“……a new image of the God/Goddess yearns to be found within ourselves. The ‘kingdom’ is first within. It is manifested through body and mind. We are moving beyond an ego consciousness not only to an integration of body and mind but to a transcendence of the body/mind split, to a new level of consciousness based on the dance between soul and spirit.
The soul embodied in matter, manifested in the Goddess as container and transformer, will take us beyond dualism, beyond the defensive splits within our psyche if we open up to her energy within us. She faces us with our greatest fear and by showing us the treasure hidden away within it, she takes us to a place where love is born. Love is the true antithesis of fear. It expands where fear constricts. It embraces where fear repels…..
…..The Black Goddess, who emerged in history centuries ago, was exiled into the unconscious. Will it be any different this time? Perhaps not by choice but by necessity, we will recognise and honor her. Without the recognition of the cycle of life-death-rebirth there can be no transformation, no true progression grounded in nature for the human species. In the transition from the Great Mother to the Great Goddess, the possibility of transformation in rebirth began. The choas that she embodies is a shattering of rigid categories. If we enter into it, that chaos can resurrect us into a higher wisdom, rooted in the wisdom of the creative process. The chaos that we fear is the very thing that can set us free. To refuse to enter into Kali’s dance of creation and destruction is to get stuck in a one-sided view of reality that can bring anarchy – destruction without creation. Armed with a new understanding of the nature of reality itself, we may now be able to embrace the Goddess energy that is necessary if we are to move forward in our evolution.”
Marion Woodman & Elinor Dickson: ‘Dancing in the Flames – the Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness’; Shambala Publications, 1996