The ancient world offers us glimpses, in history, myth, and art, of a Great Mother who transcends all other deities. She is pure source, the prima materia of the Universe, and the original progenitor of All. She is found in all cultures that acknowledge the holy miracle of birth from the body of a woman as a sacred act.
From the earliest recorded history, we find evidence that devotees offered their lives, love, creativity, and homage to this Goddess, under many names and in many different forms. Indeed, each of these manifestations of Goddess is a Goddess in Her own right, rooted firmly in Her own Traditions.
The Pan-Dianic movement is an Interfaith congress of individuals and organizations who share mutual, respectful reverence for either The Great Mother Goddess at large, or else specific Goddess(es) located within cultural or spiritual Traditions of origin. Our name is an acknowledgment of the mythic and interpretive assertions about the manifestations of deity presented in Margaret Alice Murray’s 1921 The Witch-Cult in Western Europe, which referred to “Dianic” witch-cults. Though this work has since been heavily criticized by historical scholars, it nonetheless sparked what has turned into a vast and sprawling interest in Goddess religion and spirituality. The Goddess movement has influenced many different segments of the esoteric and Earth-based communities of its day, and since. Practitioners of what has become known as Dianic Wicca and/or Goddess Spirituality have found comfort and strength in the Goddess based on Murray’s work and those like her, and have formed communities around this common interest. At this time, there are several different Dianic communities in existence. The founders’ shared roots in Dianic communities, books, and teachings are the inspiration for the Pan-Dianic movement.
The current Pan-Dianic movement is an open-source collective of Goddess practitioners that includes individuals from the Dianic community, as well as other non-Dianic Goddess-centric communities, in a spirit of open dialogue and resource-exchange. In sharing our diverse approaches to Goddess-centered spiritual practices, artistic works, historical research, and personal gnosis, we seek to create common ground, and to establish a network of mutual inspiration and support for practitioners of Goddess Spirituality from varying walks of life, all over the world. Our common purpose is to increase public awareness of our diverse paths, and to offer a collective presence of distinct voices from the Goddess community in the wider Interfaith dialogue.
Our movement is open to solitary and self-guided practitioners as well as those who practice in organized or informal groups. No one is turned away from this movement based on sex, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, economic status, ability statues, or religious background, provided all are in mutual harmony with the following principles:
*That the entire Universe is formed by, tended to, and shaped by The Goddess, or a specific Goddess.
*That all proceeds from this Goddess, and will return to this Goddess.
*That all beings are manifestations of this Goddess, including humans, deities, spirits, and earthly creatures, and therefore are sovereign and holy.
*That the act of birth and sustenance of life are simultaneously miraculous and scientific acts.
*That this Goddess is a dynamic force of love in the Cosmos, and that She loves all beings equally.
*That all beings deserve to be treated with respect, compassion, patience, and kindness, and that we choose to demonstrate those qualities in our sacred work.
*That the Earth is a sacred planet, an embodiment of the Goddess in Her own right, and we give Her our careful attention.
*That there is enough abundance and prosperity to sustain the entire world already, and that all are deserving of their fair share.
*That sexual autonomy and freedom of sexual choices, including reproductive choice, choice of partners, and choice of lifestyle, are the birthright of every individual.
*That ritual is an act of devotion and becoming intimate with the Goddess at a profound spiritual level, and therefore must be personally-meaningful and relevant.
*That spiritual practice thrives in an environment of diversity, creativity, and reverence for ancient/ancestral contribution.
*That everyday life is filled with sacred gifts, moments, opportunities, and lessons.
Current Pan-Dianic Organizations and Individuals include:
The Wildflower Collective
The Bloodroot Honey Priestess Tribe
The Living Temple of Diana
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