Working with a Dark Goddess

Dark Goddess - who is She?

The Dark Goddess is so often other it is hard to imagine her as existing within ourselves. Yet while we still see her as other we remain trapped in a polar relationship, struggling against her. Yet in almost every story concerning the Dark Goddess, she is the one with the power. In myth, the Dark Goddess, implacable, enacts her own truths, regardless of the wishes of whoever has come searching for her. If she gives gifts or grants favours it is always for her own ends. The Dark Goddess looks like the force of Nature. How can Orpheus with Persephone, or Inanna with Ereshkigal argue with death, death that comes to all? To them, the Dark Goddess expresses the face of inevitable death.