This is a beautiful and well written piece by Ra’am Sha Ohm Vula’an.
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Hello, all. It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
I was thinking today- rather obsessively- about patriarchy and how it managed to nearly destroy the matriarchy that much of the world used to operate in. How did that happen? Why? And what does that have to do with Paganism? I’ve had many matriarchy-versus-patriarchy questions brought up during my studies. Today, a bit of a eureka moment hit me, and then I realized I knew it all along- most pagan religions known to us today are headed by women, be it the Goddesses or the matriarchs which lead us. Most of these religions greatly stress the importance of female things, especially the giving of life. They don’t denounce masculinity, generally.
Now pick a major world religion right now. Let’s go with the old favorite, Christianity. From the very beginning of the Bible, we know God is male. Okay, fine, cool. Then the…
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