Bring Back The Goddess Voice
The voice of the Goddess has been silent for too long. Bringing that voice back and giving it its full power may be the difference between the destruction of life on Earth as we know it and a time of flourishing for humanity. We are living outside the safe operating space of the planet. Could the feminine energy of the Goddess help bring us back in balance?
Kaia Van Zandt wants us to study a time, thousands of years ago, when there was reverence for the Earth and respect for each other. This is a time when Goddess worship existed everywhere. That time existed until the fathers of Christianity decided that they had the “ultimate truth.” They developed the “Great Chain of Being” where everything had its place in the hierarchy. This led to women being written out of history. Look at the history books in our schools. Ask the average person to name just ten women who have made an impact in history. Do that, and the absence of women’s voices will be obvious.
A Lost History
Throughout history, women have been the nurturers, the healers, and the agents for loving change. In our ancient history, there had been a partnership model where men and women worked together without the need for hierarchy we see today. Goddess energy did not mean “better than.” Women occupied many of the top leadership in the religions at the time.
The 5th century murder of the mathematician and philosopher, Hypatia, was a brutal and dramatic signal that an era had ended.
When you look for this early history, it is hard to find. When evidence of the historical reverence for women had been unearthed, it was dismissed as remnants of some “fertility cult” by the male-dominated field of archaeology.
Sisterhood and Reconnection
There needs to be a conscious attempt to rekindle the feelings and culture of sisterhood that existed in ancient times – before “The Burning Times” of the witch hunts.The hunt for witches was even more horrible because the accusers and betrayers were often family members, neighbors, other women. We need to restore the fabric.
“That bond of sisterhood is what could save the planet.”
Women must no longer play small. They can no longer accept the masculine ideal as the path to power.
Western women have a particular responsibility to access their true power. Their access to greater capital resources and political power, relative to the rest of the world, create this responsibility. That means they will have to create a different narrative. The narrative cannot include the negative talk that says things like,”I’m not pretty enough.” “I’m not thin enough.” “Who cares what I have to say?”
It means that women need to see themselves through the eyes of the people who love them.
We live in a time where technology has created a vast digital web of connection. We use the digital connection to distract us and to numb our pain. We can use it instead to share stories of feminine power and possibility.
Kaia’s website is http://kaiavanzandt.com/
Original story with transcripts can be found at www.theurbanmonk.com