Thursday, February 26, 2015

The only way any tyranny can maintain control over the human psyche is to set up a false god, a police god.


“These ruling-class patriarchal religions no longer invite participation, as did the Mother Goddess religions. Instead, they demand obedience—a fearful obedience which keeps human beings out of touch with our natural transcendent centers and magical techniques. An unthinking and alienated obedience which keeps us dependent on their hierarchic-logical punishment-and-reward systems for our lives. The only way any tyranny can maintain control over the human psyche is to set up a false god, a police god, which in the guise of “religious morality” interposes punitive and manipulative dualistic systems between our daily beings—and the source of being.” –Monica Sjoo & Barbara Mor, The Great Cosmic Mother

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