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SOPHIA - GODDESS OF WISDOM

THE DIVINE FEMININE FROM BLACK GODDESS TO WORLD-SOUL

by Caitlin Matthews

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Published by THORSONS in LONDON .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques,
  • Nature & existence of God,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • General,
  • Literature: Folklore/Mythology,
  • New Age / Parapsychology,
  • New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit

  • About the Edition

    SOPHIA--GODDESS OF WISDOM TAKES THE READER ON A JOURNEY FROM PRE-CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY TO THE PRESENT DAY, SEEKING OUT THE PRESENCE OF THE GODDESS -- THE DIVINE FEMININE POWER OF WISDOM. DRAWING MAINLY ON SOURCES FROM THE WESTERN TRADITION, THE MANY FACES OF THE GODDESS ARE REVEALED: SHE IS THE PRIMEVAL BLACK GODDESS OF THE EARTH, THE SAVIOUR GODDESS, THE GNOSTIC SOPHIA THE WORLD-SOUL, THE APOCALYPTIC VIRGIN, THE MOTHER OF GOD. WE SEE HOW THE FOUNDATION MYSTERIES OF THE GODDESS UNDERLIE THE ESOTERIC CURRENTS OF ORTHODOX RELIGIONS, AND TRACE HER HERMETIC PRESENCE IN QABALA AND ALCHEMY THROUGH TO HER EMERGENCE IN THE REALMS OF GODDESS RELIGION, FEMINIST THEOLOGY AND THE NEW AGE MOVEMENT. THIS DEFINITIVE WORK GIVES SOPHIA A VOICE THAT WILL BE WELCOMED BY ALL WHO SEEK TO REAFFIRM THE GODDESS AS THE CENTRAL PIVOT OF CREATION AND AS THE GIVER OF PRACTICAL AND SPIRITUAL WISDOM.

    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Paginationviii, 378p.
    Number of Pages378
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8993342M
    ISBN 10185538275X
    ISBN 109781855382756

    In the Judeo-Christian tradition the goddess Sophia is the beginning, the source of wisdom, and keeper of the knowledge of all that is righteous and just. With her sound wisdom and guidance, rulers lead their kingdoms to prosper. The Gnostic Goddess, Female Power, and the Fallen Sophia © Max Dashu 3 throughout Gnostic scriptures, we find strong echoes of Hebrew traditions of Khokhmah, “Wisdom.” The Gnostic Valentinus paired the Primal Father, the Word, with “Mother of the All,” who was Grace, Silence, Size: 1MB.

    May 5, - The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. ~Khalil Gibran Mother leads us to discover.~Jana Mashonee. See more ideas about Sacred feminine, Sacred art and Divine feminine pins. Sophia Journal is specifically designed to address theoretical work, and it aims to be the publishing medium for a set of exploratory and critical texts on image in the broad sense, i.e. comprehending the worlds of design, photography, film, video, television and new media.. The etymology of the word “sophia” is closely linked to the concepts of sapience and wisdom: (Greek Σοφία.

      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 . Get this from a library! Sophia, goddess of wisdom, bride of God. [Caitlin Matthews] -- "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.


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SOPHIA - GODDESS OF WISDOM by Caitlin Matthews Download PDF EPUB FB2

Matthews puts forth a full accounting of the historical, biblical (Proverbs, Chapter 8, which presents Sophia as a messenger and instructor of Wisdom, and from the Wisdom of Solomon ), spiritual texts, religious literature, gospels, ancient writings, philosophers, and artistic icons, including The Black Goddess, White Goddess, Virgin of Cited by: 5.

While relying heavily on the book of Proverbs and verses that evangelicals point to as evidence for the Incarnation, adherents to the Sophia goddess movement are gaining numbers by the thousands as conferences are held, books are published, and, most profane of all, worship services for Sophia in the name of Jesus Christ are held each year.

Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God - Kindle edition by Matthews, Caitlin. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God/5(16).

Sophia, or "wisdom" in Greek, has been revered in many forms throughout 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/5.

Sophia is the central pivot of creation and represents the feminine aspect in all SOPHIA - GODDESS OF WISDOM book. She is Wisdom Incarnate, the Goddess of all those who are wise. Sophia (pronounced sew-fee'ah) in Greek, Hohkma in Hebrew, Sapientia in Latin, Celtic goddess-figure Sheela-na-gigs - all mean wisdom.

