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The Virgin Goddess

Author : Stephen Benko
ISBN : 9004136398
Genre : Religion
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The contemporary search for the feminine face of God requires a re- examination of the relationship of Christianity to the pagan world in which it was born. This study inquires into extra-biblical sources of Marian piety, belief and doctrine. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.


Author : V. Carroll Dunham
ISBN : 8174362614
Genre : Goddesses
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Artemis Virgin Goddess Of The Sun Moon

Author : Sorita D'Este
ISBN : 1905297025
Genre : History
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The goddess Artemis is best known today as a goddess of the hunt and of the new moon, yet to those who worshipped at her ancient temples and sanctuaries she was far more than just that. To them she was a powerful and complex goddess whose influence spread far and wide throughout the ancient world. She was worshipped and celebrated as a goddess of childbirth, women, song, dance and of wild animals. As the daughter of the Titan goddess Leto by the Olympian Fathre god Zeus, Artemis would prove herself from the moment of her own birth, by assisting her mother with the birth of her own twin brother, Apollo. Zeus, who fathered children with many other goddesses and mortals, had a special affection for ARtemis from the start and gave her all the gifts she asked for and more, making her one of the most powerful of the Olympian goddesses. Artemis, Virgin Goddess of the Sun & Moon by Sorita D'Este, explores the myths, powers and worship of this beautiful goddess. It is a throrough study with details of her temples and sanctuaries, the festivals which were held in honour of her, the roles she fulfilled in the myths, animals which were sacred to her, her relationship with her virgin attendants and other deities, as well as the many titles which were bestowed upon her. This groundbreaking book provides the most comprehensive study of this enduring goddess to date. ------ About the Author Sorita D'Este is a writer and researcher who lives and works in London, UK.She has a passion for the mysteries and gods of the western world and much of her work is focused on the spritiual and magical practices of ancient Greece, Rome and Britian. She is the co-author of The Guises of the Morrigan and Circle of Fire. Additionally she is a regular contributor to magazines, part works and journals, including DeAgostini's Enhancing your Mind Body & Spirit and Llewellyn's Annuals.

The Virgin Goddess

Author : Anjali Paul
ISBN : 1479364908
Genre : Fiction
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This love story is also a meticulously researched tale of a girl who was selected as the Royal Kumari of Kathmandu, Nepal at the age of four. A Kumari is a girl who is worshipped as a Living Goddess. The novel is based upon a clear-eyed understanding of the deep spiritual knowledge that nourishes this cultural practice. The heroine of "The Virgin Goddess" is Archita Shakya. When she is selected as the Royal Kumari of Kathmandu, she herself is worshipped as the Living Goddess. When she is deposed she returns to her family and acquires an education that is cut short during the pro-democracy struggles of 1989-1990. On discovering a plot to murder her after her wedding, she escapes from Kathmandu by assuming a false identity. In England she loses her original identity as completely as she lost her first love ... or so she thinks. However, life has a few more surprises in store.... This perceptive and witty tale of a Goddess who has to learn how to become a human being is a romantic, generous and very satisfying literary treat. This is a new and revised edition, and it also features an updated glossary.

Virgin Goddess A Tragedy

Author : Rudolf 1878-1942 Besier
ISBN : 1363480693
Genre : History
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Virgin Goddess

Author : Vincenzo Bellini
ISBN : UOM:39015096398162
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From Moon Goddesses To Virgins

Author : Peter Herman Sigal
ISBN : 0292798989
Genre : History
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For the preconquest Maya, sexuality was a part of ritual discourse and performance, and all sex acts were understood in terms of their power to create, maintain, and destroy society. As postconquest Maya adapted to life under colonial rule, they neither fully abandoned these views nor completely adopted the formulation of sexuality prescribed by Spanish Catholicism. Instead, they evolved hybridized notions of sexual desire, represented in the figure of the Virgin Mary as a sexual goddess, whose sex acts embodied both creative and destructive components. This highly innovative book decodes the process through which this colonization of Yucatan Maya sexual desire occurred. Pete Sigal frames the discussion around a series of texts, including the Books of Chilam Balam and the Ritual of the Bacabs, that were written by seventeenth and eighteenth century Maya nobles to elucidate the history, religion, and philosophy of the Yucatecan Maya communities. Drawing on the insights of philology, discourse analysis, and deconstruction, he analyzes the sexual fantasies, fears, and desires that are presented, often unintentionally, in the "margins" of these texts and shows how they illuminate issues of colonialism, power, ritual, and gender.

