Born in the great melting pot, we are the American Goddesses. We are not pedigrees, we are a mixed breed, a tribe of all cultures. Our DNA holds the memory of many matriarchal societies that functioned from the heart. On a cellular level, we know that honoring the Divine Feminine and returning to a matriarchal civilization will save the world.
Our Grandmothers are from all cultures. Some are Native Americans; others immigrated from Africa, Europe, China, India and all the corners of the world. They have handed down their matriarchal culture, their knowledge of herbal medicine, songs, dances, and rituals. They were deeply connected to Mother Earth, the moon, the seasons, and animals. They held reverence for the caring of infants, children and the elderly.
It’s amazing that their voices have survived witch hunts, the trail of tears and slavery. I hear their whispers every time I gather in a circle of women without fear of persecution. I feel their spirit when I create images of lovely women and hold them to the heights of a God.
I honor and thank all my ancestral mothers who had their inherent Goddess essence silenced in their time. Their Goddess birthright miraculously lived on through the generations to this point in time. Our time is one where the women of America can, without fear, stand in their Divine light and embody the Great Goddesses of our ancestors.
The images below are from my American Goddess series. Each woman embodies Goddesses from many cultures.
Yes, Crone, we are taking back the word Crone and reinstating it to the original meaning; Sage or wise woman to be respected and revered. The modern dictionary meaning is wrong and insulting. As the Baby Boomer women of America grow into wise women, more and more Crone ceremonies are commencing and women are being honored for their years.
The Dali Lama said, “The Western women will save the world.”
Here’s a link to see more of my Goddess Portrait work. Goddess Portraits If you are interested in creating a Goddess portrait of yourself or a Crone ceremony, please contact me for a design consultation; phone 650 726-1412 or email Tamtrejo@pacbell.net
I wish you all the best as you travel the path of the Goddess and recognize that she exists within you.