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Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines

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ISBN-10: 160868217X

ISBN-13: 9781608682171

Edition: 2014 (Abridged)

Authors: Patricia Monaghan

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Patricia Monaghan is widely hailed as one of the pioneers in feminine spirituality. The first dictionary of goddesses ever published was Monaghan’s 1980 Book of Goddesses and Heroines, which was reissued several times and became a standard text in the area. Both a scholar and an award-winning poet, she spent years researching goddesses and heroines from every region of the globe. From the beginning, there have been goddesses who reigned alongside their male counterparts as figures of inspiration and awe. Today, even the most modern among us still speak of Mother Earth and Mother Nature, yet few books offer the depth and breadth of knowledge and information about the feminine divine as this…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 5/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.88" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 2.134

One of the leaders of the contemporary earth spirituality movement, Patricia Monaghan (1946 - 2012) had spent more than 20 years researching and writing about alternative visions of the earth. �Raised in Alaska, where much of her family still lives, she considered herself blessed to have learned the ecology of the taiga, the subarctic forest, in her youth. �She was a writer and reporter on science and energy-related issues before turning her attention to the impact of mythic structures on our everyday lives. The worldwide vision of the earth as feminine--as a goddess, called Gaia by the Greeks--led her to recognize the connection between ecological damage and the oppression of the…