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Goddess 2.0: Advancing A New Path Forward

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

by Karen Tate

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Never more relevant than today! You are not alone if you believe domination and authoritarian patriarchy are destroying countless lives and our planet. There is a more sustainable alternative and it's not new. In fact, it's ancient. Exiled for a time, but making a return, the Sacred Feminine has become indelibly integrated into our lives, reminding humanity during this time of crisis that the ideals of the Great She offer a pathway to secure a more sustainable future. As people lose faith in organized religion, as the paradigm of power shifts across the globe, as climate change quickly approaches a point of no return, people are leading using their divine intelligence gleaned from Goddess teachings to find solutions and sanctuary.

We are witnessing this awakening across the globe as people from all walks of life and cultures turn to Goddess, deity, archetype and ideal, to evolve from the malignant chaos we face today. Using the wisdom and activism suggested in Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward we see through the lens of spiritual, cultural and political leaders sharing the many ways Goddess Spirituality has grown and matured in the minds of Her advocates to inspire the birth of a new world and usher in a time of security, partnership, peace, equality and prosperity for all.

Contributors include: Anne Baring, Starhawk, Carol P. Christ, Riane Eisler, Barbara G. Walker, Cristina Biaggi, Elizabeth and Robert Fisher, Shirley Ann Ranck, Bob Gratrix, Patricia 'Ilona', Nancy Vedder-Shults, M. Isidora Forrest, Karen Tate, Amy 'Amalya' Peck, Linda Iles, Andrew Gurevich, Charlotte L. Cressey, Delphine DeMore, Tabby Biddle, Trista Hendren and Harita Meenee.

*Author's "Manifesting A New Normal" Trilogy includes the (3) anthologies: Voices of the Sacred Feminine; Conversations to ReShape Our World, Goddess 2.0; Advancing A New Path Forward and Awaken the Feminine; Dismantling Domination to Restore Balance on Mother Earth.


Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward, a recently released anthology of two dozen pieces by adept and knowledgeable contributors, brings Goddess Spirituality alive and up-to-date. This collection of serpent wisdom is curated by the popular author, lecturer and ritualist Karen Tate, who hosts the long-running radio program Voices of the Sacred Feminine. She has carefully selected highly readable essays which are organized into two parts: Sacred Wisdom and Sacred Action. Addressing the challenges of the 21st century, themes range from partnership, compassion, social justice, and caring economics to ethics, feminist thealogy, and mythology honoring living goddesses.

Providing support during tough times, this compact compilation, less than 200 pages, which feels good to hold, brings forth the best of an ancient movement. The well-crafted pieces are brief, poignant, and provocative. Four Unitarian Universalists who reflect on how Goddess thealogy has informed their own eclectic journeys are included: Shirley Ranck, Nancy Vedder-Shults, Elizabeth Fisher and Bob Fisher. New works by Starhawk, Riane Eisler, Carol Christ, Barbara Walker, and Karen Tate among other clear thinkers take on key contemporary issues.

Useful as a guidebook to knowing and taking steps toward a "new normal," this special publication stands out as one to delve into while rejuvenating your moral compass. Reading these historical tidbits, fascinating insights, and reverence for the sacred feminine will transport you to a new world where Goddess energy infuses politics, economics, and activism.

As we face the reality of current conflicts, one way we can support one another is to hold discussion circles that build community and help each of us formulate our best next steps. This book provides an ideal focus and jumping off point for these gatherings.

- Liz Fisher, Author of Rise Up and Call Her Name: A Woman-honoring Journey into Earth-based Spiritualities.

"We women are often afraid to be thought of as pushy or bitchy if we assert ourselves willfully with the force of our passion. But the planet is in desperate need of our spiritual wisdom. The time couldn't be more crucial. Starting here, starting now, we must claim our rightful duties as healers, as leaders, as visionaries. We have the whole world in our very capable hands. And here is the perfect hand book to get us going!" --

-Donna Henes, author of The Queen of MY Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife

I think the book you have put together with contributions from these most interesting and articulate women and men will be of great value to assist the emergence of a new culture.... and we should all be immensely grateful to you for the amount of work you have put into planning and organizing it. --

- Anne Baring, Author of The Dream of the Cosmos: a Quest for the Soul

When the world is in trouble, not a single political, cultural or spiritual leader will solve our problems. Goddess Spirituality becomes active through our own actions. Karen Tate points the way. The new consciousness will arise from many sources. Her book gives them a voice.

- Martin Weyers, Joseph Campbell Foundation, Artist, and Visionary

Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward is a stirring cry for partnership, generosity, compassion and empathy, qualities the world so desperately needs. It could not have come at ​a better time.

- Sam Daley-Harris, Founder of Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation and author, Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break between People and Government

This book contains important keys to the new society we must have if we are to survive on Earth, keys that open many new doors as the old doors of Patriarchal Capitalist business-as-usual slam shut. After reading Goddess 2.0 and other books written and/or edited by Karen Tate it is no longer legitimate to despair. The alternative is directly before us. The necessary shift in thinking is this: nurturing by humans and Mother Earth does not entail subservience but it must become the model for a liberated, empathetic and egalitarian humanity.

- Genevieve Vaughan, The Gift in the Heart of Language: the Maternal Source of Meaning

Goddess 2.0: Advancing a New Path Forward is a book of deep spirit and caring toward all. The authors in this anthology are calling for compassion in a country and, indeed, much of the world, which increasingly considers money to be the most important underlying factor of civilization: a paradigm of patriarchy. The authors suggest a very different paradigm, both moral and spiritual, that is essential at this time, when destruction of natural resources, wars, ethnic cleansings, and acts of terrorism are the norm. The suggestions offered in this anthology include that of Cristina Biaggi, who appeals to us to embrace the Dark Goddess -- to embrace and process terror and death, with compassion. Karen Tate, the editor oft his anthology, asks us in her own essay to reawaken to myths and sacred stories of the feminine, in order "to set people free to lead a more creative and authentic life." Trista Hendren asks us to build bridges instead of walls: to connect with one another. Starhawk's essay argues that health care is amoral issue, and that it must be given universally. Carol P. Christ asks us tore-connect to the feminist peace movement, a movement which supports life instead of condemning soldiers and civilians to death. Riane Eisler proposes that recognizing the critical importance of "women's issues" is essential for everyone, women and men, young and old, and that "caring societies" are not only more compassionate but also more economically successful. This is just a taste of the jewels in the pages of this book: there are many more very important writings within. Our world desperately needs the wisdom of these deeply spiritual people.

- Miriam Robbins Dexter, author of Whence the Goddesses: A Source Book; Sacred Display: Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia; and co-editor/author of Foremothers of the Women's Spirituality Movement: Elders and Visionaries.

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