Thursday, November 27, 2014
At your Thanksgiving table, remember the origin of such celebrations was to honor the Great Mother not the gynocide.
"Blood & Honey Secret Herstory - Thesmophoria.. where the original Thanksgiving was done in Paleolithic eras. Leaving the men to care for the children, the women gathered together for a period of 3 days bleeding together. Use of herbs was taken to perform the female solidarity in bleeding and for reduction of libido. In ancient Greek Agnus castus was used.
Thesmophoria was a SEX STRIKE... so as to have men learn to honor the Great Mother and daughters.
Roasting pigs in earthen pits and beer flowed freely, the bleeding and eating together was to honor the Mother. Later this flowed into a ritual for Demeter.
In Greek era it was to honor the birth of Athena who believed she was birthed from her fathers' forehead; patriarchy as an institution birthing patriarchal mothers and daughters.
Huge celebrations took place for Dionysia, Panathenaea and at the Thesmophoria. The gods were smothering out the Great Mother and her celebrations.
At your Thanksgiving table, remember the origin of such celebrations was to honor the Great Mother not the gynocide. How will you create oral memory traditions and practices that allow a learning environment for the Thanksgiving holiday that has lost meaningfulness?
Ask if a SEX STRIKE globally could possibly occur to oppose the violence against women and the moist mother earth. Thoughts?"
-Dr. Danica Anderson, Blood & Honey Secret Herstories