Great Cosmic Mother

Author: Monica Sjoo
Homepage 9780062507914

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  • : $55.00(NZD)
  • : 9780062507914
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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  • : January 1900
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  • : Monica Sjoo
  • : G - Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects Ser.
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd
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  • : English
  • : 291.2/11
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Barcode 9780062507914
9780062507914

Description

An exploration of the Goddess throughout time and across the world.

"This reference book is an important addition for students studying women's ancient history and the roots of religion. Sjoo and Mor describe the great spiral of cultural movement that began 'in the beginning... with a very female sea,' and continued into Neolithic times. They show how our brains have been emptied of women's cultural history, and then they begin to piece together, detail by detail, that history. This does not lend itself to cover-to-cover reading, but it is a worthy book to discover while researching the roots of religion and/or the history of women as creators of culture.

Readers will get a varied taste of world symbols, obscure myths, dazzling images, and formidable goddesses which will allow them to see connections that they might otherwise miss in current culture. The black-and-white illustrations include sketches, photographs, and reproductions of Goddess sites worldwide and ancient artifacts and culture. While libraries with women's studies' collections and schools in which students study cultural history will need this book, it is also an engaging book to browse through, and belongs on the shelves of any library."--Lucia Bettler, School Library Journal