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The goddess
Moorey, Teresa.
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London : Hodder Mobius, [2003]

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114 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
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Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997.
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BL625.7 .M66 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
BL625.7 .M66 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The Mobius Guides provide a fascinating overview to help readers come to grips with the basic principles, practices, and background of each subject area. Enlightening and fully accessible, these great introductions are ideal for the beginner, or for those who simply want to widen their knowledge in different areas.  This guide is a vibrant introduction to the Goddess, covering both the figure of the Goddess Herself and what She can inspire, liberate, and awaken in women and men. It traces Her development, examines Her mythology, and shows how you can bring elements of the Goddess into your own life.

Table of Contents

1 Why the goddess?p. 1
Implications of the loss of the Goddessp. 2
Splits and separationsp. 3
Goddess worship todayp. 5
Goddess worship as part of a culturep. 6
Many forms of deityp. 6
Patriarchy in perspectivep. 7
Historyp. 9
2 The ancient great motherp. 12
Female imagesp. 13
Cavesp. 15
Symbolsp. 15
The earliest mythsp. 18
The Son-Loverp. 19
The Wheel of the Yearp. 21
Human sacrificep. 22
Sacred sites of earth and stonep. 23
Myths and legendsp. 24
3 The triple goddessp. 29
The Maidenp. 30
The Mother Goddessp. 33
The Cronep. 36
Death and rebirth--a fourth aspectp. 38
The seasonsp. 39
The Moonp. 40
The Goddess Bridep. 41
4 The moon goddessp. 43
The Moon--gifts and associationsp. 45
Lunar effectsp. 47
Lunar festivalsp. 47
Man and the Moonp. 49
Moon goddesses and mythsp. 50
5 Red moon mysteriesp. 53
Prevailing attitudesp. 54
Tradition and lorep. 56
Periods and the Moonp. 58
Shaping our culturep. 59
The power and poetry of the periodp. 60
Union of oppositesp. 63
Myths and goddessesp. 64
6 The descent of the goddessp. 73
Demeter and Persephonep. 73
Inanna and Ereshkigalp. 77
7 Goddess of many facesp. 82
Mistress of magic and healingp. 83
Transcendencep. 85
Divine protectress--Kuan-Yinp. 87
The love Goddess--Aphroditep. 87
White Buffalo Womanp. 89
Goddesses of destructionp. 89
Kalip. 90
The Valkyriesp. 91
The Warrior Goddessp. 91
Fertilityp. 92
Lady of the Beastsp. 93
8 The goddess lives onp. 98
The Goddess in the Old Testamentp. 99
The New Testament and beyondp. 102
Into the futurep. 105
Further reading and resourcesp. 109