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The Sophia Teachings

The Emergence of the Divine Feminine in Our Time

Paperback
March 2007
9781584200482
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  • Publisher
    Lindisfarne Books
  • Published
    15th March 2007
  • ISBN 9781584200482
  • Language English
  • Pages 176 pp.
$20.00

Robert Powell uncovers a secret stream of wisdom that flows through the heart of Christianity—the feminine principle, known in Greek as “Sophia,” the being of Holy Wisdom herself. This sacred embodiment, named in the Old Testament as the first living being made by God, has comforted and guided seekers of truth in every age and in every human culture.

Powell surveys the wonders and teachings associated with this unacknowledged treasure of Christianity’s mystical past—a stream running from the Greek philosophers and King Solomon through the cosmic visions of Hildegard von Bingen, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the relation of Sophia to Mary the mother of Christ.

The Sophia Teachings provides accessible and informative insights into the being of Sophia—generally overlooked by modern, patriarchal Christianity and misinterpreted by new age and and other movements that often trivialize the meaning and purpose of this significant cosmic entity.

C O N T E N T S:

Introduction

1. The Divine Plan of Creation
2. Sophia in Ancient Greece
3. Why Sophia Disappeared from Western Culture
4. The Influence of Divine Sophia in Western Mystical Tradition
5. The Influence of Divine Sophia in the East
6. Modern Teachings of Sophia
7. Reincarnation and the Second Coming
8. Other Traditions
9. The Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius

Epilogue

Robert A. Powell

Robert A. Powell, PhD, is an internationally known lecturer, author, eurythmist, and movement therapist. He is founder of the Choreocosmos School of Cosmic and Sacred Dance, and cofounder of the Sophia Foundation of North America. He received his doctorate for his thesis The History of the Zodiac, available as a book from Sophia Academic Press. He is the author and coauthor of numerous work, including The Sophia Teachings (a six-tape series), as well as numerous books on star wisdom (Astrosophy), the divine feminine (Sophia), the Christian Mysteries, and sacred movement. He has also been a contributing editor of the annual journal Star Wisdom. He translated the spiritual classic Meditations on the Tarot and co-translated Valentin Tomberg’s Lazarus, Come Forth! Robert teaches a gentle form of healing movement: the sacred dance of eurythmy, as well as the Cosmic Dances of the Planets and signs of the zodiac. Through the Sophia Grail Circle, Robert facilitates sacred celebrations dedicated to the Divine Feminine. He has also offered numerous workshops in Europe and Australia, and with Karen Rivers, cofounder of the Sophia Foundation, and has led pilgrimages to the world’s sacred sites since 1996.