I created this blog separate from my tumblr because I find the tumblr system to be too casual, too easily corrupted by abusive people, and to have too short a collective attention span.
my purpose with this blog is to explore goddess worship from a lesbian-feminist and radical-feminist perspective.
I have seen many of my feminist cohorts lured into Wicca or Wicca-esque religions and practices, and it upsets me. these and other pagan religions are patriarchal in nature. they are patriarchal in structure. they do not exist for the benefit of the women who come to them. they subjugate their goddess/es and call that subjugation “egalitarian.” they exploit everyone’s ignorance of world history by lying about their own origins and development, but in the end this exploitation harms the women in their ranks worst of all.
radical feminists, lesbian or not, deserve more than the whittled-down leavings of charlatans like Gerald Gardner and Alex Sanders. they deserve more than the racism and misogyny inherent in “reconstructed” versions of ancient religions (often reconstructed from thin air — often reconstructions of religions which left nothing behind to legitimately reconstruct). they deserve more than the woman-hating Holy Trinity repackaged to look sexy and fun and progressive.
I am here to embrace woman-centered, goddess-centered worship. I write this blog to explore what it means to worship Goddess exclusively, as a woman in a woman-hating world. I hope to connect with others who feel the same pull towards goddess worship, to learn from them, and to perhaps share a path, at least for a little while.
I want to provide a source for women unsatisfied with the array of male-identified options available, because I am one of those women.
I have chosen the term “goddessian” to describe myself. I may or may not keep it. I chose it because it is a relatively new term, unhampered by generations of co-opting by men, and because it was created by female goddess-worshippers as a feminist, space-claiming term to oppose invisibility.