18 January 2010

And Even More Fun!

My 'bonus day' yesterday was well used :) We had a leisurely morning at home before hubby and Maggie drove me to my class at church. Something I have to clear up once and for all: Cakes is NOT a class involving food.

For more information on the curriculum, check here. The basic answer to 'what is Cakes for the Queen of Heaven' from the site says:
“Cakes for the Queen of Heaven” is a woman honoring adult RE curriculum by Rev. Shirley Ranck. It examines pre-Judeo Christian cultures that may have worshiped the female as divine. The concepts of equality and reverence for the female in a religious setting are eye-opening to many participants.

More than Goddess 101, this workshop series examines important elements of today’s women’s lives; personal, interpersonal and societal. It examines how our culture has been influenced by Judeo Christian values. The primary question raised is: How would your life have been different if, when growing up, the divine had been imaged as female? Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and beliefs, creating trust and strong bonds of friendship.

All that being said, my first Cakes class was good. We talked about our own body images as well as looking at a lot of slides of ancient depictions of the goddess. If you've seen some of these, they greatly emphasize the breasts and bellies. These are some 'large and in charge' chicks in stone!

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