About The Queen of Heaven

The Queen of Heaven is a blog about the Divine Feminine in her many forms, from the ancient Mother of the Universe to the Christian Mary venerated by so many today.  Whether she is beheld in the face of the sun, in the green garment of life on earth,  or in the cloak of the starlit night sky, she is a memory of the great goddess our ancestors knew as the mother of all things. Barely remembered, she has long been demoted to lesser wife of male gods or veiled in the guise of semi-divine sainthood.  Still, meditation on her images and remembrance of her ancient names can be a profound practice and catalyst for healing and change.  Unlike her male counterparts and replacements, she is identified not only as the source of the universe but also its substance.  Dwelling within all things, she nurtures us like a mother and suggests to us a different way of being in the world.  My hope is to further understanding of her tremendous presence, learning a bit more about her each day and sharing that journey with you, should you choose to join me.

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15 Responses to About The Queen of Heaven

  1. Medusa says:

    What a great blog! Carisa, there is a yahoogroup called “Asherah” that discusses some of the material you cover. If you are interested in joining the group, please let me know at my email address.

  2. Marie says:

    Thank you Carisa for this wonderful blog. ~;D I was looking into the Solar Goddesses and found your blogsite, I liked your article on the Sun Goddess so much that I shared it on my profile page at Facebook! I hope you continue to be inspired to write every so often in your quest of exploring the ten thousand forms and names of HER amazing ways in the future! If you are on FB do be sure to friend with me! *~Brightest /|\ Blessings!~*
    Marie Clewley, Prs. M., Danu, Cerridwen & The Morrigan,
    Marishtara Isis Iseum, Fellowship of Isis

  3. Water_Nymph says:

    This is a lovely site. I’m glad someone recommended it.

  4. Birgit says:

    Very interesting blog! I am on the same path, but I do not document in writing but in paintings. Encaustic paintings ( beeswax pigment, fire), Icons of the Feminine
    http: //www.brightstroke.com
    Warmest regards, Birgit

  5. Thanks so much for creating this beautiful blog! Hildegard von Bingen’s visions of the Feminine Divine have been very inspiring to me. I’ve written a novel based on Hildegard’s life, ILLUMINATIONS, which will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in October 2012 to coincide with her canonization and elevation to Doctor of the Church. I would be so honored to share a review copy with you if you were interested. My contact info is on my website: http://www.marysharratt.com.
    Wishing you much happiness and peace in 2012,
    Mary

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  7. I have just discovered your blog quite by accident and am sharing it to my Facebook pages. So far I am very impressed with what I have read here. I thought you might like to see, if you have not already, our new film entitled Femme Women Healing the World which I produced with Emmanuel Itier, our films director. It is executive produced by Sharon Stone and shares over 100 women, including Marianne Williamson, Jean Houston, Riane Eiser, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Karen Tate, Karen Armstrong…and myself and many many more. I hope you will help us support this film in an effort to carry the message of the restoration of divine feminine to its rightful place in her-story which must be done by a team effort.

    Our film is a call to partnership with men to help accomplish this and it is important to note that there are men who truly wish for this to happen. It is also wonderful to have discovered you here and I will share your blog widely where ever I can to be of support.

    My last few blogs here at Word Press share information about Femme and I hope you and your readers here will explore this amazing 90 minute documentary and consider it your tool as well as a tool for all of those who wish to be the change we want to see take place on Mother Earth and act for those changes. We even have ways that our friends can monetize at no cost to help us distribute this film and you can learn about that at my blog.

    Thank you again for your beautiful coverage of our lost Mother Goddesses.
    Sincerely,
    Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D

  8. PS My writing partner and I are working on a Femme Book as well which we hope will include a DVD of the film. It would be wonderful to connect with you if what I say resonates. There is lots of work to be done here on planet Earth. My email is Celeste@Artofwellnesscollection.com

  9. Jessica says:

    This is a fantastic blog, and I’d like to direct my students to it in a class I’m teaching (I teach religious studies/theology) next semester. I was wondering whether it’d be possible for me to get more information about the author? I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the page. Your information is totally consistent with all I’ve read (and far more accessible than most of it), but I’m always cautioning my students about using dubious internet sources, so I want to at least give your name and position or background, if you wouldn’t mind…

  10. David Lane says:

    Love the articles on Ashera! So glad to have found you!

