To order Cristina Biaggi's new book and other Goddess related books click on these best selling book sellers for more information.
|Search the Web?
Use the Google Search Engine to find all subjects on the Internet.
by Brian Griffith
Hardcover (May 2001)
Zed Books; ISBN: 1856497992
This magnificent history of the desert relates the human consequences of its remorseless spread. As a result of the past several thousand years, the Great Desert now stretches in almost unbroken continuity from Mauritania's Atlantic seaboard through the Middle East and Central Asia to the Great Wall of China. The author seeks to understand how the great civilizations in the original "green lands" of North Africa, Ancient Egypt, the Middle East, South Asia, and China responded and changed under the pressure of invaders fleeing growing environmental degradation in the surrounding deserts. In fascinating detail, Brian Griffith's cultural history of the deserts of Africa and Asia shows how the expanding wasteland fundamentally reshaped people's images of nature, women, politics, and religion.
by William Ryan, Walter C. Pitman, William Haxby (Illustrator)
Hardcover - 319 pages (January 1999)
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684810522
The tale of a massive, devastating flood appears not only in the Bible but also in other ancient writings, often in similar terms, suggesting that it records a real and singularly memorable event. Ryan and Pitman, who are senior scientists at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, think the event might have been a huge and prolonged cascade of water from the Mediterranean that broke through a natural dam in the Bosporus Strait and plunged into what was then a freshwater lake and is now the Black Sea. They present both geologic and archaeological evidence for the flood, dating it at about 5600 B.C. "The Bosporus flume roared and surged at full spate for at least three hundred days," they write. The cascade inundated 60,000 square miles of land, forcing the people living in the region to disperse. The book explores the question of who those people were and where they went; it also examines the tradition of oral storytelling that could have passed the flood story from generation to generation.
by Enheduanna, Betty De Shong Meador, Judy Grahn
Hardcover - 256 pages (February 2001)
Univ. of Texas; ISBN: 0292752415
by Marija Gimbutas, edited by Miriam Robbins Dexter(1999)
Univ. of California Press
The quintessence of decades of research. . . . It excellently illustrates the various manifestations of the Goddess in the Minoan world and in ancient Greece, among the Etruscans and the Basques, in Celtic, Germanic, and Baltic religion. . . . For sure, the ideas of Marija Gimbutas about the 'Old European' civilization are controversial, but they are built on strong arguments and valid bases, which make it indispensable for her dissident colleagues to take heed of her writings.
by Marija Gimbutas(1974)
Thames & Hudson
Amazing art and sculptures from neolithic Europe. Worthy of Henry Moore. I would love to know where I could get replicas of the sorrowful god / goddess sculptures. Fascinating discoveries about the origins of the ancient greek religion. A must for anyone interested in European mythology.
by Riane Eisler(1995)
Harper and Rowe
In the spirit of her provocative, bestselling book The Chalice and the Blade, Eisler passionately envisions a future when women and men faces each other as equal partners and sex and spirituality are once again entwined. "This is Eisler's most stunning, far-raching, and practical gift--both to readers and to a world that must change or perish."--Gloria Steinem.
by Rachel Pollack(1998)
"Wow. What a book. It's totally changed my view of human history (and, more to the point, herstory) and brought fresh insights about the Goddess. The dawn of civilization and religion, the matrifocal civilization of Catal Huyuk and Crete, the Gallae, and the Eleusinian Mysteries are all covered, with a spin on such things as landscape, the labrys, and the Venus of Willendorf that I've never seen elsewhere"
by Annis Pratt(1994)
Indiana Univ. Press
by Burleigh Mutén (Editor)
Paperback - 192 pages Reprint edition (August 1997),
80 illustrations, 58 in color.
