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Savage Breast: One Man's Search for the Goddess Paperback – February 27, 2006
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When Mr. Ward appeared at the Ottawa Writer's Festival in the spring of 2006 he made the comment that his Mother was in the audience and moreover, had read the book. Parts of it may have given her pause for thought.
All in all, a great read and I think I will have to read the author's other books.
This book is not so much Tim Ward (the author) researching the goddess in all her forms but rather a journey where he discovers himself. He travels all over Europe (sometimes with his fiancée) exploring ancient ruins and the cultures they defined. He not only addresses how the goddess was part of them in historical context, but goes deeper by trying to connect with the feminine power on a very personal and emotional level. He asks himself the questions many men avoid.
Are we losing a vital part of ourselves when we turned our backs on the goddess, the feminine divine? What would happen if men genuinely let go of patriarchy and accepted woman as equals, as half of the whole?
With raw honesty Tim Ward speaks of his failures and triumphs with woman and in life, which speak volumes to me. Tim Ward is on a quest and I felt I was with him every step of the way. It was so refreshing to read about the goddess from the perspective of a man when most of what I come across is written by women or by men with patriarchal ideals.
What did I learn from this book, it is very simple but very hard for me to put into words but I will try:
The goddess asks nothing of us other then for us the appreciate the beautiful of the world and to share it with each other. Imagine if we did only this how the world would change...
It is unusual for an intelligent, well-educated man to risk exposing his core beliefs and flaws in relation to feminine archetypes and the real women in his life. So the reader gets the fun of sort of spying on Tim's triumphs and failures with women. You get to jump right in and evaluate his actions and reactions along the way. This kind of bravery strikes a chord of truth. You can tell that it really is a quest, not weekend dabbling. He is actually going through a kind of alchemical transformation. Instead of trying to prove himself through separation, like most men seem to do, he proves himself through unification and transformation. Now that's the kind of quest that could change the whole world.
- book review by Kirstin Miller, excerpted from Psychic Reader Newspaper: [...]
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In a world that considers "goddess spirituality" something for women to engage in, but for men to blithely tolerate and conveniently ignore, this book was a treasure for... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Seshat Gaea
I cannot begin to express how important a book like this is. For a man to delve into the mysteries of the Goddess and open his heart to the oldest legacy on this planet is truly... Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by Miss Maya
Tim Ward takes us on his journey through love, sex, history, archaeology, psychology and the ancient Western world in his attempt to figure out why he can't maintain a... Read morePublished on December 20, 2007 by Alexa Riner