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

By Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

This e-book concerning the lacking Divine female in Christianity and Judaism chronicles a private in addition to an educational quest of an Indian girl who grew up with Kali and myriad different goddesses. it truly 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 publication examines how the Divine female was once erased from the western cognizance and the way it resulted in an unique spiritually patriarchal monotheism with severe results for either women’s and men’s mental and non secular id. 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the girl of the species, a contemporary upsurge of body-centric practices like Yoga and innumerable books approximately outdated and new goddesses demonstrate a deep seated mom starvation within the western awareness. Written from a training Hindu/Buddhist standpoint, this publication seems on the curious phenomenon referred to as the Black Madonna that looks in Europe and in addition examines mystical figures like Shekhinah in Jewish mysticism. humans drawn to symbols of the goddess, feminist theologians, and students drawn to the absence of goddesses in monotheisms could locate this book’s point of view and insights provocative.

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