Those whose journeys to the Goddess were described in the previous chapter would agree that they found the Goddess in experience. But to say that thealogy is rooted in experience is to risk having it dismissed as "merely confessional," a code word in the intellectual and scholarly worlds for "not worthy of serious consideration." Thus it is important to demystify the mythos and the ethos of objectivity, which lead us to discount works that are written from a personal point of view.