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Published: 21 August 1997

288 Pages | 52 b/w illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195089677

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The Faces of the Goddess

Lotte Motz

  • Never underestimate the New Age market
  • Motz debunks the accepted wisdom of an uber-Mother Goddess fertility cult predating the rise of patriarchy and the oppression of women--this will be controversial in many circles
  • Leeming's Goddess has sold more than 4,000 in cloth; Lerner's Creation of Patriarchy has sold some 9,500 in cloth--this volume works some of the same themes in a very provocative way
  • Motz shatters the theory of Neumann, Joseph Campbell, and many feminists in showing that the Great Mother is very much a construction of modern times