[lit-ideas] Pacha-Mama

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
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  • Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 16:22:38 EST

Evans quotes Lovelock:
"Gaia cures its own diseases"
I would say _her_, having Gaia as one of the female goddesses or concepts  
_par excellence_.
This must be an anthropological universal -- to consider Mother Earth as  
feminine --. 
Even the Indians in Latin American call her thus, "La Pacha Mama".
I always found that slightly _sexist_.
Bachofen has elaborated a whole philosophy on this male (solar) versus  
female (chthonic, fertility-oriented) distinction. 


    Buenos Aires, not far from Macchu Picchu

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