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"A mind lively and at ease" is a blog by a first-generation Russian-Ukrainian immigrant Maria K. (Maria Igorevna Kuroshchepova). An engineer by education, an analyst by trade, as well as a writer, photographer, artist and amateur model, Maria brings her talent for weaving an engaging narrative to stories of life, fashion and style advice, book and movie reviews, and common-sense and to-the-point essays on politics and economy.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Manuela Dunn Mascetti on the archetype of Eve

In many Easter religious currents, man attains truth through the medium of a woman. In the Tantra vision, for instance, the teacher, the guru, is a woman. She leads the man away from reason and brings him through sexual ecstasy into true knowledge. This concept may seem alien to us, for Western women have been so conditioned into feeling guilty about the temptation which has been misunderstood and manipulated for centuries, that they cannot place the force of this archetype within them.

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