"Time of Gaia-Earth Mother" aligned with the Age of Virgo
(13,000 BC - 10,860 BC).
Ultimately, we are all Africans. Studies
of mitochondria DNA have proven that all human beings are
descended from a small population (less than a hundred
individuals) that emerged from Africa about 60,000 years ago.
The earliest written religious texts as well as the first
documented monotheistic religion also developed in Africa....
The West African
area is important because this is where the majority of slaves
departed for the New World. Hence large elements of West
African, particularly Yoruba, religion (blended with
Catholicism) can be found in religions such as Vodun (also known
as Voodoo) (Haiti), Candomblè (Brazil) and Santeria (Carribean).
The "Out of Africa,"
"African Eve," or "Mitochondrial Eve" theory, proposed in 1987,
has captured the popular imagination. The alleged
"mother of us all," said to have lived about 200,000 years ago
remains controversial but further research continues to bolster
planet wide culture
disappeared in a vast and almost incomprehensible cataclysm.
theory attempts to explain these flood myths by reference to the
known rise in ocean levels that followed the end of the last ice
age (and the melting of the ice caps) between 14,000 and 11,000
BC. While it is certainly true that the seas did rise, by as
much as 80-200 feet along different coastlines, the rise would
have been a very slow process, hardly noticeable in a single
lifetime, and definitely not a cataclysmic flood that rapidly
destroyed human civilization. To explain the mythic and legends
of sudden, massive and devastating floods a cause other than the
slow end of the ice age is needed.
An artist's impression of
Mitochondrial Eve who probably lived in
about 150,000 years ago.
Goddess figurines of prehistory
Obelisk returns to Ethiopia from Italy
Queen of Sheba's legacy restored
Age of Virgo
The months begin
and are like winter,
always longer than expected:
five months of winter, so you
long for it to end;
a time of rest and quiescence,
a time to turn inward:
add drawings to earth walls
white as fields--
grass brown in the cold,
and then disappearing beneath
fields that are
the soul's condition
cold and white
it is also woman
round and open
of existence, repetition
of birth and death,
sunlight and moonlight,
in caves, snakes
in a crevice,
on the forests' floor:
this is the time
of silence, of
the soul's gestation--
we see stars
moving in the sky.
M.A., is a poet, a college professor of English and Humanities and a
gifted intuitive. He is the co-originator of the Aquarian Symbols and
avid student of symbol