Episode 12 – Not Every Goddess Has a Sacred Womb


Hello again, and thanks for tuning in to The Fat Feminist Witch podcast.

Today I’m talking about motherhood and it’s position as some sort of archaic status symbol for women within paganism and I fully attack the Triple Goddess paradigm and talk about how it’s doing just as much harm as it is good.

I talk about my latest review of The Spiritual Feminist, but due to it’s low rating I don’t really re-review it. You can read my review on the blog right here.

I also have a new SKETCHY HERB AND MAGIC ROCK for you guys to check out and today’s it’s Calendula, or Marigold and Chrysocolla!

You can find me and contact me through my website – http://fatfeministwitch.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and even email at [email protected]

The opening and closing track is Back To The 90s (Douglas Mulvey AKA D-REX) / CC BY 4.0


6 thoughts on “Episode 12 – Not Every Goddess Has a Sacred Womb

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  1. Even though I am a mother, I find the Triple Goddess way too limiting when it comes to feminine archetypes. I’ve reconnected to a more meaningful representation of the many faces of womanhood in “The Women’s Wheel of Life” by Elizabeth Davis & Carol Leonard (Also published as “The Circle of Life”). There are 13 archetypes in this system and they do not have to be moved through sequentially. I pretty much have abandoned the Triple Goddess in my Red Tent work in favour of the Women’s Wheel as it is inclusive of all women who come.


  2. I just discovered your podcast today, listening to your interview with Deborah Castellano. I *love* it! And since I was on a multi-hour trip to and from the laundromat, I ended up going through your archives and finding this episode.

    Can I just say THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing an episode about this! I have a birth defect called MRKH (named after four dead German guys, go figure), which means I was born lacking a uterus, cervix and vagina. I’ve always felt such a deep disconnect from the triple-goddess archetype, and always felt excluded from womb-focused magical paths. Hearing someone else talk about the problems inherent in that paradigm was so refreshing. Thank you again.

    I hope you see comments on older posts!

    Also, it seems like the link to your review on Sacred Feminism is down. Bummer, I wanted to read that.

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  3. Thank you, you are not alone! I do not have children and am now in my mid 50s so never will. I never wanted children and am content and happy without children. I tried to make the triple goddess work for my by thinking of the mother as the “birthing of career”. But that was forcing it. I would love a modern archetype that has an empowered system embodying women who determine their life direction.


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