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By Caitlin Matthews

An individual drawn to the female face of God during the a while will locate Sophia an illuminating adventure. Caitlin Matthews' scholarship connects us to prior, current, and destiny within the very depths of our femininity. ----Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and writer of Bone: loss of life into Life. Sophia, or "wisdom" in Greek, has been respected in lots of types all through history--from the darkish Goddess of historical Anatolia; to her Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, and Cabalistic manifestations; to her present types as Mary and the orthodox St. Sophia. within the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, Sophia sits with God till the production. Then she falls into topic and turns into happen in each atom, permeating all issues "like the sparks that run via charcoal," as Matthews says. whereas God is "out there," the Goddess is "in here"-- the mother-wit of sensible thought and compassion on the heart's middle. This definitive paintings comprehensively establishes a pragmatic Goddess theology for Westerners within the twenty-first century: grounding spirituality in everyday life and the flora and fauna; studying to paintings playfully and play heavily; finishing the gender conflict to get pleasure from sacred marriage.

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