The serpent and the goddess

Using Ireland as a case study, this book provides an account of the decline of matriarchal power in Western civilizations and analyzes its implications for today’s women and today’s Catholic Church. From the age of Eve to the age of Brigit to the age of Mary, the author traces the rise of patriarchial consciousness. Mary […]

The serpent and the goddess

Women, therefore, had no input into a theology that gave so much importance to the male seed, and that led to a situation where masturbation or oral sex, performed between two consenting couples, was more serious than rape; rape at least preserved” the natural relationship between the sexes, whereas other activities “wasted” the seed altogether. […]

The Serpent and the Goddess

History is not the objective science it was once thought to be but a particular form of power and knowledge, involving the manipulation of academic and political resources and serving to ensure the dominance of certain groups. Condren, Mary. (1989) The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and Power in Celtic Ireland