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mother goddess/more book sources

updated wed 30 apr 97


Marcia Selsor on mon 28 apr 97

For those interested in more anthropological sources, two books I found
interesteing while in Grad school in the early '70s were:
"Mothers; the Institution and Taboos" by Briffault (French 1927
unabridged is 3 fat volumes with each page 1/2 footnotes,great for
reference resources )
"Mothers and Amazons" by Helen Diner (German 1939 trans. to Eng in'60s)
Marcia in Montana

katie rose wrote:
> ----------------------------Original message----------------------------
> At 09:44 AM 4/26/97 EDT, Don Goodrich wrote:
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> > After reading Dan's first two posts on this thread I made a cursory search
> >through my books and found nothing connecting the Great Mother with clay. It
> >seems odd; perhaps I'm just looking in the wrong places. Thanks, however, to
> >Erin and Marcia for the references to the Shekina and the White Goddess.
> > One candidate, I would think, would be Tiamat of Assyrian-Babylonian
> >heritage. Her origin is the sea, but after being slain by Marduk, her body
> >was divided and became the sky and the earth...
> >Don Goodrich on a clear, sunny spring morning in Zion, Illinois
> >
> hi clayarters,
> excuse me if i am repeating here what has already been posted, but i haven't
> been following the thread.
> i'd like to suggest a book entitled *the Civilization of the Goddess" my
> Maria Gimbutas. it is a scholarly and very reputable piece of research that
> follows the civiization of the goddess in old europe (7th to 3rd millennia,
> B.C.), often using clay figurines and pots/vases to do so! in the book the
> Great Mother is seen in many of her goddess forms.
> regards,
> katie rose
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> katie rose
> "Love is the reflection of God's unity in the world of duality. It
> constitutes the entire significance of creation." (Meher Baba)

Marcia Selsor