A probing account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of self-value, power, and respect.
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About the Author
Barbara G. Walker, author of The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, and many other books, is a member of the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society and the Trailside Mineral Club of the New Jersey Earth Science Association.
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Thank you for opening my mind
This book is extremely informative and empowering for women of all ages, especially older women. It gives Christianity a run for its believers! There are many excellent, well thought out arguments that address patriarchal society's position for women that are of post-childbearing age. Rather than shuffling them into a hidden, undignified place that Western society does today, Walker examines the unique, essential roles acquired by mature women in pre-patriarchal society. In a time long before the 'I fallen and I can't get up' commercial, older women were respected as the wisest and most influential members or their communities. Walker reminds us of how pivotal women have been in all phases of life throughout history, and how their sacredness is vital for a healthier, proactive global consciousness that ennobles older and younger women.