Magazine October 16, 2017, Issue

Appetite for Creation

Jennifer Lawrence in Mother! (Paramount Pictures)

The universe rests on two divine principles, one masculine and one feminine. The masculine principle is restless and creative, the feminine principle nurturing and custodial. The masculine principle feeds on conflict, suffering, desire, loss; the feminine principle thrives on beauty, stability, order. The masculine principle draws on the feminine principle’s love in order to create, but wounds and weakens Her every time He does. This pushes the universe into a cycle, in which the eternal He is perpetually allowing the eternal She and what they make together to be pillaged, mistreated, ravaged, abused, and even crucified, in order to further

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