Babylon Religion

Author : David W. Daniels
ISBN : 9780758908438
Genre : Religion
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This is a history of goddess-worship. Written like a graphic novel, this well-researched book shows how goddess worship "morphed" through the centuries until it climaxed in its present most common form: the worship of the Virgin Mary. In different cultures, the names were different, but the goddess was the same. She was the Queen of Heaven, the mother of the god. She became the Mediatrix through whom all must go to reach their god.Author David Daniels is a stickler for research, so no one will be surprised to find a 30-page section of End Notes, as well as annotated bibliography. You can check out his facts for yourself! It's a heavy subject, but the illustrations by Jack T Chick help to make the story flow, and a lot easier for the casual reader to understand.

The Two Babylons; Or The Papal Worship Proved To Be The Worship Of Nimrod And His Wife

Author : Alexander Hislop
ISBN : UCLA:31158004314687
Genre : Papacy
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The Two Babylons

Author : Alexander Hislop
ISBN : OXFORD:590489881
Genre : Papacy
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The Mothers

Author : Robert Briffault
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002503725
Genre : Anthropology
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From Artemis To Diana

Author : Tobias Fischer-Hansen
ISBN : 9788763507882
Genre : Social Science
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Text in English & German. This book contains 19 articles dealing with various aspects of the Greek goddess Artemis and the Roman goddess Diana. The themes presented in the volume deal with the Near Eastern equivalents of Artemis, the Bronze Age Linear B testimonies, and Artemis in Homer and in the Greek tragedies. Sanctuaries and cult, and regional aspects are also dealt with -- encompassing Cyprus, the Black Sea region, Greece and Italy. Pedimental sculpture, mosaics and sculpture form the basis of investigations of the iconography of the Roman Diana; the role of the cult of Diana in a dynastic setting is also examined. A single section deals with the reception of the iconography of the Ephesian Artemis during the Renaissance and later periods.

Bible Myths And Their Parallels In Other Religions

Author : Thomas William Doane
ISBN : HARVARD:32044052931698
Genre : Bible
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Virgin Mother Crone

Author : Donna Wilshire
ISBN : 0892814942
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In Virgin Mother Crone Donna Wilshire charges us to remember the early Pagan religion of the Earth Mother and the ancient Triple Goddess: the Virgin, responsible for herself; Mother, the nurturing woman in the fullness of life; and Crone, the wise, old healing woman. Includes more than eighty original black-and-white drawings and seventeen watercolor paintings.

Second Collection Of Instructive Extracts No Vi Of A New Series Of School Books

Author : Scottish school-book assoc
ISBN : OXFORD:590891325
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Progressive Readers

Author : John Epy Lovell
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Romancing The Goddess

Author : Marijane Osborn
ISBN : 0252066553
Genre : Poetry
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Take three exciting medieval romances, translate them - two for the first time - into modern English verse, and you'll have only part of Marijane Osborn's Romancing the Goddess. Osborn introduces and translates the three tales, all dealing with women cast adrift upon the northern and Mediterranean seas, then shows how the stories forge a hitherto missing link with worship of a savior goddess in the distant past.

Living Virgin Goddess Kumari

Author : Indra Majupuria
ISBN : UOM:39015034932262
Genre : Hindu goddesses
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On religious life and customs of Nepal.

The Works Of Joseph Addison

Author : Joseph Addison
ISBN : UCR:31210000499929
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The Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author : Mircea Eliade
ISBN : 0029098807
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.

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