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Symbols of the Goddess: Universal Signs of the Divine Female
     

Symbols of the Goddess: Universal Signs of the Divine Female

by Clare Gibson
 

The Goddess - the first manifestation of humanity's deeply rooted need to personify its sense of the sacred in a supreme being - had Her origins in prehistory. Before the masculine role in procreation was understood, women were credited with awesome natural powers. Small wonder that early societies were matriarchal and venerated the Goddess as the source of

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The Goddess - the first manifestation of humanity's deeply rooted need to personify its sense of the sacred in a supreme being - had Her origins in prehistory. Before the masculine role in procreation was understood, women were credited with awesome natural powers. Small wonder that early societies were matriarchal and venerated the Goddess as the source of creation, agricultural fertility and maternal care of human and animal life.

Illuminating a long-suppressed spiritual dimension with a wealth of photographs, fine art and powerful icons from around the world, this tribute to the timeless archetypal sacred female is as visually rich as it is stimulating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781887354202
Publisher:
Saraband (Scotland) Ltd.
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.71(d)

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