Stewart, Tabori and Chang; ASIN: 1556706081
"Offering a diverse array of images and words, from prehistory to present day, the mission of this genuinely inspired volume is to remind women of their "spiritual heritage, innate wisdom, the integrity of the female body, and its rites of passage." Prehistoric artifacts are juxtaposed with modern art, ancient verse with contemporary poetry. Painting, sculpture, photography, film, and performance art portray the goddess in all her roles: creator and destroyer of life, fertility figure, and ruler of love and wisdom....this multicultural celebration of the myriad expressions of womanhood reflects the ongoing influence and presence of goddesses." (Amazon Art and Architecture Editor's Recommended Book, 10/01/97)
by Martha Ann, Dorothy Myers Imel
Paperback - 645 pages Reprint edition (August 1995), a few b&w illustrations
Oxford University Press; ASIN: 019509199X
"Covering 30,000 years of goddess worship, and offering unprecedented access to information on more than 11,000 goddesses, nymphs, demons, and deified women, this fascinating book explores hundreds of cultures the world over that have worshipped female divinities." (Amazon Synopsis)
by Patricia Monaghan
Paperback - 384 pages 3rd edition (November 1997), some b&w illustrations
Llewellyn Publications; ASIN: 1567184650
1500 "Goddesses from every continent and culture, and representing every imaginable archetype from warrior to mother to lover. And even this dictionary doesn't exhaust the richness of the mythic vocabulary of the feminine. Throughout the ages, people have found the image of the goddess comforting, inspiring, awesome, alluring. She is inexhaustible as well, a fountain of female imagery." (Patricia Monaghan)
by Elinor W. Gadon
Paperback - 432 pages (November 1989),
200 black-and-white photos; 50 color photos
HarperCollins Publishers; ASIN: 0062503545
"Gadon provides a richly illustrated testament to the reemergence of the goddess in art and in the lives of contemporary women and men. " (Amazon Synopsis)
by Marija Gimbutas
THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. The publisher is out of stock.
Paperback Reprint edition (January 1994), fully illustrated
Harpercollins (P); ASIN: 0062508040
This beautifully organized, lavishly illustrated, scholarly, lively masterpiece is the last major work of the late, great Marija Gimbutas. UCLA professor of Anthropology and Archaeology, Gimbutas is the most widely respected authority on ancient goddess-centered cultures. She is also a creative pioneer, bringing data and artifacts into a holistic vision of the widespread goddess-worshipping civilization of Neolithic Europe and the Aegean. Everything is thoroughly discussed and illustrated: maps, tools of daily life, dwellings, village plans, goddess images and sculptures, pottery, symbolic motifs, and so on. The Civilization of the Goddess is an indispensable compendium on early Goddess-centered cultures. (ML)
by Marija Gimbutas
Forward by Joseph Campbell
Paperback - 416 pages Reprint edition (May 1995), fully illustrated
Harper San Francisco; ASIN: 0062512439
In this richly illustrated volume, the noted archaeologist and prehistorian Marija Gimbutas brings prepatriarchal civilization to life. A pioneer in archaeomythology--the interdisciplinary field based on archaeology, comparative mythology, and folklore--Gimbutas unequivocally establishes the existence of a goddess religion in Neolithic Europe with its roots in the Paleolithic. Through the interpretation of images and symbols, she reveals these matriarchal cultures, decoding the symbolic language that has remained embedded in our civilization. Illustrated with nearly 2,000 symbolic artifacts--sculptures, figurines, temple models, frescoes, vases, sacrificial containers--the book establishes the Goddess as the most persistent feature in the archaeological record of the ancient world. A symbol of the unity of all life in nature, her power was in water and stone, in cave and tomb, in animals and birds, in hills, trees, and flowers. Her main functions were life-giving, death-wielding, and regenerative. Gimbutas's magnum opus takes the existence of goddess-worshiping, earth-centered, egalitarian, and nonviolent cultures out of the realm of speculation into that of documented fact. Foreword by Joseph Campbell. 526 illustrations.
by Marija Gimbutas
VHS Tape Vhs Video edition (September 1995)
MYSTIC FIRE VIDEO; ASIN: 630331256X Running Time: 103m/COLOR
by Marija Gimbutas
Published by Sounds True
Publication date: October 1994 ISBN: 1564551369
by Joan Marler (Editor)
Paperback - 530 pages (March 1997)
Knowledge, Ideas & Trends, Inc.; ASIN: 1879198258
Thoughtful essays from a wide variety of scholars and researchers who have been influenced by the work of the late Marija Gimbutas. Very up-to-date, this book addresses many of the most pressing issues in female spirituality today.
