Teachings on the Feminine & the World Soul

Articles & Excerpts

Please note:
In some of the following articles and excerpts, in an effort to maintain continuity and simplicity of text, God, the Great Beloved, is referred to as He. Of course, the Absolute Truth is neither masculine nor feminine. As much as It has a divine masculine side, so It has an awe-inspiring feminine aspect.

The Sacred Feminine Today

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Published online on The Huffington Post

Today there is a resurgence of interest in the sacred feminine. The immense popularity a few years ago of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code spoke not just to our enjoyment of a good thriller but also to the mystery of the divine feminine in Western culture.... Read more

Making the Way for the Feminine

by Anat Vaughan-Lee

Transcription of a Closing Reflection for the Conference "The Global Peace Initiative for Women" in Jaipur, India, March 2008

My name is Anat and I belong to the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya Order of Sufism that came to the West from India on the death of our Sufi Teacher in 1966. It was brought to the West by Irina Tweedie who was the first woman to be trained according to this ancient Sufi tradition. Read more

Feminine Mysteries of Love

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Love is the most powerful force in the universe, and for centuries mystics have understood the transformative potential of divine love. Love draws us back to love, love uncovers love, love makes us whole and love takes us Home.  Read more

Working with Oneness

The Contribution of the Feminine
by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

This is an excerpt from the final chapter of the book Working with Oneness.

Life is an interconnected whole, and the energy of life flows through the web of connections that link part to part. Read more

The Role of Spirituality in the Healing of the World Community

by Barbara Sargent
of Kalliopeia Foundation

This is a transcript of a presentation on the importance of regular contemplative practice for the healing of the world.  Read more

The Loss of the World Soul and its Return

by Anne Baring

Once upon a time, in a past so distant that we have no memory of it, the invisible and visible dimensions of life were imagined and instinctively experienced as a sacred unity. Read more

Spinning the Heart

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

In the dream the bird is doing something with its beak to the girl’s heart. It is in the heart that the mystery of spiritual conception takes place. This is not the physical heart but what the Sufis call the heart of hearts.  Read more