In a previous post I have discussed the feminine face of God. For some, the idea itself wasn’t so appealing because that inspite the sexless nature of God as a spirit in the Abrahamic religions, it is still represented as a male entity whenever addressed in the Bible and Quran.
And while the Abarhamic religions is still dominating our world and has been for the past 3000 years, looking back in history books, one would find that things weren’t always the same. Going back in time, and before even the intorduction of several Gods as in the old Greek and Egyptian civilizations, the female Goddess represented by nature has been the first to worship. Despite its current state of affair, femininity was sacred because of the symbolizm of life coming out of wombs – women wombs.
In Paulo Coelho’s The Witch of Portobello Chapter “Antoine Lacadour, Seventy-Four, Historian, ICP, France” he emphasizes on the concept of the Mother Goddess and the shift of people’s interests around the globe towards her.
people are becoming more interested in pagan traditions.Why? Because God the father is associated with the rigor and discipline, whereas the Mother Goddess shows the importance of love above and beyond all the usual prohibitions and taboos
There is a big hype in the media about the importance of going back to natural means. Nature are becoming back more and more sacred than ever. People are tired of the Church’s dogma and the infinite amount of disciplinary rules they have to follow in order to control their own desires provided by nature.
In the worship of the Great Mother, what we call “sin”, usually a transgression of certain arbitrary moral codes, ceases to exist. Sex and customs in general are freer because they are part of nature and cannot be considered to be the fruits of evil
With the woman sexual revolution in the 60s of last decade in the US, along with the introduction of the feminism concept, sexual behaviours outside rigid marital constitution is becoming more and more of a norm. Sin concept is no longer valid with the worshiping of nature and surrendering to its rules.
According to pagan traditions, nature worship is more important than reverence for sacred books.
God’s definition is complicated. Having no clear cuts of the entity of God and him being omnipresence, it draws some questions of whether God is only a creator who is no part of this world, or he is everything that is represented in all the creation.
God is the creature or is all the creation- Buddhism and Taoism make no distinction between creator and creature
His masculine face is represented as only a creator, while his feminine face is represented by creation which contains everything in this universe including our ownselves being a part of God rather than creatures of him.
The distinction between the two concepts are bending towards the feminine Goddess. People are making an unconsious choice between:
The God who controls the world and the Goddess who is part of the world
The concept of Control versus love takes me back to Saint Paul words of the husbands being the head of his wife.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Masculinity is associated with control and discipline of our human bodies, while Femininity is associated with love and nature. Maybe that is why Saint Paul said those words. Husbands control, while wives love.
The control of the Father God is shifted towards a more loving world with a Mother Goddess at the helm. Maybe it is the shift we need at this stage of life so that the body of God keeps on moving in harmony