Sunday, April 10, 2005

CAN GODDESS SAVE THE WORLD?

"Goddess spirituality is one of the fastest growing spiritual movements in the world today.... Why is the Goddess so important? There is no panacea for all our modern ailments, yet to many, the Goddess symbolizes our best hope for a viable, sustainable future....

"Given the appalling spoiling of the environment, ... racial and class conflict, escalating violence between the sexes, ... the massive extinction of species, and the lack of respect for future generations, many have turned to the Goddess ... out of frustration with the ... religious as well as secular choices offered by the dominant cultures of the world, which might be characterized as patriarchal fundamentalisms."

Read the rest of this article, written by Dr. Mara Lynn Keller, Director of the Women's Spirituality, Philosophy and Religion M.A. and Ph.D. programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

What do you think? Can Goddess save the world?

2 comments:

Barbara said...

I think people have to save the world, but if there is a lack in the world today, it's of an ability to nurture one another rather than to be competitive or attempt to dominate (too often to the point of engaging in war).

Women's education, birth control, feeding the poor, supporting the downtrodden, and working to preserve the environment, all seem to me more Goddess-based activities. And I do believe they can help save the world.

Morgaine said...

She IS the world. The question is, are we going to get back in synch with Her and save ourselves, or are we going to continue to be a cancer in Her body that Her immune system has to destroy to survive. She's not going anywhere, but we might very well be...