RETURN OF THE
Han Marie Stiekema Sermes
Q. In the course of our interviews, I got
the impression of an increasing level of concern on your part. Is this correct?
A. Yes, concern out of
Q. A sense of urgency, perhaps?
A. Well, looking at recent
findings, the future of mankind doesn't look rosy at all. It is the reason why the Mother
has interfered, after all.
Q. Where do you think of?
A. The combined factors of
food/water/energy shortage, climate change, the loss of biodiversity, pollution and of
course human population growth is rapidly moving to a unimaginable global disaster, of
which scientists believe will be the sixth big extinction wave.
Q. What would you like to say to people, right
A. That what they consider to
be "normality" is suicidal. This one sentence I would like to have announced on
every major channel worldwide, every day, every hour. When I see these smart looking
executives going to the office every day, with an "winners" expression on their
face, thinking that they are the cleverest breed humanity has ever produced, while in
reality being the ones, who are pushing the world into further disaster, then I think
"who is mad, them or me?"
Q. Are you really doubting your insights?
A. Not at all. I don't doubt
the Mother's wisdom. My only concern is, how to get Her Message spread in a as short
period of time as possible. One thing is sure: the "Father" is not going to save
you. He is part of the problem, instead of the solution. So my Mission consists of giving
people support in their effort to bringing about a turning point, before it is too late.
Q. Everybody's concern is the decline of
A. "To have is the
inability to Be". Which means, that the more we turn to real values like awakening,
wholeness, inclusiveness, friendship, compassion, love, solidarity, mutual assistance,
commitment and justice, the less the loss of luxury will be felt. Scientists say, that in
order to save the earth, we have to go back to the level of the fifties. So, I ask
everybody, what was wrong with the fifties? Were we less happy? The opposite is true.
Studies have shown, that with the increase of wealth, our happiness has gone down
accordingly. So, why not change NOW? Taking Refuge in the Mother could be the first step
in that direction.
Q. But, how could people surrender to
Something, they have never heard of before?
A. Indeed, some
"confidence-building measures" may be needed (laughing). For instance, besides
the spiritual/cosmic aspects of the Mother - on which I have elaborated a couple of times
now - some more insights into Her his(her)toric background could be of great advantage, as
well. It is good to know, that this is not the "first time", She is making
Herself known to mankind. In fact, the Great Mother used to be the foundation of life for some
hundreds of thousands of years. She was considered to be the Cosmic Womb, from Which
all life originated. What we know as "patriarchal religion" on the other hand,
only exists for the last - let's say - eight thousand years.
Q. Surprisingly, the same insight being
cherished in modern times, at least by you and maybe a couple of
A. Good joke (laughing). But
yes, introducing the Mother is to get things back to proportion, instead of the opposite.
If you follow the course of events, one could say the following. The first idols of the
Mother were found some 40.000 years BCE. This highlight - depending on place and situation
- lasted some 30.000 years. I call it Her "First Coming". Both through inner
disintegration - males emancipating themselves - as well as through invasions of
patriarchal Indo-European nomad invaders, destroying local agricultural communities, the
Mother lost Her All-Inclusiveness, in favor of Gods and Goddesses.*
* The Goddess "Europe" being
one of them. See picture.
Q. Who were these invaders exactly?
A. It included countless
peoples and tribes. The ones, who are most known are the Germans, the Slavs, the Greeks,
the Levites (becoming the dominating tribe of Israel) - the Jews themselves also came from
the North, were nomads and also destroyed e.g. assimilated local cultures (Canaanites),
although not belonging to the Indo-European entity - and in India the Aryans of course.
Q. Was this the beginning of a new era?
A. The transition between the
old and the new is a.o. represented by Sumer. Although already being a
"derivative" of the Sky God "An", the Goddess Inanna in Her qualities
of "Queen of Heaven and Earth", still gives us an impression of how things were
in the time before Her, the time just before the patriarchal take over. The Mother was
still in charge and very much revered. The difference with the ancient times was, that She
delegated Her power to a male "executive": Her Son/Lover. He used to be King -
in this case Dumuzi - in the Name of the Goddess. Because of his major duty - guaranteeing
the harvest - the King had to die every autumn, in order to be resurrected in spring. This
myth lasted a couple of thousand of years, culminating in the Magna Mater (Cybele) of Rome
and Her Son/Lover Attis. I call this period of time Her "Second Coming".
Q. To become utterly destroyed by the Greek
Pantheon and ultimately Christianity.
A. Superficially, yes,
including all terrible consequences. Deep down, the connection between the Mother and Her
people had not died out, though. Hence, the people forcing the church (in 431) to declare
Mary the "Mother of God", which of course was understood literally, returning to
the Mother - in the form of Mary - Her rightful title. Ever since, Mary a.o. as the
"Queen of Heaven", has increasingly dominated the church, the latter knowing
very well, that not Christ, but She had always stolen the hearts of the people. Especially
the Black Madonna's, which represented a "shortcut" between the Ancient Mother
e.g. Goddesses and Christian faith, were at the center of devotion. I call this period of
time Her "Third Coming".
Q. Overlooking this, the Mother has been always
a continuity, rather than having disappeared from the scene.
A. Absolutely. Only
superficially a "process" can be recognized, starting with the Original Mother,
disintegrating into the various Gods and Goddesses, then becoming the One Christian God,
the latter eventually swept away by Nietzsche and later by "modernity". On a
deeper level, the Mother never truly disappeared from the earth. It gives confidence,
hoping that people worldwide will recognize Her saving role, e.g. accepting Her as the
Ultimate Reality. Thus, "in these most desperate of times", the circle has
closed. She has come back to reclaim Her Original Position. I call it Her "Fourth
Q. Will it be Her last?
A. Good question. What do you
She saves us, if we want to be
Great Mother, have mercy upon
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