The Goddess: Myths of the Great Mother

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For as long as we have sought god, we have found the goddess. Ruling over the imaginations of humankind’s earliest agricultural civilizations, she played a critical spiritual role as a keeper of nature’s fertile powers and an assurance of the next sustaining harvest. In The Goddess, David Leeming and Christopher Fee take us all the way back into prehistory, tracing the goddess across vast spans of time to tell the epic story of the transformation of belief and what it says about who we are.
           
Leeming and Fee use the goddess to gaze into the lives and souls of the people who worshipped her. They chart the development of traditional Western gender roles through an understanding of the transformation of concepts of the Goddess from her earliest roots in India and Iran to her more familiar faces in Ireland and Iceland. They examine the subordination of the goddess to the god as human civilizations became mobile and began to look upon masculine deities for assurances of survival in movement and battle. And they show how, despite this history, the goddess has remained alive in our spiritual imaginations, in figures such as the Christian Virgin Mother and, in contemporary times, the new-age resurrection of figures such as Gaia. 
           
The Goddess explores this central aspect of ancient spiritual thought as a window into human history and the deepest roots of our beliefs. 

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David Leeming is professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the University of Connecticut. He is the author of several books, including Myth: A Biography and Medusa: In the Mirror of Time, the latter published by Reaktion Books. Christopher Fee is professor and chair of English at Gettysburg College. He is the author of Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic & Might. Together they are coauthors of Gods, Heroes, and Kings: The Battle for Mythic Britain

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“This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to understand the evolution of the woman as deity. The Goddess tells us the intriguing story of the feminine principle as worshipped in dozens of cultures and across thousands of years. Just about every goddess from India’s Kali to Ireland's Morrigan puts in an appearance in this amazing and sprawling saga. . . . Begin reading and prepare to be seduced by tales as old as Eve herself. You will not be disappointed.”
  (Jeffrey P. Cain, Sacred Heart University)

“Spanning the cultures of ancient India, Iran, the Near East, classical antiquity, and Celtic and Germanic Europe, and ranging from the Paleolithic to the ascendancy of monotheism, the authors unveil the many faces of the goddess: embodiment of wisdom; the incarnation of sexual desire; living nurturer of field, forest, and sea; life-giving mother; and sacred personification of death. The Goddess will stimulate readers eager for an introduction to the cultural and religious identities of these ancient cultures.”
  (Stephen Lahey, University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

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Description du livre Reaktion Books, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. For as long as humans have sought god, we have found the goddess. Ruling over the imaginations of our earliest civilizations, she played a critical spiritual role as a keeper of nature s fertile powers and an assurance of the next sustaining harvest. As people began to migrate across the world, the faces of the goddess and the roles she played were forever changed. The Goddess takes us back into prehistory, tracing the evolution of the goddess across vast spans of time to trace the transformation of belief and what it says about who we are. The metamorphoses of goddess figures that have taken place and the patterns we may discern in these changes, which span the millennia and a wide spectrum of cultures, have much to teach us about the development of human societies and values. This book shows us that the faces of gods and goddesses reflect the lives and souls of the peoples who worship them. It charts the development of traditional Western gender roles through an understanding of the shifting concepts of the goddess, from her earliest roots in India and Iran to her more familiar faces in Ireland and Iceland, and analyses the eventual subordination of goddesses to gods. From Demeter to Kali and Guanyin to Gaia, and from mother goddesses to warriors, virgins and destroyers, powerful female figures of worship continue to play a crucial role in belief systems today. The Goddess reveals how spiritual thought ties humanity to its ancient origins and shows us that the story of the goddess is also the story of ourselves. N° de réf. du libraire AA99781780235097

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Description du livre Reaktion Books, United Kingdom, 2016. Hardback. État : New. Language: English . Brand New Book. For as long as humans have sought god, we have found the goddess. Ruling over the imaginations of our earliest civilizations, she played a critical spiritual role as a keeper of nature s fertile powers and an assurance of the next sustaining harvest. As people began to migrate across the world, the faces of the goddess and the roles she played were forever changed. The Goddess takes us back into prehistory, tracing the evolution of the goddess across vast spans of time to trace the transformation of belief and what it says about who we are. The metamorphoses of goddess figures that have taken place and the patterns we may discern in these changes, which span the millennia and a wide spectrum of cultures, have much to teach us about the development of human societies and values. This book shows us that the faces of gods and goddesses reflect the lives and souls of the peoples who worship them. It charts the development of traditional Western gender roles through an understanding of the shifting concepts of the goddess, from her earliest roots in India and Iran to her more familiar faces in Ireland and Iceland, and analyses the eventual subordination of goddesses to gods. From Demeter to Kali and Guanyin to Gaia, and from mother goddesses to warriors, virgins and destroyers, powerful female figures of worship continue to play a crucial role in belief systems today. The Goddess reveals how spiritual thought ties humanity to its ancient origins and shows us that the story of the goddess is also the story of ourselves. N° de réf. du libraire AA99781780235097

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