Previous contributions from:

André Zsigmond

Mythology, Menstruation and the Land of Milk and Honey

The Temple of Hera at Olympia is thought to be by far the oldest and predates the temple of Zeus (470 BCE – completed circa 456 BCE). In fact the earliest Greek temple, according to Carl Kerényi, was that of Hera, and it was a prototype for the later, more “Olympian structures”.

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Ancient Tantric Goddess Worship – Past and Present

Vasant Panchami is the Hindu festival that marks the end of the winter in India and ushers in the spring. Young girls wear bright yellow dresses and participate in the festivities. The colour yellow holds a special meaning for this celebration as it signifies the brilliance of nature and the vibrancy of life.

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Desire for Enlightenment and the Feminine in Early Buddhist Myth

Solomon’s Song of Songs in the Hebrew Bible has a rich, sensuous and erotic imagery that has been the subject of various allegorical interpretations, chiefly as relating to God’s love for Israel, or Christ’s love for the Church.

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Rape, Murder and Misogyny – The Real Revelations of the Kama Sutra

Looking at the latest illustrated colour edition of the Kama Sutra one could be forgiven for thinking that that this book is one of the greatest erotic masterpieces ever written. The title of another edition, “Kama Sutra: Aphorisms of Love”, suggests that the Kama Sutra is meant to educate, enhance and expand the sex life of men and women, implying that its philosophy combines sexuality and intimacy with the quest for fulfilment of mind, body and soul.

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Mythology, Menstruation and the “Woman with the Issue of Blood”

Concern from the Vatican about environmental issues has been in the news lately. The ‘seven deadly sins’ have been updated to include environmental pollution and during his American visit the Pope repeatedly spoke of his concerns about damage to the environment. In July, on his Australian tour, “his holiness” recycled his speech on this topic once more.

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