Normal view MARC view ISBD view

In all her names : explorations of the feminine in divinity / edited by Joseph Campbell and Charles Musès.

Contributor(s): Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987 | Musès, Charles, 1919-2000.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [1991]Description: 177 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0062506293 (alk. paper); 9780062506290 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Femininity of God | Goddesses | DeitiesDDC classification: 291.2/114
Contents:
The goddess of nature and spirituality : an ecomanifesto / Riane Eisler -- The "monstrous Venus" of prehistory : divine creatrix / Marija Gimbutas -- The mystery number of the goddess / Joseph Campbell -- The ageless way of goddess : divine pregnancy and higher birth in ancient Egypt and China / Charles Musés.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Call number Status Date due Barcode
Book University of Texas At Tyler
Stacks - 3rd Floor
BL215.5 .I5 1991 (Browse shelf) Available 0000000773986

Includes bibliographical references.

The goddess of nature and spirituality : an ecomanifesto / Riane Eisler -- The "monstrous Venus" of prehistory : divine creatrix / Marija Gimbutas -- The mystery number of the goddess / Joseph Campbell -- The ageless way of goddess : divine pregnancy and higher birth in ancient Egypt and China / Charles Musés.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

This important collection of essays (including Riane Eisler's ``The Goddess of Nature and Spirituality,'' Marija Gimbutas's ``The `Monstrous Venus' of Prehistory: Divina Creatrix,'' Campbell's ``The Mystery Number of the Goddess,'' Muses's ``The Ageless Way of Goddess: Divine Pregnancy and Higher Birth in Ancient Egypt and China''), supplemented by an epilog of celebration, illustrates the past and present significance of Goddess. Campbell's contribution (his last completed work) indicates ``that devotion to the perennial Goddess was a deep facet of Joe's Campbell's own credo.'' Eisler addresses with clarity what a new knowledge of our past and a partnership model of spirituality as well as the dominator model of patriarchy might mean for our future. Gimbutas gives a succinct account of Goddess based on archaeological evidence. Muses explores the contemporary relevance of ancient Egyptian and Chinese traditions. Highly recommended for academic, seminary, and large public libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Joseph Campbell was born in White Plains, New York on March 26, 1904. He received a B.A. in English literature in 1925 and an M.A. in Medieval literature in 1927 from Columbia University. He was awarded a Proudfit Traveling Fellowship to continue his studies at the University of Paris. After he had received and rejected an offer to teach at his high school alma mater, his Fellowship was renewed, and he traveled to Germany to resume his studies at the University of Munich. During the year he was housemaster of Canterbury School, he sold his first short story, Strictly Platonic, to Liberty magazine. In 1934, he accepted a position in the literature department at Sarah Lawrence College, a post he would retain until retiring in 1972. <p> During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books including The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Mythic Image, the four-volume The Masks of God, and The Power of Myth with Bill Moyers. During the 1940s and 1950s, he collaborated with Swami Nikhilananda on translations of the Upanishads and The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna. He received several awards including National Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Contributions to Creative Literature and the 1985 National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor in Literature. He died after a brief struggle with cancer on October 30, 1987. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.