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Goat herders who wanted certainty: where does the sun go? Why does the moon change shape in cycles? What do the moon cycles mean? What are the lights in the sky? They had to have answers and believed their answers superior to other tribes' answers. We call that, "Living in the answer."
They also had an authoritarian mentality and perceived their tribe to be superior to other tribes. They viewed males as superior to females and had a mission to destroy the goddess religion of that Era.
Patai, Raphael. 1967. The Hebrew Goddess.
Stone, Merlin. 1976. When God Was a Woman.
Eisler, Riane. 1987. The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future.
Sjoo, Monica. 1987. The Great Cosmic Mother.
Gimbutas, Marija. 1989. The Language of the Goddess.
Gadon, Elinor. 1989. The Once and Future Goddess.
Baring, Anne & Jule Ashford. 1991. The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image.
I earned my master's degree in 1977 when most of these authors had not appeared on the scene yet. There were no books in the city library or interlibrary loan, there were no local bookstores with this kind of information. The Feminist Movement changed all that and then along came the internet.
With access to information, women, colored, atheists, political ideas, philosophy became available to everyone who had a question. We flourished as ideas rushed in; we had choices based on reason and the more we learned the more we realized religion is a myth, politics is power and the ones with information have power. We call this "Living in the Question".
My several journeys around the world opened my eyes to how pervasive the evils of religion, politics, education, health care, farming practices are. They became obvious.
We live on the cutting edge of a new paradigm. There is chaos! Conflict! Confusion! Disorder! Revolution!
Those who are polite or shy or who wait for others to tell them how to think or what to do will be left behind. Is it not odd, The Left Behind phenomenon has arrived and not as prophesized?
Daddy issues, control issues, women issues ... Freud would have had a picnic with those guys!
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