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The Myth Of The Goddess

Author : Anne Baring
ISBN : 9780141941400
Genre : Social Science
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A comprehensive, scholarly accessible study, in which the authors draw upon poetry and mythology, art and literature, archaeology and psychology to show how the myth of the goddess has been lost from our formal Judeo-Christian images of the divine. They explain what happened to the goddess, when, and how she was excluded from western culture, and the implications of this loss.
Category: Social Science

The Moon

Author : Jules Cashford
ISBN : 030436262X
Genre : Consciousness
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Exploring the myths, symbols and poetic images, which have been inspired by the Moon, from the earliest Palaeolithic markings on horn and bone, to the crafted poems of the present, this book questions what these and the superstitions that persist, disclose about human consciousness.
Category: Consciousness

The Myth Of Isis And Osiris

Author : Jules Cashford
ISBN : 1898000506
Genre : Isis (Egyptian deity)
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Category: Isis (Egyptian deity)

The White Goddess

Author : Robert Graves
ISBN : 9780374710385
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The White Goddess is perhaps the finest of Robert Graves's works on the psychological and mythological sources of poetry. In this tapestry of poetic and religious scholarship, Graves explores the stories behind the earliest of European deities—the White Goddess of Birth, Love, and Death—who was worshipped under countless titles. He also uncovers the obscure and mysterious power of "pure poetry" and its peculiar and mythic language.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Dream Of The Cosmos

Author : Anne Baring
ISBN : 1906289247
Genre : Consciousness
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The Dream of the Cosmos is the story of a multi-layered quest to understand the causes of human suffering and to reconnect with a deeper reality than the one we inhabit in this physical dimension of experience. It seeks to answer the questions: "Who are we?" and "Why are we here, on this planet?" It is offered to those who are looking for something beyond the superficial values of our culture, who may be disillusioned with religious and secular belief systems as currently presented and who question political values which are deeply mired in the pursuit of power. It is written with two voices: one the voice of a personal quest and the other which explores the historical and psychological causes that have brought into being our present view of reality.
Category: Consciousness

Alone Of All Her Sex

Author : Marina Warner
ISBN : 9780198718789
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This unique study of the cult of the Virgin Mary offers a way of thinking about the interrelations of Catholicism and ideas of ideal femininity over the longue duree. An ambitious history of the changing symbolism of the Mother of God, Alone of All Her Sex holds up to the light different emphases occurring at different times, and highlights that the apparent archetype of a magna mater is constantly in play with social and historical conditions and values. Marina Warner's interesting perspective was forged in the aftermath of significant postwar developments in history, anthropology, and feminism and the book inspired fierce debates when it was first published in 1976. Alone of All Her Sex is also an emotive, personal statement, arising from Warner's own upbringing as a Catholic. It picks up on classic accounts such as Mary MacCarthy's Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood and Antonia White's Frost in May, as well as the author's own experiences at a Catholic boarding school. Highlycontroversial in conservative quarters, the book's arguments were welcomed and recognised by many readers who shared Warner's experiences. In this new edition, Marina Warner has written a new preface which reviews the book in the light of the current debate about secularism, faith, nations, and social identities. She takes issue with her original mistaken conclusion that the modern age would see the cult of Mary fade away and revises it in the light of recent popes' enthusiasm for the Motherof God, a fresh wave of visions and revelations, a new generation of female saints, and the reorientation of theological approaches to the woman question.

Hermes The Thief

Author : Norman Oliver Brown
ISBN : 0940262266
Genre : Social Science
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Hermes -- trickster and culture hero, divine child and patron of steady action, master of magic words, seducer and whisper -- is a vital and complex figure in Greek mythology. Who is this tricky shapechanger? A classic, prescient work dealing with myth and cult which traces the evolution of Hermes from sacred stoneheap and phallus to Homeric Hymn to Hermes and the Hesiodic poems.
Category: Social Science

Maiden Mother Crone

Author : D. J. Conway
ISBN : 0875421717
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Triple Goddess is with every one of us each day of our lives. In our inner journeys toward spiritual evolution, each woman and man goes through the stages of Maiden (infant to puberty), Mother (adult and parent), and Crone (aging elder). Maiden, Mother, Crone is a guide to the myths and interpretations of the Great Goddess archetype and her three faces-so that we may better understand and
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Alphabet Versus The Goddess

Author : Leonard Shlain
ISBN : 0140196013
Genre : Social Science
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Forging provocative connections among many fields, the author of Art and Physics demonstrates how alphabetic literacy caused the development of the brain's left half over the right, which affected the role and power of women. Reprint. Tour.
Category: Social Science

The Greek Myths

Author : Sally See
Genre : Mythology
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This is a book of tales of the ancient Greece. It introduces the most common Greek gods and heroes, which become the subject of many literature, plays, arts and movies throughout the centuries. There are many colourful pictures of great sculptures and paintings in the book, so one can learn the Greek mythology even more joyfully.
Category: Mythology