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The Doctrine of Discovery
By Pope Gregory the 13th

Comments from The Book of Mother...

In our unbalanced society, our culture of duality, there is a split between nature and culture (perhaps due to the dual facet / function and evolution of the left and right hemispheres in the brain). 

When Pope Nicholas V began his Doctrine of Discovery (1452), the commonwealth and land ownership was going through a major transformation. No longer could the commoner fish, hunt, plant, grow on the commonwealth of the King, Prince, Duke, or Baron.

Pope Nicholas began a seize for power. As the Church grabbed up the sacred spaces of the Pagans, Druids and Wiccans to build their majestic stone churches, Nicholas gave explorers the power to claim any newly discovered lands for the Catholic Church. These were the circumstances staging the  Scientific Revolution.

Then around 1582, Pope Gregory XIII had his committee create a fictitious count of days to be codified as the Gregorian Calendar. This trade "device" would usurp the old Roman Julian calendar (occuring in Spanish countries, taking about 400 years to spread globally throughout the Americas).

Gregory must have known about the Mayan Tzolkin, since his Bishop Diego de Landa was in the new world burning Mayan codexes, and of course the Druid, Pagan and Wicca 13 moon, 28 days calendars of natural time. This was the time of the witch-burnings when the patriarch portrayed nature to be "evil;"  a dangerous seductive temptress (a reflection of this unbalanced world view of women).

Boys grew up never knowing the mother-craft of self-nurturing. It was structured in this new culture that the boy leave his mother, stop cleaving to mommy and stand up for himself. He was expected to master his environment, to conquer and have power over others. If a warrior, or man would sink because of the weight and stress of life & couldn't stand up to others, then he was seen as weak. The female has always kept the self-nuturing connection to nature.

With the sacrifice of women, burning witches at the stake, the patriarchy was attempting to blot out the 13 moon 28 day lunar collective consciousness. This power to control others became a commercialized slave making trade - modernized imperialism. Their brand of power would be perpetuated through colonization and an empirical calendar (count) to regulate trade "benefit's" and commerce.  In order to receive empirical "benefit's" and the protection of " BIG BROTHER," nation states were coerced and eventually forced to pledge allegiance to the crown.   

To conquer indigenous populations and so called  "new world" nations, the church upsurped pagan holy days for their own Christian holidays, creating a mind-set that has hypnotized the world for about 500 years. The mechanization of natural time by means of a 60 minute hour would soon follow.

"This false measure of time (12:60) escalates and encapsulates the human ego creating an illusion of power over the universe, nature and the entire world. Personal growth, self mastery, initiation(s), power and magic are all derailed by artificial time. This can only lead to chaos, aggression and war which it has succeeded in doing all too easy."

The terrorist is always seen as the other, the one out there. Rarely do we take the time to face the fear within or enemy without, to be at peace with all sides of life - the matriarchy and the patriarchy.

In the order to re-claim our cultural traditions we explore the nature of the Goddess, she is real, not just an archetype. Her nature & spirit are everywhere. She is the sacred never-ending flower of life. Her consort, the God, is the focal point in the cycles of life, living in natural time, divining through sacred rites the Great Wheel of the Seasons. Ultimately the Goddess symbolizes the sacred unity of all things on Earth. God with his many names and diverse attributes is naturally part of this too.

So to really go back to the
Goddess, we have to transform our whole dreaming culture. We might even have to change the way we live, think, work and eat. As a species we must needs reconsider the way we recreate or "vacation" i.e. to "vacate."

 AL I,51: "There are four gates to one palace; the floor of that palace is of silver and gold; lapis lazuli & jasper are there; and all rare scents; jasmine & rose, and the emblems of death. Let him enter in turn or at once the four gates; let him stand on the floor of the palace. Will he not sink? Amn. Ho! warrior, if thy servant sink? But there are means and means. Be goodly therefore: dress ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink sweet wines and wines that foam! Also, take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where and with whom ye will! But always unto Me."