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The Triple Goddess
Publication 26th November 2021
Cover artwork (c) Emma Patterson
If you have done any kind of delving into Paganism you will have come across the term ‘The Triple Goddess’. It follows the idea that the goddess has three facets: the maiden, the mother and the crone. The triple goddess represents many things such as birth, life, death (and rebirth) and the phases of the moon, waxing, full and waning. Whilst in the form we recognise it may well be a modern idea, I believe it still gives a wonderful way of working with the goddess and her phases, to help us evolve and understand our own pathway through life. This journey can help you to embrace your own personal power.
I have explored some of the myths, history and meaning within this book, presenting you with my own personal views but also information that I have found in my research so that you can come to your own conclusion. My primary focus is for you to find your own pathway and walk a personal journey with the Triple Goddess in a way that suits you. I have hopefully provided you with the beginning of a path for you to follow…
An enjoyable and informative read in Rachel’s friendly down to earth style. This book looks at the different phases of the Triple Goddess. She gives examples of goddesses at each stage, lists of correspondences, meditations and rituals. She also introduces a forth stage, the Matriarch, between the Mother and Crone. I would recommend this book to those new to the path and those with more experience looking for different ideas on working with the goddess.
Rachel Patterson is one of my favourite authors !! shes write from the heart. Her books follow her magical ways of learning , her courses are really good too !! shes a massive support to the old gods & the pagan way.
This book give you a list of the deity's, definition, history and working with them, it gives you a good introduction on how to work with the book, and a really good chapter on the history before going in to a chapter of the triple goddesses. The next chapter is working with the triple goddess, Starting with the maiden, this is really good as it not only gives you examples of alternative name suggestions, but attributes and areas of magic she may help you with, before a list of Goddesses, correspondences and herbs, crystals and foods, as you read further in the book, we move on to the mother, giving names of goddesses, herbs foods crystals ect to use, same as the following chapter crone, Rachel here uses the word, Matriarch, rather than crone, and goes on to explain why, as we get deeper into the book, we find that there are meditations that guide you into meeting the goddess, and a ritual, all in all a pretty neat little book packed full of information on the goddesses. well worth a place on anyone's books case.
Written in Rachel's friendly, down to earth way, this book looks at the common ideas of the Triple Goddess, but then lifts the lid and encourages the reader to step out of that box, to work on their own personal gnosis of this ancient symbol. Another great book from a great author
Written by author Rachel Patterson - who, aside from writing over a dozen books on the Pagan subject, but who also practices both magic and paganism along with being a High Priestess of the Kitchen Witch Coven, and an Elder of the Kitchen Witch School of Natural Witchcraft - Pagan Portals - The Triple Goddess is chock full of not only practical tips but oodles of metaphysical wisdom.
Here in Pagan Portals - The Triple Goddess, Patterson focuses on the pagan history and the myths that circulate, but moreover reveals how modern devotion and worship now factor in bringing a more grounded philosophy to the phases detailed above.
Focusing on the aforementioned Triple Goddess having three facets: the maiden, the mother, and the crone, Patterson first gives an introduction to herself, before explaining how the book works and what you should be able to garner from it.
The Triple Goddess represents many things such as birth, life, death (sometimes known as the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone), each of which symbolizes both a separate stage in the female life cycle and a phase of the Moon and often rules one of the realms of heavens, earth, and the underworld.
Progressing deeper from there, we get subject chapters such as Don’t be Limited by Labels, The Triple Goddess: Her History, and Working with the Triple Goddess and each has multiple sub-chapters within them.
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