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Posted June 10, 2006
very enlightening and appreciated
This book is very truthful and very detail-oriented. I have never read a book that has been more real, just reading it brings back memories(from where, i can only guess). The Great Cosmic Mother has changed my life, and it is hard to find books out there that are dedicated to the past, present and the future. I recommend everyone to get a copy, you will be glad you did.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 14, 2001
A Textbook for the Reclaimation of All That is Female
For about 3 or 4 thousand years women have been told that we are the root of all evil. Women are the reason for the curse of Judaeo/Christian Original Sin. We are the temptress, whore, dark side etc., All of this and thousands of years of female enslavement is man's and his patriarchal religions' (Christianity, Judiasm, Islam, Hindu and so forth) attempts to dominate women and destroy the first religion, as well as the facts that women were the first, most knowledgable and most powerful practitioners/celebrants in this joyus,life affirming ancient religion. Women invented and/or discovered all of the important attributes of civiliation and for the last few thousand years men and their God have built civilization to suit themselves on the backs of their mothers, sisters, wives and daughters. THE GREAT COSMIC MOTHER will take you on a journey of biological, historical and psychological discovery. It will reveal the ultimate joy, sacredness and holiness that is woman and therefore our birthright. Wiccan, pagan, feminist or woman. This is a must read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2000
Amazing and Profound
Never before have I come across a book that so thoroughly covers the great tale of our beginnings and the enormous contributions of women to the foundations of 'cosmic' and earthly life. Sjoo and Mor's work is a wonderful source book for those interested in the largely hidden and obscured female dimensions of the human experience. The authors present a profound and substanial argument against the destructive influences of patriarchal societies which have deliberately attempted to erased the Womb/Mother/Goddess from the very world in which She has created. This book is a must read...a must know...a must embrace. Many thanks to Sjoo and Mor for this enormous contribution and for giving homage and respect to the 'Original Black Mother'. Ache.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 12, 2000
A well written and well researched book...
In-depth history of the earliest Goddess-based religions and beliefs from a wide variety of cultures. Great for those following an earth-based religion, or those simply interested in Goddess theology. As a Wiccan, I found it very helpful in learning the origins of early Goddess worship, but as I am not Dianic or very feminist I found it was a little harsh on the male aspect of religion and deity. If you approach this book with an open mind, you can learn a lot.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.