"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."
-Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)
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dozydozy:

Found this in the loo

dozydozy:

Found this in the loo

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aseaofquotes:

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night

aseaofquotes:

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night

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asieybarbie:

strawberryswishin:

I’m bullshiting and not doing any of my responsibilities I was bored so I decided to color one of @asieybarbie's line art.

SO COOL! ♥

asieybarbie:

strawberryswishin:

I’m bullshiting and not doing any of my responsibilities I was bored so I decided to color one of @asieybarbie's line art.

SO COOL! ♥

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Finally got clothes for my new job. Menswear or nothing

Finally got clothes for my new job. Menswear or nothing

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