The central altar at the MotherWorld weekend gathering, which took place at the Glastonbury Goddess Hall 28-29th September 2019.
MotherWorld is the society where Mother Earth, mothers and the values of mothering – love, care and support for each other, and for all Her creatures and nature – are placed in the centre of our lives and communities.
MotherWorld is the society in which creative and life-affirming values, actions, insights and awareness are honoured and encouraged in women, men, children and all genders. It is the society that is grounded in the fact that we all live upon our Mother Earth. She is the source and foundation of all that we are and all that we have. We need to take care of Her, of each other and of all life.
The primary values for the new MotherWorld are:
Honouring Mother Earth as a living being. Taking care of Her world. Love for each other, kindness, support, respect, care and compassion. Honouring all forms of mothering, honouring fathers, and the celebration and nurture of children and young people. Protecting and taking care of the earth, water, fire, air and space in Her world.
MotherWorld is the society where the patriarchal structures and values of dominance, power-over control and coercion, greed, excessive profit, destructive competition, violence, rape, war, slavery, suffering, hunger, poverty and the pollution of Mother Earth and Her atmosphere, are recognized as shadow expressions of humanity, which need to be challenged, deconstructed, transformed and healed. In MotherWorld healing practices are encouraged and made readily available to all.
The Call of MotherWorld
Here in Glastonbury we are actively taking steps to create a MotherWorld community with the Glastonbury Goddess Temple, which we hope can serve as a model to encourage others to create MotherWorld societies everywhere.
Need some inspiration? You can see a list of people who have already registered their commitment here – this is not a full list but includes only those people who have been kind enough to allow us to show their details
Goddess Temple Priestesses at the Million Women Rise march in London, 2018, representing MotherWorld.