Minister_ΘU𐌋;4998639 said:I'm upset for a number of reasons;
Firstly looking into Baba Yaga, I see it's Slavic root. Baba Yaga is a witch or shamanic woman, and from what I understand she is a neutral character, a quintessential zero.
<smile> And the spread seeks to turn the reader into their own Quintessential Zero,, their own inner questioner.
It is not for this reason I have found myself in upheaval. Rather I am soured by the western adaptation of the word "Baba" which in recent history has been used to often refer to male or female Christian Yogi's.
Cross-pollination happens. I tend to be a bit of a purist myself - then i'll go and do something culturaly inappropriate.
I hope rather that Baba Yaga's spread is seen for it's uniqueness.
So do I. Though, it's not 100% original - i based it on a conversation, years ago, with a forum-member who posed those questions to us, and I thought the questions would make a good spread.
I hope that you see some depth into my upset.
It was never my intention to upset anyone. But I respect your feelings.
Thank you also for the introduction to the legendary Baba Yaga. That is what I stood to gain.
Across many cultures there is the archetype of the Scary-Looking-Older-Woman-Who-Is-Actually-A-Teacher, ranging from kali to Hekate to Ceridwen to Durga to, even, the-wicked-stepmother/the-fairy-godmother. Baba Yaha, with her chicken-footed house, sits squarely in that mould, which is a venerable one.