Sacred Femininity and Magical Childbirth…

The feminine was sacred, when populations were smaller, and survival was doubtful. Thus reproduction was divine, and the act of childbirth truly magic. Some have even speculated that the connection between sex and childbirth was unknown until relatively recently, but I doubt that. The causal connections would seem to be too obvious. Likewise the mathematical connection between scarcity of life and the sanctity of life is also obvious, not to mention the role of the primitive mother, who could bear only once every three years, at most, so as not to be burdened with more than she can physically carry. The psychology implications were secondary, and the rise of patriarchy tentative. The biggest cities seem to have the loneliest people…

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