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Explaining Goddess and Goddesses

Postby LC » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:10 am

This probably makes me look stupid and I feel like an idiot. How do I explain the Goddess and her Maiden, Mother and Crone to someone who who follows just 1 God like in Christianity. Such as how she came to be, if that makes sense.
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Re: Explaining Goddess and Goddesses

Postby Corbin » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:18 am

(personal opinions only) There are many tacts you may take... I would advise against getting into any kind of theological dispute at all. Having no book or dogma it's essentially about the individuals developing a relationship with the universe. A thinking Christian would perhaps equate this with a faith as opposed to a religion?

The Triple Goddess (and her hidden fourth face), That they are essentially aspects, facets or "faces" of a singular holistic force; a mirror to nature perhaps? Waxing, Abundant and Waning and in darkness, returning from darkness - the cycles of nature in all their positive and negative aspects?

It's hard to argue against a dogma built on absolutes, on a written word (though in truth Christians were arguing just these things for centuries) . Sadly the "God" many people cleave to is more like the gnostic demiurge or "God's Ego"... But the God they feel Abundant and within in all things, what we call the Goddess disguised in the rainments of a man.

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Having in the past to explain the Goddess and the god, I tend to default to layers of psychological terms; the Goddess as the objective universe (the very holistic side of duality; the whole or "the soul") which changes face/aspect but endures and the god as the subjective individual multiplicitous facets the whole "the individual spirits" (which are born, live, die and echoing and returning in other forms).
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Re: Explaining Goddess and Goddesses

Postby SpiritTalker » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:18 am

I refer to a multi-faceted diamond...one stone with many faces, each one unique & individual but also a side of the One.
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Re: Explaining Goddess and Goddesses

Postby YanaKhan » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:26 am

Corbin wrote:I would advise against getting into any kind of theological dispute at all.

What Corbin said.
But apart from that, Christians should be able to understand, having the same concept in their religion too - the three aspects of God - Father, Son and Holy ghost.
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Re: Explaining Goddess and Goddesses

Postby Lady_Lilith » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:42 pm

Isn't it a bit like the holy trinity?
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Re: Explaining Goddess and Goddesses

Postby firebirdflys » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:51 pm

There are triple Gods and Goddesses in many cultures. Most going along the idea birth/child, adult/creator, aged/renewal.
Hindusim has Trimurti.
Brigid and Morrigan have three faces/sisters usually with 3 distinct talents. Both Hecate and Freya are considered in a triple aspect in that they have dominion over three realms. Underworld, earth and the heavens.
And yea, what Corbin said.
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