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The Great Goddess: Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present Jean Markale The Great Goddess Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present A study of the primordial figure of the Great Goddess and her continued worship through time as shown by the myths shrines and sanctuaries around the world that honor this powerful symbol of creatio

  • Title: The Great Goddess: Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present
  • Author: Jean Markale
  • ISBN: 9780892817153
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Great Goddess: Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present Jean Markale A study of the primordial figure of the Great Goddess and her continued worship through time as shown by the myths, shrines, and sanctuaries around the world that honor this powerful symbol of creation A noted historian on pre Christian societies provides an extensive worldwide listing of sites and sanctuaries associated with goddess worship Explores goddess worship in cA study of the primordial figure of the Great Goddess and her continued worship through time as shown by the myths, shrines, and sanctuaries around the world that honor this powerful symbol of creation A noted historian on pre Christian societies provides an extensive worldwide listing of sites and sanctuaries associated with goddess worship Explores goddess worship in cultures around the world, including Native American, Egyptian, Indian, and Oriental civilizations Demonstrates that although her worship has sometimes been forced underground it has never disappeared In ancient Babylon she was Anat, in Egypt, Isis and Hathor, Dana in Celtic Ireland, Rhea and Demeter in Greece, and in India, Anapurna the Provider She is the Great Goddess, the Goddess of Beginnings, the symbol of Earth and the giver of life, the Vast Mother, who represents all the powers and mysteries of creation for early humanity Shifting her solar association onto masculine deities and blackening those of her symbols that, like the serpent, could not be assimilated, patriarchal societies forced the preeminent power of the feminine into an obscure and subservient position Yet, as shown by noted scholar Jean Markale, the Goddess did not simply disappear when her position was usurped, and the power she represents has been the source of continuous religious devotion from ancient times through the Middle Ages up to the present day In looking at the plethora of myths, sites, and sanctuaries devoted to this powerful figure, The Great Goddess provides abundant evidence of the extraordinary permanence of her worship even at the heart of those religions that tried to destroy her.
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    1. As per usual Jean Markale s The Great Goddess Reverence of the Divine Feminine from the Paleolithic to the Present is a masterpiece of information and realization Not only is this book filled with knowledge of how the Goddess shaped the lives of the peoples in the past, but also how through them and Goddess worship, it has effected those of us in the present day Markale takes us on a journey through time and explains how the Goddess first came about as well as why Why the feminine divine was nec [...]

    2. I consider this book to be something of a mixed bag There s plenty of good info contained within, and Markale is spot on about borrowed pagan traditions But I question the veracity of some of his tenuous connections and extreme assertions The book is not particularly well referenced for an academic work, and yet Markale asserts that view spoiler the Persian goddess Anahit, the Greek goddess Anaitis, the Phoenician goddess Tanit, the ancient British goddesses Anna, Dana, and Don, the Iranian god [...]

    3. This is a fine introduction to the Great Goddess who was and still is worshiped for tens of thousands of years and why it is important to acknowledge that not all myths are patriarchal My husband read this for a college course in mythology that he is taking and it looked good so I read it too The course is an online one from Excelsior College and he let me look at the comments from classmates in their posts and also their replies to his own post where a crazy Christian woman went off on him for [...]

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