Sacred Or Profane

When patriarchy crystallized about five thousand years ago, the sacred women became “harlots,” “whores,” today’s “sluts.”
The patriarchal mind-set split the female archetype in two.
The “Madonna/whore” syndrome was invented by the patriarchal mind-set. It is a false splitting of the female. The “virgin/priestess,” which meant a woman who belonged to herself, was perverted into “prostitute” which means someone, a woman bought.
The chaste woman was turned into a drudge. She is someone who is owned. All women suffer I believe from this split. Inside ourselves we intuit the sacred sexual woman self. It’s here within our form.

– Starhawk

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SACRED OR PROFANE
by Atul Ranchod

Sexual
Sensual
Sinuous
Righteous
Rebel
Wronged
Wheathered many a storm.
Judgements
Pedistles
Harlots
Priestesses.
Temptress
Godess
Intuitive creatures.
Feminism
Hatred
Such a wide selection.
Evolution continues
Regardless of misintepretations.
Human.
Human?
Human!
When will the human
See past man or woman?
Each caught in endless concepts.
But present here
To this day
Existence and human
In reality’s play.
Felt the fires of desires.
What plagues all of us
Is to be acknowledged
At the deepest
Real
Point.
Perhaps we are still evolving
To one day
Comprehend the reflection
Past the enormity
Of so much historic violence
To understand the essence
From which we are fashioned.
Multilayered
Not so simple
Excavate
Dig into your own psyche
Unleash the demons buried
The human canvas
Upon which is painted
The story of
Man and woman
Is still unfinished…

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5 thoughts on “Sacred Or Profane

  1. Pingback: Sacred or Profane – rhythmandthedancer

  2. Thanks for sharing this poem. I have recently studied how the sacred can be found within the profane. This poem reminds me of that – that in a profane world, we must search for and create the sacred.

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