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By Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

This publication concerning the lacking Divine female in Christianity and Judaism chronicles a private in addition to an instructional quest of an Indian lady who grew up with Kali and myriad different goddesses. it really is born out of a women's stories path created and taught by way of the writer referred to as The Goddess in international Religions. The ebook examines how the Divine female was once erased from the western recognition and the way it resulted in an particular spiritually patriarchal monotheism with severe results for either women’s and men’s mental and non secular id. whereas colonial, proselytizing and patriarchal methods have denied the divinity inherent within the lady of the species, a contemporary upsurge of body-centric practices like Yoga and innumerable books approximately previous and new goddesses show a deep seated mom starvation within the western recognition. Written from a practising Hindu/Buddhist viewpoint, this e-book seems to be on the curious phenomenon referred to as the Black Madonna that looks in Europe and likewise examines mystical figures like Shekhinah in Jewish mysticism. humans drawn to symbols of the goddess, feminist theologians, and students drawn to the absence of goddesses in monotheisms may well locate this book’s standpoint and insights provocative.

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