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Presents evidence to support the author's woman-centered interpretation of prehistoric civilizations, considering the prehistoric goddesses, gods and religion, and discussing the living goddesses--deities which have continued to be ...

Author: Marija Gimbutas

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520229150

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Presents evidence to support the author's woman-centered interpretation of prehistoric civilizations, considering the prehistoric goddesses, gods and religion, and discussing the living goddesses--deities which have continued to be venerated through the modern era.
2001-01-12 By Marija Gimbutas

The simplest villagers can relate to the popular goddesses and the boons they grant , but Lalita is a more abstract deity , the living power of absolute consciousness , and the boon she confers , Self - realization , is less in demand ...

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Yes International Publishers

ISBN: 0936663286

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 185

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This beautiful book takes us to India today and shows us a Goddess who flourishes in temples, festivals, and in the hearts of millions. Johnsen penetrates the heart of the tradition to reveal that it offers not only an honouring of fertility and feminine values, but an amazing revelation of the limitless potentials of human consciousness.
2002-06 By Linda Johnsen

In the Kāmākhya temple at Kāmagiri, the central image of the goddess is a yoni carved in stone and smeared with red ... relics but on the worship of living goddesses, who are all understood as manifestations of the living Mahādevi.

Author: David R. Kinsley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520063396

Category: History

Page: 281

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Goddess worship has long been a significant aspect of Hinduism. In this book David Kinsley sorts out the rich yet often chaotic history of Hindu goddess worship.
1988-07-19 By David R. Kinsley

Deeply felt and written over many years of travel and research, The Living Goddess is a profound, compelling and extremely moving book.

Author: Isabella Tree

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9789351186106

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

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In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu’s Durbar Square lives Nepal’s famous Living Goddess—a child chosen from the Buddhist caste of goldsmiths whose role is to watch over the country and protect its people. Once she attains puberty, another girl takes her place. To Nepalis she is the embodiment of Devi and for centuries the kings of Nepal have sought her blessing to rule. Legends swirl about her. But the facts remain shrouded in secrecy and closely guarded by the Living Goddess’s priests and caretakers. Why are Buddhist girls worshipped by Hindu monarchs? Are the initiation rituals as macabre as they are rumoured to be? And what happens to Living Goddesses once they attain puberty? Using myth, religion, history and her unprecedented access to the priests, caretakers and ex-Living Godessess, Isabella Tree takes us deep into this hidden world. Through it she draws a vivid portrait of the girl-goddess, the beliefs and practices of traditional Nepal, and the uneasy journey it now makes towards modernity. Deeply felt and written over many years of travel and research, The Living Goddess is a profound, compelling and extremely moving book.
2014-01-15 By Isabella Tree

Responses to Modernisation, Secularisation and Human 'Rights' Challenges to the Tradition of the Living Goddesses in Nepal.” Paper held at the 23rd European Conference on South Asian Studies, July 1914. Luchesi, Brigitte. 2014.

Author: Caleb Simmons

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438470696

Category: History

Page: 374

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Explores the contemporary nature and the diverse narratives, rituals, and performances of the Navarātri festival. Nine Nights of the Goddess explores the festival of Navarātri—alternatively called Navarātra, Mahānavamī, Durgā Pūjā, Dasarā, and/or Dassain—which lasts for nine nights and ends with a celebration called Vijayadaśamī, or “the tenth (day) of victory.” Celebrated in both massive public venues and in small, private domestic spaces, Navarātri is one of the most important and ubiquitous festivals in South Asia and wherever South Asians have settled. These festivals share many elements, including the goddess, royal power, the killing of demons, and the worship of young girls and married women, but their interpretation and performance vary widely. This interdisciplinary collection of essays investigates Navarātri in its many manifestations and across historical periods, including celebrations in West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Nepal. Collectively, the essays consider the role of the festival’s contextual specificity and continental ubiquity as a central component for understanding South Asian religious life, as well as how it shapes and is shaped by political patronage, economic development, and social status. “This is a unique collection of marvelously diverse perspectives on one of the most prominent contemporary Hindu festivals. Even those who know much about Durgā Pūjā should prepare to be fascinated by the work of these scholars.” — Patricia Dold, Memorial University
2018-08-01 By Caleb Simmons

( 1988 ) The Witches ' Goddess : The Feminine Principle of Divinity , Custer , WA : Phoenix Publishing . ... ( 1989 ) The Language of the Goddess , San Francisco : Harper and Row . ... ( 1999 ) The Living Goddesses , ed .

Author: Kathryn Rountree

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415303583

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a detailed survey of present-day feminist witches in New Zealand. It examines the attraction of witchcraft for its practitioners, and explores witches' rituals, views and beliefs about how magic works. The book provides a detailed portrait of an undocumented section of the growing neo-pagan movement, and compares the special character of New Zealand witchcraft with its counterparts in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. Kathryn Rountree traces the emergence and history of feminist witchcraft, and links witchcraft with the contemporary Goddess movement. She reviews scholarly approaches on the study of witchcraft and deals with the key debates which have engaged the movement's adherents and their critics, and ultimately presents what Mary Daly declared was missing from most historical and anthropological research on witchcraft: a 'Hag-identified vision'. Based on fieldwork amongst witch practitioners, Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is an important contribution to the emerging profile of present-day witchcraft and paganism.

... avatar of Vishņu living goddess ; a virgin Newari girl worshiped as the living embodiment of the Great Goddess the ... sitting with one leg placed parallel to the ground and the other pendant one of the Mother Goddesses Tibetan word ...

Author: Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520054075

Category: Art

Page: 257

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A cake strongly impregnated with soporific drugs was thrown to him when the living entered the region . 107. ... As queen of hell , Proserpine presided over death , so that no one could die unless the goddess , or Atropos , her minister ...

Author: B. Johnson


ISBN: OXFORD:590542996


Page: 44

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1882 By B. Johnson

... the first germ of the living reality apart from the rules and utterances of priests. He said nothing, but returned to his duties in the temple routine; and the dream gradually faded from 2 THE MISSING GODDESS THE MISSING GODDESS.

Author: Minnie B. Theobald


ISBN: STANFORD:36105046658790

Category: Parapsychology

Page: 165

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Here the sculptures are carved on the living rock overlooking a stream.33 The goddess is represented seated behind an altar on which appears her bird . She seems in this case uniquely to wear the Hittite hat , but the carving is not ...

Author: Lucian (of Samosata.)


ISBN: STANFORD:36105002431745

Category: Atargatis

Page: 110

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