I’ll probably get drummed out of the women’s movement for this article, but here it is anyway. The magical, co-creatrix powers of the woman are at their greatest when she’s in the home. There, I said it.
Actually, the truth is, I never was in the women’s movement. I just hovered around the edges of it for a bit, during my days on the Sunday Express when I was writing features for the women’s pages. I only hung in there long enough to realise that the women’s movement had been created by the very patriarchy that they claimed to despise. Over time, I realised that it had been put together with the sole aim of weakening the male, starting with giving to women the roles in the workplace that men had traditionally fulfilled. I eventually saw that it was a weapon of the political elites, in that it was making society much more compliant and pliable to the ideas of the merchants of chaos – those who wanted to cull humanity so that there were far fewer of us on the planet.
I’m not interested here in getting into the rights and wrongs of that agenda. Who knows? Maybe they’re correct that most of humanity are useless eaters, and that in order to strengthen the human race, there needs to be some kind of threshing to sort the wheat from the chaff. I have no idea whether that’s a good idea or not. I’m only interested, so long as I’m here and managing to avoid their combine harvester, in recovering my birthright as a woman, so that I can have the full experience of the spirit taking the journey of the human being on Earth.
I want to know exactly what sort of rocket ship I’ve been given.
And so by the turn of the millennium, I’d sent my pin-striped, shoulder-padded trouser suit off to the Oxfam shop, and begun a decades-long, deep dive into what it is to be human being, and by extension, what it is to be a woman. The journey has taken me through all the ancient myths, the rudiments of alchemy and astrology of the Mystery teachings, and also the all-important love magic that I describe in my book The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar. And so here is the result.
It’s now clear to me that the greatest power of the woman lies in the home; that we didn’t need Women’s Liberation to give us equality with men. We already had that parity; it was just in a different domain.
But the culture wars have so muddied the waters about gender that they have turned the whole issue into a stinking bog. There is no longer any clarity, and so the younger generations are less able to discover the different joys, powers, strengths and weaknesses of what it is to be male or female. It has produced self-entitled babies, who want to be whatever they want to be, despite the rules of Nature dictated by their biology, and some even insist on the right to change their mind daily as to their gender. It’s a nightmare…and it’s producing the sort of dystopian society that’s a perfect seedbed for chaos.
So we need to go back to the basics.
Let’ s go first to the Yin-Yang symbol, which describes the characteristics of the duality of the genders perfectly. In the Chinese system, Yin is female, dark, passive, in there and receptive and reflective, like the Moon, while Yang represents male, bright, active and out there like the Sun.
If we follow the alchemical wisdom of the Yin Yang symbol, then it instantly becomes clear why women don’t thrive out there in the bright world of commerce and politics. Female leaders of industries and governments often prove, by and large, to be weak and make bad, and often silly, decisions. In contrast, the woman’s greatest power comes from attending to the needs of the male in the dark. That’s why they say “behind every great man, there’s a woman.” ‘Behind him’ being the operative words – in the dark of the shadow cast by his sunlight.
But it is not a weak role. It requires enormous strength and wisdom to perform well. Sometimes, she is her man’s supporter; at other times, she is the initiator of his challenge. If she has been taught properly, she can help him to grow into greater wisdom by initiating him into love magic.
She has many roles, and her tongue is a two-edged sword. She can use her tongue to lick and soothe his wounds or when necessary, she can use it to slice into ribbons the phantasies and delusions that are blinding and binding him.
She is the intuitive mind in the cave, the birther in the dark. All seeds germinate in her darkness – and only she knows when they are far enough developed to be planted out in the sun.
She is the triple-faced goddess of the phases of the Moon. She is the maiden in the bedroom, the mother at the hearth and the crone teaching the traditional wisdom stories to the young in the nursery.
The mother in the home has far more power than any king on any throne. She can grow and cook nutritious food fit for heroes and heroines; she can teach her children, through play, how to wisely conduct themselves when they leave the nest for the wider world; and she can tell them bedtime stories to give them dreams that inspire them to greatness. Above all, she can be a walking and living example to her daughters of what it is to be a woman, so that they can carry on her legacy.
None of this is possible for the poor woman being run ragged in trying to hold down a high-flying career and a well-run home at the same time – and especially, as is increasingly the case, when her husband is out of the work and moping around at home, his resentment brewing to boiling point by the day. Just as females don’t thrive in the bright world, the male wilts in the dark.
And so it makes sense to me that if you want to destroy a whole civilisation, it’s simple. Just reverse the tried and tested protocols and taboos that have, for millennia, successfully governed the differing roles of the genders, which have helped civilisations to thrive, and then just sit back and wait.
However, I am quite optimistic for our future. If chaos is coming, then the darkness of chaos is a state in which women can better thrive than men. They will be able to use their intuition to lead those in their care wisely and judiciously, through the tunnels. So I foresee a time when the Divine Feminine, of which those in the women’s movement so often decry the loss, will be recovered when she resumes her place at the hearth of the home again.
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