Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Asherah




“The goddess Asherah, commonly believed to be God's partner and co-creator; was not completely done away with until 400 or 500 BCE. She continues to surface through symbols. Scripture was written with an agenda. It was the account of the formation of the Jewish people and their faith in God, and how the story of God intervened on their behalf. It is likewise a history of the suppression and/or the annihilation of the Canaanite people--a Goddess-centered culture in the Middle East."  ~Mary Faulker, Women's Spirituality: Power and Grace

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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