The Goddesses Within You
“Knowledge of the ‘goddesses’ provides women with a means of understanding themselves and their relationships with men and women, with their parents, lovers, and children. These goddess patterns also offer insights into what is motivating (even compelling), frustrating, or satisfying to some women and not to others.”
-Jean Shined Bolen, M.D., Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives: Goddesses in Everywoman
In this class, we will spend a week at a time on each of the 7 goddess archetypes and explore them playfully and meaningfully through writing and art journaling. Each of the goddess archetypes holds elements of our selves, and as we move through each of them, we will make connections with our own personal characteristics.
Artemis - goddess of the hunt and moon, sister, competitor
Athena - goddess of wisdom and crafts, strategist
Hestia - goddess of the hearth and temple, wise woman
Hera - goddess of marriage, commitment
Demeter - goddess of grain, nurturer and mother
Persephone - the maiden, queen of the underworld, receptivity
Aphrodite - goddess of love and beauty, creativity
What will you need for this course?
Access to a computer, the internet, and email. This course sends lessons directly to your email.
You will also need to have some art supplies, but nothing fancy is required. The basics are a glue stick, markers or acrylic paints and a brush, some magazines that you find inspiring for clipping, and a permanent marker (whatever color calls to you) would be great.
You’ll be guided in some ideas for creating a sacred space for the work you do in this course.