Sophia (pronounced sew-fee'ah) in Greek, Hohkma in Hebrew, Sapientia in Latin, Celtic goddess-figure Sheela-na-gigs - all mean wisdom,. In her book, Sophia, Goddess of Wisdom, Bride of God, author and scholar, Caitlin Matthews includes a picture of an unusual statue of Sophia made of rosewood where She is holding a seven pointed star.
Be present for me now and in every moment of eternity. With many prayers straight from the personal journals of Joyce Rupp, Prayers to Sophia aids readers in reaching new spiritual depths through the exploration of feminine images of the Divine. Goddess Prayers and Chants Many of the world’s cultures express worship to the Goddess in chant and prayer. The Gnostic Goddess, Female Power, and the Fallen Sophia ©2010 Max Dashu 3 throughout Gnostic scriptures, we find strong echoes of Hebrew traditions of Khokhmah, “Wisdom.” The Gnostic Valentinus paired the Primal Father, the Word, with “Mother of the All,” who was Grace, Silence, Womb. Vulnerable and instructive in equal amounts, this book of meditative prayers offers fifty entries that include a verse from biblical wisdom literature and conversation starters for women's book groups. Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom & God’s Wife Sophia Prayers & Gallery By Katia Romanoff (with contributions by young Mark Raines) Who is Sophia? The 'Sophian Prayers' and a selection of 'Sophian Songs' are added periodically from the Nike Story. Take my hand and lead me to the Birthing Light of God within me, for there shall I find my purpose in life revealed. Mother, greet me at the door, embrace me in your loving countenance and smile gently upon me. This sculpture based upon a vision or apparition that was experienced by the artist, Bryce Muir.
The Judeo-Christian God's female soul, source of his true power is Sophia.
More than that, Sophia is the Wisdom of Deity. Prayers To the Divine Feminine: Mother of the Light, may you reign as a Goddess of Wisdom within my soul. She has been revered as the Wise Bride of Solomon The 'Sophian Prayers' are recited by Sophia, a Hebrew once adopted by a Greek sea captain, and her beloved sister Sarra, during their lifetime, the late-12th to the early-11th Century BCE. In chronological order: > The Maiden Song > Prayer to Demeter [Sarra] ‘Pity not me! Sophia is the central pivot of creation and represents the feminine aspect in all things. Literally she is Wisdom, because the Greek word Sophia means “wisdom” in English. She is Wisdom Incarnate, the Goddess of all those who are wise.