Engaging Living Traditions

by Kathryn Henderson, Ph. D.

Goddess Spirituality is eclectic in that we pursue scholarly research about female deity from traditions spanning time, cultures, and space and use that information in our spiritual practice.  We draw on many sources, ranging from scholarly research generated from the study of ancient surviving images and texts, to oral tradition mythologies, to our own intuitional or psychic connection to sacred energies.  We also draw on contemporary spiritual traditions, our own and others.  Engagement of Deities and religious practices of living traditions outside our own raises the thorny issue of balance between attempts at cultural inclusiveness and cultural appropriation.

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