And it is not just the ranking of the sexes themselves, but of the archetypal qualities and characteristics stereotypically associated with the male and the female. Going forward when I refer to the Feminine or the Masculine, I am alluding to this interwoven idea of the male/female dichotomy. In our culture, for far too long, the Masculine is held up as the one and only Divine ruler of heaven and earth and as the master of our souls for all eternity.
Last week, when we lost Carrie Fisher, we lost a cultural wise woman. Although her portrayal of Leia, the archetypal Princess, will live on as a cultural story or myth, Carrie herself, a woman who had earned the respected role of communal elder, she will be missed profoundly.