The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth

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Harper Collins, Dec 10, 2013 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 528 pages

This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity’s heritage. Now, with a new introduction and full-color artwork, this passionate and important text shows even more clearly that the religion of the Goddess--which is tied to the cycles of women’s bodies, the seasons, the phases of the moon, and the fertility of the earth--was the original religion of all humanity.

 

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Beautifully illustrated, but not so well written (or is it the translations that's ailing?), it was interesting, but not life changing. Interesting since Scaravelli, just like me, discovered yoga ... Read full review

Contents

BEGINNINGS
2
Marx and the Matriarchy
13
The Original Black Mother
21
Women as Culture Creators
33
The First Speech
39
WOMENS EARLY RELIGION
46
The Creation of the Universe
55
YinYang
63
Moon and Womb
189
Witch Rebel Midwife and Healer
200
Goddess of the Witches
208
Tantra and the World Spine
219
PATRIARCHAL CULTURE AND RELIGION
230
Suns Victory over the Dark Mother
244
The Sun God
253
The jealous God
265

Mysteries of the Throne the Cave and the Labyrinth
71
The Cult of the Dead
77
WOMENS CULTURE AND RELIGION IN NEOLITHIC TIMES
87
The Moon and the Stone
96
The Earth Mound as Cosmic Womb of the Pregnant Goddess
104
The Islands of Malta and Gozo
110
Twelve Circling Dancers
116
Earth Spirit Serpent Spirals and Blind Springs
124
Underground Caverns and Alchemic Mysteries
131
The Great Intellectual Triumph of Womens Culture
139
Moon Minds
150
The Cow Goddess and New Foods
161
The Moon Tree
171
Split in the Garden
276
Life as a Mistake
288
The WitchHunts
298
Denial of the People
315
The American Split
330
The Divine Homosexual Family
347
The Machine
358
Beyond the Male God and His Machine
391
Respell the World
425
Notes
433
Bibliography
477
Photograph and Illustration Credits
491
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Monica Sjöö is well known in Europe as the foremost artist and theoretician of the reemerging Goddess religion. Forty-four of her own works illustrate this volume.

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