This entry was posted on Monday, June 18th, 2007 at 1:24 am and is filed under Ray's Integral Blog. 4 Responses to “The goddess Yellama-Renuka”
Edward Berge Says: June 18th, 2007 at 8:31 am All of which adds to my point that “Tantra has its roots in pre-Aryan goddess religion.” The “freedom” from latter sexual repression is not so much from a rational, liberatory framework as from a worldview much closer to nature and sex but pre the differentations and integrations that make for “equal rights.”
ray harris Says: June 19th, 2007 at 12:58 am Hi Edward, Yes, magic-mythic, and in this matrix there seems to have been a split between matriarchal and patriarchal mytho-religious complexes, with the matriarchal placing an emphasis on fertility and sex magic. More on this later.
ray harris Says: June 19th, 2007 at 1:03 am Btw Edward, I agree that we can loose the magic-mythic stuff. My point is that the rational and integral stage becomes sex positive because sex negative morality itself based on irrationality and myth. It was once thought that masturbation would cause all sorts of ailments, but we now know masturbation is harmless. The same irrationality applies to homosexuality, nudity, etc… ray harris Says: June 19th, 2007 at 12:55 am Hi Goethean, I don’t mean to suggest it is B&W at all. Re the Aryan invasion. The reason that it is thought that the Aryans migrated was because of their influence outside India, notably Iran. If the Aryans were indigenous to India then how to explain Iran and the linguistic links to European languages, as well as the existance of Dravidian languages in the south of India?