The route of Santiago is a return to the bosom of the Great Goddess-the ‘One with a Thousand Names’. All churches, caves and holy wells are consecrated to the Great Goddess. It has been so since pre-Christian times. When the Christian monks adopted the route, it continued being consecrated to the Virgin Mary.
The energy of the Great Goddess is the divine feminine that lives within each of us. It is the Great Yin and maternal aspect of our being that expresses itself through our caring and nurturing nature. It is the Earth Mother that has been neglected and is being destroyed through lack of communication with our inner feminine.
It is through opening to our inner feminine caring nature that we are able to love ourselves and persevere in the energy practices which unfold our full potential.
Without activating our creative feminine aspect we cross trough the world acting in a mechanical way with a closed heart which leaves a trail of suffering and destruction.
One of the chief problems of modern energy practitioners is attempting to apply energy techniques in a mechanical way without ever awakening their nurturing nature. Enforcing the yang while starving the yin. In the great myth of Isis and Osiris, which is at the heart of the esoteric tradition of the west, it is the feminine the one that awakens the dead masculine. It is through the efforts of Isis that the luminous spirit of transcendence is born in the form of Horus
The pilgrimage along the Milky Way toward the heart of Sirius-Isis is the path of contacting the feminine in order to set in motion the process of illumination ‘at the end of the earth’ in Finisterre. This class will be an opportunity to focus on the path of the Creative Feminine; glimpse into the deep roots of the great tradition of honoring the Goddess, and perhaps become part of it by taking a great journey ‘beginning with one step’.
Mary - Is She Isis?
The highest god in the Basque pantheon, such as it is, is actually a goddess called Mari. She is benign and helpful, protecting travelers and herds and giving good council to those who need it. The goddess of thunder and wind, she is the personification of the earth, similar to the Greek Gaia. Mari drives a chariot of four white horses across the sky and when she appears, she is a beautiful woman adorned with rainbows.
Edited by crystal sage, 16 August 2007 - 02:10 AM.