Sacred Feminine Images
Images of historic women mystics and models, contemporary female spiritual teachers, female deities, and symbols of the sacred feminine.
One of the 21 Tara statues at the temple at Tara Mandala retreat center - only Tibetan Buddhist temple dedicated to the divine feminine in the west. www.taramandala.org
Prajnaparamita - 'perfection of Transcendent wisdom' - personified as the feminine in Tibetan Buddhism
Manibhadra - one of only 4 women amongst the 84 'mahasiddhas' of Tibetan Vajrayana
Mother and Child portion from Klimt's Three Stages of Woman
There is a legend that Mary Magdalene was the beloved of Jesus. She was a priestess in the temples of Isis, and as such, she was a master of the high esoteric arts of subtle energy movement. Together they practiced Egyptian Tantra, to prepare his subtle energy body for the resurrection. Her love for him was profound. Mary Magdalene represents a feminine archetype that is not afraid of her sexuality. It is time for her to regain her rightful place as the loving, sexual wife of Jesus.
St. Clare of Assisi (St. Francis' student, helpmate, nurse)
The Ecstasy of St Teresa of Avila, Bernini
She was “healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out” (Lk 8:2). Pope Benedict XVI said, “A disciple of Christ is one who, in the experience of human weakness, has had the humility to ask for his help, has been healed by him and has set out following closely after him, becoming a witness of the power of his merciful love that is stronger than sin and death.” [Penitent Mary Magdalene, Carlo, 1615]
Shakti (शक्ति) from Sanskrit shak - "to be able," meaning sacred force or empowerment, is the primordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism. Shakti is the concept, or personification, of divine feminine creative power, sometimes referred to as 'The Great Divine Mother' in Hinduism.