Journey to the Dark Goddess: How to Return to Your Soul

Journey to the Dark Goddess: How to Return to Your Soul

by Jane Meredith
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Journey to the Dark Goddess: How to Return to Your Soul by Jane Meredith

Journey to the Dark Goddess will lead you on a powerful, healing path. In the stories of ancient Goddesses you will hear your own soul, calling out to you. The Dark Goddess is the creatrix of healing, change and renewal. She offers connection with the core of yourself. If you have been unable to shake off depression, or fear its return; if you have inexplicable ‘blank patches’ in your life, if you know that something is missing, or something is calling to you, if you seek the source of women’s power – it’s time to journey to the Dark Goddess. The for this journey to the Dark Goddess exists in ancient myth. Weaving the stories of Inanna, Persephone and Psyche with self-enquiry and sacred ritual we learn to journey internally, creating maps in our darkest places and return enriched, integrating our deepest understandings. Meeting the Dark Goddess we see a mirror of our own soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780992235
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 05/25/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 241
Sales rank: 539,153
File size: 480 KB

About the Author

Jane Meredith is a Priestess of the Goddess passionately involved in ritual, mythology and evocation of the divine feminine. She holds workshops worldwide.

Table of Contents

Journey to the Dark Goddess 1

Part 1 Preparing for Descent 9

Preparing for Descent 10

Who is the Dark Goddess? 15

Mapping the Underworld 19

Inanna's Preparation for Descent to the Underworld 22

My Own Inanna Story: Preparing 26

Preparation for Descents in Other Myths 28

Persephone 29

Psyche 31

Preparing Yourself for Descent 34

Ritual: Placing Your Ear to the Ground 38

Part 1 Your Past Times in the Underworld 39

Part 2 Listening to the Underworld 41

Moving into the Sacred Realm 42

Ritual: Honoring the Dark Goddess 53

Part 1 Honoring the Dark Goddess 53

Part 2 Organizing Your Back-Up 54

Making a Map of the Journey 56

Part 2 Descending into the Underworld 61

Descending into the Underworld 62

Innanna's Descent to the Underworld 71

My Own Inanna Story: Descending 73

Descents in Other Myths 78

Persephone 78

Psyche 80

Ritual: Surrendering to Your Life 82

Part 1 Saying Yes 82

Part 2 Seeing the Whole: Making a Mandala 85

The Ways of the Underworld 89

A Sample Descent: Going Down 92

Ritual: A Seven-Fold Descent 99

Preparation 100

The Ritual 106

Making a Map of the Journey 115

Part 3 In the Underworld 119

In the Underworld 120

Inanna in the Underworld 128

My Own Inanna Story: In the Underworld 131

The Underworld in Other Myths 133

Persephone 133

Psyche 136

Ritual: Listening to the Dark Goddess 138

Preparation 138

The Ritual 139

A Sample Descent: In the Underworld 142

What to do in the Underworld 145

Getting at the Truth 145

Secondary Gains and Taking 100% Responsibility 149

Speaking with the Voice of the Dark Goddess 154

Recognizing the Turning Point 156

Ritual: The Turning Point 161

Preparation 162

The Ritual 163

Making a Map of the Journey 166

Part 4 Coming up from the Underworld 171

Coming Up From the Underworld 172

Inanna's Ascent 183

My Own Inanna Story: Ascending 186

Ritual: Gazing into the Mirror 189

Preparation 189

The Ritual 190

Ascents in Other Myths 193

Psyche 193

Persephone 194

Initiation by the Dark Goddess 195

A Sample Ascent 200

Ritual: A Seven-Fold Ascent 205

Preparation 206

The Ritual 208

Integrating Your Journey to the Dark Goddess 215

Making a Map of the Journey 219

Afterworld: The Cycle Continues 221

Resources 225

About the Author 228

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An incredibly powerful book, really useful for anyone who has ongoing depression issues or who does not know how to handle the darker side of their life and mind. It's not an easy book to work with, but that's in the nature of the territory.