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.