Continuing the conversation from last week about Yahweh’s connection to a mother goddess, Asherah, we progress into how she was discredited and divorced in Genesis.
We also talk about the cultural and societal context that may have prompted this divorce, codifying the patriarchy into religious text that was considered direct and irrefutable truth from God for the next 2600 years.
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Stockman, Susan Beth. “Daughters of Yahweh: Recovering the Deep Feminine from the Yahweh Complex”. 2015. Dissertation. Pacifica Graduate Institute.
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