One obvious question which would seem to come to the fore from this series is, to overstate it a bit, were the proto-Europeans a culture of Matriarchal tree huggers who were invaded by a Patriarchal warrior culture? I would argue essentially yes; although I know that there are many Asatruar who would argue that Asatru--unlike Abrahamic religion--possesses a strong Matriarchal element as well. As bio-spiritual beings, we need both the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine to flourish as a civilization. Those who invented "Feminism" did so with the idea that it would be a type of controlled opposition; the only game in town. It has operated like a computer virus; evolving over time with unexpected consequences for those who have adopted it. "Feminism" is not feminine, Matriarchal, nor the Divine Feminine. It was constructed to emit male energy, therefore destroying the Divine Feminine. As stated earlier, we all possess aspects of both the Divine Masculine and Feminine. For example, masculine kindness is a positive trait from the Divine Feminine.
There is no evidence that I am aware of, which shows any particular cultural-spiritual conflict as various pre-Christian Indo-European groups came into contact with one another. The various spiritual traditions just seemed to harmoniously merge together. Even the ancient Romans used religious-merger as part of their colonial policy. I know that the Etruscans and Celts engaged in some small skirmishes, and Olympian Greek culture pushed aside the earlier Hekatean tradition. Still, these conflicts--at least in terms of pre-Christian religious traditions--apparently were quite small. Would it be too much of a stretch to state that thousands of years ago, largely Patriarchal Mediterranean and Teutonic cultures migrated into Europe; coming into contact with largely Matriarchal proto-European cultures, which resulted in a very natural merging of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine? In other words, for example, could much of the Matriarchal aspect of Asatru be the result of the influence of that ancient cultural-spiritual merger?
Reviewing the discoveries of archeologist Marija Gimbutas, sociologist Theodore Roszak wrote:
In Marija Gimbutas’s influential formulation, it was the Indo-European incursion of warlike Indo-European nomadic tribes, worshippers of masculine sky-gods, that replaced the matricentric cultures of Old Europe with an “androcratic warrior” society and that henceforth claimed all virtues of “civilization” for itself. But before that there had been a “civilization of the goddess" marked by peace and high art. Under the spell of this original version of Gaia, there was even a different kind of "city," one that honored the Earth and rested lightly upon it.
-- 'The Voice of the Earth' (Roszak; 2001)
Even coming from people who may not exactly have our best interests at heart, some truth can come out. Wasn't it really Abrahamic religion which, in it's ever fear of the spiritual and healing power of many women, formed this particular negative-Patriarchy which the world has now witnessed for many centuries? Isn't "Feminism" really just that same negative-Patriarchy for women? Instead of being a Patriarchal Traditionalist or it's like-minded Matrio-Patriarchal daughter.... why not embrace Radical Traditionalism! Our ancestors had already done it, prior to Emperor Constantine's conversion. The merger of the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine is really a union, and has nothing to do with the daily Rocky Horror Picture Show which so-called Western culture has embraced all-at-once overnight (government, media, education, sports and entertainment, the corporate world, celebrities, etc.). I certainly hope that what we're witnessing is not what the powers-that-be would call an "alchemical wedding." Knowing a little bit about these people, I'm not convinced that it isn't.
I think we can all think of at least a few strong but negative men and women, perhaps mistreated by certain individuals of the opposite sex, who met just the right person with noble qualities and all of their inherent positive instincts came back to them at once. Their dormant instincts were still there, as suddenly they became nurturing protectors after having been so self-destructive, negative, and critical. In the same way that our enemies are a coalition of many incongruent things, loosely tied together by the source of their funding.... we can and should be a coalition of at least different aspects of largely the same essential thing. Through a quirk of history, powerful aspects of both the Divine Masculine and Feminine came together to form the "original Western civilization" of our ancestors... then we were forced to give up the best thing we ever had.