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The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth Paperback – Illustrated, May 27 1987

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0062507915
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ HarperOne; 2nd ed. edition (May 27 1987)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 528 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780062507914
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062507914
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 830 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.54 x 3.73 x 23.5 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 299 ratings

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From School Library Journal

YA This long-awaited 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, formerly of Waltrip High School, Houston Independent School District
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity's heritage.

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