Updated: Nov 13, 2021
“The early goddesses have usually been seen as simple Great Mothers whose birth-giving powers struck awe and terror in the primitive mind. But woman in toto was the true objet de culte, the almighty Lady of Everything: cosmic totality, death and rebirth, and the sex energy of existence. Women who echo these archaic images of desirability, however faintly, are the ones who send men over the moon. The deja vu sentiments in love may be only memory traces of the first proponent goddess and all she incarnates. -Betsy Prioleau, Ph.D.
The Fear of Feminine Seductive Power
Besides the suppression of the Goddess's gifts and power as one with the divine over 5,000 years ago, there has been a continual fear and demonetization of feminine magnetism. Because of this, we have put our feminine magnetism in our shadow and it is not understood for the sacred gifts it holds within. The greatest fear of this ancient energy which still exists today is the fear of being powerless under the spell of a woman's enormous powerful seduction. The embodiment of immense pleasure, sensual connection to her body, and deep desire that a woman is able to radiate generates such a powerful pull of magnetism that evokes our most primal instincts. Yet, this energy, when used in harmony with the 7 Archetypes of the Divine & Sacred Enchantress, allows for a vibrant and powerfully healing life force to bless one's life and relationship with passion, profound aliveness, joy and love.
Her (the Ancient Love Goddess) archetype reveals not only the anatomy of the seductress but also the infrastructure of sexuality. The core themes of sexual desire evolved through goddess mythology. Out of those primordial beliefs and rituals arose the construction of the erotic- who and what excite us and why we mate as we do. It's the paradigmatic Seductive Way, incised in the human collective unconscious and resistant to change, despite fluctuations in sexual tastes and mores.” -Betsy Prioleau, Ph.D.
The Profoundly Healing Gift of Seduction
Alike all gifts of the Sacred Enchantress, this Seductive force of the feminine, is a natural part of us and a gift to both our beloved and to ourselves. When we can generate this profound energy within, we are vibrant with the pulsating vibrant energy of life itself. When embodying the magnetic energy of the feminine, we are able to truly receive and allow great pleasure to move through us.
This ancient, primitive energy is life force itself. It is the rich energy of the deep primitive yearning of creating new life through loving pleasure and union and is profoundly sacred. Embodying this energy is allowing ourselves to live in a state of eros and love itself. This is why it is so powerful, so moving and so nourishing. It allows a beloved to let go into this primitive energy for restoration and healing through bliss.
It is a powerful reprieve from our mundane world and gives a sense of deep passionate power for life. This is the energy that has always moved the world and the masculine in his core. It is the very gift of life itself, being called in through the loving pleasure of the Goddess and one that is deeply craved and healing in our human life.
Restoring the Innocence of Eroticism
In a world that is overly sexualized, we have lost the connection to the natural innocence and profound sacredness of our deep sensuality and earthy, primitive eroticism.
Sex is ever available, yet we have never been so lonely and starved for human connection as we are today. Sexual repression has given way to sexual liberation but neither has anything to do with true passion, self-knowledge, or intimacy. Without our connection to the Goddess, we lost our ability to experience vulnerable, heart centered, deeply passionate, and authentic sexuality. The embodied sensuality that I experienced and learned to be so profoundly healing, inspiring, and alluring was not the loud and ‘in your face’ as we experience now today, but a more integrated, profound awareness of the sensuality of the entire body which is for the awakening of the woman herself.
“In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, we denied, through the practice of puritanism, the guilt we felt towards our bodies; in the twentieth century, the discomfort of repressed guilt became too much to bear, so we abandoned it in favor of bodily gratification. We may now be more comfortable with the fact that we have bodies, but we have no context to give meaning to our newfound awareness…. Not until we recognize the Divine Immanence, the light of the Goddess in matter, can we hope to establish a balance, a re-connection with our own deepest nature that can root us in a world of meaning and imagination.” -Marion Woodman PhD, The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness