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)

(Source: ynannarising)




melisica:

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ontheedg:

♡

z-eniith:

this happened
All my other seasons I spend facing her.

~ Steve Brightman, from Literary Sexts (via alonesomes)


ateacted:

tea and happiness



tylerchokely:

*gets 5 notes on a post* this is it this is the big one


veganvibez:

i was just looking at all my stretch marks and like holy shit guys they are the coolest ever like our body is all “you grow? don’t worry friend i will stretch myself just for you” or like “you gained/lost some weight?? we will adjust for you” and then it’s like your body does everything for you and i think that’s metal as fuck

this is just a thank you to my body for being awesome to me all my life


fitnessfoodfabulous:

astheoddityfallsdown:

veganvibez:

Why is it such a hard concept to grasp that cows milk is for baby cows and not humans

why is it such a hard concept to grasp that soy milk is for baby soybeans and not humans

why is it such a hard concept to grasp that trix are for kids and not rabbits