Woman with Orchid, 1900, by Edgar Maxence. At the Musée d'Orsay. Image from Wikipedia.
Woman with Orchid, 1900, by Edgar Maxence. At the Musée d’Orsay. Image from Wikipedia.

“The women who have reconnected with their instinctual power have gone beyond the limits of ordinary-world success, whether they have been taken there through loss and suffering into the depths of their being and reborn through touching into their creative power, or through physical illness and pain that draw their attention into the marrow of their life-body.”

“The journey of these women echoes the journey of those who travel to the Underworld like Inanna and Persephone, who lose touch with the light of the upper-world living to fulfill a deeper calling and step into a vaster wholeness that always includes darkness — not just the darkness of human suffering but the darkness of the inner realms where no sunlight reaches.”

The Blue Bird, by Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958).
The Blue Bird, by Frank Cadogan Cowper (1877-1958).

“The knowing here is the lamp of Hecate, the eyes of the owl, the glow of the moon, a luminous knowing that does not shine like a beam of light but emanates in waves of love and listening.”

~ Hilary Hart, Body of Wisdom: Women’s Spiritual Power and How it Serves (p. 103)

Explore more on the depths and richness of the Via Feminina, and the unique Persephone-style initiation and reclamation journey, with the Feminine Mojo audio programs or personalized consultation.

You’ll find more than a few Sophia’s Children archived posts on these themes, too, so I invite you to browse around, starting here: ‘Creativity, Vision, and the Deep Feminine.

Big Love,