Thursday, April 17, 2014

Why Goddess Spirituality? Because It Could Save the World

Utopia vanished when Mother Goddesses did. Here’s the story: 

It’s 4000 BC. Worldwide, Mother Goddess is the central archetype. But suddenly, She turns deadly: the Sahara and the gigundo central-Asian deserts form. ...

Great masses of people starve. Salvation (rain) now comes from the sky, so people turn away from dry-as-a-bone Mother Earth, and toward moist Father Sky gods.

In groups where people share food, no one gets enough, and the group goes belly-up in a hurry.

In other groups, the strongest (young males), grab all the food for themselves, and these groups survive. A new way of life starts: strong men bashing the weak is not only okay, it’s all that gets you a pat on the back, a wink of the eye, a nod and a high-five.

Institutionalized warfare, slavery and inequality begin. And spread, eventually, via violent force, to even the still-green areas of the earth.

If we recognize and erase “Starvation Culture” (which still eats away at us today -- but subliminally) and turn back to Mother Earth as our guiding archetype, we could possibly dump and ditch all the things that seem to be spelling our doom: war, inequality and environmental degradation.

-Jeri Studebaker


This is an ongoing collective writing project, initiated by Magoism: The Way of S/He and Mother Tree Sanctuary in response to the question, "Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality?" We will feature different women's answers here and on the Magoism blog in the months to come as part of this project.

Contributions are welcome.  Please email or join the discussion on the Magoism group on Facebook.

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