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Goddess Wisdom Made Easy: Connect to the Power of the Sacred Feminine through Ancient Teachings and Practices

Goddess Wisdom Made Easy: Connect to the Power of the Sacred Feminine through Ancient Teachings and Practices

by Tanishka

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Overview

Learn about the ancient goddess traditions and reconnect with your femininity, your natural cycles and your intuition.

Ancient civilizations once worshipped female deities and women were the leaders, counsellors and healers of their communities. Through the ages, the wisdom of the Goddess was then forgotten, and people around the world lost their connection to ancient feminine wisdom. In this practical guide, Tanishka, a leading teacher and author of women's wisdom traditions, introduces the main Goddess cultures and explains how their teachings and practices can empower and transform your life today.

You will learn:
  • the history, philosophy and practices of ancient Goddess traditions
  • the seven Goddess archetypes and their corresponding chakras
  • the life stages of the feminine journey and how to transition through each one
  • rituals to reconnect with your inner goddess
  • insight and tools to understand and align with the cycles of nature

  • This book was previously published under the title Goddess Wisdom (Hay House Basics series).


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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781788172615
    Publisher: Hay House Inc.
    Publication date: 01/08/2019
    Pages: 256
    Sales rank: 1,020,452
    Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

    About the Author

    Tanishka is the author of five books and has taught sacred women's wisdom and kundalini awakening practices for over 20 years. She has taught women in 43 countries to facilitate Red Tent women's circles as a community-building initiative. She hosts workshops and retreats around the world. Over half a million people follow her daily intuitive guidance on her blog The Moon Woman.

    Table of Contents

    List of Exercises xi

    Introduction: My Journey with the Goddess xiii

    Getting the Most Out of This Book xxi

    Part I Foundations

    Chapter 1 The Return of the Sacred Feminine 3

    Introducing the Goddess/sacred feminine 3

    The astrological ages 5

    A signal of the Goddess's return 11

    Becoming part of the rising feminine 15

    Chapter 2 Herstory: Ancient Goddess Cultures 25

    The evidence for Goddess cultures 25

    How Goddess cultures birthed civilization 29

    The structure of Goddess societies 31

    The end of the Goddess era 35

    Chapter 3 The Goddess Tradition 39

    Negative portrayals of the sacred feminine 39

    How the Goddess tradition supports women 41

    Serving the sacred feminine 45

    Part II Teachings and Practices

    Chapter 4 Core Beliefs and the Three Pathways of Initiation 53

    Key customs in the Goddess tradition 54

    The sacred spiral of life 62

    The three pathways of initiation 66

    The mother as spiritual teacher 71

    The seven-year cycles in our life journey 73

    Chapter 5 Shakti Power 77

    Raising the serpent 77

    The seven chakras 79

    The seven chakra Goddesses 81

    The path to queendom 87

    Creating the inner marriage 88

    The White Path of Tantra 90

    Emergence of the Shakti woman 93

    Chapter 6 The Wheel of Eight 97

    The eight Sabbats 98

    The marriage of Heaven and Earth 100

    The eight stages of the mythic journey 103

    Chapter 7 Goddess Phases of the Lunar Cycle 115

    Welcome to the lunar mysteries 115

    Develop your lunar qualities 117

    The four main lunar phases 120

    The Goddess phases of the lunar phases 122

    The Goddess phases of our fertility cycle 123

    Chapter 8 Rites of Passage 127

    The feminine fear of aging 127

    Navigating our life transitions 129

    Goddess parables for each transition 138

    Chapter 9 Secret Women's Business 149

    The taboo of menstruation 150

    Welcome to the Red Tent 152

    Transforming pain into wisdom 154

    The power of the Red Tent 157

    The sharing circle 159

    Other Red Tent customs 162

    Chapter 10 Goddess Rituals and Sacred Ceremonies 171

    Reclaiming Our Human Rites 171

    Right Use of Power 173

    The Elements of Sacred Ceremony 175

    Celebrations in the Goddess Tradition 184

    Chapter 11 Goddess Symbolism 191

    Why Work with Symbolism? 192

    A Guide to Goddess Symbols and Totems 192

    How Symbols Strengthen Our Intuition 199

    Practical Ways to Work with Symbols 200

    Conclusion: Walking the Goddess Path 205

    Maintaining Your Goddess Frequency 205

    Advice for Living Life Large as a Goddess 208

    A Guide to Your Descent Journey 210

    Dealing with Critics 211

    References 215

    Resources 221

    Acknowledgments 229

    About the Author 231

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