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From the Goddess — by Robert Gass

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A depiction of the winged goddess Isis, one of the Mother Goddess figures mentioned in this song. Photo © Traumrune, [CC BY 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons. Modified.

The song “From the Goddess” by Robert Gass and On Wings of Song (from the album From The Goddess / O Great Spirit) is a song dedicated to the Mother Goddess.

The Mother Goddess, referenced in many spiritual traditions of the sun around the world, plays a fundamental role in a person’s spiritual journey.1 Traditionally she is associated with creation and is seen as a nurturer and guide, protectress and warrior / destroyer, and as Mother Earth.

This gentle song incorporates some of these themes and names of the Mother Goddess from ancient traditions, and starts out with the lyrics:

“We all come from the Goddess
And to her we shall return”

These verses touch upon what has been written about the Spiritual Mother in the ancient Hindu sacred text Devi Mahatmyam:

By you this universe is born,
By you this universe is created,
By you it is protected oh Devi
And you always consume it at the end.

Oh you who are of the form of the whole world,
at the time of creation
You are the form of the creative force,
at the time of the sustentation
You are the form of the protective power,
And at the time of dissolution of the world,
You are the form of the destructive power

You are the resort of all!
This entire world is composed of an in infinitesimal portion of Yourself!

– Devi Mahatmyam. (Translated by Swami Jagadiswarananda)2

This song can be found in the music gallery, and more similar songs can be found here:


Thanks to Laura for sharing this song in the forums!


  1. Pritchard, Lara. “Reestablishing the Feminine in Godhead: The Role of the Mother Goddess in Spirituality.” Belsebuub.com. Accessed July 05, 2017. https://belsebuub.com/articles/reestablishing-the-feminine-in-godhead-the-role-of-the-mother-goddess-in-divinity

  2. This text is highlighted as part of the suggested readings for the autumn equinox in The Path of the Spiritual Sun: Celebrating the Solstices & Equinoxes by Belsebuub and Lara Atwood (Mystical Life Publications, revised second edition, July 2017), p. 382. 

About the author

Jenny Resnick

Jenny Resnick is a researcher and practitioner of the ancient religion of the sun and the Managing Editor for The Spiritual Sun, where she also researches and writes about ancient sacred sites; spiritual texts and practices; the latest discoveries in archeology, archeoastronomy, and related sciences; as well as the exploration of various facets of the lost civilization of the sun.

15 Comments

  • Very lovely sound, thanks for sharing that Laura and Jenny. It seems like it would be nice indeed to sing and perhaps, once it’s going for a while, to improvise a bit with putting the accents in different places, with loudness and softness etc.
    During Christmas there was one day where we did so much singing that by the end of it I felt so ‘saturated’ and happily full of music, similar to vowel mantras it had warmed up my insides so to speak. The quiet of the warm living room after was also very nice.

    This song also fits the meaning of the Spring Equinox well. ‘…and to her we shall return. …flowing to the ocean.’

  • This is lovely, and would be so much fun to sing in a group with the various harmonies. It reminds me a bit of hindu mantras, in that it involves a simple but meaningful phrase/prayer repeated over and over, but it’s a bit easier to connect to, since I know english 🙂

  • Beautiful song/mantra. Thanks for sharing it Jenny. It is always nice to find a new prayer to connect with the Divine Mother. I look forward to listening to and singing it again. It’s nice that the video goes on for a half hour, it really gives you a chance to settle into it as a mantra.

  • Thanks for sharing this song Jenny and thanks Laura for sharing it in the forums. I like a lot of Robert Gass’ songs, but hadn’t previously heard this one.

    I think Robert Gass is quite a clever composer, as although the basic structure of his songs is very simple, the way he builds up the various vocal layers manages to sustain the listener’s interest over an extended period of time. For example, this piece is just under half an hour, but I didn’t get bored listening to it, unlike with some chanting, which is more repetitive and doesn’t change.

    I’ve listened to his Best Of album over many hours and still find the songs interesting and uplifting. They’re also great campfire songs! 🙂

    • I agree Michael that Gass’s songs are so simple but varied enough to maintain interest. I can’t listen to repetitive music (even if spiritual chants etc.) for very long but this one draws you into it just right.

  • I like the song; the melody and arrangement is nice. The choral arrangement reminds me a bit of devotional choir music, yet the musical style feels quite different from that, with a much more earthy and older feel.

    The lyrics are simple yet touch on something very deep. The way it repeats is like a mantra in a way. Thanks for sharing Jenny.

  • Thanks Jenny, what a great song 🙂 I really like Robert Gass’ work and how a lot of it has been created with such a strong focus on honoring and getting in touch with the spiritual mother. Devotional music in a way, but not like any that I’ve heard before!

  • This is such a lovely song to sing in a group; a couple of female friends and I have been practising it and it’s got a special power to it. The gentle chanting of the goddess’s various names/faces is like an invocation. Thanks Jenny.

    • Singing this in a group sounds like it would be great Ella – I can see how singing it would be like a sort of prayer.

    • It’s such a lovely song to sing, isn’t it? An invocation, like you said. I always feel different, nicer, when I sing this song, even if it’s just humming it in the kitchen.

    • Yes it’s been very nice to sing it together in a ladies’ group. Listening to it is one thing but actually singing it is another – you can get into it much more deeply. It’s simple enough for beginners but also allows for some improvisation that is easy to make sound nice. I’ve noticed it’s the same with his other songs that we’ve sung, ‘Lady of the Flowing waters’ and ‘Ancient Mother’. It feels so special to be singing to and of the Goddess and really draws you close to her.

      Thanks very much Jenny for posting the song here.

  • That… is… so incredible. What a simple but beautiful song. Thank you for posting this, Jenny!
    The singing, the melody, the meaning, everything about it is wonderful. As I listened to that song, I felt a deep sense of calm and comfort, a feeling of connectedness with the Mother Goddess. It was very soothing to listen to and helped put me in a more peaceful, spiritual state of mind, becoming more detached from worldly problems.

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