The Language of the Goddess: Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization Paperback – 26 Feb 2001
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"'Gimbutas has not only prepared a fundamental glossary of pictorial keys to the mythology of the otherwise undocumented era of European prehistory, but has established the main themes of a religion in veneration both of the universe as a living body of Goddess-Mother Creatrix and of all the living things within it as partaking in her divinity' - from the foreword by Joseph Campbell"
About the Author
Marija Gimbutas was professor of European archaeology at UCLA. She wrote over twenty books, including Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe.
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It is slightly frustrating, to say the least, that thousand year old civilisations centered around feminine spirituality have just disintegrated.
'The Language of the Goddess' is a supreme example of how to compile and write a truly helpful and very usable reference work. All too often historical and archaeological works waffle and ramble in such a fashion that, when the reader wishes to access information concerning any particular event or individual, he/she must needs root out snippets in a variety of places. There's none of that in this work. It reminds me of a woman's neatly kept house where everything has its place and of how the man comes in and says he has lost something and is told by the house goddess: 'It's right there, just where you left it.'
Marija Gimbutas was an all time great woman to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude for her research work and refreshing outlook on the true origins of our religious beliefs and of how the self-regenerating womb of the universal Great Mother is a personification of how the universe truly works and makes infinitely more sense than does the 'Daddy in the Sky' concept. This work is labour of love and a real gem.+
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Excellent, I'm very pleased with this book.Concise, and just what I was looking for.Published 15 months ago by Allanah Piesse
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