Overview of the Lesson
The Divine World
“Those that give us food nourish our mortal body only. Those that entertain and instruct us in things of the world
enchant our lower minds alone. But, those who awaken the eternal spark within us.
To them love and devotion are ever due”
… excerpted from the Zohar
What is the Divine World?
The world of the Gods and Goddesses is one which many wish to experience and one which is approached on a Wiccan Path from the place of devotion, dedication and honoring of the energies of the Great Ones. The energies and myths surrounding the Gods and Goddesses have endured time and have embedded within the keys to the Greater mysteries of Life itself.
WICCA's roots are based in devotion to the Divine Feminine. In ancient times the Goddess embodied and was the primary life giver, bestower of divine gifts and insights and She who waited at the time of Death to welcome the deceased into her final embrace. She represents the Divine Feminine, and in her many guises is the creatrix and destroyer of life. She holds within the myths and archetypal energy that surrounds her the keys to unlocking the sacred fires of Will and the vaults of heaven’s cosmic womb.
The God represents the Divine Masculine. He is the necessary polar opposite that is required to co-create and sustain life. He is the germinator of the seed that produces manifest form and as such is also the one who stands in the place of sacrifice for continuation of the life cycle. It is through this willing sacrifice that all of life may begin renewed and strengthened. The waxing and waning of the Sun are held within his domain and the mysteries are those of catalytic transformation.
The Divine Couple
The union of the God and Goddess is one of polarized balance. Although it may reside independently, their combined energies throughout the seasons and cycles of birth, death and rebirth are the driving force that ensure continuation of that cycle.
Reading and Resources:
This month we have a couple new book offerings that will offer greater insight into the complex and varied world of the Divine.
So, let's find the inner connection to the Divine
~ open your heart to the blessings of the God and Goddess
~ and allow your Spirit to soar into the realms of mystery and grace.
Blessings Bright ..