CultureRenewalInitiative
HEALING THE PLANET

To begin with yourself

 


MOTHER CHINA 1

MOTHER CHINA 2

MOTHER CHINA 3

MOTHER CHINA 4

MOTHER CHINA 5

MOTHER CHINA 6

MOTHER CHINA 7

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MOTHER CHINA 11

MOTHER CHINA 12

 

Minorities
Dai * Bulang * Wa * Mosuo

 

KUNMING
MINORITIES VILLAGE
(Yunnan)

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THE DAI (THAI) PEOPLES

Thai stupa with Kirtimukha/Demon (a caricature of the Mother) images

 

THE BULANG PEOPLE

LADY AND HER BEASTS SERIES

An artistic composition of a vulva, two birds and a woman's head. It is proof of the fact that the Bulang revere the original Great Mother. Just like many other tribes the Han Chinese have probably pushed them to the south. It means that the Chinese heartland was once dominated by the Mother 

Vulva with two birds. Image of the Lady and Her Beasts

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Great Mother

Sun Father

On the left a most complete mythological image. At the bottom is the birthgiver, the Great Mother, with Her legs spread. Born out of Her - left and right - are Her Beasts (two buffalo's). On top Her crescent Moon with the Sun, once again emphasizing the Mother as the birthgiver of the Son

Lady and Her Beasts....

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Drum in vagina shape

 

THE WA PEOPLE

The Wa killed people for sacrificing them to Heaven. Mao Tse Dong made an end to this, "recommending" them to take buffalo's/goats instead

 

The Wa apparently had a clear sense of   equality between women and men. They related them to the Moon Goddess (left) and the Sun God (right). Fascinating, isn't it?

And then this. The colonizing powers (British, French) of IndoChina and Birma sent Christian missionaries to Yunnan. This was 200 years ago. Ever since there are Minorities which adhere to Christianity. They have a very primitive belief based on horror. Video's are shown of Jesus' death which are sickening. Just like the monks forced us to convert 1500 years ago, I thought. I felt really pity for these people   

Ongoing video about Jesus suffering and death

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THE MOSUO PEOPLE

In the Mosuo site I have shown the people. Here in Kunming Minorities Village I had the opportunity to photograph the facilities (rooms) in detail

The Sacred Hearth

The symbol to the right is NOT a FireGoddess symbol as some feminists wanted to suggest. At least not the upper part which indeed suggests "multiple breasts". It is not. What is "matriarchal" about this image is the big flower at the bottom. It symbolized the Womb. She is giving birth to Her Sons (the cubes) with the hope that they would become Enlightened rulers (flames) ("chakravartins"). This symbol can be seen on every (patriarchal) Tibetan Buddhist temple, however, without Womb!

The Lotus with Her Jewels

 

The "Room of Birth and Death" is the real sacred shrine in the Mosuo home. It underlines the belief in the Cosmic Womb, for only the Womb is giving birth while taking everything back into Her Dark Lap

Seat of Grand Ma

Seat of Elder Uncle

Again the (lotus)flower as the Cosmic Womb together with Her Sons ("The Jewels out of the Womb")

THE BEDROOM OF THE WOMAN/LOVER
Men have either a very simple room or sleep in dormitories
 

 

The home temple is in Tibetan Buddhist style. Buddhism is the other patriarchal religion that submitted minorities

Probably Maitreya

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