Category Archives: female consciousness

Angeliki’s Apricots

There are many things I will remember about my summer here on Paros this year. Like the apricots from Angeliki’s garden. And the tablecloth made from the countless fabric remnants that Alexandra has given me. This foto does not represent … Continue reading

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The Witch Within

Lately I’ve been thinking about becoming a witch. After the overwhelming male mortality of WWI, England had a big problem—too many women and not enough men. Women were obligated to fiercely compete for the men still around. If you weren’t … Continue reading

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Prediction or Prevention

When the notorious Calabrian criminal Giuseppe Villella died, Cesare Lombroso, Italian criminologist and physician, performed a post mortem on him. Lombroso discovered that Villella had an indentation at the back of his skull similar to those found in apes. Like … Continue reading

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Sacred Threshold     

Although it may appear just as a circle with a line cutting through it, the above is an abstract representation of the vulva. It’s made from the molar of a mammoth and found in a shaman’s tomb in Moravia The … Continue reading

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Ways of Knowing

Leonard Shlain’s The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict between Word and Image is a fascinating read about how writing reconfigured the human brain. Shlain says that preliterate agricultural cultures venerating female values used mainly the right half of the … Continue reading

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