As Adele Getty shows in this magnificent volume, the Goddess has played a far greater role in human spirituality than one might suppose at first glance. In her opening essay, Getty discusses the ancient Goddess religions and their spirituality of rebirth and regeneration. She goes on to discuss the "Patriarchal Inversion", but then demonstrates the ongoing presence of the Goddess in ostensibly patriarchal religions - for example, in what she calls "Unbidden Mariology" in the Christian tradition. The essay closes with considerations of what Goddess Religions might contribute to concerns in the modern world. The second part of the book, "Plates", and the third part of the book, "Themes", present a bewildering array of Goddess images from all over the world. One can learn a great deal about the Goddess simply from flipping through these pictures. Overall, this is a very well done synopsis of the Goddess across cultures and across time.