Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God

Quest Books, Theosophical Publishing House, 2001 - 430 Seiten
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"Anyone interested in the feminine face of God throughout the ages will find Sophia an illuminating experience. Caitlin Matthews' scholarship connects us to past, present, and future in the very depths of our femininity." --Marion Woodman, Jungian analyst and author of Bone: Dying into Life

Sophia, or "wisdom" in Greek, has been revered in many forms throughout history - from the Dark Goddess of ancient Anatolia; to her Egyptian, Greek, Celtic, and Cabalistic manifestations; to her current forms as Mary and the orthodox St. Sophia. In the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas, Sophia sits with God until the creation. Then she falls into matter and becomes manifest in every atom, permeating all things "like the sparks that run through charcoal," as Matthews says. While God is "out there," the Goddess is "in here" - the mother-wit of practical inspiration and compassion at the heart's core.

This definitive work comprehensively establishes a realistic Goddess theology for Westerners in the twenty-first century: grounding spirituality in daily life and the natural world; learning to work playfully and play seriously; ending the gender war to enjoy sacred marriage.

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Review: Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God

Nutzerbericht  - Mariana - Goodreads

This book would have been a lot better if the author had included non western examples of Sophia, like Changing Woman, or the Brazilian Santa Barbara. The author said that doing this would make the book a lot longer. I hope some day some woman will write a more complete book on Sophia. Vollständige Rezension lesen

Review: Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God

Nutzerbericht  - Holly - Goodreads

So far, this book is amazing. I put it down a few months back and have yet to get back to it. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2001)

Caitlin Matthews is a world-celebrated teacher of Western spirituality and author of over thirty books. With her husband and frequent coauthor John Matthews, she founded the Foundation of Inspirational and Oracular Studies, in their native Great Britain. Their books have been translated into many languages including French, Italian, German, Czech, Dutch, Hebrew, Japanese and Russian. The material in these books is based upon practical knowledge which they teach worldwide. They have made numerous appearances on television in the UK and US, and have been advisors on several series, including HRH Prince Edward's Crown and Country. They live in Oxford where Caitlín has a shamanic practice dedicated to midwifing the soul.

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