Saturday, May 11, 2013

The laws of the Matriarchate

"Today the ancient matriarchal principle is reasserting its power. This is eros, the female spiritual or psychological principle of love, unity and peace. The laws of the matriarchate are the laws of nature and instinct: the inner life of feelings and emotions is highly valued. Life is seen as cyclical, a continually rearranging balance. The earth is sacred, giving birth and sustenance to all that is. Nature is the teacher, revealing the mysteries of life. Nature is not a power to be harnessed or overcome."
 ~ Diane Mariechild

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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