the Great Mother

The repression of the goddess, the Great Mother, and the sexual face of life. The common light of the world she had many names down through history, Astarte-Phoenica in Pales-Cannan, Ishtar in Babylon, Kali in India, Demeter in Greece, Ostara in Saxon, Freyain Nordica, Isis was her Egyptian moniker, Ashtoreth to the Hebrews. She was mysterious, changable, and playful. The resentful priests of the Yahweh cult, a tribe of nomadic Hebrews, led a coup against her about 4,000 years ago, most of what we know as western civilization is the result.

Self deluded humans don’t have dominion over plants, animals or minerals, we’re all equal partners and any arrogant destruction by us of the 'others' is suicide. In the big picture politics persides only in the realm of control of property and the decisions of others, it is the opposite of freedom which is an internal condition that can’t be granted or controlled but rather evolves out of a 'right view' of the interconnectedness of all.

Our problems are philosophical, until they’re solved the political ones will keep reappearing over and over. Religions who claim to be the only one able to hear the 'true' word of god [as most do] are a denial of all that is devine. The devine is eternally in flux, relegion is an attempt to nail it down. The devine is unknowable, it’s creation divided by destruction. You can’t hang a face on it.

The illusion of an afterlife, where a person throws away the only life he/she has to bet on wishful thinking, to concentrate on heaven is to create hell, to sacrafice the present for an unknowable future is ridiculous and part of the Pirsig-Livingstone culturally pre-conditioned veil. The illusion of dominion over creation. The illusion that certain humans have a 'special' relationship with the divine. The illusion that all of creation was created as a resource for the true believers of some anthropogenic creed are at the heart of our abandonment the The Great Mother and the wanton destruction of our environment.

"The Goddess in all her manifestations was a symbol of the unity of all life in Nature. Her power was in water and stone, in tomb and cave, in animals and birds, snakes and fish, hill, trees, and flowers." - Marija Gimbutas