Sunday, July 23, 2006


Due to their eternal emphasis on Love, tenderness, gentleness, and the sustaining and gentle nature of the One, mystics usually favor Goddesses over Gods to represent the Absolute. This is a wonderful tradition. Their alltime favorites were the Lovegoddesses,predictably.

They especially loved Aphrodite. I am aware that a few of the rites of some Lovegoddesses were often very sexual in nature, and mystics do not practice sexual promiscuity. But mystics tend to interpret Lovegoddesses, rather deliberately, as goddesses of sexual Love, and the many other forms of Love-- Love of nature, of friends, of neighbor, of God, of the whole cosmos. Goddesses make much more beautiful and attractive images of ideal Love than was ever achieved by any of the male "gods" of antiquity and legend. With such deities as Shiva, the Hindus, typically, tried to get the best of both: He was an androgyne, half and

Nice compromise, but still, the sweetness and tenderness of the feamale nature are preferred. But then, again, you have the dangerous Kali, so there is perhaps no absolute good in the dreamworld. Still, the spectrumof goddesses is a lovely symbol of divine Love-- as, for example, those from India.

The Indians seem to have been the supreme mythologizers of history. They were not polytheists, but rather, polymorphic monotheists, as all the gods and goddesses represented aspects of the One,

At one time, their beautiful mythology contained 330 million gods and goddesses-- more than there were worshippers!

Anyway, the goddesses of Greek mythology embody the finest of all forms of Love, and there are many. Life is certainly more beautiful, and more interesting, than it ever was when I was limited by a (not optimal) god.

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