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


By Neela Bhattacharya Saxena

This booklet in regards to the lacking Divine female in Christianity and Judaism chronicles a private in addition to a tutorial quest of an Indian girl who grew up with Kali and myriad different goddesses. it's born out of a women's stories path created and taught through the writer referred to as The Goddess in international Religions. The publication examines how the Divine female used to be erased from the western cognizance and the way it resulted in an particular spiritually patriarchal monotheism with severe results for either women’s and men’s mental and religious identification. whereas colonial, proselytizing and patriarchal methods have denied the divinity inherent within the lady of the species, a up to date upsurge of body-centric practices like Yoga and innumerable books approximately previous and new goddesses show a deep seated mom starvation within the western realization. Written from a working towards Hindu/Buddhist viewpoint, this ebook seems to be on the curious phenomenon referred to as the Black Madonna that looks in Europe and likewise examines mystical figures like Shekhinah in Jewish mysticism. humans drawn to symbols of the goddess, feminist theologians, and students attracted to the absence of goddesses in monotheisms may perhaps locate this book’s viewpoint and insights provocative.

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