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Goddesses : mysteries of the feminine divine

Author: Joseph Campbell; Safron Rossi; Joseph Campbell Foundation.
Publisher: Novato, California : Joseph Campbell Foundation : New World Library, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Previously uncollected lectures and writings that trace the evolution of the Goddess, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance, and interpret classical motifs. Offers insight into self-actualization for women. Edited and introduced by the executive director of the Opus Archives and Research Center"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Campbell; Safron Rossi; Joseph Campbell Foundation.
ISBN: 9781608681822 1608681823
OCLC Number: 837956716
Description: xxvi, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: On the great goddess --
Myth and the feminine divine --
The goddess in Paleolithic cultures --
The goddess as nature --
Goddess-mother creator: Neolithic and early Bronze age --
Stone to copper: Anatolia and old Europe --
Copper to bronze: Crete --
Indo-European influx --
Spears and languages --
Burial mounds and suttee --
Mycenae --
Sumerian and Egyptian goddesses --
The abstract field: rise of civilization --
The Semitic influx: Sargon and Hammurabi --
Egypt --
Myth of Isis and Osiris --
Goddesses and gods of the Greek pantheon --
Artemis --
Apollo --
Dionysus --
Zeus --
Ares --
Athena --
Iliad and Odyssey: return to the goddess --
The judgment of Paris --
The Iliad --
The Odyssey --
Mysteries of transformation --
The once and future goddess --
Mystery cults --
The abduction of Persephone --
Dionysus and the feminine divine --
Amor: the feminine in European romance --
Virgin Mary --
The court of love --
The renaissance of the goddess --
Lift-off --
Appendix: foreword to Marija Gimbutas' the Language of the Goddess --
Goddess studies: essential reading.
Responsibility: Joseph Campbell ; edited by Safron Rossi, Ph. D.

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"Previously uncollected lectures and writings that trace the evolution of the Goddess, from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance, and interpret classical motifs. Offers insight into self-actualization for women. Edited and introduced by the executive director of the Opus Archives and Research Center"--Provided by publisher.
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