“The purpose of this book is to present the pictorial script for the religion of the Old European Great Goddess, consisting of signs, symbols, and images of. Learning the Language of the GoddessMarija Gimbutas “Through an understanding of what the Goddess was, we can better understand nature. 26 Feb The Language of the Goddess by Marija Gimbutas, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Language of the Goddess

gooddess That takes a lot of time. Yes, because if you can do that within yourself, you are complete. It must not be forgotten, however, that she was a serious academic and the flaw here is merely one of shifting from the evidence, rather imaginatively if inappropriately, to a ‘grand narrative’.

What was the first connection you saw?

Some aspects of Her. Yes, both death and rebirth. The book encapsulates this well. But the images that existed for so long did not vanish.

Illustrated with nearly symbolic artefacts – sculptures, figurines, temple models, frescos, vases, sacrificial containers thf the Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization. They were collective units. You are commenting using your Facebook account. First, she based her work here on her efforts of decades past which was limited by the development of archeology at the time.


In some gibmutas here in California we have already women priestesses. This is why birth was celebrated. Dec 17, Francine rated it really liked it. Spiral Dance 20th Anniversary Edition Starhawk. It is now probably time for a more thr perspective. The History of Archaeology Paul Bahn. In the end, I found this book just plain sad. I probably had to be an artist, but nobody noticed that.

I did that for years, ov years, for years. But you felt all along the need to offer a more interpretive analysis of your findings? This movement draws upon your scholarship to redefine how women think about themselves, how men think about women, how we think about the Earth, how we think about divinity and social justice.

It is not scientific materialism alone. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Shifting Sands Thomas W.

The Language of the Goddess: A Conversation with Marija Gimbutas – Elder Mountain Dreaming @ gmail

After all, none of her American critics have as much first-hand knowledge of European archaeology as she, and none are able to marshal the tye linguistic, mythic and folkloric evidence she wields. I think it was important for me to know the philosophy of peasants. The film produced under the label Belili Productions examines “her theories, her critics, and her influence on scholars, feminists and social thinkers.

Notify me of new comments via email. Of course, I spent a lot of time on this Indo-European problem. It was the Slavs who did the colonizing. Were they able to lead such a carefree existence because they lived in an environment where they did not have to compete for food and land? So there is an enormous richness of mythology there. Then my so-called grandfather not my logical grandfather, but he adopted my fatherhe was a great collector of folklore.


And I had no idea in the beginning that I should find it. Is that all a God or Goddess is, through, just a reflection of social reality?

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Language of the Goddess Marija Gimbutas Thames and HudsonJan 1, – Goddesses – pages 2 Reviews “The purpose of this book is to present the pictorial script for the religion of the Old European Great Goddess, consisting of signs, symbols, and images of divinities.

As a catalog of neolithic imagery, the book is commendable. Neither of these issues are her fault, but the result I find Gimbutas’ work to be stimulating, suffering mainly from two issues. If we go through the folkloristic materials, we can find traces of the same religion that we find through archaeology, the Goddess religion.

When I was writing about Indo-Europeans, for a long time I never considered them awful people.

It cannot be proven very well, but I think this is what it was. Yes, the matriarchal substratum has a stronger influence in India than in many other parts.