Toy stores and department store aisles are decked with pink and purple princess paraphernalia. Disney has provided an array of princesses for little girls to choose their birthday party or bedroom decor from. But as we all know, there’s a deeper secret hidden in the FAIRY TALES that high powered media execs have made their fortunes on: THE GODDESS.
Every hero’s tale, be it in video games or romantic movies sets out to do one thing: SAVE THE PRINCESS. When I was a child I saved Her myself on my little Nintendo system never knowing why She was in trouble in the first place. And was I the only one who ever wondered why NONE of the PRINCESSES HAD MOTHERS!?
In the early Centuries during the Christianization of Europe, Pagans (which means “people of the land”) hid truths right under the nose of the newly forming Christian Church in their folklore, games and children’s rhymes to avoid being burnt at the stake. These simple people tried to covertly keep the Wisdom of the Sacred Feminine that they’d been honoring since the beginning of time, ALIVE.
“Legends often contain kernels of truth too dangerous to be asserted as fact but nonetheless significant. Oral traditions are often more reliable than history, which is known to record the bias of the writer.” writes Margaret Starbird in “Mary Magdalene, Bride in Exile”.
Even the earliest followers and disciples of Jesus knew and took great measures to conceal and protect ALL knowledge of the Goddess. (For more on this read the “Gnostic Gospels” by Princeton University’s Professor of Religion, Elaine Pagels) Why? Because Jesus preached of Her, he was preaching the “Queendom of Heaven” but that conveniently got edited out. His high priestess bride, Mary Magdalene, along with Jesus were equal partners and were putting themselves in grave danger by spreading this knowledge of God being more than a single parent.
In these fairy tales, the princess (Mary Magdalene) was often put to sleep or kept away by a wicked STEP-mother (the Christian Church taking the place of the Divine Mother) until her charming prince (Jesus) would return. This reunion of the SACRED COUPLE would heal all vegetation and life of the land thereby restoring peace, everyone living happily ever after.
Think about it:
Cinderella- wicked step-mom who hides her,
Sleeping Beauty (named Briar Rose or “hidden rose”, the ROSE represents the Goddess),
Little Mermaid- NO MOTHER MENTIONED and her voice is taken away (“the voice of the Bride” (Jer. 33:11a),
Rapunzel- LONG hair like that of Mary Magdalene who washed Jesus’ feet with anointed oils as was the way of priestesses on their wedding nights and she is kept in a tower (Magdalene MEANS “tower”),
Snow White- again her stepmother sent her away to be killed (by her SACRED HEART cut out) and the apple (poisoned) represents the Womb,
And Beauty and the Beast- no mom, groom turned monster, they must fall in love before the last ROSE petal falls.
“The image of the impetuous prince slashing his way through the thicket of thorn bushes in an attempt to find his lost princess, his ‘other half,’ is particularly significant for our modern world.” Also, Margaret Starbird in “The Woman with the Alabaster Jar”.
This princess we are trying to save is our archetypical higher self trying to rescue this chaotic modern world. Women have been made to be thought of as secondary, unimportant and just for sexual desires or as house Cinderellas. And because we’re told God is only a MAN and Eve was the first disobedient wife- domestic violence, rape and EVERY other violent crime towards women and girls (and this includes Mother Earth) has been tolerated/encouraged.
But I see these little girls rocking their Elsa dresses and knowingly nod at them because I know on a deeper level THEY KNOW. The women are beginning to speak up, saying NO, marching and telling their stories and ARE CHANGING EVERYTHING. This world is in a deep flux as it’s societal pillars that were built on lies are crumbling. The Goddess/The Divine Feminine/the Great Mother is being rescued, WE are rescuing Her whilst rescuing ourselves. FREE SOPHIA!!
Our fearless and fabulous Princess Peach model, Patricia, is as strong and she is brilliant. You might not recognize that this is her second time modeling in the Goddess Project model, see her also as our Wonder Woman.
Thank you for channeling the feistiness and courage of the Goddess and bringing that to the project once again!
This otherworldly photograph was taken by Melody, who has portrayed Mary Magdalene and the Goddess Brighid for the project. Thank you for this stunning image, Melody!
Colette Numajiri is a Goddess cheerleader and Creatrix of freesophia.com, the FREE SOPHIA blog, The Goddess Project: Made in Her Image, the Goddess Group and one of the Reverends of the New Wineskins Feminist Ritual Community in Dallas. 20 years of professional makeup artistry and design in the theatre lead her to blend worlds, creating the Goddess Project. THE GODDESS PROJECT: Made in Her Image Journal Journey is to be released this spring! Wife and mother of two young boys, she will stop at nothing until all of the World’s children are happy and free. Follow her on Instagram: @coconiji.
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