Getting Beyond Goddess 101
Values of the Sacred Feminine for Women and Men -- Reconciling Our Spirituality and Politics

"Down With Patriarchy - May Patriarchy Fall!"

That was the rallying cry of some of the women's groups I was a part of years ago when I first discovered Goddess.  At the time I didn't realize how nebulous that was and no one else was voicing that concern either, not even the group leaders.  We knew things weren't working for lots of people, particularly women, but we never talked about what the process to replace this discriminatory and authoritarian structure would look like or what steps would be necessary to get there.  It's kind of like the person who prays at their altar for a job without sending out resumes or going on interviews.  We also didn't talk about how patriarchy damages men.  I'm sad to say some of the women probably saw most men as the enemy and might never get past that idea.  I think some of the teachers and leaders I've known, some of the people in the groups I've belonged to, never get past learning about ancient goddesses, deciding what color candle to use on their altar or just going to Goddess like she's an ATM machine where they can make withdrawals for love or money.

I realized values of the Sacred Feminine were the answer to many of humanity's woes.  It was what could change the world and I set out to try to get support for those beliefs.  I found them with my original mentor, Riane Eisler, (
Chalice and the Blade, Sacred Pleasure, Partnership Way, etc) and the Center for Partnership Studies.  There I became a Caring Economics Discussion Leader that went a long way to explaining how we can reconcile what I believe are values of the Sacred Feminine or our spirituality with economics and politics...namely partnership and caring economics. 

I hope you'll read either this very
short definition on caring economics, or a more detailed and easy to understand writing on caring economics by Riane Eisler about this subject, so when you start hearing the uninformed equating progressive politics or democratic socialism with communism or failed socialism you can counter the argument or simply know better.  Democratic socialism is neither communism or socialism and I believe it is very closely aligned with values of the sacred feminine.  Be in the know.  It's too important to bury our heads in the sands if we really do want to manifest a new normal and change the world! 

Then if you like what you're learning, please go to Riane Eisler's online Center for Partnership Studies to learn more or become a Caring Economics Discussion leader to either lead these discussions or be able to talk about them with some confidence. And while we're on the subject of saving/changing the world and improving our quality of life, check out what Naomi Klein has to say about the Green New Deal!  It was shot down by Republicans this week, with one of them saying the solution to our climate change problems was having more babies.    Ignorance certainly won't help any of our problems!

We can continue to act like politics and spirituality are divorced from one another, or we can admit politics represents our values and morality, aka our spirituality or religion.

Connecting the Dots Between.... Witchhunts & the Rise of Capitalism on Voices of the Sacred Feminine Radio hosted by Yours Truly,
Karen Tate

At the top of the hour Ken Worthy, lecturer and research associate at the University of California in Santa Cruz and Berkeley and St. Mary's College of CA will discuss Finding the Human Place in Nature.  We'll discuss the invisibility of Nature, our disconnection from Nature which leads to our being unethical and how clean technology are major sources of environmental degradation.  On the positive side, Ken gives insight as to how we can have a better relationship with nature, make it more visible in their lives and how eco-feminism informs his life's work.  Then crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, feminist, teacher, founder of the Feminist Collective. Sylvia Federici, discusses Women, Witch-Hunting and the Development of Capitalism, Past and Present.  We'll delve into the relationship between witch-hunting and the development of capitalism as argued in Caliban and the Witch.  Role of the church in witch-hunting, how it relates to the surge in violence against women today and more on the old religion and if anyone has apologized for the gendercide

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