Dancing in the Flames : The Dark Goddess in the Transformation of Consciousness (Paperback)

Author: Woodman, Marion

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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. 21 illustrations.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781570623134
SKU 30299250
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1570623139
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 0.75T
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"Wise, vigorous, and revelatory."
"'Dancing in the Flames' is not another goddess vs. the patriarchy diatribe, but is grounded in the authors' experience and scholarship, with carefully chosen examples and brilliant conclusions....Provocative in the best sense of the word, this book should be not only read but also savored and pondered."
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Editors Note 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. 21 illustrations.
Editors Note 1 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.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Shambhala Publications

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