DEMETER PRESS USA (founded in 1994) IS A PUBLISHING FIRM DEDICATED TO WORKS OF FICTION AND NONFICTION BY WOMEN THAT OFFER HEALING SOLUTIONS.
Demeter (pronounced deh’me-ter), meaning ‘doorway of the mysterious feminine’, was worshipped as the Great Goddess before the patriarchal Greeks conquered the Goddess-worshipping peoples of what is now Greece, and imposed their Olympian male-dominated patheon. As Great Goddess, Demeter is known for the founding of agriculture, instituting the social order, and for her mystery rites at Eleusis.
The Lessons of this Goddess:
Demeter is a mother figure devoted to her daughter Persephone. When Persephone was abducted by Hades, she stopped the cycle of the seasons so that no plant would grow, until the other Olympians were able to persuade Hades to return her daughter. Her power centers upon rebirth and return from darkness.
Demeter has come to light your way through the dark and challenging labyrinth of emotions. There will be times (three months of the year, or one week a month) when you have permission to withdraw from nature to heal and grow. This withdrawal is neither to be feared nor avoided. Accept it, grow in it, nurture it, for it is in this time of withdrawal that your greatest lessons are learned.
The Goddess says the more you learn to accept and acknowledge your feelings, the less time you will spend in emotional turmoil, and the more energy you will have to live life.