“Patriarchy is best understood as the 5,000-year birth-canal of the Great Mother Goddess.”
— Richard Tarnas, at the Cycles and Symbols III Conference,
San Francisco February 1997
A long, long time ago, the cosmic creation force was seen as female: the spark of life that had begun the Universe was likened to a biological mother giving birth. The earth, which fed everybody, was seen as maternal. People saw her caves as wombs, and buried their dead back within the belly of the Mother, vagina-like cowry shells clutched in their hands.… click here to continue reading.