Pagan Portals The Triple Goddess is published on 26th November 2021 - available to pre-order now from all good stockists!
The book will be heralded by a live online book launch - join me for a talk about the Triple Goddess and a book giveaway.
When? Sunday 21st November 2021 at 7pm UK
Where? The Moon Books facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MoonBooks
and my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/Kitchenwitchuk
Join me live to listen to the talk, ask questions and be in with a chance to win a pre-publication copy of the book.
In some of the writings and explanations the Goddess appears in three ages, that of the young maiden, the mother and then the elderly but wise crone. I want to put to you the suggestion that they weren’t always set in family generations but were in some cases, sisters. Also think about the idea of having a triple goddess but all three being maidens, or all three being crones. And of course, there is the idea of having all three phases within one goddess. I also personally like to include a fourth phase in between mother and crone, that of the matriarch (more details further in the book).
I have laid out details in this book splitting them into their respective categories because it made the most sense for formatting but please don’t let it limit how you see them or work with them. You don’t have to look at them as three generations if you don’t want to. And whilst I have specified particular attributes to each one there are of course lots of crossovers between them. The crone is considered to be wise but of course the mother and the matriarch bear that wisdom too. The maiden represents new beginnings, but we can all start afresh at any time of our lives.
Also, important to note is that you don’t need to use the maiden, mother, crone names. You could create your own. Mother in particular leans towards the idea that every woman must become a mother at some point. Obviously, this is absolute tosh, not everyone wants to be a mother, not everyone can be a mother. This takes a bit of thinking outside the box and moving away from the idea of what the word ‘mother’ conveys. If it helps to think of her as a creator, nurturer, teacher or something else, do it. Maybe even look at it as being the mother to your own inner child? The idea is to separate the stages of life into bitesize workable chunks. The names are perhaps a little irrelevant. It is the meaning of working with the goddess in different forms and indeed delving into your own spirit and soul that matters. We have become very hung up on labels and putting people and ideas into individual boxes.
See your own reflection in each of the stories the goddess brings, which parts relate to you and your own life story.