Given an acceptance of the status quo of the time, and the persecution of the church, the need for this advice... is... survival of the church.
The claim of "matriarchal paganism" is laughable. It's noble savage.
As a concession, I'd have better served you in using the word gynocentric, as opposed to matriarchal, that requiring more than merely an ideological proclivity. Still, the emphasis was on the feminine. The Church was never going to permit that. Were the Church's antipathy towards women merely grudging, as you suggest, why the need for a horrendous timeline of savage persecution? For kicks?
Could you please speak to the processes which make all this possible.