Boston : Shambhala, 1996.
Original publication date
240 p.; 24 cm
Dark, earthy, and immensely powerful, the Black Goddess has been a key force in world history, manifesting in images as diverse as the Indian goddess Kali and the Black Madonnas of medieval Europe. She embodies the energy of chaos and creativity, creation and destruction, death and rebirth. Images of Her, however, have been conspicuously missing in the Western world for centuries—until now, when awareness of the Goddess is re-arising in many spheres, from the women's movement to traditional religion, from the new discoveries of quantum physics to the dreams of ordinary men and women. Why now particularly? The answer provided by Marion Woodman and Elinor Dickson is bold and thrilling: the reemergence of the Divine Feminine in our time indicates our readiness to move to an entirely new level of consciousness. The reemerging Goddess calls for a shattering of rigid categories, a willingness to hold opposition. She calls us to marry reason and order to creativity, and to embrace the chaos that can ultimately lead to wisdom and transformation on personal and global levels.
LibraryThing member wyvernfriend
Interesting take on the effects of the eternal feminine and the dark edges of that feminine on peoples consciousness. For me it kinda skimmed the surface a bit, the examples were very basic and it didn't ask was there bad - it was all only good.
LibraryThing member topazcat
This was one of the harder books I have read in a long while and was not what I thought it was going to be about. I was tempted to quit a few times, but the subject matter intrigued me and I hung in there. I'm glad I did because it did get easier to read and understand. The author has a very interesting take on Jungian archetypes. I will hang on to this book and save it to read again later on.
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