Once upon a time, Dark Goddess called my name. Silly me, I answered with childish curiosity and followed her to the Underworld, where I got lost for several weeks. This is a story about losing everything, going mad, finding the truth, and eventually gaining a greater understanding of the meaning of inner light! And even if this true tale has a happy ending, it feels like the spectacular ending was only the beginning. When I embarked on the Journey to the Dark Goddess, I didn't know what I was signing up for. Thank Goddess I did not!
The dance of hormones, the cycles of the moon, and major changes in life like childbirth or death might go hand in hand with archetypal self-expression of the inner goddess, according to Jean Shinoda Bolen. In her timeless book Goddess in Every Woman, the author provides phenomenal insight into the feminine psyche and the nature of womanhood, based upon prototypes of 7 powerful goddesses and their role in the society.