Son of a midwife, Socrates called his method maeutic (meaning midwife in Greek). Among the Graces and the Muses, no males. Yet how can this be? Most well known philosophers, poets, historians, etc. are men? Maybe our wisdom traditions are telling us, "Shut up and listen to that feminine voice that seems to come from without or above." Milton and company took dictation. We master a discipline in the hope that one day a Muse will master us, our voice hers.