Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Goddess Remembered


Source National Film Board of Canada

This documentary is a salute to 35,000 years of the goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past. The film features Merlin Stone, Carol Christ, Luisah Teish and Jean Bolen, all of whom link the loss of goddess-centric societies with today's environmental crisis. This is the first part of a 3-part series that includes The Burning Times and Full Circle.

Resources:

In the Library:

Gimbutas, M. (1991). The language of the goddess: Unearthing the hidden symbols of western civilization. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

Reis, P. (1991). Through the Goddess: A woman's way of healing. New York: Continuum.

Campbell, J., & Musès, C. (1991). In all her names: Explorations of the feminine in divinity. [San Francisco]: HarperSanFrancisco.

Baring, A., & Cashford, J. (1991). The myth of the goddess: Evolution of an image. London, England: Viking Arkana.

Billington, S., & Green, M. J. (1996). The concept of the goddess. London: Routledge.

Monaghan, P., & Monaghan, P. (1997). The new book of goddesses & heroines. St. Paul, Minn: Llewellyn Publications.

Ruether, R. R. (2005). Goddesses and the divine feminine A Western religious history. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Gross, R. M., & Ruether, R. R. (2001). Religious feminism and the future of the planet: A Christian-Buddhist conversation. New York: Continuum.

Beattie, T. (2006). New Catholic feminism Theology and theory. London: Routledge.

Haddad, Y. Y., & Esposito, J. L. (2001). Daughters of Abraham: Feminist thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

Eller, C. (1993). Living in the lap of the Goddess: The feminist spirituality movement in America. New York: Crossroad.