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Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom: The Divine Feminine From Black Goddess to World-Soul

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This book takes the reader on a journey from pre-Christian spirituality to the present day, seeking out the presence of the Goddess--the divine feminine power of wisdom.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 28th 1997 by Aquarian / Thorsons (first published January 10th 1991)
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Wow, I don't think I can finish this book. I was all prepared to love it because I think Caitlin Matthews is wonderful, and a friend recommended this book, and I bought it at a great little metaphysical store in Oakland. But (1) I was looking for a book that is actually about Sophia, which this book is mostly not, and (2) I just cannot stand the ridiculous universalizing of all deities into one or two archetypes. I quote (from a section about the Qabala): "Binah, like Demeter, equates to the cre ...more
This book would have been a lot better if the author had included non western examples of Sophia, like Changing Woman, or the Brazilian Santa Barbara. The author said that doing this would make the book a lot longer. I hope some day some woman will write a more complete book on Sophia.
Struggled through this one many years ago. I wasn't even able to finish it. I tried, I really tried. I thought I just wasn't smart enough, that it was just me. I should get it. I didn't get it. I read sentences that were obscure and I tried to get a handle on it. I still own this. I may re-read this and see if I was just having a rough time or if this is truly a two star book.
Apr 08, 2009 Holly is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
So far, this book is amazing. I put it down a few months back and have yet to get back to it.
Title in German:
Sophia - Göttin der Weisheit
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Caitlín Matthews is a writer, singer and teacher whose ground-breaking work has introduced many to the riches of our western spiritual heritage.

She is acknowledged as a world authority on Celtic Wisdom, the Western Mysteries and the ancestral traditions of Britain and Europe. She is the author of over 50 books including Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, a study of Divine Feminine in Gnostic, Jewish and
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