Sophia is found throughout the wisdom books of the Bible. There are many references to her in the book of Proverbs, and in the apocryphal books of Sirach and the Wisdom of Solomon (accepted by Catholics and Orthodox, found in the Greek Septuagint of the early Church). She is Wisdom Incarnate, the Goddess of all those who are wise.

Sophia Spirituality, Sophia in Proverbs, Goddess of Wisdom, Sophia Studies. Sophia Spirituality. By Elaine Guillemin Baruch and Wisdom of Solomon, even more than in the book of Proverbs, the figure of Lady Wisdom appears as more than simply a literary personification of cosmic order, or.

Sophia, personification of wisdom, presents very different aspects depending on where you look. In the Old Testament she is “the first of God’s works”, and the books of Proverbs and Wisdom portray her as an active, independent figure who gives instruction to all who heed her.

Later the Gnostics would see her as an emanation of Divine Light, often paired with the Christ, although in Greek.

DOWNLOAD PDF OF BOOK EXCERPT from. Secret History of the Witches (forthcoming) Below is more background on the Judaic and Kemetic forms of Wisdom (openly revered as a goddess in Egypt, more symbolically female in Judaea) that contributed so much to the syncretic Gnostic cosmologies discussed in the excerpt above.

Khokhmah, Isis, and Sophia. Sophia (Greek: Σοφíα, wisdom) The Wise Bride of Solomon by Jews (see the Song of Songs in a book of the Hebrew bible*), as the Queen of Wisdom and War (Athena) by Greeks, Isis, the mother of Horus and the first daughter of Geb, god of the Earth, and as the Holy Spirit of Wisdom by Christians.

Sophia Goddess of wisdom is well researched. Caitlin's introduction in the first pages of the book are perhaps the most accurate in her description and intention of the divine female deity unknown for the most part by the modern world of spiritual and religious by:   Synopsis Sophia, whose name is the Greek word for wisdom, is the mother of all origins and the feminine energy that connects all things.

Tracing the goddess throughout history, the author uses her as the guiding archetype for creating resolving woes and healing gender rifts/5(13). It is Sophia’s close relationship to God, Pagels and Iacob say, that makes her compelling as a model for wisdom.

The Book of Wisdom, often attributed to King Solomon, characterizes Sophia as "the breath of the power of God, a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty, a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God Author: Antonia Blumberg. Within your heart is a plume of Sophia’s wisdom and love, a flame that burns brightly at the very center of your heart’s temple, in the very center of your soul.

As a child I was raised in the Temple of the Goddess and trained in the teachings of the Goddess Isis and the Divine Mother Sophia. My training took me deep into the inner wisdom. Sophia (Goddess).

1, likes 4 talking about this. Sophia’s traits include: righteous, wise, loving, communicative, knowledgeable, creative, protective, giving Followers: K. The Book of Wisdom (often attributed to the wise King Solomon but actually authored by an unknown writer) has many beautiful passages about Sophia.

In Chapter 7 she is described as being “the breath of the power of God, a pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty, a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God and an. (Goddess Series) Recently, Sophia (the goddess of wisdom) came to me in a dream.

She placed one hand on my heart, she looked into my eyes, touched my. Sophia, the goddess of wisdom in ancient Greece and Egypt, was embraced as the divine creator in both Hermetic and Gnostic Christian mythology. In The. The Goddess of Wisdom reaches down to the depths of our need. Her simple being is so vastly present that we have not noticed it.

Indeed, we have not known the depths of our need nor that any assuaging wisdom was near at hand.” ― Caitlín Matthews, Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God. The most prominent Pagan similarity of Sophia is the Hellenistic goddess of the same name.

Sophia means “wisdom” in Greek. The Gnostic Sophia, however, earned her name from a Greek translation of the Old Testament, known as the Septuagint, widely used by Jews and Christians during the Greco-Roman period.

The Goddess Sophia - 'Lady Wisdom' and Goddess of the occult A bit of education for a change, considering how slack I've been! I'll also have more on visualisation once I have my book of shadows back from my old house as I'm halfway from one place to the other to the other again."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 3/5(1).Finding Sophia Sophia, Beloved Wisdom - One Woman's Story "Women around the world are reclaiming Sophia as a representation of their own inner wisdom." -- Patricia Lynn Reilly in her book, Imagine a Woman in Love with Herself This is a personal story of Wisdom's presence in and influence on my life.