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Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God | Caitlín Matthews
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Anyone interested in the feminine face of God throughout the ages will find Sophia an illuminating experience. Caitlin Matthews' scholarship connects us to past, present, and future in the very depths of our femininity. ----Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and author of Bone: Dying into Life. Sophia, or "wisdom" in Greek, has been revered in many forms throughout history--from the Dark Goddess of ancient Anatolia; to her Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, and Cabalistic manifestations; to her current forms as Mary and the orthodox St. Sophia. In the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, Sophia sits with God until the creation. Then she falls into matter and becomes manifest in every atom, permeating all things "like the sparks that run through charcoal," as Matthews says. While God is "out there," the Goddess is "in here"-- the mother-wit of practical inspiration and compassion at the heart's core. This definitive work comprehensively establishes a realistic Goddess theology for Westerners in the twenty-first century: grounding spirituality in daily life and the natural world; learning to work playfully and play seriously; ending the gender war to enjoy sacred marriage.
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The first thing I think of when I think of wisdom is Reinhold Niebuhr‘s Serenity Prayer. But in the moment, I think of the wise goddesses and gods of wisdom from Greek and Roman mythology. Pictured above is Sophia, Greek goddess of wisdom, in Sofia, Bulgaria. I‘m always thankful for the wisdom passed down from ancient traditions...there is a lot of peace & serenity to be found in those ancient stories and texts.
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@Lynnsoprano roped me into helping out with singing and guitar-playing at the Unitarian Church today, but that meant I got to raid the book exchange. Bonus mimosas today after service.

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