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The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth Paperback – May 27, 1987
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I loved the way the authors articulated the importance of the unpaid work women do, and how much our entire global economy depends on it.
This work is not only historical, it is current, prescient, and brilliant. It is crucial to our time, and should be mandated reading for everyone. If only we could make that happen!
"Because the enemy does not exist in space, but in time; four thousand years ago. We are about to destroy each other and the world, because of profound mistakes made in Bronze Age patriarchal ontology -- mistakes about the nature of being, about the nature of human being in the world."
Touching on *quantum physics*, the authors create a spiral of hope that defies the statement that we are calling for a *return* to a time that no longer exists, but to a time that cannot be destroyed because it is organic and essential to the survival of this planet and the people She embraces.
I loved the author's use of words, too, she does not limit her vocabulary or "talk down" to her readers, but she does not talk over their heads either.Read more ›
Buy this book if you have any interest in the human condition. An earlier reviewer claims that the book contains angry feminist rhetoric. Well, perhaps the authour is justified in her anger. She certainly is a feminist. But who better to speak about the subjugation and degredation of patriarchy than a woman who has lived with/under both? How can any clear minded individual look around them at our world and not be angry, sick, and furious with what we've done to it?
Every time I open this book and read a passage, I have an instant "aha" experience. These are the things I have felt and believed, but never had words for. This book is for everyone, from the lifelong feminist to the freshman high school girl (and boy!).
Feminists are often accused of wanting to return us to some misty age of superstition. We are accused of being anti-science, anti-technology, anti-progress, anti-human, anti-male. Nothing could be further from the truth. I personally am a very pragmatic, skeptical, science minded person. I love technology and the future is what I am happiest dreaming about. I love change and progress. What I don't love is our social/spiritual systems that feed off of and exist to promote human and planetary genocide. Only those who are the most in denial can say that there isn't anything wrong. But back to the point, the authors of this work use science to make their point. The extensive bibliography is a real treasure trove. The authours don't just say, "we believe it, thus it is so." Instead they cite their references at great length...
Don't be disuaded by negative reviews. It's one of the best 20 some dollars I've spent in a very long time. This book will change your life.Read more ›
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A very interesting and important read! Found intrest in this book after reading When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone.Published 19 days ago by Tanisha
This is an amazing book that I've checked out of the library a few times But I decided to buy one for myself and other friends... Read morePublished 19 days ago by sandra valls
Ok book, I really love the goddess myself, but the author seems to believe that the ancient world was nothing but a Goddess Worshiping utopia? Read morePublished 5 months ago by ernest clayton
We live in a narcissistic age where we sit by the lake gazing on our beloved reflection. But what about the evil in the world? It can't be me, must be someone else. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I agree with Thomas Jefferson's oft-repeated quote, "That there is not a truth existing which I would fear or wish unknown to the whole world. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joseph Hirsch