Sunday, May 30, 2010
This is the story of Mary of Ishtar--- known as the Mother of God in your book. But the woman I knew is far different from yours. I know this because I lived it. The real story is that Mary of Ishtar, known as the Mother of God, was a warrior goddess. She actively courted giving birth to a holy man, a god. She wanted this very badly. Think of the story of Leda and the Swan, but in reverse. Joseph, merely her consort, chosen for his strength and his kind heart, chosen because he was malleable, a common man, a carpenter. Chosen and then abandoned when he became superfluous. This is not to say that he wasn’t a good or gracious because he was all of these things, but he was also not very bright. Mary of Ishtar had bigger plans.