Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Why Goddess Feminism, Activism, or Spirituality? by Jayne DeMente


Regarding “Why Goddess”? Recovering a tradition of the many faces of the sacred feminine is different things to different persons….

it is healing for most practioners recovering from patriarchal religions,

it gives both males & females a compassionate mother that loves them even if theirs did not, it adds women back into his-story or the recording and teaching of the human story,

for some it is a science,

for some a religion or spirituality,

but for all genders, minorities, impoverished, emotionally burdened –

it gives us back a bigger, more equitable and fair framework for being human.

To answer the question regarding whether it is all the same – God/dess… it has not been the “same” for some 6,000 years out of minimally 150K years of being human; therefore, there is a great need to name her.

Lastly, when humans say “God” we automatically think & express this belief in a male language… it is important to create again, a female language; and then possibly one day we will be able to integrate our stories again.

Jayne DeMente,

Los Angeles, California, USA 
www.womensheritageproject.ning.com


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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 magoism@gmail.com or join the discussion on the Magoism group on Facebook.

Originally posted on http://magoism.net

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