Results for the term... "Mother Goddess"
Results from the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Results from the Quotations of Joseph Campbell
- The fairy world is just one small dimension deeper than the visible world; it’s everywhere. The fairies are the inhabiting nature powers, and the reason they are so fascinating and enchanting is that their nature and your unconscious nature, your deep nature, are the same. The fairies are representatives of that permanent energy consciousness that underlies all the phenomenal forms of life. This is Mother Goddess stuff.
- The goddess is red with the fire of life; the earth, the solar system, the galaxies of far-extending space all swell within her womb. For she is the world creatrix, ever mother, ever virgin. She encompasses the encompassing, nourishes the nourishing, and is the life of everything that lives. She is also the death of everything that dies. The whole round of existence is accomplished within her sway, from birth, through adolescence, maturity, and senescence, to the grave. She is the womb and the tomb: the sow that eats her farrow. Thus she unites the "good" and the "bad," exhibiting the two modes of the remembered mother. The devotee is expected to contemplate the two with equal equanimity.
- The spirit is really the bouquet of life. It is not something breathed into life, it comes out of life. This is one of the glorious things about the mother-goddess religions, where the world is the body of the Goddess, divine in itself, and divinity isn't something ruling over and above a fallen nature....
Results from the Myth Blasts of Joseph Campbell
- Lions and Tigers and Athena, Oh My!
- Dreaming the Lotus
- From the Great Mother to the Age of Belief: Campbell on the Mythologies of Europe & the Middle East
- Funerals, The Devil, and Poison Ivy (Mythology of Horror Films)
- The Flowering of the Feminine Divine
- The Mysteries at Eleusis: Different and Luckier
- The Power of Story to Enrapt and Entrap Us
- The Wedding of Dame Ragnell and Sir Gawain
- We Are Lived by Powers We Pretend to Understand￼