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The Many Faces Of The Goddess

Author : Izak Cornelius
ISBN : 3727814853
Genre : Anat (Ugaritic deity)
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Goddess With Many Faces

Author : Sze Wing Vetault
ISBN : 0646990160
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Discover the goddess archetypes active in you, and how they affect your decision-making, relationships, life pathways and priorities. The goddess myths are rich in wisdom and provide us with a mystical roadmap to guide our own Hero/Heroine Journeys towards personal transformation. The Goddess with Many Faces draws on psychology, mythology and spirituality to provide a deep examination of the archetypal energies women experience through different stages of their lives. With useful self-care tools, including aromatherapy, wellbeing practices and self-reflective questions, this practical guide will empower women to gain a more profound understanding of career, family and relationships and offers hands-on advice on how to navigate life's journey.

The Goddess Has Many Faces

Author : Ashok Banker
ISBN : 9781529006681
Genre : Fiction
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Envoy Pillai is the best assasin in the field and believes he understands humans. Yet when he tries to destroy the rebel headquarter of Kali, he is up against a belief whose power he fails to understand. Ashok Banker assaults the senses through shock and awe in this powerful story. Exploring overarching themes of equality, social justice and feminism, this tale is refreshingly original.

The Many Faces Of Homosexuality

Author : Evelyn Blackwood
ISBN : 9781136550591
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking book examines the diverse manifestations of homosexuality in various historical periods and non-Western cultures. The distinguished authors examine Kimam male ritualized homosexual behavior, Mexican homosexual interaction in public contexts, male homosexuality and spirit possession in Brazil, and much more.

The Many Faces Of War In The Ancient World

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The Many Faces Of Ulc

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The Many Faces Of Virtue

Author : Donald DeMarco
ISBN : 0966322398
Genre : Christian ethics
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The Many Faces of Virtue is a personable collection of 48 short essays on the virtues, each no longer than six pages. Dr. DeMarco breathes life to the virtues with both historical and living anecdotes from the lives of such as great heroes as Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Pope John Paul II, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Emily Dickinson.

The Faces Of The Goddess

Author : Lotte Motz
ISBN : 0198025033
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The belief that the earliest humans worshipped a sovereign, nurturing, maternal earth goddess is a popular one. It has been taken up as fact by the media, who routinely depict modern goddess-worshippers as "reviving" the ancient religions of our ancestors. Feminist scholars contend that, in the primordial religions, the Great Mother was honored as the primary, creative force, giving birth to the world, granting fertility to both crops and humans, and ruling supreme over her family pantheon. The peaceful, matriarchal farming societies that worshipped her were eventually wiped out or subjugated by nomadic, patriarchal warrior tribes such as the early Hebrews, who brought their male God to overthrow the Great Mother: the first step in the creation and perpetuation of a brutal, male-dominated society and its attendant oppression and degradation of women. In The Faces of the Goddess, Lotte Motz sets out to test this hypothesis by examining the real female deities of early human cultures. She finds no trace of the Great Mother in their myths or in their worship. From the Eskimos of the arctic wasteland, whose harsh life even today most closely mirrors the earliest hunter gatherers, to the rich cultures of the sunny Fertile Crescent and the islands of Japan, Motz looks at a wide range of goddesses who are called Mother, or who give birth in their myths. She finds that these goddesses have varying origins as ancestor deities, animal protectors, and other divinities, rather than stemming from a common Mother Goddess archetype. For instance, Sedna, the powerful goddess whose chopped-off fingers became the seals and fish that were the Eskimos' chief source of food, had nothing to do with human fertility. Indeed, human motherhood was held in such low esteem that Eskimo women were forced to give birth completely alone, with no human companionship and no helpful deities of childbirth. Likewise, while various Mexican goddesses ruled over healing, women's crafts, motherhood and childbirth, and functioned as tribal protectors or divine ancestors, none of them either embodied the earth itself or granted fertility to the crops: for that the Mexicans looked to the male gods of maize and of rain. Nor were the rituals of these goddesses nurturing or peaceful. The goddess Cihuacoatl, who nurtured the creator god Quetzalcoatl and helped him create humanity, was worshipped with human sacrifices who were pushed into a fire, removed while still alive, and their hearts were cut out. And Motz closely examines the Anatolian goddess Cybele, the "Magna Mater" most often cited as an example of a powerful mother goddess. Hers were the last of the great pagan mysteries of the Mediterranean civilizations to fall before Christianity. But Cybele herself never gives birth, nor does she concern herself with aiding women in childbirth or childrearing. She is not herself a mother, and the male character figuring most prominently in her myths is Attis, her chaste companion. Tellingly, Cybele's priests dedicate themselves to her by castrating themselves, thus mimicking Attis's death--a very odd way to venerate a goddess of fertility. To depict these earlier goddesses as peaceful and nurturing mothers, as is often done, is to deny them their own complex and sophisticated nature as beings who were often violent and vengeful, delighting in sacrifice, or who reveled in their eroticism and were worshipped as harlots. The idea of a nurturing Mother Goddess is very powerful. In this challenging book, however, Motz shows that She is a product of our own age, not of earlier ones. By discarding this simplistic and worn-out paradigm, we can open the door to a new way of thinking about feminine spirituality and religious experience.

