SEEK THE FACE OF THE GODDESS
The Great Goddess is reclaiming her place as the preeminent force of life and creation. Devotion to Mother is a transformative experience, a whirlwind of connection and magic. Let author Levi Rowland help you build a profound relationship with the Goddess who lives. Through ritual, meditation, prayer, and personal exploration, Mother is a doorway to the ecstasy of Goddess worship.
No matter what incarnation we invoke, Mother comes. She breathes into life, echoing the prayers and incantations of every initiator, Witch, believer, and devotee that has ever stood at her shrine and felt her presence, as real as anything under the sun (or beyond it). In her worship, in her magic, in her dance, is a living spiritual tradition, drawing from many sources but still focused on one multifaceted absolute.
This book is a guide to the seeker who wishes to live a life turned towards the altar of the Great Goddess. Drawing from history but firmly rooted in the modern search for God the Mother, let yourself be taken on an exploration of Goddess religion as a lived experience, an endless source of transformation and growth.
Praise for Mother
“The first adjectives that come to mind when reading this book are lucid and thorough. More significantly, I think, is that I found it refreshingly balanced and undoctrinaire. A Witch after my own heart. Praise be!”
M. Macha NightMare, Witch at Large, San Rafael, California, machanightmare.com
“Sincere, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and filled with grace – author Levi Rowland shares his elegant vision of the Mother in Her many forms of manifestation. A book that promises to inspire…and delivers beautifully. “
Silver Ravenwolf, author of Solitary Witch: The Ultimate Book of Shadows for the New Generation and Poppet Magick
“Levi Rowland’s Mother Ecstasy, Transformation, and the Great Goddess is a painstakingly accurate study of humanity’s fear and resentment of the divine feminine. Rowland examines and then rips apart the historical connotations of female deities as demons who cross-culturally morph into jealous, irrational, and hot-headed wielders of malevolent powers. Rowland blesses his readers with a clear and concise platform where we can each, free from patriarchal dogma, praise the Goddess of our choosing. Levi does the grueling work of research and affords his readers the opportunity to lean into a devotion that will awaken the spiritual vibrations of women and men worldwide for many, many generations to come. “
Mawiyah Kai El-Jamah Bomani, author of Conjuring The Calabash: Empowering Women with Hoodoo Spells and Magick
“It takes a scholar to compile facts. It takes a priest to describe the acts of ritual. And it takes a true devotee to write of raw devotion amidst waves of love and grief. Levi Rowland, in the wake of his beloved mother’s death, has produced a fascinating and absorbing work that invites the reader to take heart in, and take a stand for, the once and eternal Goddess. He touches upon key themes such as the evolution of Goddess devotion, the patriarchal resistance to it, and the methods that have helped him arrive at the depth of love and understanding he so eloquently conveys in grounded, yet elegant language. This book is sincere, not florid. There is no feel-good filler here, just a beautifully crafted, coherent, and well-reasoned contribution to the corpus of literature of Goddess Spirituality. Bravo!”
Yeshe Matthews, Priestess and Sibyl of Tsogyal Lhamo Drayang Ling (the Mt Shasta Goddess Temple) and proprietress of The Sacred Well, a shop in Dunsmuir, California at Mt. Shasta
“Timely, relevant, and heartfelt, Rowland offers a vulnerable yet impassioned tome on a central tenet of magickal practice that has inexplicably fallen out of favor in recent times: the veneration of the Goddess. Personally revealing and thoroughly researched, Rowland engages with big questions about what brings practitioners to the craft and why. This book is both honest and brave and Rowland’s voice is a much needed counterpoint to popular secular witchcraft that is so pervasive today. The Goddess is firmly centered at the core of Magick not as an extension of individual will but as a divine entity worthy of (dare I say it) worship.
Judy Ann Nock, Author of The Modern Witchcraft Book of Crystal Magick and The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Magickal Herbs
“Mother shows how returning to the Goddess is perhaps one of the most pressing issues we face to heal ourselves and our world. Mother is not for the meek of heart. In these pages, it becomes abundantly clear that the path of devotion is challenging for a reason.
“Put time aside when you read Mother so you can integrate the learning. As the book continues, you can facilitate what you’ve learned in a personally meaningful manner. Mother is definitely a transformative tome for our era.”
Patricia Telesco, author of A Kitchen Witch’s Cookbook and 365 Goddess: A Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess
“Levi Rowland’s ‘Mother’ is a love letter to the Goddess that challenges readers to engage with a deeper understanding of the divine feminine. Through an exploration of mystery and mysticism, intertwined with history and experience, the Mother becomes a living, vibrant presence who invites us all deeper. The Goddess is for everyone, as is this book.”
Morgan Daimler, author of Pagan Portals series books, Freya, The Morrigan, Brigid, and Gods and Goddesses of Ireland
“What a beautifully written book. Mother takes you through the journey of the author Levi similar to a biography. But this magical adventure invites you and lures you in with the in-depth knowledge and passion that the author senses and feels, and as they are awakened so are you by the light and ecstasy of the Great Mother.
“There is so much emotion and passion in the writings that show a sincerity that is exciting and entices you to read more. There are not many new books that I read and find genuine and alive with a deep connection and personal Truth of the Mother. But this is one that is a must to read. “
Tamara Forslun, The Witch of Oz and author of Encyclopedia of the Divine Feminine: Goddess of 10,000 Names
“A unique, well researched, and instructive missive for initiates of the Craft. Drawing from ancient historical texts, across culture and continent, also a variety of religions and practices, and from more modern philosophers and psychologies, Rowland crafts a foundation for an understanding of Mother - as Goddess, and Mother Worship as the source of magic for Witches.
“Rowland holds the reader’s interest and attention with sourced materials that take pains to explain the expansiveness of Mother, and the necessity of examining the Mystery, in all its facets.
Angie Buchanan, senior minister of Earth Traditions, and founder of The Death Midwife
“Let us Worship her in Wild Spaces!
“This latest offering from Levi Rowland sensitively examines what it means to be a devotee of The Great Goddess & Queen of the Witches. We are encouraged to explore, to experience and submerge ourselves in her mysteries rather than grasping with cold transactional rites, only to watch that which should be revealed slip through our fingers like grains of sand.
“Faith, Ecstasis, Prayer and Devotion all play a role in our relationship with the Great Mother; this book is eloquent, honest, and refreshing. It takes a brave person to speak their truth, especially when the truth isn’t the flavour of the moment. Levi Rowland has done it again, saying what needs to be said and doing so beautifully.
Tara Sanchez, author of Urban Faery Magick: Connecting to the Fae in the Modern World