THE RADICAL SHIFT (original text 2011)
Power is automatically associated with physical control, either direct or implied. It seems natural that men hold it vis à vis the external world and women in the inner realms. The fact that this division has existed for as long as we can remember, reflecting the nature and energetic structure of the genders, does not mean that women and men are not equally endowed for all modalities of power. Still, the physical and mental forms have dominated our world up to now, and for a reason. Women were not equipped to handle it in the manner and to the extent to which it is being wielded today.
It would seem that a certain amount of stability and security is needed before a more subtle expression of power can prevail. Woman stands revealed in her power as priestess, as mother of the race, and ancient sage. Here she is recognised, her influence paramount, although always in the background, allowed or disallowed by the establishment. If we search for notable women in antiquity, we […]