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The goddess : mythological images of the feminine

Author: Christine Downing
Publisher: New York : Authors Choice Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a series of chapters each focusing on a different goddess or mythical woman, Christine Downing traces her own path of individuation from maiden-daughter to mature woman. A therapist, university professor of religion, and former president of the American Academy of Religion, she writes what is essentially an autobiography with an inner focus on her dreams and fantasies, and their meanings to her."--Cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Downing
ISBN: 9780595467747 0595467741
OCLC Number: 180765166
Notes: Originally published: New York : Continuum, 1981.
Description: 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: To start us imagining : the goddess --
Persephone in Hades --
Ariadne : mistress of the labyrinth --
Coming to terms with Hera --
Dear grey eyes : a revaluation of Pallas Athene --
Beginning with Gaia --
Artemis : the goddess who comes from afar --
And now you, Aphrodite --
To keep us imaginging : the child.
Responsibility: Christine Downing.

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"In a series of chapters each focusing on a different goddess or mythical woman, Christine Downing traces her own path of individuation from maiden-daughter to mature woman. A therapist, university professor of religion, and former president of the American Academy of Religion, she writes what is essentially an autobiography with an inner focus on her dreams and fantasies, and their meanings to her."--Cover.

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