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Title:
The living goddess : reclaiming the tradition of the Mother of the Universe
Author:
Johnsen, Linda, 1954-
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Publication Information:
Saint Paul, Minn. : Yes International, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
185 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780936663234
Format :
Book

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Central Library BL1216.2 .J64 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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This very readable, yet scholarly book, takes us to the temples, jungles, and cities of India to reveal a continuous stream of Goddess spirituality that is unbroken for most of human history. "The Living Goddess" also offers a vision of what our own Goddess heritage in the West must have been, revealing how much we lost when humans turned away from the Divine Female.


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Library Journal Review

Johnson, author of Daughters of the Goddess: The Women Saints of India (LJ 6/1/94) and devotee of Amritanandamayi Ma, uses story, myth, and Tantric cosmology to encourage Westerners to heed the rich and varied goddess‘traditions of Hindu tradition and to revive the lost or scorned traditions of the goddess within Western culture itself. Dwelling in turn on different aspects of the goddess as exemplified by her different names (Durga for power and so on), Johnson covers an ambitious range of materials, from post-Darwinian evolutionary theory to the Nag Hammadi texts. An interesting and idiosyncratic journey for readers interested in women's spirituality and religious experience, this is recommended for strong women's studies and religion collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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