The Original Madonna: Early Neolithic Goddess


“Of course the Man was wild too. He was dreadfully wild. He didn’t even begin to be tame till he met the Woman, and she told him that she did not like living in his wild ways. She picked out a nice dry Cave, instead of a heap of wet leaves, to lie down in; and she strewed clean sand on the floor; and she lit a nice fire of wood at the back of the Cave; and she hung a dried wild-horse skin, tail-down, across the opening of the Cave; and she said, ‘Wipe you feet, dear, when you come in, and now we’ll keep house.'”

Rudhyar Kipling, “The Cat That Walked by Himself“


Marija Gimbutas captures my heart for at least three reasons: she was born in a Slavic country like me (Lithuania in her case, Poland in mine), spent her life in emigration, and stirred the patriarchal…

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8 responses to this post.

  1. lol! when i read this i said, i know laura will love this and repost. i almost reblogged too, but remember our trying to run away? LOL!!!

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  2. Haha, tooooooo funny! Yes, indeed. I don’t even subscribe to this blog, but it popped up. xox

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  3. perhaps my saying that sent it your way! obviously running doesn’t work twinsie

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  4. Posted by Kieron on December 10, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I loved “The Cat Who Walked By Himself” and would read it often as a kid. I’d pretty much forgotten it until now. I used to identify with the Cat, although maybe not so much nowadays. And re-reading it this excerpt, I wonder if I recognized certain truths in it, even at a young age.


  5. I’ve not read “The Cat Who Walked By Himself,” but now I want to. 🙂


  6. Kipling has been on my radar lately!


  7. Thank you for reblogging this.


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