When they fall to their knees in gratitudefor the sacred, when they embrace the feminineface of God and feel me rising in their souls,the balance will return. Trust me guys, it’s underway,even now. Rejoice!”
-Marilyn McFarlane, in Jesus, Muhammad and the Goddess
What happens when 35 International contributors reflect on finding the Goddess within (and without) Christianity and Islam? Where does the divine feminine exist within these structures and how do we find it outside of traditional frameworks?
Editors Trista Hendren, Pat Daly,and Noor-un-nisa Gretasdottir decided to find out in the latest addition to Hendren’s Girl God series, Jesus, Muhammad and the Goddess.
While each contribution to the book comes from the unique perspective of its individual author, the pieces are linked with themes of feminist thought, glimpses of the post patriarchal world, and an incredibly hopeful vision of healing for the self and society.
At the end of her introduction to the book, Hendren writes:
“There was an elderly woman at the UCC Church I used to attend who would comfort those who were overwhelmed with tasks with these wise words:
‘Start where you are.
Use what you have.
Do what you can.’
Those of us who revere the Goddess can start by talking-and listening- to each other.
I implore you to go further.”
Jesus, Muhammad and the Goddess takes the reader further as it probes beyond the establishment to the re-surging divine feminine, providing readers validation and a road map to the future.