The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets Paperback – 1 Jan 1987
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About the Author
Barbara G. Walker, author of The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, and many other books, is a member of the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society and the Trailside Mineral Club of the New Jersey Earth Science Association.
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Whatever mood I am in, however much time I have to spare, I dip into this book and always come away feeling changed by the experience. Although some reviews suggest that it is pro-women and a feminist text I would disagree - I think that it expresses also how men too have suffered in terms of identity over the past 2000 years. If anything I would say that it is anti the Roman church - something which anyone who knows a lot about this history of the church would have to agree with.
It really is the perfect book for anyone with an interest in history, religion, mythology, feminism and symbolism. If I became enormously rich I would make sure that a copy of THIS BOOK were in every hotel room around the world! I believe that the secrets which this book tells should be taught in schools and brought to the attention of everyone.
I know this seems overly emphatic but I just cannot express eloquently enough the importance and enormity of this wonderful book.
This big book holds an incredible amount of information about myths, symbols, womens' role in ancient cultures, origins of common words and customs, fairy tales, gods, goddesses, beliefs and religious motifs. It is, after all, an encyclopedia
P.S. It goes really well with the encyclopaedia about Sacred objects and symbols, too.
As other reviewers put it so well: "So absorbing I got utterly lost in it for hours and hours" and "This encyclopedia documents the subversion of global matriarchal cultures. It is immaculately well-referenced, much more so than the contrived versions of history that have been force-fed to us" and "a celebration of womanhood ... and an objective description and comparison of the assorted mythological deities worshipped over the millennia; what people believed - and how so many beliefs are mirrored in different cultures - different names, same stories."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
anyone seeking the truth must read this book, this is a book for men and women.Published 14 months ago by david lloyd
For persons interested in history and the oldest history: i.e. myths, this is an obligatory book, and from an entirely new angle.Published on 19 Feb. 2013 by Arne Gunnarsjaa
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