'The Sexless Goddesses'
Rasa Von Werder
Now we need to take a break from the sexed-up men and the women they
cherish. We need to go to another plateau of MotherGod worship and it
Enter the Blessed Virgin. She always was a virgin and remained one
Her entire life. When Jesus was conceived, it was the power of the
Holy Spirit. When He was born, He dematerialized and appeared outside
Her womb. She never had sex with St. Joseph (who was also celibate)
and never married again. We who are the most fanatical Mary-devotees
believe this wholly and totally, and no Protestant or pundit can tell
us otherwise. So-called brothers or sisters were cousins, and that is
Now where does this sexless Goddess come in? Why does this image of
Mother Mary suit so many of us? We swear by her. To us, She is the
ideal image of Mother (and to me personally, of God. She is Woman and
God as Jesus is man and God, She is Incarnate God, Avatar, equal to
Jesus. And when someone told me She was higher than Jesus, being His
Mother, I did not cringe.)
Not everyone seeks a sultry woman to represent MotherGod. For some
sexless works. It works for me! Studies have shown that most people
cannot picture their own Moms as sexual beings. What does this image
provoke? What thoughts and feelings? You picture unconditional love.
She is no dominatrix ready to punish you for your sins! She is the
Refuge of Sinners, in fact. You run to her when you've made a
mistake, and in times of terror. When I have feared for my life or
had to face hard things, I held the image of Her strongly in my mind.
She stands at the Cross - His Cross and yours. You trust Her, you
depend on Her to see you through. She has gotten me through more shit
than I can remember.
The Sexless Goddess is an image of MotherGod very necessary for
mankind. Sometimes one needs a serene, above-it-all, indominable figure.
The image of Mary is without breasts, no curves, and the face of an
angel or martyr - the greatest Saint who ever lived. She sacrificed
Her Son to save mankind, and endured all His sufferings with Him.
There does come a time when people are ready to face the fact that
their sexuality could stand in the way of union with God. They want
to get above it and beyond it. They don't want to be attached or
addicted to sex. Perhaps they may want to forget it for a short time
- like a few hours - when they go to Church. Or they want to forget
it completely, for the rest of their life.
Some men, who have sought women for sex year after year after year,
might just decide that this isn't the way to fulfillment, and they
have seen they did not find fulfillment, but more and more pain. They
are tired of it, ready to give up. It's not a novelty any more.
They've done it thousands of times, and they are no better off than
they were originally. Now these men (and women as well) are ready to
deal with the sexless Goddesses of this world. Who are they?
They are the ministers, shamans, priestesses, gurus, swamis, and
spiritual leaders of all types. Although all women are SYMBOLS of
MotherGod, many are EMPTY SYMBOLS. What do I mean by that? I do not
mean that God is not in them - as God is in all people. What I mean
is they have no grace, shakti or anointing to give. So a man can
pursue a rock star, a celebrity, a beauty, a dominatrix, a bodybuilder
or wrestler, but sooner or later, if she has no spiritual power to
give him, he gets nothing but the emptyness of his own fantasy.
Nothing tangible is given to him, in spite of his hunger. Not so with
the Real Deal - the women who have God's grace to give. This is a
very important point.
Recently a friend of mine told me a 'Devi' almost banned him from her
group because he posted the url of a 'Church' that worshipped Marilyn
Monroe, Madonna, Britney Spears and other sexpots . The guru did not
get it, and do you blame her? Here was perhaps a woman who had
dedicated her life to bring God to others, sacrificed for this and
been graced, and now some guy comes along and says we should worship
Marilyn! Although I have said that we as a culture and society have
turned our attention to these Goddesses - I did not say they have
power! (Except for the power of imagination and faith within us!)
THE LOVE GODDESSES
Indeed, Love Goddesses have no love - someone said. No love given
them, he meant. A case in point was the sexually abused Rita Cansino,
who later became Rita Hayworth. Her own Dad has his way with her as
they earned their bread, flamenco dancing on the road. And he would
gamble their earnings away and made Rita fish (we're talking real
fish, off the bay!) for something to eat. No, Rita was not a Goddess
you could look upon for help. She was a broken vessal. Her famous
'They go to bed with Gilda, and they wake up with Rita.'
Another case, quite pathetic, was Hedy Lamarr. I read the book of her
life, 'Ecstasy and Me.' In it she said that being that Love Goddess,
that Star, she had all she ever wanted in life. The red carpet
everywhere. But one thing she did not have was virtue. She was a
convicted kleptomaniac. I lived in the Los Angeles area when Hedy was
arrested for shoplifting at Robinsons, a top department store. (I
recall the elbow length black leather gloves I bought there for $60.
in 1965) It was not a fluke. I knew her fence - who I did not
realize was her fence till I figured the whole thing out later. I
used to go to his 'underground store' looking for bargains. He knew
Hedy, and after years of seeing in the paper her getting picked up
again and again, it added up. The underground store was stolen goods
(which he denied to me, they were just clothes I bought, rather
out-of-date and overpriced), so I knew Hedy's fence. Now here you
have a Goddess men worship? But does she deserve it?
