O Matriarcado Minoico (Keftiu) e a arcaica ausência de fronteiras entre arte, filosofia, política e religião

This entry is part 5 of 26 in the series Vol 6-2021

Abstract – This text is born more as an invitation: that to think the hypothesis of the arché (ἀρχή), original destination – of knowledges such as philosophy, dramaturgy, mythology, geometry (of Gaia and metrics; calculation of the Earth) and stereometry (de στερεός – solid and metric – calculation of contents) – as co-participant on a plan of a female deity, can become possible again, we propose the Minoan Proto Era, more precisely the island of Crete, as the most archaic cradle of our Civilization. We bet on the origin of this Civilization as marked by the performance of a Goddess whose historical period is here pointed as the Minoans, or Keftiu, in Egyptian. The main mode of action of this Goddess would be the capacity of making possible an eternal return of knowledge related to a world where mortals but also immortals are present. Who is this people whose priestesses would have existed under the leadership of a Goddess in the middle of the Mediterranean, about two millennia before the Christian Age? What we intend to do here is, from the remaining imagery records of this most archaic Civilization, that were there even before the Trojan War, to make evident an archaic art that Plato may also refer as the best art. To think this female ancestry in the Greek Civilization as marked by mysteries is already the goal of some Hellenists. Knowing that there is an abyss to the full realization of our project, namely the fact that the Minoan syllabary, the so-called Linear A, is not yet been deciphered — is important, but can not foreclose the accomplishment of our task. To jump over this abyss may one day become the mission of many? Or will our task forever be stuck in the realm of the impossible? It’s a risk we take. It will be necessary, to begin the accomplishment of our task, to answer the following question: images are or will be able to show the essence, ‘the coming to be (Γένεσς – οὐσία) of a Goddess? Plato’s answer is: No. For this philosopher, the essence, the being of each thing will be never revealed by the image that we can make of it. Recognizing the precarious and the ambitious’s character of our project will not prevent us from rethinking the foundations of our Civilization. To think this Civilization, so marked by the rise of technology in the detriment of knowledge, as based on the oblivion of the feminine will be, in end, our final task.

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