Ironically, with the founding of universities (centers of oneness) in the eleventh century, women’s natural talents for counseling, healing, and being a source of wisdom were curtailed; women were barred from attending. Public services could be rendered only by someone with the proper credentials and, since women were not allowed to acquire these credentials, they were effectively removed from the intellectual life of the community.
Many who were burned as witches were among the most gifted women of the time.”
Psychologically speaking, we don’t know where we come from, and we don’t know where we are going. We are part of that cosmic mystery which is the existence of nature and of all things. We don’t know why there are galaxies and stars; we don’t know why there’s a universe, but we are beginning to realize that there are certain master patterns in outer matter… Similarly, it looks as if our psychological inner life is also organized by a master pattern. It’s centered somewhere.
— Marion Woodman,
“Peter Kingsley also asserts that Mongolia is a primary shamanic source of early mystical inspiration in the West, via Greece. The Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras was a contemporary of the Buddha Siddharta Gautama in India in the fifth century BCE. Kingsley’s research reveals that a shaman by the name of Abaris Skywalker appeared in Greece at this time from Hyperborea — “the lands beyond Borea”, surmised by scholars to be the Scytho-Siberian area, i.e., western Mongolia….
It should then not be too traumatic — though it might be surprising — for Eurocentric historians to admit that a significant portion of Greek mysticism quite possibly came from not only Egypt but from Hyperborea-Scythia-Mongolia.
— Kevin Turner
It’s no doubt true that we don’t know where we come from or why we’re here but we probably don’t even know our own true history. We have omitted things in our story of ourselves we don’t like or that embarrass us. We are surprised now at all the suppressed information that couldn’t come to light because it challenged a certain vision of things.
You already know that vision was a masculine one, a vision of reality that overwhelmed the feminine…