Awakening the Feminine...
Dismantling Domination to Restore Balance on Mother Earth
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Third in the "Manifesting a New Normal" Series
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Manifesting a New Normal Series...
Book 1...Goddess 2.0 - Advancing a New Path Forward and Book 2...Voices of the Sacred Feminine - Conversations to ReShape Our World and now Book 3...Awaken the Feminine! Dismantling Domination to Restre Balance on Mother Earth
Some Early Endorsements
Now that we have been subsumed by a more extreme phallocratic form of patriarchy we need this delicious thought provoking book more than ever to strengthen and revitalize the deepest core of our Feminine Spirituality so that we can appropriately fight back.
-- Cristina Biaggi, Ph.D, Author, Artist and Foremother
This book carries a message that is powerful, profound, inspiring and challenging, helping us to become aligned to the Divine Ground in the service of Life.
-- Anne Baring, author of The Dream of the Cosmos, a Quest for the Soul
Here, Karen Tate brings together a million watts of candle power and the almost forgotten song of the Divine Feminine. Dispelling the darkness and healing the soul, these powerful voices of brilliant women and men throw open the closet doors, exposing the skeletons, their grim secrets of the past and revealing the specter of the future. In doing so, the authors encourage us to straighten our spines and chart a course for hope.
-- Angie Buchanan, Founder Gaia's Womb
At this crucial time when all living systems on Earth are severely threatened due to unbridled greed, exploitation, and toxic domination, this wise and dynamic anthology affirms our individual and collective powers to manifest social, spiritual, political, and cultural transformation. We are called to "rethink everything" and to step forward in honor of diversity and mutual respect for each other and for all life on Earth. Thank you, Karen, for assembling this inspiring collection of voices.
-- Joan Marler, Director of the Institute of Archaeomythology
The domination and exploitation of patriarchy and predator capitalism has permeated every aspect of society far too long. We all know we've had enough. We just aren't all sure of the path ahead and role models are in short supply. Eradication of this oppression requires a rethinking of most things that have become normal to us even if it's painful or uncomfortable. We are like the abused wife continuing to return to the husband who she knows will always beat her because its familiar abuse. We know we need an awakening of our spiritual courage, a leap of faith so we might change course, but do we have a roadmap? Check out some paths forward put forth by our contributors --
Carolina Amor, Jeanette Blonigen Clancy, Wim Bonis, Stacy Boorn, David Chandler, Sam Daley- Harris, M. Isidora Forrest, Patricia Gallet, Heidi Goettner-Abendroth, Chelle Goodfriend, Donna Henes, DeAnna L'am, Lisa Levart, Heather Mendell, Ilarion Merculieff, Amy "Amalya" Peck, Mary Petiet, Oxana Poberejnaia, Lauren Raine, Arisika Razak, Paul Reid-Bowen, Libby Roderick, Joanna Silverwitch Medina, Sandra Sariel Spencer, Marilyn Steele, Tanishka, Karen Tate, Lauren Thyme, VajraMa, Preston Coyote Vargas, and Heaven Walker.
Special thanks to Heather Mendel for getting this uploaded on Amazon Create Space and to Amalya Peck for her cover art!
And just in case you missed the last newsletter.....
Goddess and Socialism
The Association Has Been Known for 100 Years!
I'm a recovering Catholic from the Bible Belt who didn't discover the Feminine Face of God had been hidden from me until I was thirty years old. It took another 25 years to discover Goddess and Nature have been associated with socialism and marxism for 100 years, while christianity, patriarchy and capitalism are in alignment. Why did I have to learn this from Erich Fromm, a deceased German psychologist, (To Have or to Be?, The Art of Loving) rather than our feminist foremothers and wayshowers?
Yes, Riane Eisler has been talking about partnership and caring economics, citing the Scandinavian Democratic Socialist countries as role models, but she spoke out against socialism in Center for Partnership Studies classes. Genevieve Vaughan has been speaking about gift economy for years. Heide Goettner-Abendroth has been teaching about the values of matriarchies. Carol Christ has been talking about Goddess related to liberation theology. Of course I couldn't read everything out there, but the only Goddess foremother I've found directly connecting the dots between Goddess and socialism was Monica Sjoo (Great Cosmic Mother).
Why were we not taught this in our women's studies or goddess classes? Could it have been radical enough to be talking about Goddess? Could our foremothers have been fighting to get out of the kitchen and into the workforce - the capitalist system - to get a piece of the pie? Or did they not connect the dots either? How many know it was the unionists, socialists and communists that pushed FDR to create Social Security and capitalists have been chipping away at it for decades.
Socialist Economist, Richard Wolf, often seen on PBS, shared in an interview (interview 1 - interview 2) on Voices of the Sacred Feminine, if a professor wanted tenure in college he could not teach about the benefits of any economic system except capitalism. Is it any wonder then so many Americans are ignorant about how average people would benefit from democratic socialism, just as the Scandinavian countries do - countries noted to have the best quality of life. Could it be socialism does not get fair coverage in the media because the media is designed to benefit corporations and the 1%?
These are conversations we must have. If we want to birth Goddess as deity, archetype or ideal into the world in any meaningful way, we must have the courage to go beyond Goddess 101 and make the leap toward Goddess 2.0. These values can change the world into the one we dream of - if we have the courage to buck the system and educate ourselves then teach our students about the predator capitalist system that's destroying us and the planet. And to those who would keep spirituality and politics separate, I say, our politics are a direct reflection of our morality and both should be in alignment with our spirituality. Let's reconcile our spirituality and our politics otherwise we're just hypocrits.