And poor Marilyn. I know she went to Heaven, because I communicated
with her there. She told me,
She also said to me,
'Be a star - it's easy!'
I had all I could do to get away from the hordes of men after me, and
she was telling me to love everyone?
'I can't love everyone,' I told her.
But she meant spiritual love, of course. There was a broken soul, and
the world still worships her. Now that she is in Heaven, she can give
help (albeit not a great deal, beause you have to be high up in Heaven
to wield power). Marilyn lived a sorrowful, sad life, not filled with
grace and light, trying to kill herself many times and finally
succeeded. No strength there to give to others! Frank Sinatra (in
spirit) told me he could not marry her because she was too needy.
'She would have consumed me,'
he told me.
WOMEN OF POWER
But some women do have power! There are few spiritual female leaders
in the mainstream world, but before long we will see the hidden and
powerful women emerging. The Wiccans will soon come out of hiding,
the Druids, Gnostics and Pagans will be mainstream. Soon, as
Matriarchy comes closer and closer, all this will be in the open and
We do have a fairly large number of female 'Devis', 'Swamis' and
'Gurus' on the internet, and no surprize, that they get more men than
women. There are not enough of such women out there yet - but they
In the mainstream, two women I am familiar with come to mind. One is
Juanita Bynum, the Protestant evangelical on Trinity Broadcasting. As
soon as Rev. Bynum comes out, spiritual mayhem breaks loose. It takes
but five minutes, and people fall into trancelike states, onto the
floor, holding their hearts, crying, rolling around in ecstasy, waving
their hands higher and higher in a sign of bliss. I have seen her do
this again and again. What is going on? Anointing! She has a great
anointing, which is power from God, from the Holy Spirit. People are
HUNGRY for women ministers, and when a good one comes along, they are
ready to give their hearts to her! They TRUST her.
Women of the past were Maria Von Etter (evangelist, faith healer, who
did so-called 'trance evangelism.' Both she and members of her
audience would go into a swoon where they would stay immobilized for
hours, absent to the world, but present to God!) Then came Aimee
Semple McPherson, 'The Greatest Woman of the Twentieth Century,' (see
article on my site!) the most amazing faith healer who ever lived!
Then the beloved Kathryn Kuhlman! People are hungry for such women!
Against all odds, these great females came out. They were oppossed,
threatened, warned not to do what they did, but they broke through and
made an impact. Women who do make it create more of a stir than men
because of the incredible hunger of mankind for MotherGod.
Now there are more than one great female yogis emerging in our
mainstream. The one I am most familiar with is Saint Amma, the
hugger. I know who she is because she appeared to me and anointed me.
Her power is absolutely sublime. We had incredible darshan. I gave
her my spiritual support and she touched me, took me aside, and spoke
to me in perfect English. She told me,
'You teach! You must teach! You teach!'
Her touch and hug was indescribable. I was euphoric for days. She
gave me, in the spirit world, what people receive in person. I was
lucky I did not have to go there in person, as it was impossible.
Amma, in speaking to me in English, exhibited her Holy Spirit Gift
called 'mission tongues.' This was well known in the old days. It
enables a missionary to communicate with those of foreign languages.
Her hug is not the hug of a relative. It is a sacrament - a
transmission of Shakti or Holy Spirit. And oh, what she transmits is
Saint Amma touches thousands of people with her every visit. She
transmits great spiritual power; healing and lifting people, and they
are anointed and blissed out. Her presence is a touch of Mother for
those who have none, or those who didn't get enough. In one moment,
you have the presence of a Mother condensed, spiritualized and shot
into you like a love drug. There are others, as I said, but I know
Saint Amma 'personally.'
Now to the question of the title of this article - of how men worship
beautiful women because of their hunger for MotherGod. Some of
these women were or are physically beautiful, (I have a picture of
Saint Amma very young, weilding a devi sword, and she is drop-dead
gorgeous!) but the primary beauty in these 'sexless' Goddesses is
their spiritual beauty.
It is interesting that the throngs of men (oh, so many) who gather
around women seek in them all the qualities of God - this is not
surprizing. They seek Beauty - God is Beauty. They seek Power - God
is power. They seek Authority and Domination and God is certainly
that! In women, they seek all of the above, and sometimes they find
it, and sometimes they don't. But they never stop looking!
Rasa Von Werder
September 5, 2005