Join the Goddess Full Moon Group for the Spring Equinox and Full Moon in Libra (and Lunar Eclipse!) on March 22 at 8pm eastern. Brandi Auset and I lead the Goddess Full Moon Group every month, as well as some special Goddess Wheel celebrations, and it includes discussion of the featured Goddess, a guided meditation, and a chat with Q&A after the meditation. This month will be focused on the Return of Kore Persephone from the Underworld!
Daughter of Demeter, the Greek Goddess Persephone is the spring maiden, a deity of growth and happiness. She rules agriculture and represents the innocence and purity of youth. In Her role as the Dark Maiden, Persephone is the Queen of the underworld and the keeper of souls. She embodies the wisdom of life and death,and is skilled in magick and divination in all its forms.
Prior to Her “abduction”/descent into the Underworld which occurs in the Fall, Persephone is called “Kore”. Kore is not a name, but a word for a daughter or maiden, similar to and sometimes interchangeable with the Greek word “parthenos” which means virgin, “unto herself”.
Referring to Persephone as Kore denotes the stage of maiden before she transitions into the full bloom of woman. She is Demeter’s Kore, the mother reflected in the daughter. We may also see her as the Kore of Hades, the bride, reflecting the innocence of maiden before she experiences the intimacy of sex.
Embrace the change, the cycles, the rhythms, and plan your own renewal. Your Kore is ready to play!
When you register for the free Full Moon Group, information will be available on how to attend the live event and access the archives. The numbers for the live teleconference are USA numbers, but the archive is available to listen via the internet. Firefox and Chrome are the best browsers to use for connection. When the information for the new month is available, all participants will receive an email as well as email reminders prior to the Full Moon event. You will also have access to all past Full Moon archived teleconferences.
Resources for Kore Persephone
Articles and Workshops
The Return of Persephone as Kore – The Spring Maiden by Kimberly Moore
Books for further exploration of Kore Persephone
Long Journey Home: Revisioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone for Our Time edited by Christine Downing (highly recommended)
Persephone Unveiled: Seeing the Goddess and Freeing Your Soul by Charles Stein
Lost Goddesses of Early Greece: A Collection of Pre-Hellenic Myths by Charlene Spretnak
Shopping with Kore