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Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine
The first Joseph Campbell work to focus on the Goddess, edited and introduced by Safron Rossi, PhD, Curator of Collections at Opus Archives and Research Center, home to the archival collections of Joseph Campbell, Marija Gimbutas, James Hillman, and other scholars of mythology, Jungian and archetypal psychology, and the humanities.
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Goddesses: Mysteries of the Divine Feminine, is a book based on lectures and notes by the late Joseph Campbell. It is produced by the Joseph Campbell Foundation and edited by Dr. Safron Rossi. The book traces the Goddess in history from ancient times and peoples to around the time of the European Renaissance (around the 15th century).
It is a fascinating work and an in-depth look into an aspect of mythology that is frequently overlooked. Many works featu ...more
Change it did. Many scholars such as Margaret Murray and Marija Gambutas have stated that in man kin ...more
This book is a compilation of lectures given by Joseph Campbell on the subject of the feminine divine. Campbell traces the evolution of the concept of the Great Goddess from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaiss ...more
When reading Campbell, you can usually count on at least one instance where you get an insight into an old story you didn't have before, like Paris choosing between Aphrodite, Athena, and Hera, was a choice between three archetypal female characters, love/lust, wisdom/career, and home/hearth. The obvious r ...more
He is still an acknowledged giant in the study of mythology and folklore. Many of his ideas are still worth digging into, despite his frequent casual racism and sexism.
That discussion leads to an overview of the broad history of European religion, from the polytheistic "indo-europeans" (who would become Greek and Hindu), and the monotheistic Semites. The discussion of Christianity as a hybrid of those two groups (Christ being a Greek-style hero in a Hebrew tradition) is thrilling, as is the ide ...more
'The message here is of an actual age of harmony and peace in accordance with the creative energies of nature - which for a spell of some four thousand prehistoric years anteceded the five thousand of what James Joyce has termed the "nightmare" (of contending tribal and national interests) from which it is now certainly time for this planet to wake.'
The Feminine Divine is crucial to understanding the story of human philosophy, and though it's all still a mystery to me, the power of the Goddess- ...more
The goddess in her own right, is everything and her substance, her different manifestations in the pantheons and her essential universal meaning is beautiful. She's been with us since the beginning. I found her much inspiring, as a man, and I ...more