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The once and future goddess : a symbol for our time

Author: Elinor W Gadon
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looks at the portrayal of women in art from prehistoric times to the present, and discusses the use of Goddess imagery.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elinor W Gadon
ISBN: 0062503545 9780062503541 0062503464 9780062503466
OCLC Number: 60132925
Description: xv, 405 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. In the beginning : the sacred way of the goddess: The ice age : the earth as mother ; The unfolding of her mysteries ; Catal Hüyük : birth, death, and regeneration ; Old Europe : cosmic creation and the maintenance of life ; Malta : the temple as the body of the goddess ; Avebury : the great seasonal drama of her life cycle ; Crete : fulfillment and flowering --
pt. 2. The patriarchal takeover : the taming of the goddess: Sumner : the descent of Inanna ; Demeter's mysteries ; The Hebrew goddess and monotheism ; Is the Virgin a goddess? : the problem of the Immaculate womb --
pt. 3. The re-emergence of the goddess : a symbol for our time: The way of the goddess : an earth-based spirituality ; The goddess within : a source of empowerment for women ; The resurrection of the body and the resacralization of sexuality ; Reclaiming her sacred iconography : the artist as prophet ; Gaia consciousness : ecological wisdom for the renewal of life on our planet --
Conclusion: The promise of the goddess : the healing of our culture.
Responsibility: Elinor W. Gadon.

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Looks at the portrayal of women in art from prehistoric times to the present, and discusses the use of Goddess imagery.

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