In Search of the Lost Feminine: Decoding the Myths that Radically Reshaped Civilization

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Fulcrum Publishing, 2006 - 286 pages
Here, for the first time, an author weaves together threads that explain the mysterious disappearance of ancient cultures in which women and the environment were at the center, a loss that has dramatically influenced 3,500 years of Western history.
 

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Lawyer Barnes (Growing Up True: Lessons from a Western Boyhood ) takes the reader on a historical journey from the Minoan era to modern times, describing how myths and institutions arose that led to ... Read full review

Contents

Minoan Artifacts Challenge the Inevitability of Patriarchy
9
An Expectation of Rebirth or Immortality
23
Time as a Circle Rather Than a Line
33
The Troubling Question of War
44
Crete and the Issue of Female Sexuality
52
The Ecstatic and the Divine as Inseparable
60
II
67
The Diminishment of Daughters
79
Clytemnestra Is Sacrificed on the Altar of Marriage
145
A Multitude of Myths to Tame Punish and Disparage Women
161
A Glorious Monument Enshrining the Subordination of Women
175
IV
195
Ancient Beliefs Spring Up among the Celts
209
V
231
Appendix
247
Bibliography
265

III
91
Mother Earth Is Overthrown
108
Odysseus Rejects Calypso
124
About the Author
286
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About the author (2006)

Craig Barnes began his career as a public interest lawyer dealing with women's rights and the environment. He was also active in politics and civil rights, running for Congress in Denver as a peace candidate in 1970.

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