We have lost what the shoe symbolizes in today’s world. If you look up on the internet what the symbol of the shoe means, it will tell you that it represents authority and power, humility and servitude, our direction and focus in life, or our faith in god. How you get faith in god from shoes is beyond me? What I have found will make way more sense and will answer a few of questions. One of those questions being, why would someone throw a shoe at President Bush?
I will admit, I did not know why throwing a shoe at President Bush in 2008 was considered the biggest insult Arabs could give someone. The reason given was that shoes are filthy because they walk on dirt and throwing your shoe at someone is throwing dirt at them. This is also the excuse given as to why temples around the world make you take off your shoes before entering. Muslims believe the shoe is so unclean that you must take your shoes off before praying. The shoe is so offensive in Arab culture that it is considered rude to cross your foot over your knee while sitting.
Discovering the true meaning of the shoe was a recent one for me. One I had been pondering for a long time. Because I have been enlightened my readers will be enlightened. The way it came to me is pure Magic and I show how it can be done in my post Voice of the Goddess. I wrote in my Leprechaun post that Leprechauns being shoe builders meant creating your own path. I was wrong. I will explain here shortly exactly what shoe builder means and it is way more interesting. I myself am a shoe builder and didn’t even know it.
The answer to the shoe comes from ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. Shoe fetishism was abundant in these ancient societies. Shoes in the ancient world were identified with female sexuality and the Goddess. When women took off their shoes in these ancient societies, phallic objects were inserted into them. This is the reason why Pharaoh Hatshepsut had several boxes of penises. I first thought it had something to do with Isis and Osiris, but one would suffice for that myth. She more than likely used these penises to put in her shoes when she took them off. When couples were newly married in ancient Egypt, shoes were thrown symbolizing a wish for good sexual relations and many children.
In some Nordic and Gaelic pagan rituals it was custom for the bride to give her shoes to the groom to show his right of sexual access to her. Some other customs had the brides throw the shoes over their head in the same way flowers thrown are today. Going further with it, some brides threw their shoes over the tribal chief’s head symbolizing the tribes marriage to the Goddess. This is all preserved in the nursery rhyme “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe”. She had all those children because her life was centered in her sexual organs. Extremely small shoes, like in Cinderella, represented virginity. This is why shoes are used to make women look more sexually attractive and not men. It is also the origin of shoe fetishes and explains why some people can own a crazy amount of shoes.
In my post His Royal Jesus, I showed how ancient texts use feet as a metaphor for a penis. This is the reason. A foot going into a shoe does not really have to be explained. Christians don’t understand that their precious bible has an erotic story right in front of their eyes with Mary Magdalen washing and anointing the feet of Jesus. This was a sacred sexual practice in ancient Egypt. Muslims throwing shoes as an insult is them throwing a women, the sacred feminine or a Goddess. In the Muslim religion being a women is as low as it gets. Christians have just as much disrespect for the sacred feminine, but they are not as blatantly hateful towards her today. Any religious or cultural reason around the world that make people take off their shoes before doing something or entering some sacred place is a slam on the Goddess. It is a patriarch temple and the Goddess has no place in it. Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism are not showing respect to a god or sacred place. They are showing disrespect to women and the Goddess.
Any story or myth where someone loses their shoe, it is showing that the Goddess was just lost. Just like this world has lost the Goddess. In myths where someone is a shoe builder or a shoe maker, they are trying to bring the Goddess back. Im not telling you to let others wear shoes in your house if you usually have people take their shoes off. Shoes are dirty. Im simply giving people the original reason why things are done. That way you can make a choice based on knowledge instead of lies.