Achitecture of the Goddess
by Cristina Biaggi, Ph.D.
Hardcover, 201 pages, fully illustrated with approximately 250 b&w and 69 color illustrations
Published by Knowledge, Ideas, & Trends
Publication date: October 1994
This important study of the architecture of the Goddess corrects common misconceptions and distortions advanced by other scholars, while building a powerfully convincing view of the world of the Neolithic Goddess. Combining impeccable original scholarship with a personal journey, Biaggi presents a detailed, sensitive, accurate, and loving portrait of tombs, temples, dwellings, and sculpture inspired by the Great Goddess from Malta to the
Animals of the Goddess
by Buffie Johnson
Paperback - 386 pages (October 1994), over 330 illustrations in b&w and color
Inner Traditions International; ASIN: 089281523X
Meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated study of the relationship between the Goddess and her sacred animals in ancient cultures. Includes discussions and lavish illustrations of the bird, lion, dog, serpent, butterfly, ewe and ram, spider, deer, fish, pig, cow and bull, scorpion, and bear. An acclaimed artist, Buffie Johnson began researching this book in the early 1940s, and as a result it is full of fresh information, inspiring and relevant on many levels: artistic, symbolic, mythological, ecological, shamanistic, psychological. (ML)
The Bawdy Goddess
by Winifred Milius Lubell, Marija Gimbutas
Hardcover - 244 pages 1 Ed edition (May 1994), illustrated
Vanderbiult University Press; ASIN: 0826512518
"Recounts the story of a little known but pivotal mythological character, known in Greek as Baubo, from primitive African and European carvings and cave paintings through classical art and literature and the facades of medieval Christian churches to contemporary myth making. Her characteristic bawdy jokes and gestures represent a female energy and power that have been suppressed or demonized by male-centered society." (Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or., 09/01/94)
The Dark Goddess
by Lucia Chavola Birmbaum
Black Madonnas is a prize-winning, deeply researched, historical study demonstrating ancient goddess origins of Black Madonnas, subversive peasant customs and rituals surrounding images of Black Madonnas, and their contemporary transformative cultural and political implications.
by Marion Woodman, Elinor Dickson, Marion Goodman
Paperback -256 pages Reprint Edition, 21 illustrations
Published by Shambhala Publications
Publication date: May 1997
"Earthy and immensely powerful, the Black Goddess has been a key force in world history, manifested in images as diverse as the Indian goddess Kali and the Black Madonnas of medieval Europe. But images of her have been conspicuously missing from the Western world for centuries--until now. Here, the authors explain the psychological significance of the divine feminine in the lives of modern women and men." (Amazon Synopsis)
by Merlin Stone
Paperback - 265 pages (May 1978), illustrated
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Publishers; ASIN: 015696158X
"Here, archaeologically documented, is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Known by many names, she reigned supreme in the Near and Middle East. How did the change in women's roles come about? By documenting the wholesale rewriting of myth and religious dogmas, Stone details an ancient conspiracy that laid the foundation for one of culture's
by Erich Neumann
Ralph Manheim, Translator
Paperback Reprint/2nd edition (February 1991),
well illustrated with b&w plates and drawings
Princeton University Press; ASIN: 0691017808
Fascinating and profound, this study of the archetype of the feminine principle from a Jungian perspective is a classic. One of his most useful contributions is Neumann's Schema, which distinguishes between the Elemental Goddess and the developed goddesses, and between the physically transformative mother goddesses (positive and negative) and the spiritually transformative goddesses (also positive and negative). See also Neumann's The Origins and History of Consciousness. (ML)