some notes on neanderthals and witches

December 28, 2008 § 2 Comments

–homo neanderthalensis

–1.7 millions years ago migration out of africa

–went extinct 28,000 years ago

–they lived side by side with homo sapiens in france (31,00–34,000years ago) and in israel (60,000-100,000 years ago)

–neander children were found buried with goat skulls

–neander were found buried with flowers

–neander cared for the sick, old, and injured

–the word ‘pagan’ means country dweller

–the word ‘heathen means heath dweller

–witches survived best in rural and peasant areas

–all those ancient sex manuals were for men

–‘the time of the singing birds is come’ song of solomon

–i will never be what you want me to be unless you want me to be free

–the word family comes from the word ‘famel’ which means servant/slave

–pater familias means owner of slaves/family man

–‘whatever cruelties men visit upon one another they have tested and refined on women’

–9 million women burned in witch burning

–‘kinder, kirche, kuche’ (children, church, kitchen) the nazi ideal of german womanhood

–whoever you vote for the government still gets in

–the dandelion sutra, neanderthal burials, a religion of caretaking

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we need a god who bleeds now

a god whose wounds are not

some small male vengeance

some pitiful concession to humility

a descent swept with drying

marrow in honors of the

lord

we need a god who bleeds

spreads her vulva and

showers us in shades

of scarlet

thick and warm

like the breath of her

our mothers tearing

to let us in

this place breaks open

like our mtohers bleeding

the planet is heaving

mourning our ignorance

the moon tugs the seas

to hold her

to hold her

the embrace swelling hills

i am

not wounded i am bleeding

to life

we need a god who bleeds now

whose wounds are not

the end of anything

ntozake shange

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