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

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

by Tanishka


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Ancient civilizations worshipped female deities and women’s wisdom was once deeply revered. Reconnect with the sacred Goddess traditions with this empowering book.

You will learn:

  • The history and beliefs of the ancient Goddess traditions
  • The seven Goddess archetypes and their corresponding chakras
  • The stages of the feminine journey and how to transition through each one
  • The three Goddess pathways of initiation used by ancient priestesses
  • Rituals and exercises to reconnect with your Goddess essence and intuition
  • Tools for understanding and aligning with the cycles of nature

... and much more!

The Hay House Basics series features world-class experts sharing their knowledge on the topics that matter most for improving your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781809037
Publisher: Hay House UK
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: Hay House Basics Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tanishka is best known as Facebook's ‘Moon Woman', with over half a million followers of her daily guidance. She is the author of four books and has taught sacred women’s wisdom and kundalini awakening practices for 20 years. She has taught women in 41 countries to facilitate Red Tent women’s circles as a community building initiative. A former stand-up comedienne, she is an entertaining keynote speaker at global festivals, in addition to her live speaking tours, retreats, teacher trainings, and sacred site pilgrimages. www.tanishka.net

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

Acknowledgements 229

About the author 231

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