on 4 July 2006
Altought this book is not yet available in english, the author has been trying to push its english translation and publication for a nuber of years now. I have read the italian translation of it. It is a monumental study on the ancient goddess religion and the suppressed rites of menstruation, but also the symbolism of mestrual blood and how it was transformed from the blood of creation in goddess worship to the blood of death in later (and also current) patriarchal religions. It is also much more than that. the author strips patriarchy and analyzes the collective unconscious also in children stories and explains how this helps shaping it. There is simply nothing of this kind available in english.