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The Double-Headed Goddess of Primal Myth (New)
by Young, George M
Publisher: Capall Bann
Book ID: 9781861631275, 1861631278
This book began with a conviction based on the perception of the enormous number of quite detailed resemblances between the major religious myths and legends of the world. Many of these resemblances had been spotted before but it was the author's conviction that, taken as a whole, they could not be attributed to accident alone: they were simply too numerous to be the product of coincidence and must be traceable in some way back to a common originating source, a proto-myth, in other words, from which the many myths of the world have derived.
In the late 1980's the author began to try to reconstruct what this proto-myth might have been and locate where and when it might have emerged. Increasingly, the evidence seemed to point to its having been an ancient matriarchal creation myth, featuring an earth and a moon goddess, the "double-headed goddess" of the title, in a cosmogony that explained the origin of the universe in a mythical form. The source of the proto-myth appears to have been Palaeolithic and European, or at least Eurasian, certainly in the northern hemisphere, although it was not until the European Neolithic Age between 8000 and 3000 BC that it reached its apogee as a unifying myth of a great goddess-worshipping cult that stretched from Ireland to the Indus Valley. The book charts the reconstruction of the myth and describes in passing the kind of society in which it once held sway. Based on years of historical research, the book is written in an accessible style. The motivating hypothesis, though, is none the less well defended for that and seems to be amply justified on the basis of the evidence cited.
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Beyond the Mauve Zone. Enhanced Edition.
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The Sworn Book of Honorius: Liber Iuratus Honorii
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Ibis Press / Nicolas-Hayes
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Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality
Allen, Lasara Firefox
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
"Jailbreaking the Goddess
is an important contribution to the writings on Goddess tradition and feminist spirituality. . . . I love her political savvy, her sensitivity around issues of diversity and cultural awareness and appropriation, and her unabashed celebration of pleasure, sensuality, and life!" -- Starhawk
Jailbreaking the Goddess is a revolutionary revisioning of the feminine divine. Where the maiden, mother, crone archetypal system is tied to female biology and physic...