Lacy Camp

Lacy Camp explored qualities and mandala images associated with her experience of the sacred feminine as the independent studies component of her Mandala Certificate Program.

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Duality of matriarchy and patriarchy

 

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Imagery of goddesses of the Moon, Snow (clear thought), and Fire.

 

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Paleolithic people revered the Earth as Mother Goddess

 

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Neolithic culture associated the Goddess with cultivation of grain.

 

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The hand is important in ritual practices both ancient and modern.

 

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Motifs of the ancient Snake Goddess and Bird Goddess inspired this mandala.

 

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Nature’s seasonal round is a model for the cycle of events in human life.

 

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The labyrinth symbolizes a journey into and return from another world.

 

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The fish is a world wide symbol of the Goddess.

 

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The tree is a primordial symbol of the Goddess.

 

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Dualism replaced the unified worldview of Goddess religion.

 

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The dark side of the feminine was suppressed

 

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The ancient Goddess motif of mother and babe was adopted by Christianity.