As surely as night follows day and as surely as the seasons turn, each life spirals through its seasons of darkness. Wise Black Spiral Goddess reminds us that our dark, quiet, barren periods are meant to be times of reflection, introspection and deep spiritual growth. As the seed rests in the dark earth before sprouting into the warm sunshine and quenching rains, so must we pass through the cave of the crone on our path to the joyful dawning of new enlightenment.
This lovely Spiral Goddess was designed by sculptor Abby Willowroot in conjunction with the Goddess 2000 Project, whose simple goal is to place a Goddess Shrine on every block in every city on Earth. Spiral-force or serpent force is the Goddess energy.
From deepest Prehistory onwards, the spiral was associated with horns and snakes, and symbolized dynamism, fertility and the vital magic of life. Profusions of spirals decorate ancient temples in Ireland, Malta and Mycenea, as well as countless pictographic monuments throughout the world. Here the Goddess raises her arms, invoking the spiral-power within Her. On the reverse, her arms are joined in the "drawing down the moon" gesture. A leafless tree represents the Goddess rooted in the Earth, swelling toward regeneration while bathed in the glow of waxing, full, and waning moons.