Recently featured in TIME Magazine were Barbara Brown Taylor and her “In Praise Of Darkness” book, which proposes a post-Christian theology that seeks to resurrect a lunar-centric spirituality, alongside of (and maybe even a bit above), traditional Jewish and Christian ‘solar spirituality. Intriguingly, those recent views of Taylor Brown’s are much the same as those of 21st century neo-pagan and neuro-scientist Jenny Kien in her book, The Battle Between Moon Time And Sun Time.
Considering its blatantly Pagan thrust, could Brown Taylor’s attempt at re-unifying something as fundamentally whole and one as natural sun time and moon time be more than just that of a leading-edge theologian who is nearing the end of her teaching and ministering careers committing some kind of vocational suicide by shaking things up too much? Perhaps. On the other hand, if one gets beyond both Taylor Brown’s and Kien’s rhetoric by considering the words of writer Kelley Heckart’s pregnant with wisdom review of Merlin Stone’s feminist classic When God Was A Woman we find these words: “The key to a harmonious world is for both sexes to respect each other and not place one sex above the other-what we need in the world is balance.
That said, might both Barbara Brown Taylor and Kelly Heckart’s post-modern versions of Paganism and the earliest and most recent of versions of Christianity both be parts of the equation, two sides of the same New Greater Awakening, at least time-wise? One with an equal-opportunity view of “sun time” and “moon time” with which we all can with equanimity contribute to helping resolve some of Womankind’s as well as Mankind’s all too frequently acrimonious “his time” vs. ‘her time” conflicts?
Perhaps, at least if and when both kinds of time, sun time and moon time, are again seen for what they always were, are now and ever will be: natural time being mutely nurtured by their common Source. At least we who are parts of the Better Tymes Project like to think that viewing the passage of sun and moon time is easy with our patented TrueTyme displays. Btw, both in real time, and in Fast Time Mode, where you get to see sun time and moon time some tims comingtogether and sometimes moving apart during diferent parts of the month, like some cosmic dancing of the spheres,