The Once and Future Goddess: A Symbol for Our Time

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Harper & Row, 1989 - Goddess religion - 405 pages
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Lavishly illustrated account of the worship and representation of the female deity in Western culture. Art historian Gadon describes ancient goddess-based religions, their suppression by patriarchies, their current revival, and prospects for the future. Includes over 50 color plates. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Having demanded that spirituality be reexamined in terms of women's own spiritual needs, the women's movement has brought a resurgence of prepatriarchal spirituality centering on the goddess--whatever ... Read full review

Contents

The Earth as Mother
3
The Unfolding of Her Mysteries
21
Birth Death and Regeneration
27
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Elinor W. Gadon is an art historian specializing in Indian aElinor W. Gadon is an art historian specializing in Indian art and culture and the analysis of images and symbols in thert and culture and the analysis of images and symbols in their cultural context. She has taught at Harvard, Tufts, and tir cultural context. She has taught at Harvard, Tufts, and the New School for Social Research. She lives in Berkeley, Cahe New School for Social Research. She lives in Berkeley, California. lifornia.

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