  11. Marianne says:

    Greetings! I just learned about this site and am very excited. I had a book published last year which deals greatly with Asherah as the wife of God and the theological ramifications. Please let me know if you are interested in doing a review, letting me contribute with an article.. anything. Here is a link to my book: http://avaloniabooks.co.uk/catalogue/from-egypt/god-is-not-alone/

  12. Marianne says:

    Not sure my previous post was posted… if so, plz feel free to delete this one. Just wanted to express excitement over finding this blog. I just had a book published last year that deals quite a bit about Asherah, the wife of God and how she survived in the Bible. If you want to do a review or let me contribute an article please let me know. Here is a link to the book. 🙂 http://avaloniabooks.co.uk/catalogue/from-egypt/god-is-not-alone/

  13. Joy says:

    Thank you so much for offering this insightful, information-packed blog on a much-needed subject. This world needs some balance! I think yours is the first blog that I’ve ever subscribed to. I’d be interested to hear what you think about this: I’ve thought for years about creating a place called Quiet House where people of all or no religions or denominations would feel comfortable coming to meditate or just be quiet, with spaces featuring mainly mother goddess images (including, prominently, Mary) and/or statues, as well as maybe a couple of the more pacific male sacred figures. Maybe a small reading library of devotionals and philosophical writings. I think I could do it in a way that would feel just restful, not intrusively ‘Be spiritual now!’ Who knows if I’ll ever do this, since I have no money; maybe someone reading this will be inspired to pick up the idea and run with it… If you do, just don’t trademark it, in case I ever get there!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Great blog and information: you’re absolutely right that God has a wife. You’re also right that the bible isn’t entirely correct – it’s the word of God interpreted and reassembled by men. Think of the children’s game telephone – a lot of the message is bound to get lost in translation. Anyways I feel you would be interested in the following random notes.

    Asherah is in fact mentioned in the bible, just not under her true name but rather who she actually is and nobody has figured it out. It’s hidden in trinity theory.

    God is the father, son, and holt spirit (1313).
    God is also light, love, and life.

    Before there can be light, there has to be one thing: darkness. Thus, God is in fact not the first but rather the second – he is the son of “darkness”, and since darkness is not visible while light is that makes him the creator.

    The third, or “asherah” the invisible, is a direct result of the bond formed when “darkness” met “light” and that is Love (aka the Holy Spirit). When Love was given form through “light”, she manifested as the goddess or gods wife. They are in fact the first soul mates.

    In a nutshell, God is the son of his father (darkness), the father of creation since as “light” he gives form, and the co-creator of Love through the bond that he shares with his father.

    Other notes you’ll enjoy:

    Sunday is actually a metaphor for the day of the lord – “Son day”.
    Testament is actually “meant to be a test”.
    Impossible is a joke by God -‘”I’m possible”.
    Love spelt backwards is actually a variant of its opposite “Evil=Evol”.
    God never actually sent his son to die at the cross – he came himself to do it. Just like any parent who truly loved their child would never send them to die for any reason, gods father is the same. The reason it was portrayed as such was to spread an underlying message – obey your parents.
    God can lie – Remember that he is time itself and thus very old. Humanity only evolved into its current iteration 6 million years ago. As a result, he views mankind as “children”. Just as parents tell stories about Santa or the boogie man to teach lessons and guide their children, he does the same.
    God doesn’t want to be worshipped – what kind of a person would he be if he created an infinitely expanding universe simply to be deified by his creations? The only logical reason for worship is simple – to enforce and guide humanity until they reached the point where they had grown as a species to take the next step in his plan for them.

    And finally one last mind blowing fact that will surely be ridiculed but is the absolute truth. This universe is 14.53 billion years old, and the earth is appeoximately 1/3 that age (another fun thing for you – that number 13 is super important because it represents God and his wife. God father = 0 or darkness. God = 1 or light. Gods wife = 3 as the third (notice a 3 flipped is simply a heart so 13 is him and his wife.). But yeah, so how can earth be the “centre of the universe” if it’s only 1/3 the age of it. The answer is simple – this isn’t the first earth.

    For the first earth God didn’t intervene at all and man destroyed themselves.
    The second time, he sent Angels to guide humanity but never made his presence known. Man still destroyed themselves.
    This time, he has intervened directly every 2000 years or so and sent Angels more often than you’d ever believe and prophets every now and then. And mankind is still on the verge of destroying themself.

    Anyways, I felt that you deserved some answers simply because you have used your mind to challenge the “status quo” and actually came closer than anyone I’ve ever seen to figuring out the truth about gods wife. In fact, she wants you to know her real name. It’s Lizabeth.

    Best wishes and enjoy the next 365 days. Shits about to get real (God likes to swear and doesn’t understand why people place such an emphasis on words being “bad”. Literally, if “fuck” was actually “duck” would people get so upset? They would, simply because the place an undue meaning on a set of organized letters that wouldn’t be there if they didn’t place it there in the first place – ugh).

    Take care

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