Sacred or Profane…check out Atul Ranchod’s marvelous poem here….
When patriarchy crystallized about five thousand years ago, the sacred women became “harlots,” “whores,” today’s “sluts.”
The patriarchal mind-set split the female archetype in two.
The “Madonna/whore” syndrome was invented by the patriarchal mind-set. It is a false splitting of the female. The “virgin/priestess,” which meant a woman who belonged to herself, was perverted into “prostitute” which means someone, a woman bought.
The chaste woman was turned into a drudge. She is someone who is owned. All women suffer I believe from this split. Inside ourselves we intuit the sacred sexual woman self. It’s here within our form.
SACRED OR PROFANE
by Atul Ranchod
Wheathered many a storm.
Such a wide selection.
Regardless of misintepretations.
When will the human
See past man or woman?
Each caught in…
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