For some time there has been a strong movement towards recognizing and enhancing our appreciation of the Divine Feminine. Centuries of male-dominated religious beliefs have necessitated this. But over the last few years I’ve become aware, both in personal experience and in hearing from others, of a new wave of awareness that goes beyond an interest in either the feminine or masculine principles.
It’s as if we needed to turn our attention to the Divine Feminine to honour, balance and integrate it, and now – for some at least – the journey continues as we ask ourselves “What is the principle, the reality, the Source, or indeed Being, who is beyond or behind, or causal to the Goddess, the God? Do I need to work with the Divine Feminine, or should I go deeper, higher, further, and focus on the Divine Source of All Being? Is my soul Masculine or Feminine, or are these concepts redundant at the level of soul?”
Have a look at this short piece I wrote on ‘Spiritual Sexism’ and tell me if you agree or disagree – I’d love to hear what you think!
Druidry has been influenced by Alchemy, Tantra, Taoism, Wicca and Jungian psychology in placing a good deal of stress on the idea that there are Feminine and Masculine Principles that need honouring and uniting. This approach makes a welcome change to the body-denying and sex-denying attitudes that can often be found in the Abrahamic and Dharmic religions. But look what has happened as this idea – powerful and indeed obvious as it is – has become over-used. It has jumped out of its box and run riot – gendering everything from stones to planets, from numbers to qualities of heart and soul.