Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Enriched by Goddesses

The idyllic vision of "woman" is kind, tender, gentle, nourishing -- in a word, beautiful! This "perfect" woman far too easily becomes a "pedestal" woman, and that is not healthy! But I have always far preferred the company of women to that of men precisely because of their more open emotional and spiritual natures. The Greeks and other ancient peoples had it right, back when God was a woman! You just cannot beat the mindpictures of such beautiful archetypes as Venus, Aphrodite, Tara, Hera, Ceres, Demeter, Kwan Yin, Sophia, Mary, Shekinah, the Lover of Sufism, and others. These have greatly, enormously enriched the history of religion and the contents of spirituality.

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