without her orders.
Worship does not seem to be a regular part of the male fantasy.
www.cair4.com /howtoworship.htm   (1125 words)

 Apologetics research resources on religious cults and sects - Grace Ministries, Groothuis, Gender-Inclusive Bibles, Etc.
The goddess is embraced by witchcraft, feminism, the occult, and the liberal church.
While goddess followers are generally resurrecting a female-centered form of pagan worship, the oft-used term "goddess movement" is something of a misnomer.
The worshipping or invoking or experiencing of the Goddess (or goddesses), however she (or they) is conceived of by the worshipper.
www.apologeticsindex.org /g00.html   (2322 words)

 Goddess Worship in Hindu Dharma : Forms of Goddesses
The worship of God in the form of Mother- is a unique Feature of Hinduism.
The worship of God in the form of Mother is a unique contribution of the Hindu child.
Just as a child believes its mother to be all-powerful, and capable of doing anything for the child, a devotee believes the Divine Mother to be all merciful, all-powerful and eternally guiding and protecting him with her invisible arms.
www.hindunet.org /god/Goddesses   (664 words)

 Search Llewellyn's On-line Bookstore: God
A popular figure in religious works of art, the archangel Gabriel is most famous for the A...
The Triple Goddess is with every one of us each day of our lives.
Photos of finished bookmarks are included, with three patterns: Goddess, Triple Moon, and Ankh.
www.llewellyn.com /bookstore/search.php?sec=God&GoddessWorship   (372 words)

 Sexuality, sex magic and goddess worship. Tantric healing, sexual health and love counseling.
Being a Goddess is a state of mind Be true to yourself to be beautiful Three aspects of a woman understand Your blood power Bring your man to ecstasy
This site is dedicated to Goddess, the supreme feminine, the mother of God and his lover, who appears in many forms and has many faces.
Reveal the hidden, who is the light and the darkness, giver of birth and bringer of death, "the first and the last, the honored one and the scorned one, the whore and the holy one, the wife and the virgin, the mother and the daughter", the playful and dangerous Kundalini and the Goddess in you.
www.goddessherself.com   (374 words)

 Resurrecting Goddess Myths: Part 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It can be seen in Ezekiel 8:14 that Israel and Judah also worshiped this counterfeit false god along with his mother, the queen of heaven, much to the dismay of the true God.
No goddess or queen of heaven is born witness of as of the truth.
This is symbolic of a lesbian relationship, which is an integral part of the worship of Sophia and in the feminist movement of WICCA.
www.crmspokane.org /myths1.htm   (2340 words)

 Salon.com books | False goddess
At the beginning of this skeptical investigation of feminist goddess movements, Cynthia Eller describes browsing through the magazine On the Issues.
Both the curvaceous snake-goddesses of Crete and the massive "fertility temples" of Gozo in Malta have fueled romantic speculation about a golden age of goddess worship.
In 1974, Gimbutas (who died in 1994) published "Gods and Goddesses of Old Europe, 6500-3500 B.C.," in which she laid out an ecstatic vision of the prelapsarian Balkans ruled by women, goddesses and goddess worshippers.
archive.salon.com /books/feature/2000/06/28/matriarchy   (935 words)

 Probe Ministries - Goddess Worship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The goddess is embraced by witchcraft, radical feminism, the occult, and the liberal church.
The symbolism of the Goddess is not a parallel structure to the symbolism of God the Father.
Jean Shinoda Bolen, Goddesses in Everywoman (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1984), 21.
www.probe.org /content/view/675/65   (2748 words)

 Women in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds: Goddess Worship
References to goddesses can also be found on the individual pages for each culture or period within this site.
Goddesses from a list of gods and goddesses at Pathwalker.
Shrine of the Forgotten Goddess loads of pages to goddesses all over the world.
www.faculty.de.gcsu.edu /~dvess/ids/women/goddess.html   (371 words)

 Modern Fabulousity: Goddess Worship
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.
If you know anything about film guru Nathaniel, you know this: he worships the ground that Michelle Pfeiffer walks on.
Her birthday was yesterday, and he posted an extensive paean to La Pfeiffer that includes a short DVD-watch list and a number of sites dedicated to the Fabulous Baker Boys star.
modernfabulousity.blogspot.com /2005/04/goddess-worship.html   (284 words)

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