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Woman – Sophia


Very good account of the Goddess in all its ramifications. There are also many representations in the West: The Greek Athena, goddess of wisdom; Minerva, her Roman equivalent, goddess of all the arts; Diana, the huntress. Also Sophia, the divine … Continue reading

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Women and men


The Dharma of a woman is very different from that of the man. This is due to the differences in physiology and the psychology between them. The difference in the physiology is obvious. But, that which in psychology – well … Continue reading

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The feminine principle – lV


In previous posts on the feminine principle we noted that, in Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde, Life was linked with desire, and Love with death, and further that man can be redeemed only by and through woman. The theme in … Continue reading

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Tristan and Isolde – ll (fem. principle)


Tristan und Isolde Liebestod – ‘love death’ – is the central theme in Wagner’s opera with that title. A theme that reverberated through European culture from the time of the Romantic revolution – especially German Romanticism (Fichte, Schelling, etc.) – … Continue reading

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The feminine principle


The power of the feminine principle (Shakti, Prakrit-Nature): Creation, Life, Nurturing – and its cycles. Also desire, with its attending temptation. Woman, however, (embodiment of the Goddess) can also be redemptress (e.g. Mary in Christianity). In Wagner’s opera ‘Tristan und … Continue reading

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