Someone inspired me to concisely sum up what’s wrong with the world. My response:
The concept of an immortal spirit battling to transcend our mortal flesh has murdered the Goddess, who in ancient Egypt and other enlightened cultures was revered as God’s Hand. Hence the worldwide subjugation of women and the violence perpetrated against them as on the body of our planet. When sensuality and spirituality are unnaturally divorced from each other, death becomes something to be feared instead of merely one side of a Divine currency.
All current global issues, mass extinction of species, the “war on women”, unrest in the Middle East, etc., revolve around the centuries-old abuse of the feminine principle—the Goddess, the Mother of God, God’s Hand, the Body of God—suppressed and suffering in service to the idea espoused by most organized religions of “pure” spirit, which in social and economic terms translates into profits achieved primarily by heartlessly controlling and destroying sensual, corporeal, manifested life by viewing it as ultimately inferior to the divine (masculine) will.
The hatred of women, the gateway into sensual life, is rooted in a visceral terror of death. Idealization of the pure masculine principle justifies abuse of the feminine in all its forms as the vehicle for this (totally abstract) fall from grace. But since pleasure as well as pain is an indelible part of physical incarnation, this extreme patriarchal attitude disguises what is, in fact, a spiritual impotence—which distorts healthy joys into abusive lusts—caused by the terrible fear that this life, this imperfect world, is all that actually exists.
The world is increasingly suffering from a crisis of faith exacerbated by materialistic pseudo-science stoking this destructive attitude by implying, if not outright stating, we are all serving a meaningless life sentence because there is (supposedly) no evidence of spiritual dimensions beyond our physical cells.
The fear of death, of cancer, of our body betraying us is exacerbated by the lack of connection generally believed to exist between our thoughts and feelings (our soul) and our physical health and circumstances, which conventional “wisdom” tells us is merely the result of either genetic “fate” and/or mindless (Godless) chance. If God only cares about our immortal soul, the body is left to the devil and becomes an enemy constantly threatening to betray us no matter how religiously we exercise and diet. The loving union of spirit and flesh, God and Goddess, thought and reality (now termed matter and energy) has been disastrously severed.
The Catholic Church accepts the principle of “incarnating the divine” but condemns sexuality except as a procreative act, and hides women and their bodies away in convents while only men perform the sacraments. What happened to the priestess?
Patriarchal civilization has crippled the Goddess—the creative forces of nature, unquantifiable intuitive realities, the mystery of the so-called subconscious and the power of dreams—with its linear conquering rationalism, which is not sustainable because the human soul will always fight back. Humanity is now in the desperate, critical throes of a battle in defense of life’s true eternal-sensual nature.