Are You Sure You’re Getting The Right Care?

If you need any kind of medical care, you will need to spend some time making sure that those who are delivering it are adept at what they are doing. This is the kind of thing that can be hard to know upfront, and sometimes it takes a lot of time before you can work it out. But there are actually a number of signs you can look out for if you are keen to ensure that your care is going to be of the highest quality. In this post, let’s take a look at just a few of these, to give you some idea of the sort of thing you can look out for to make sure you get the care you really need. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Re-Examination of Human History for Gender Roles

It is with great pleasure that I open up the room to a guest post today. Welcome to Linnea Tanner! Linnea is an intriguing writer who pens blog posts and books about history, mythology and more. Here is her guest post about the re-examination of human history for gender roles.

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Introduction

To understand the present and the alternative pathways for future social evolution, we must re-examine human history to understand how religion supports and perpetuates the social order it reflects. Earlier ancient legends spoke of a more harmonious and peaceful age that the ancient Greek poet, Hesiod, wrote of as “a golden race” who tilled the soil in “peaceful ease” before a “lesser race” brought in their god of war. These legends tell of a time when women and men lived together harmoniously in partnership.

Today, many of us view these legends as fantasy. But did this Golden Age actually exist?
The Chalice and the Blade, written by Riane Eisler, provides a new perspective, based on piecing together ancient art, archaeology, religion, mythology, social science, and historical records, that the current presupposition that women are dependent and secondary to man has not always been divinely ordained.

World of the Goddess

Archaeological findings and mythology point to an era where our prehistoric ancestors worshipped the Goddess. Neolithic art portrays a rich array of symbols from nature that is associated with the worship of the Goddess and attests to the awe and wonder of the beauty and mystery of life. Everywhere—in mural, statues, and votive figures—there is the image of the divine Mother cradling her child. In the shrines of the Neolithic settlement of Catal Huyak (approximately 7000 BC), female figurines were found near the shrines.

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