THE REALM OF THE GREAT GODDESS by Sybylle von Cles-Reden

THE REALM OF THE GREAT GODDESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is an atlas-like survey of the ""religious and cultural processes"" which were a part of European development and concentrates on the ""cemeteries"" that survive today. From Israel, Jordan, Palestine, to Malta, Sardinia, Corsica, to the Iberian peninsula, South France, Brittany, Ireland, the Orkneys, to Southern Britain and Scandinavia, this explores the sepulchers as monuments and architecture, presents what excavations show, suggest, instruct -- and prove, traces the interrelation of the ""great mother cult"", of cultures and civilizations in these areas, indicates the power of beliefs, and gives details of the rites, ceremonies and customs of these early times. A painstaking survey, this is of double interest -- in archaeology and in religion, and underlines man's ""thirst for immortality"" as shown in these ""dark echoes"" of proud status"". For intense scholars.

Pub Date: Aug. 15th, 1962
Publisher: Prentice-Hall