To the Divine Mother

The Divine Mother is one of the most ancient and universal symbols through which human beings have related to the Sacred. Her form varies in different traditions, but She is always present, even when hidden or repressed. She may be as abstract as yin, the Feminine Principle, or as concrete as Mother Kali. She is the Changing Woman of the Navaho, and She is the Blessed Virgin. She is called Tara by some and Sophia by others. She is Gaia, the living planet on which we live, and She is the Shekhinah. In this ongoing series, various poems, praises, prayers and songs from both ancient and modern sources remind and inspire us about this most relevant of bridges to the Divine.