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10 thoughts on “When God Was a Woman

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    It s definitely written in a way that is accessible to pretty much anyone, and should be part of your education in that it remains a perspective that people hold on to But most academics feminist archaeologists, Classicists and historians included agree that the majority of the evidence cited doesn t really hold up to snuff I m speaking in particular of Marija Gimbutas work, which is the most often cited If you loved this book, I strongly recommend following it with Cynthia Eller s The It s definitely written in a way that is accessible to pretty much anyone, and should be part of your education in that it remains a perspective that people hold on to But most academics feminist archaeologists, Classicists and historians included agree that the majority of the evidence cited doesn t reall...


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    Stone discusses the history behind the religion s of the Goddess Various religions in the past held that God was a female deity, as only females are the creators of life There is anthropological and archaeological evidence which suggest that the earliest religions were those with a female deity It wasn t until Indo European religions which eventually developed the Judeo Christian cultures came through with their male dominator culture, that the Goddess was first suppressed With this sup Stone discusses the history behind the religion s of the Goddess Various relig...


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    This was a very insightful look into a wide variety of past religions and cultures where women were revered and had much higher standings than in current cultures I only wish that Stone could have read the beginning of Captivating...


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    Favorite Quotes Jacquetta Hawkes wrote in 1963 that Australian and a few other primitive peoples did not understand biological paternity or accept a necessary connection between sexual intercourse and conception In that same year, S G F Brandon, Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of Manchester in England, observed, How the infant came to be in the womb was undoubtedly a mystery to primitive man in view of the period that separates impregnation from birth, it seems Favorite Quotes Jacquetta Hawkes wrote in 1963 that Australian and a few other primitive peoples did not understand biological paternity or accept a necessary connection between sexual intercourse and conception In that same year, S G F Brandon, Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of Manchester ...


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    Merlin Stone really knocked this introduction into how the Goddess religions were conquered by monotheism It s very short and many ideas are skimmed over I also wish she had used foot end notes instead of just a bibliography It makes it a lot harder to see specific books that match with specific ideas and quotes.She talks about the evidence found through archeological digs, ancient documents, religious practices, etc about the actual existence of Goddess worship Where it was practiced mainl Merlin Stone really knocked this introduction into how the Goddess religions were conquered by monotheism It s very short and many ideas are skimmed over I also wish she had used foot end notes instead of just a bibliography It makes it a lot harder to see specific books that match with specific ideas and quotes.She talks about the evidence found through archeological digs, ancient documents, religious practices, etc about the actual existence of Goddess worship Where it was practiced mainly in the Mediterranean and Near East And when Northern invaders started coming in and shaking things up.Goddess worship stemmed from t...


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    This book is a classic for a reason It is engrossingly compelling I do wish it were longer, the author states one idea after another, andexplanation and development of her ideas would have been great I am sorry to say that I am not well read enough to know how dated Merlin Stone s scholarship is or how this book holds up today One small item is that I have noticed in my own exploration is that Steven Mithen in After the Ice states that Gobekli Tepe shows no evidence of a Mother Godde This book is a classic for a reason It is engrossingly compelling I do wish it were longer, the author states one idea after another, andexplanation and development...


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    To read this book after having read Joseph Cambell s Masks of God made clearer to me that religion originated as a way to explain the unexplainable, most of which can now be explained In this book that uneasy feeling that reading the story of Adam and Eve is explained Through oppression and outright massacre the patriarchal myths and their purveyors overthrew what had existed for tens of thousands of years In the scheme of humanity s interaction with nature and explaining it through mythology To read this book after having read Joseph Cambell s Masks of God made clearer to me that religion originated as a way to explain the unex...


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    I can t believe I forgot to review this book I read it months and months ago.Anyway, I couldn t even finish it It was boring and dry and ridiculous.The author has no background in archeology or anthropology She s an artist ...


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    What can I say about this book that has not already been said It was not a complete eye opener, having previously been exposed to ritual and belief systems that venerated the sacred feminine, but Stone s work is a landmark on this topic.


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When God Was a Woman Here, Archaeologically Documented, Is The Story Of The Religion Of The Goddess Under Her, Women S Roles Were Farprominent Than In Patriarchal Judeo Christian Cultures Stone Describes This Ancient System And, With Its Disintegration, The Decline In Women S Status Index, Maps And Illustrations.