Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine.
Where the Maiden, Mother, and Crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physical stages of life, the fivefold model presented here welcomes all women and liberates the female experience from the shackles of the reproductive model. In a woman’s lifetime, she will go through several different cycles of beginnings, potential, creation, mastery, and wisdom.
Join Lasara Firefox Allen as she explores the nature of these five archetypes, gives examples of what areas of life each presides over, and explores which goddesses fit within each archetype. Jailbreaking the Goddess shows how to begin building relationships with the different archetypes and provides simple rituals for recognition, transition, and invocation. This fivefold model is a new system that embraces the powerful, diverse, and fluid nature of the lived experience of women today.
“Lasara has brought us the goddesses who speak across time and space, who invite us to be inclusive and intersectional in our worship. . . . They remind us that the survival of our species, of all species of life, requires that we create diverse, complex, dynamic communities.”
—Mai’a Williams, journalist, teacher, activist, and editor of Revolutionary Mothering
“This book makes room for discussions that include colonization, appropriation, representation, binary gender concerns, sexuality, and many other elements of dominant culture. . . . Each section gives a wealth of information on the ways in which we can connect to the five archetypes that Firefox Allen has presented.”
—Crystal Blanton, MSW, editor of Bringing Race to the Table
“Lasara Firefox Allen has liberated the divine feminine from her tired tropes and set her free in a single step toward our collective embrace of a decolonized spirituality.”
—Darcy Totten and Jasper James, Activism Articulated
“Jailbreaking the Goddess is a journey into history, myth, and the inner planes. . . . [It’s] one of those rare Pagan books that will still be talked about in fifty years; it’s that groundbreaking.”
—Jason Mankey, editor of the Patheos Pagan channel and author of The Witch’s Athame
“Lasara Firefox Allen has liberated the goddess from every possible stereotype: race, reproductive status, age, sexual preference—even gender identity. Jailbreaking the Goddess provides countless possibilities for everyone to meet and engage with archetypal feminine power on their own terms. I love this book!”
—Barbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra