By Sharon Paice MacLeod
This booklet is an exploration of the non secular traditions of old Europe, targeting the numinous presence of the divine female in Russia, valuable Europe, France, Britain, eire and the northern areas. Drawing upon learn in archaeology, historical past, sociology, anthropology and the learn of religions to attach the reader with the myths and emblems of the eu traditions, the publication indicates how the ability of ecu goddesses and holy girls advanced throughout the a long time, adapting to weather swap and social upheaval, yet constantly reflecting the significance of dwelling in an harmonious dating with the surroundings and the spirit international. From the cave portray of southern France to old Irish tombs, from shamanic rituals to Arthurian legends, the divine female performs an important function in realizing the place we now have come from and the place we're going. Comparative examples from different local cultures, and costs from non secular leaders world wide, set eu religions in context with different indigenous cultures.
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