When God was a Woman

When God was a Woman PDF Book Detail Author: Merlin Stone
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Category : Women and religion
Languages : en
Pages : 322

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Here, archaeologically documented, is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women's roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women's status. Index; maps and illustrations.

When God Was A Woman

When God Was A Woman PDF Book Detail Author: Merlin Stone
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0307816850
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 379

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Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women’s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women’s status.

Feminist Architecture

Feminist Architecture  PDF Book Detail Author: Nicki Helene Hansen
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Languages : en
Pages : 490

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Conditions

Conditions PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 416

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The Flight from Science and Reason

The Flight from Science and Reason PDF Book Detail Author: Paul R. Gross
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Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 593

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"Evidence of a flight from reason is as old as human record-keeping: the fact of it certainly goes back an even longer way. Flight from science specifically, among the forms of rational inquiry, goes back as far as science itself... But rejection of reason is now a pattern to be found in most branches of scholarship and in all the learned professions."--from the introduction In the widely acclaimed Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science, Paul R. Gross and Norman Levitt offered a spirited response to the "science bashers," raising serious questions about the growing criticism of scientific practice from humanists and social scientists on the academic left. Now, in The Flight from Science and Reason, Gross and Levitt are joined by Martin W. Lewis to bring together a diverse and distinguished group of scholars, scientists, and experts to engage these questions from a wide variety of perspectives. The authors take on critics of science whose views range from moderate to extreme, from social constructivists to deconstructionists, from creationists and feminists to Afro-centrists. They discuss the rise of "alternative medicine" and radical environmentalism (here skewered as "ecosentimentalism"). They explain why the "uncertainty principle" does not work as a metaphor for ambiguity, and why "chaos theory" cannot be invoked without an understanding of mathematics. Throughout, they grapple with the paradox inherent in arguing with opponents who contend that reason itself, and thus logic, is suspect. Distributed for the New York Academy of Sciences

To be a Woman

To be a Woman PDF Book Detail Author: Connie Zweig
Publisher: Tarcher
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Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 279

Book Description
In this colleciton of essays psychologists, Jungian analysts, feminists, and scholars of Goddess cultures describe those key insights and experiences that can provide entry to a new level of consciousness.

Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood

Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood PDF Book Detail Author: Merlin Stone
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Category : Art
Languages : en
Pages : 456

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Discusses the goddesses and heroines from the ancient folklore and religious traditions of China, India, Greece, England, and other countries

Woman of Power

Woman of Power PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category : Feminism
Languages : en
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When God Was a Black Woman

When God Was a Black Woman PDF Book Detail Author: Joseph Gibson, Jr.
Publisher: Kitabu Publishing
ISBN: 9780976468387
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
A few years ago I read a book by Merlin Stone called When God Was a Woman, in which she wrote that "in the beginning, people prayed to the Creatress of Life, the Mistress of Heaven. At the very dawn of religion, God was a woman...the female deity in the Near and Middle East was revered as Goddess-much as people today think of God...the original status of the Goddess was as supreme deity...the Great Goddess was regarded as immortal, changeless, omnipotent; and the concept of fatherhood had not yet been introduced into religious thought." As a critical thinker, I know that sometimes a lie is told when the truth is declared halfway or haphazardly. Stone, who happens to be a White female artist and college professor, never mentioned the racial make-up of the female divinities of the world's earliest civilizations she wrote about. I don't know understand how Stone could write a book about When God Was a Woman and then later write a book on Three Thousand Years of Racism, which focuses on uncovering evidence of racism imposed by Indo-Europeans after they conquered most of the same regions discussed in When God Was a Woman, and fail to connect the probability that the Goddesses she first wrote about were originally depicted as Black women. How can she admit that "historical, mythological and archaeological evidence suggests that it was these northern people who brought with them the concepts of light as good and dark as evil (very possibly the symbolism of their racial attitudes toward the darker people of the southern areas) and of a supreme male deity;" but not admit that the Goddess of theses Black people was also Black before they and She were conquered by White people (i.e., Indo-Europeans). Whether this failing was accidental or intentional is irrelevant, yet one could assume that the Goddesses would originally resemble the people who worship them. According to Albert Churchward, "the earliest members of the human race appeared in the interior of the African continent about two million years ago, then from the region of the Great Lakes they spread over the entire continent. Groups of these early men wandered down the Nile Valley, settled in Egypt, and then later dispersed themselves to all parts of the world...As these early Africans wandered over the world, they differentiated into the various human subspecies that now inhabit our planet. The men who remained in the tropical and equatorial regions retained their dark complexions, whereas those that settled in the temperate zones lost a portion of their dusky pigmentation and developed a fairer skin." Provided that the original racial profile of the Nile, Indus, and Tigris-Euphrates River Valley as well as the Aegean civilizations has been clandestinely confirmed as Black/African, then the female divinities worshipped in these civilizations should also logically be Black/African. Accordingly, in the beginning, to revise Stone, God was a Black woman.

Growing up free

Growing up free PDF Book Detail Author: Letty Cottin Pogrebin
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ISBN: 9780553013405
Category : Family & Relationships
Languages : en
Pages : 641

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In Her Image

In Her Image PDF Book Detail Author: Kathie Carlson
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780877735847
Category : Adult children
Languages : en
Pages : 168

Book Description
In Her Image seeks to reconnect the very human problems of mothers and daughters with their deeper psychic roots. Carlson writes with emotion about this superficially-generated gap which exists between mothers and daughters and which can be healed through the process of psychic bonding.

The Sarah Winman Collection WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS

The Sarah Winman Collection  WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS PDF Book Detail Author: Sarah Winman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472253892
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 704

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Available together for the first time, Sarah Winman's first two stunning novels, WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. Discover one of the UK's most eloquent and moving writers through her Sunday Times bestselling, critically acclaimed literary sensations. 'Winman's narrative voice is beautifully true' The Times If you've never read the phenomenon that is WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT, now is your chance. It's a book about a brother and sister. It's a book about childhood and growing up, friendships and families, triumph and tragedy and everything in between. More than anything, it's a book about love in all its forms. Then experience the sheer joy of A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS, a book that Rosamund Lupton described as 'a glorious poem of a novel'. This is a story about Marvellous Ways, an eighty-nine-year-old woman who sits by a creek in Cornwall, waiting for a last adventure. It's about Francis Drake, a young soldier who washes up there, reeling from war and broken-hearted. It's about the magic in everyday life and the lure of the sea, and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels. Two stories. Two journeys. Two reading experiences you'll never forget.

WomanSpirit

WomanSpirit PDF Book Detail Author:
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Category : Feminism
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Rebecca Or a Woman s Secret

Rebecca  Or  a Woman s Secret PDF Book Detail Author: Caroline Fairfield Corbin
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Category : Women
Languages : en
Pages : 452

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