2. Mother Earth's recipe for success.

Gaia, or Mother Earth, is definitely the most popular New Age view of the Mother Goddess. Her worshippers are most visible on Earth Day each year. It is true that some followers believe the world's problems would be solved if all men were swallowed by a huge mother-of-a-volcano, and they spend many of their waking hours doing odd dances and praying for this to happen. But the more enlightened believers dedicate themselves to healing their ailing Earthly Mother by fighting an environmental battle. Noble as their Cause is, I hate to be the one to break the bad news, but according to Everything You Always Wanted to Know..., god is not a woman.

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