Through The Goddess

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"This book is a must for any woman who wants to connect with her deepest resources for empowerment and healing". -- Marija Gimbutas
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Overview

"This book is a must for any woman who wants to connect with her deepest resources for empowerment and healing". -- Marija Gimbutas
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Reis is a proponent of feminist archetypal psychology, and presents in this work her thesis and the development of her methodology. Included is an analysis of Ken Kesey's novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Viking, 1962) and frescoes in the Villa of Mysteries at Pompeii. At the outset, she states that current images of goddesses are reworked through the patriarchal imagination, leaving women voiceless and seeking their own images and mythologies. Using pre-patriarchal goddess images, Reis shows us a more earthy, many-faceted goddess in whom creation and destruction, life and death are all contained--a figure closer to women's experience of life than Greek and Roman examples. Recommended for most women's studies or psychology collections.-- Marilyn E. Schafer, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic Coll., Toronto
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826408563
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/19/1995
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Plates 9
Acknowledgments 11
Preface 13
Introduction: Theory and Practice 17
I The Mysteries of Creativity: Self-Seeding, Death, and the Great Goddess 34
II Facing Medusa: The Shadow Sister 60
III Good Breast, Bad Breast, This Is the Cuckoo's Nest: Patriarchy Imagines Matriarchy 86
IV Recovering Aphrodite: Healing the Abused Body 111
V Confronting the High Priestess Necessitas: Healing the Wounded Body 150
VI The Mystery Is Always of the Body: A Mid-Life Meditation on the Villa of Mysteries at Pompeii 177
Notes 215
Copyright Acknowledgments 225
Illustration and Plate Credits 227
Index 229
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