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Women In Vedic Culture

The rise of the Divine Feminine

The distinction between women within the Vedic culture and the women in other places is that the Vedic approach to life was deeply thoughtful and meditative. From that inward reflection came the comprehension that life has two polarities, masculine and feminine, positive and negative, darkness and light.

There was a knowing that even before the universe was born, there was an interplay between Shiva and Shakti, between two forces that gave rise to our dualistic world. These two forces are at play throughout creation and within all matter and all manner of things.

What we define as masculine contains masculine and feminine elements and what we call feminine also contains the elements of masculine

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Growing Up

An art few truly accomplish

What does it mean to grow up? It means to become a responsible human being, and this is a subject rarely discussed and what is spoken of more commonly is that we become obedient citizens. Yet before we can become a citizen and carry out any civic duty, we need to become complete human beings.

It is from our incompleteness and failure to become human that we are engaged in so much conflict, that we are destroying our environment and living factionalised lives. If we were mature and responsible human beings we would coexist peaceably with each other and be proper custodians of our planetary environment.

By being grown up I mean that one has

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The Origins of Marriage

How the institution came to be and what is best?

Published 29 Dec 2015 – updated Sept 12 2018

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In Europe before 1100 A.D. people wanting to join together for fun, to raise a family and what might be seen as marriage just got on with it. But with the growth of European civilisation there was a problem surrounding inheritance and being absolutely sure the ‘right’ child was being left the family fortune, because in those days the oldest child or the oldest boy child inherited the family assets.

To resolve this issue, the Catholic church came up with the idea of a church sanctified marriage which coincidently helped to fill their coffers. They also

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Women of India

Are Hindu women as unsafe as the media proclaims?

“Shasana Sundari”, a women writing a letter in the Jalasangi village temple in Karnataka from the period of Kalyani Chalukyas. At that time, rule was purely on Hindu principles. Muslim, Christian or western narrative did not exist. It clearly proves, women in India knew reading and writing. Image credit to Arun Bharadwaj

In so many families today, the children think they know better than the parents and in most societies believe they know more than the most highly educated. In our world of nations where it is now becoming increasingly evident that India is the mother of all nations, because India is the humble mother she

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Human Sexuality

A major confusion

Published on: 29 Dec 2015 updated August 20, 2018

There is about as much consensus in society about sexuality as there is about spirituality, and more sex happens in peoples minds than their genitals.

Confusion arises because those who assume moral leadership say one thing and do another. Couple this with the ongoing deconstruction of our societies by social and economic forces.

Sigmund Freud described sexuality as the driver of our psychology and a motivator for all our behaviour which remains relevant today.

But the primary drive to have sex comes from a base biological desire to pass on our genes and perpetuate our species. The desire to breed is an instinctive and powerful force

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Mothers Tears

A tragedy in the modern world

Suffering is our creation

It has become a feature of modern civilisation that powerful men are celebrated whereas the woman who stood beside them and help them to shape the ideas that made them famous are not seen and not heard. It is characteristic that the children of today quickly seek to distance themselves from their mothers and displays of emotion, so why is this?

There was a time in our distant past when men and women were seen as equal. That made sense because when the sun was seen as God because it sustained life, it did not discriminate against women. It is thought that men began discriminating against women some

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The Female Breasts

The nurturing essence of womanhood and a fashion statement

An anatomical overview:

The term breast refers to the raised mound of tissue that grows on the upper anterior ventral region of the human torso (front of the human chest medically known as the mammary glands) and breasts are also found on all mammals. The breasts are mounted to the chest wall and are supported by a delicate system of muscles and ligaments. But the breasts do not contain muscles, the breast tissues lay on top of the chest wall muscles.

Both men and women have breasts but while the male breasts are similar to female breasts, the male breast tissues don’t normally produce milk although history shows that some men

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The Windup Doll

The Women of today’s Iran

Iran like so many countries has a troubled history, it has fallen from its greatness as Persia, an empire related by Dharma to India. It was a principled country based on truth but after being conquered by Islam, it has degenerated into divisiveness and oppression. Oppression particularly against women and children.

Excerpts from Iran Oppresses Women

The main religion in Iran is currently Sunni Islamic. In the Quran (the Islamic holy book), it states that women may try to manipulate and distract men from making important political decisions. Women are said to be evil. To prevent these distractions, women often are forced to wear head coverings such as hijabs. They can

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Feminism Redefined

Celebrate the Goddess

We have lived for several thousand years as a predominantly patriarchal society creating forms of injustice that have always been apparent. Yet populations are coerced and indeed many times forced to adhere to the patriarchal and commercial ideologies that continue to govern human life.

From this injustice the woman’s movements have arisen and successfully lobbied for equal rights, but this has been limited to the physical, the material world gaining women equal opportunities and payment in the workplace along with other social and political benefits. Woman’s movements to date have done little to achieve actual woman’s liberation, they have simply opened a floodgate so they have more physical and intellectual freedom.

Like men, women are identifying

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Feminine Inequality and Sacredness

A struggle for base survival

We live in a world where woman are struggling for social and political equity, struggling to recover their mana and rights to life on equal terms with the men whom they suffer as much as they love.

In our ancient history, it was recognised and appreciated that all life came from woman and she was venerated as a sacred being. Throughout the ancient world, there were countless figurines depicting the female form. These are often little more than tits and arse and a reminder to humanity of its origins.

We don’t know for sure if those ancient goddess images affected the minds of men then as they do today, but it is likely true that

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