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"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."



ectobiologist:

yeah i did like 100 push ups today

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Brandon and I officially have a place to live in Santa Cruz!!

It’s a cute little studio close to the ocean and central to everywhere we go. Perf location AND it’s affordable.

BUT our landlord needs us to get there before he goes out of town on August 10th so he can give us the rundown of the place, which means we have to leave Minnesota NEXT WEEK!!

Not too much earlier than we originally planned, but a week makes a big difference with all the stuff we have to do to prepare to leave. 

Lots going on, but very exciting!!