The Twelve Faces Of The Goddess

Author : Danielle Blackwood
ISBN : 9780738756127
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discover the Guiding Goddesses in Your Birth Chart and Ignite Your Authenticity, Passion, and Purpose Did you know that astrology and magick are woven from the same threads? The more you learn about one, the more you'll intuitively understand about the other. This inspiring, hands-on guide shows you how to connect with the twelve faces of the Goddess through astrology, story, ritual, and pathworking. Explore cross-cultural myths associated with each goddess, delve into astrology from a groundbreaking feminine perspective, and discover the personality, archetype, and correspondences of each zodiac sign to unlock a deeper understanding of yourself as the heroine of your story. Work with the specific guiding goddesses in your birth chart, learn how astrology is connected to the seasonal turning points on the Wheel of the Year, and much more. The Twelve Faces of the Goddess is a reminder that connecting with the sacred feminine is an empowering and radical act that can guide you on your journey. Praise: "Join [Danielle Blackwood] at that moonlit crossroads where magick and the sacred feminine intersect with astrology...Let The Twelve Faces of the Goddess be a lantern for you."—Steven Forrest, author of The Inner Sky "This beautiful perspective on the stars and our relationship to them is uplifting and inspiring, enlightening and intriguing."—Spirituality Today, 5-star review "An inspiring exploration of the archetypal interconnections between astrology, ritual, and the divine feminine."—Kris Waldherr, bestselling author of The Book of Goddesses and creator of The Goddess Tarot "Danielle has beautifully woven a book that everyone can use to enhance their journey into the feminine and the mysteries on many levels. Though it is about the goddesses and the feminine found in the archetypes of astrology, mythology, ritual and the magical, it is not a book for women only. It is a book for all on the seeking path—to the realms of their own inner space; all the types are familiar to us, but now we have the language."—Erin Sullivan, author, astrologer, and teacher "A refreshing look at astrology from the perspective of the divine feminine. The topic of astrology is often intimidating to learn, but Blackwood presents information about the signs and how to use the magick and power of the goddesses connected to them in an easy-to-understand and relatable way...this is a must-read."—Stephanie Woodfield, author of Dark Goddess Craft "This beautifully written book is a thoroughly uplifting, as well as informative, read and now has a place at the top of my list of favorite astrology books."—Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, author of The Planetary Myths and Take Control with Astrology "Looking for a book that seamlessly weaves Goddess spirituality, archetypal psychology, and astrology together into a tapestry of love, magic, and (surprise!) real-world wisdom? The Twelve Faces of the Goddess by Danielle Blackwood is the book you are looking for."—Anne Newkirk Niven, editor of SageWoman

The Many Faces Of The Divine

Author : Hermann Häring
ISBN : 0334030315
Genre : Experience (Religion)
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Introduction: The many faces of the divine? / Hermann Häring -- I. Images of God and the divine. 'Treasure to the good, protection to evil' / Knut Walf. God, gods and divinity in the Hindu tradition of the Pāñcarātra / Angelika Malinar. Zen and human existence / Ruben L.F. Habito. The paradox of the many faces of God in monotheism / David Tracy. Christian belief in the threefold God / Hermann Häring -- II. Dimensions of religious experience of God. God in Ntomba prayer / Laurent Mpongo. The experience of God in Jesus Christ / Bruno Forte. Meister Eckhart : the postponement of unity as a sphere of life / Frans Maas. The relationship with God and social conduct / Peter Eicher. The feminine face of God / Helen Schüngel-Straumann. Negative theology as postmodern talk of God / Erik Borgman -- III. The God of life and the gods of death. The divine in a godless society / Johann Figl. The God of life and the revival of religion / Pablo Richard -- Special column 1995/2: The church a/ Pablo Richard -

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