Myth of the Goddess Evolution of an Image

ISBN-10: 0140192921

ISBN-13: 9780140192926

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List price: $28.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.914

Colonel Laurens Van der Post, a British subject born in South Africa, has "spent most of his adult life with one foot in Africa and one in England." A soldier, explorer, traveler, and philosopher, he fought in World War II in Ethiopia, Syria, and the Far East. Since the war he has worked for the British government on a variety of missions throughout Africa. Van der Post's beautifully composed Venture to the Interior (1952) is much more than an account of the planned journey from London to Nyasaland in South Africa, the climbing of Mianje, and the exploration of Nyika. It catches the "unique and indefinable spirit of the ancient continent" and explores the interiors of people's minds. His The Heart of the Hunter (1961) points the way toward a rediscovery of the positive values of the wilderness in our own lives.

Foreword
Preface
The Mother Goddess and Her Son-Lover
In the Beginning: The Palaeolithic Mother Goddess
The Neolithic Great Goddess of Sky, Earth and Waters
Crete: The Goddess of Life, Death and Regeneration
The Bronze Age: The Mother Goddess and Her Son-Lover
Inanna-Ishtar: Mesopotamian Goddess of the Great Above and the Great Below
Isis of Egypt: Queen of Heaven, Earth and Underworld
Tiamat of Babylon: The Defeat of the Goddess
Goddesses of Greece: Gaia, Hera, Artemis and Athena
The Sacred Marriage
Goddesses of Greece: Aphrodite, Demeter and Persephone
Cybele: Great Goddess of Anatolia and Rome
The Iron Age: The Great Father God Yahweh-Elohim
The Hidden Goddess in the Old Testament
Eve: The Mother of All Living
Mary: The Return of the Goddess
Sophia: Mother, Daughter and Bride
The Sacred Marriage of Goddess and God: The Reunion of Nature and Spirit
Appendix 1: Prehistoric Times
Appendix 2: The Christian Gospels
Notes and References
Select Bibliography
Acknowledgements
Picture Sources
Index
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