[recent email to Karen Tate, host of the radio show “Sacred Voices of the Feminine”]
Thursday, April 03, 2014
WHATEVER happened TO GODDESS?
Your radio interview of Anne Baring today was tremendous!
Anne talked about the Judeo-Christian “myth of the fall” of humanity.
Just wanted to say that I’m not sure it’s a myth. Around 4000 BC, when much of the world turned to desert, many of the world’s first farmers starved to death.
I think those who survived in this desiccated environment did consider themselves “kicked out of the garden.”
I think they felt too that Mother Earth/Goddess had abandoned them. And 4000 BC is exactly when the Goddess began to fall from grace and the war gods began to take over.
I'm wondering if this might have been the beginning of the “fall of the Goddess.”
P.S. Good books on this: DeMeo’s Saharasia: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence, and Griffith’s The Gardens of Their Dreams: Desertification and Culture in World History.