A Lover’s Journey: A Story of the Sacred Feminine

by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, March 2018

First published in the blog the feminine and the seeds of the future

When I was nineteen I met my teacher, a Russian-born woman in her mid-sixties, recently returned from India where she had been trained by a Sufi master. Four years later, sitting in her small meditation group, I met and fell in love with a young woman recently arrived to London from Israel, who was to become my wife. As an intense young man, focused on meditation and aspiring to realize a formless Truth, the Sufi path unexpectedly opened me to the mystery of the feminine, and to the wonder of love both human and divine, formless and tangible.  Read More

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Feminine Principles and Social Change: Action Rooted in Spirit

By Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

First published in Kosmos Journal

“The Feminine is the matrix of creation, without her full participation nothing new can be born.” Today we are faced by ongoing ecological devastation, polluted air, rising seas, and the world’s worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II. If we can bear to hear the cry—both of the Earth, exploited through our greed and desires, and of the dispossessed, often war-ravaged and exploited by human traffickers and others—how should we fully respond?  Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Moon: Myth & Image

By Jules Cashford

Excerpted from chapter 14 of The Moon: Myth and Image (Cassell Illustrated, 2003) Read More

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