March 5, 2017

Absent Mother God of the West: A Kali Lover's Journey into by Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

By Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

This booklet concerning the lacking Divine female in Christianity and Judaism chronicles a private in addition to a tutorial quest of an Indian lady who grew up with Kali and myriad different goddesses. it really is born out of a women's reports path created and taught by means of the writer known as The Goddess in global Religions. The booklet examines how the Divine female was once erased from the western cognizance and the way it ended in an particular spiritually patriarchal monotheism with critical effects for either women’s and men’s mental and non secular identification. whereas colonial, proselytizing and patriarchal methods have denied the divinity inherent within the girl of the species, a contemporary upsurge of body-centric practices like Yoga and innumerable books approximately previous and new goddesses exhibit a deep seated mom starvation within the western recognition. Written from a working towards Hindu/Buddhist standpoint, this ebook appears 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 attracted to symbols of the goddess, feminist theologians, and students drawn to the absence of goddesses in monotheisms may possibly locate this book’s standpoint and insights provocative.

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