Integral Ecofeminism: An Introduction

By: Chandra Alexandre First published in Integral Review Vol. 9, No. 3 (2013) This introduction to integral ecofeminism is a meditation resting on the juicy, rich, layered, and deep context afforded by critical spirituality, embodied mysticism, spiritual politics and ecstatic devotion. It is a pathway motivated by a deep call to spirit and the various…

Living Altar to the Dark Goddess

How to Create a Living Altar to the Dark Goddess

By: Chandra Alexandre Many practitioners are afraid of dark goddess energies. Divinities such as Hecate, The Morrigan, Freya, Gran Brijit, Kali, Lilith, Oya and others prove frightening, leaving many without recourse to some powerful help, especially in times of challenge or crisis. Even the most seasoned among us can fear working with these goddesses. Why…

Spirit and Social Justice

Creating and Sustaining Spaces for Marginalized Spiritualities& Social Transformation By: Chandra Alexandre Presented at the 5th Annual Conference on Current Pagan Studies, February 2009, Claremont University In early 2000 when I first began an exploration of dissertation topics, I was coming fresh off of several years’ worth of engagement at the intersection of politics and feminism….

Matrika Invocation

Brahmani, you of the Great Revelation, we bow to you. Dressed in yellow of the newest day, you who make your enemies inert with the blessed water from your womblike pot, tonight make us inert in wonderment, open to receive your boons and blessings. Let us count with you upon your akshamala (rosary) the names…

Voices of the Goddess

Women Clergy in East-West Perspective By: Chandra Alexandre This article is a sharing of some of my initial research on the contemporary and historical landscapes of women clergy in goddess worshipping traditions with a focus on Pagan and Hindu faiths. The role and responsibilities of clergy within these traditions will be outlined based on fieldwork…

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