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Emergence of the Divine Feminine

Say What?

Is there an un-divine feminine? Is there a divine male or a divine masculine? Or an undivine equivalent thereof? What’s going on?

It started around 2700 years ago with matriarchy replaced by patriarchy. Then it got worse.

It would take only a few hundred years so that by the first century, all Jewish women were considered the property of men–with no rights, no role in society except childbearing, and no education. Christianity didn’t do anything to improve the situation and Islam later made it worse, both with societies that advocated the traditional role of subordination and silence of women as the ideal. Fortunately, in real life the women of history were neither subordinate nor silent.

What had happened?. Whose fault was it?

Let’s blame it on Aristotle (384–322 B.C.E) or say it really began around 2250 years ago. One of the fathers of our culture, student of Plato, founder of modern Western philosophy, inventor of logic and tutor to Alexander the Great, Aristoltle pointed out for us, and we have been hypnotized into believing it until very recently that”

The female is

n   “softer in disposition…

n   more mischievous…

n   less simple

n   more impulsive

n   more attentive to the nurture of the young…

n   more compassionate…

n   more easily moved to tears…

n   more jealous…

n   more querulous…

n   more apt to scold and to strike…

n   more prone to despondency…

n   less hopeful than man…

n   more void of shame…

n   more false of speech…

n   more deceptive…

n   more retentive of memory….”

Whereas the male is

n   “more spirited…

n   more savage…

n   more simple…

n   less cunning…

n   most rounded off and complete….”

(The above is from the material of Barnes, J. (1982) Aristotle, Oxford: Oxford University Press as reported by Gerd Gigerenzer, “Gut Feelings,” 2007, Penguin Books (USA)}

These “facts,” totally debunked and overturned by modern science, still pollute our world and cause untold misery for both men and women. Likely less than one percent (1%) of the people who even think or have thought about it, are aware of the equality of the genders, or of the numerous test results that measure such things.

Since a belief is just a thought we continue to think, these early thoughts (the opinion of one man!) were reinforced over time. A special bit of “no thanks” goes to Swiss Psychiatrist, Carl Jung, founder of analytical psychology (1875-1961 who reinforced these early notions. Over time they became our beliefs through which our perception of the world was created.

Now, today, is best possible time, understanding the errors of the past that created a whole world of woe, to

n   dismantle those beliefs so men and women can free themselves from the limitations of the past and the aspersions cast upon them,

n   break the hypnotic trance that denies loving interaction with all genders and

n   move forward into a more loving and satisfying relationship with the future.

Before we get too involved in the blame, please remember that blame is endless. If we go far enough back, we can blame the Gulf oil spill on the dinosaurs or on whatever killed and compressed them. Ever since Aristotle, however, we have been ignorantly projecting characteristics onto both sexes that have nothing to do with their genders. In doing so, we have not just limited ourselves our enjoyment and the progress our society could have made, we have been involved in war and unending strife as a result.

Affirm the equality and validity of both genders and their choices made according to individual nature. Do so to change your mind today and note that men and women, (women and men) are, by nature equal expressions of infinite variations of all characteristic hereby previous generally referred to as gender traits.

Hooray for the emergence of the divine masculine and feminine!

For those who would like more “proof,” start with reading Myths of Gender, Biological Theories about Women and Men, Fausto Sterling, A., (1992) New York: Basic Books

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