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Scholar, author and foremother, Carol Christ joins us tonight to discuss The Goddess and the Joy of Life in Ancient Crete. We'll delve into new research on matriarchies, the difference from patriarchy, define "love is free" in matriarchal societies and chat about Crete being a "gift giving" society. We'll talk about ancient rituals on Crete, redefine patriarchal myths and discuss the "immanental turn" in feminist theologies - and more.....
Crossing the threshold into the second half of the show, returning is Matthew Fox, author of over 30 books including the Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics and the most recently, Meister Eckhart. Matthew, a preeminent scholar and popularizer of Western mysticism, became an Episcopal priest after being excommunicated from the Catholic Church by Cardinal Ratzinger, who later became Pope Benedict XVI for such ideas as earth based spirituality and the Sacred Feminine. Matthew will discuss Meister Echhart (1260-1329) A Mystic Warrior for Our Times whose thinking/preaching was inalignment with the Beguines and the feminist and poet, Adrienne Rich.