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The first of the PDF #180 Joseph Campbell work to focus on the Goddess edited and introduced by Safron Rossi PhD Curator of Collections at Opus Archives and Research Center home to the archival collections of Joseph Campbell Marija Gimbutas James Hillman and other Goddesses Mysteries PDFEPUB or scholars of mythology Jungian and archetypal psychology and the humanitiesJoseph Campbell brought mythology to a mass audience His bestselling books including The Power of Myth and The Hero with a Thousand Faces are the rare bl. Joseph Campbell is a well known scholar of mythology who has taught a number if years at the University level and has authored numerous books His material is gold as far as I am concerned AT the same time as being scholarly his style is also highly readable and enjoyable Read this and you will get lots of information Beware though because this book may well change your perspective on thingsChange it did Many scholars such as Margaret Murray and Marija Gambutas have stated that in man kinds beginning there was a whorl wide religion that revered the Goddess Now perhaps that was an overstatement but there were places that venerated the Goddess Three such areas were identified South Eastern Europe plus Greece and Mesopatamia South East Asia and part of Central AMerica THese three areas had mastered agriculture and planting THe societies tended to be settled into communities and there was at the time no threat of invasion or violence THe Goddesses reign lasted from the Paleolithic to Neolithic timesThe Earth was seen as the mother From her came all life and at the end all life returned to her You did not have to be awesome to pick some fruit Women were cultivators admired for their beauty Men were idolized based on how they performed their tasks In the houses one would find figurines or Venus statues These could be goddess statues or fertility votives Men had their rituals in underground caves which were highly representative of the Goddesses womb The sun was a feminine sign as was the lion and the cat and the snake The sun radiated on the earth and represented freedom from time and space Lions were royalty and serpents represented wisdom and life forceFor the male representation it was the bull The bull was lunar It s horns represented the crescent of the moon The male figure was the child of the goddess who grew into her lover and then dies only tobe born again much like the moonDuring the Iron age when the feminine world was being invaded by Indo Europeans in the north and Bedouin tribes from the south things began to change The Indo Europeans were semit nomadic warrior who cultivated livestock mostly cows THe Bedouin cultivated sheep and goats As was tendency once these warrior tribes took over the feminine lands they did not eradicate the goddess but rather had there moveable gods move and and marry them Of course this would change the whole mythology Joseph Campbell covers these ideas and their evolution by going over Hindu Culture heavy emphasis on GrecoRoman myth and Middle Eastern Mythology Carefully showing how three once powerful Goddess was reduced to a subordinate undeeer the ancient paganism to how she was merely venerated under monotheism But you cannot keep a good woman down SHe rises up during the romantic period of courtly love and she is making her voice heard again This book is a must read

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Goddesses Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

Afron Rossi a goddess studies scholar professor of mythology and curator of collections at Opus Archives which holds the Joseph Campbell archival manuscript collection and personal library collects these lectures for the first time In them Campbell traces the evolution of the feminine divine from one Great Goddess to many from Neolithic Old Europe to the Renaissance He sheds new light on classical motifs and reveals how the feminine divine symbolizes the archetypal energies of transformation initiation and inspiration. Read the chapters I needed up to the Gods and Goddess of Ancient Greece Its been a while since I read anything even close to scholarly and I really enjoyed Campbell s cross cultural approach to understanding both the power of the Goddess and how that power was eventually stripped away as Creator Father figures took over My only complaint is that the illustrations were small and in black and white Some of the works he refers to as evidence for his theories are difficult to see and you have to accept his interpretation of the artifacts since you can t make out details

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Ockbusters that are also scholarly classicsWhile Mysteries of the MOBI #183 Campbell’s work reached wide and deep as he covered the world’s great mythological traditions he never wrote a book on goddesses in world mythology He did however have much to say on the subject Between and he gave over twenty lectures and workshops on goddesses exploring the figures functions symbols and themes of the feminine divine following them through their transformations across cultures and epochsIn this provocative volume editor S. I don t know how to put into words how great this book is


10 thoughts on “Goddesses Mysteries of the Feminine Divine

  1. says:

    I am going to say this again Joseph Cambell was writing about Jungian Archetypes and world mythology long before Jordan Petersen cam

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    Gender conflict has deep historical roots Goddesses Mysteries of the Divine Feminine is a book based on lectures and notes by the late Joseph Campbell It is produced by the Joseph Campbell Foundation and edited by Dr Safron Rossi The book traces the Goddess in history from ancient times and peoples to around the time of the European Renaissance around the 15th centuryIt is a fascinating work and an in depth look into

  3. says:

    Joseph Campbell is a well known scholar of mythology who has taught a number if years at the University level and has authored numerous books His material is gold  as far as I am concerned AT the same time as being schola

  4. says:

    I don't know how to put into words how great this book is

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    For those of you who are unfamiliar with Joseph Campbell know that he was a renowned mythologist endowed with the ability to make myth accessible and appealing to all It is a true pleasure to read his works and to receive

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    This book is a collection of Joseph Campbell's lectures and workshops on goddesses that explore the symbols and themes of the feminine divine Edited by Safron Rossi this book is a treasure chest and overview of Campbell's p

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    This exceedingly well edited collection of essays lectures and notes by Joseph Campbell was useful in seeing his overall opinion of

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    I came across Joseph Campbell's lectures on the goddesses at a time when I was in a faith crisis precipitated by the realization that my partic

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    Read the chapters I needed up to the Gods and Goddess of Ancient Greece Its been a while since I read anything even close to scholarly and I really enjoyed Campbell's cross cultural approach to understanding both the power of the Goddess and how that power was eventually stripped away as Creator Father figures took over My only complaint is that the illustrations were small and in black and white Some of the works he r

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    A little dated and a little disjointed and as ever I always want him to finish his thoughts His mercurial mind jumps to the next thing before wrapping up a subject But that aside the only other criticism is how short this was I want Miraculously accessible for being presented in a flurry of connections and texts and stories Always enlightening and edifying A rare treat