Quintessence…Realizing the Archaic Future.
A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto
Mary Daly 1998
The Fifth Spiral Galaxy: Expanding Here
Wild Women are Present to each other across Space and Time. For example, when we choose to hold an Intergalactic Congress on the other side of the moon, Hags of the millennia are Here Now.
On a more mundane plane, we do this all the time. Especially when we deeply hear each other’s words, we magnetize / summon our Foresisters as well as our Present and Future Selves. This great Summoning Summons the “sum total” of our energy/Gynergy, * which ultimately amounts to participation in Be-ing. The sum of our powers manifests itself in a Wild Call echoing across the Etheric Realms, as each woman awakens to the words “I Am!”
Wanderlusting Women are always on the move. Our Voyages Of Exorcism and Ecstasy comprise Moments of participation in Be-ing which carry Journeyers beyond imprisonment in fatherland. These Moments are Acts of Courage. Each Moment leads/leaps to another because it has consequences in the world which impel us to move onward.
Of Exorcism and Ecstasy comprise Moments of participation in Be-ing which carry Journeyers beyond imprisonment in fatherland. These Moments are Acts of Courage. Each Moment leads/leaps to another because it has consequences in the world which impel us to move onward.
The paths formed by our Moments/Movements constitute Spiral Galaxies, which, like the galaxies of the universe, are in perpetual whirling motion. At certain points in this Spinning progression the accumulated Gynergy of New Moments enables Voyagers to take extreme Qualitative Leaps and thus begin new Galaxies. Adventurously hurling ourselves into Galaxy after Galaxy, we Realize Other dimensions. **
In the Fifth Spiral Galaxy —the Realm of Expanding Here/Presence — we encounter the Fifth Cause, the Fifth Element, the Fifth Direction, and the Fifth Dimension. In this Galaxy we Dis-cover QUINTESSENCE, the Metaphoric Manifestation of Cosmic Integrity, Harmony, and Luminous Splendor in the Unfolding Universe. And we are arriving Here just in Time. For we must dispel the demonic destruction that is being inflicted upon women and nature by the frauds and fiends who rule fatherland.
*The word Gynergy, which was invented by Emily Culpepper, is defined as “the female energy, which both comprehends and creates who we are; that impulse in ourselves that has never been possessed by the patriarchy.” See Wickedary, p.77
**Elsewhere I have described my own experience of arrival in the Fourth Spiral Galaxy, where Voyagers experience Moments of Momentous Re-membering, retracing our earlier Moments as with as pen of light. This coincides with entry into Expanding Now. Our arrival in Expanding Now/Present opens the way for the Great Leap into Expanding Here/Presence. See my philosophical autobiography, Outercourse: The Be-Dazzling Voyage, esp. pp 1-21, and pp 335-339.