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Mana over Magic

Updated: Jan 12

As you continue to join us on this journey exploring Spirituality through the Feminine Divine, you will find us using the word Mana more often than we use the word Magic(k). As we began creating the Goddess Project, we spoke a lot about what our vision would be, who are we, what we wanted to share and most importantly, how would we define our spirituality.

…. So we asked ourselves, who are we and what do we believe?

We are not practitioners of any specific belief system. We are not initiated into any one practice, we are not in a place to read your tarot cards (right now) and we don’t really look like a “witch”…. So we asked ourselves, who are we and what do we believe?

We are eclectic mystics who follow that which connects and speaks to our heart. That is when the word Mana was brought up. It is the Polynesian word for Life Force Energy. As we learned the meaning of the word we realized instantly that it represented everything we felt but didn’t know how to describe, until now. We believe in Mana and we decided that would be the word we used (over Magick) when talking about our Spirituality.

What is Mana?

Mana is the foundation of Polynesian spirituality. It is described as person’s spirit and spiritual energy; an essence that we all possess. This supernatural energy is like a muscle, it can be weakened or strengthened depending on what you do or how you live your life. Mana is not a Deity in itself. It is never spoken of as a separate entity but always in connection with people, objects or places. Mana is said to originate in the domain of Feminine Energy. Woman is the creator of life and in being so, she brings out life force energy.

The mother Goddess Uli (pictured to the left) is called the birther of self, and it is through her self creation that we are able to create ourselves exactly as we desire to be. It is said that a man without the Goddess Energy (Mana) is unmotivated.

Mana is Shakti.

In Hinduism, Shakti is translated as Cosmic Energy. It is also the title of the Great Goddess Kali Ma; the creator and destroyer Goddess, who birthed herself out of anger. It is said that every Man and God needed his Shakti or he was helpless.