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The Great Cosmic Mother - Barbara Mor

The Great Cosmic Mother

Paperback Published: 27th May 1987
ISBN: 9780062507914
Number Of Pages: 528

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This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity’s heritage. Now, with a new introduction and full-color artwork, this passionate and important text shows even more clearly that the religion of the Goddess - which is tied to the cycles of women’s bodies, the seasons, the phases of the moon, and the fertility of the earth--was the original religion of all humanity.

Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xviii
Women's Early Culture: Beginningsp. 1
The First Sex "In the Beginning, We Were All Created Female"p. 2
Marx and the Matriarchyp. 13
The Original Black Motherp. 21
Women as Culture Creatorsp. 33
The First Speechp. 39
Women's Early Religionp. 45
The First Motherp. 46
The Organic Religion of Early Womenp. 50
Female Cosmology: The Creation of the Universep. 55
The Cosmic Serpentp. 57
The World Egg: Yin/Yangp. 63
The Gynandrous Great Motherp. 66
Mysteries of the Throne, the Cave, and the Labyrinthp. 71
The Cult of the Deadp. 77
The Mother of Wild Animals and the Dancep. 79
Women's Culture and Religion in Neolithic Timesp. 87
The First Settled Villagesp. 88
Southeast Europe: The-Bird-and-Snake Goddessp. 91
The Megalithic Tomb: The Moon and the Stonep. 96
The Earth Mound as Cosmic Womb of the Pregnant Goddessp. 104
The Islands of Malta and Gozop. 110
Twelve Circling Dancersp. 116
Earth Spirit, Serpent Spirals, and Blind Springsp. 124
Underground Caverns and Alchemic Mysteriesp. 131
The Goddess at Avebury in Britainp. 133
Moon Time: The Great Intellectual Triumph of Women's Culturep. 139
Lunar Calendarsp. 144
Moon Mindsp. 150
Moon Motherp. 155
The Cow Goddess and New Foodsp. 161
Mother and Daughter, and Rebirthp. 165
The Moon Treep. 171
The Dark of the Moon and Moon Bloodp. 176
Moon and Wombp. 189
Menstrual Rites: Rights and Taboosp. 191
The Original Woman: Witch, Rebel, Midwife, and Healerp. 200
Goddess of the Witchesp. 208
Crete and the Bronze Agep. 212
Tantra and the World Spinep. 219
Patriarchal Culture and Religionp. 229
God as Fatherp. 230
The Olympian Malep. 235
Sun's Victory over the Dark Motherp. 244
The Sun Godp. 253
The Jealous Godp. 264
Split in the Gardenp. 276
Life as a Mistakep. 288
The Witch-Huntsp. 298
Denial of the Mother: Denial of the Peoplep. 315
The American Splitp. 330
"The Divine Homosexual Family"p. 346
The Machinep. 358
Beyond the Male God and His Machine...p. 391
...The Magic Flight Homep. 410
Respell the Worldp. 425
Notesp. 433
Bibliographyp. 477
Photograph and Illustration Creditsp. 492
Indexp. 493
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ISBN: 9780062507914
ISBN-10: 0062507915
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 27th May 1987
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 16.1  x 3.9
Weight (kg): 0.83
Edition Number: 2