The Power of the Sacred Feminine in Buddhist Philosophy

One of the oldest stone aged artifacts ever to have been discovered is a small statue of a heavy breasted, full-bodied woman carved out of limestone.  It is estimated to be about 30,000 years old. It has been named the Woman of Willendorf, after the small village where it was found in southern Austria. As it turns out, many similar stone statues dating to the early stone age have been found throughout Europe – and beyond. It is clear that the embodiment of the creative, abundant, nurturing and all-inclusive power of the great feminine has been a source of inspiration in many cultures for a very long time.   This expression of the great feminine has been found in the art, mythologies and spiritual practices of many ancient cultures.  It is often represented in the form of female deities and goddesses who are revered for their creative and nurturing power. Images of Q

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