The Great Mother Archetype


The Great Mother is one of the archetypes of the Sacred Feminine. She is represented by the myths of Demeter, Shakti and Pachamama—as She nurtures, empowers and sustains. Her symbol is the womb as the place of origin, Her sacred tool a cauldron that represents the void of fecund potential.

She offers life-force energy that drives the circle of creation. As such, the Great Mother has an infinite capacity to guide you in manifesting your soul’s calling if you know how to bring to bear Her qualities of nurturance, acceptance, receptivity, surrender, renewal, gratitude and adoration.

To evoke the Great Mother, find a quiet space to sit and close your eyes. When your body is relaxed and your mind is clear silently repeats several times, “I surrender. I receive.”

– Devaa Haley Mitchell and Elayne Kalila Doughty from their online course:

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home.
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  1. Pingback: Safe in the Great Mother's Bed: Love, Loss and Continuing Bonds - Elaine Mansfield

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