“The ultimate meaning of Love is annihilation.” (Marguerite Porete)
(Marguerite was executed in Paris on June 1, 1310 for writing “The Mirror of Simple Souls” which the inquisitors burned along with her living body)
The “God” of male egos is the orthodox God –
But the God of “no self” is the real God
Women mystics in the Middle Ages (the beguines) knew all about this
And wrote about it until both they and their books were burned
By the “Biggest Ego” in the Western World –
That is, by the Pope’s orders to a congeries of self-centered and ambitious clerical males.