What is the function of the soul in society? In culture, in religion, in politics? Emotionally, what role does the soul play?
If the understandings that women held about the soul had the same historical significance and public presence that those of men do, in what ways would the soul be encoded into spiritual, cultural, social and political life?
These are some of the questions that I explore in my latest essay for Perspectiva, which you can read and download here.
Image is Light feet: The burned one prays for light feet (3 works) , 1977, by Mary Beth Edelson