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What is The Divine Feminine?

The gateway and the universe

Some argue that beliefs of women being divine and givers of life are pagan and erroneous, yet without our mothers we do not exist. Instead of believing, our ancient ancestors understood that without the sun there could be no life on earth and without the earth, we could not exist here.

Therefore the sun was seen as the father and the earth as the mother because life comes through the substance of the earth that is powered by the energy of the sun. Another understanding is that everything physical is feminine in nature while space which has no apparent physicality is seen as masculine. This is because our spacious universe holds the physical in place

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Divine Feminine

The mystical prowess of woman

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Inside each and every single human being, there are two polarities. There is a male and a female polarity. It doesn’t matter which gender you are, you have both male and female energies within your body. These energies are also known as yin (female) and yang (male). However, most of us are completely unaware of how to use these energies. The world is more identified with the masculine energy, and has greatly suppressed the feminine. That is why, the energy of the awakening on this planet, is feminine energy.

Because we have suppressed the feminine over the past several thousand years, this planet has been thrown into

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Goddess Parvati

Representing the Divine Feminine

Goddess Parvati is regarded as the power and divine consort of Lord Shiva – the Destroyer. Like her consort Shiva, Goddess Parvati is said to have both creative and destructive aspects.

Goddess Parvati is known by different names like Lalita, Uma, Gauri, Kali, Durga, Haimavati etc. Two of her fierce but very powerful forms are Durga (Goddess beyond reach) and Kali (Goddess of Destruction). As the mother of the universe, Parvati is known as Amba and Ambika, which means ‘mother’. As Lalita, she represents the aspect of beauty.

Appearance of Goddess Parvati

Shiva and ParvatiWood carving from Exotic India

When shown along with Shiva, Goddess Parvati has only two hands, the right

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Goddess Tara

Representing Feminist Ideals in Buddhism

Green Tara, a divine feminine element within tantra

Goddess Tara, a female Buddha and meditational deity, is arguably the most popular goddess in the Buddhist pantheon. She is considered to be the goddess of universal compassion who represents virtuous and enlightened activity.

The word Tara itself is derived from the root ‘tri’ (to cross), hence the implied meaning:’ the one who enables living beings to cross the Ocean of Existence and Suffering’. Her compassion for living beings, her desire to save them from suffering, is said to be even stronger than a mother’s love for her children.

The story of Tara’s origin, according to the Tara Tantra, recounts that aeons ago she was born

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