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Goddess in India : Five Faces of the Eternal Feminine (00 Edition)

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The first exhaustive collection of goddess mythologies from India. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Explores the evolution of goddess worship in India over 4,000 years. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;and#8226;Stunning color photographs illustrate many stories of goddess lore never before available in one collection. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In India it is said that there is a goddess in every village, a nymph in every lake. Demonesses stand guard on village frontiers, ogresses howl on crossroads, and untamed forests resound with the laughter of celestial virgins. It is a land of mysterious Apsaras and seductive Yakshinis, of terrifying Dakinis and wise Yoginis--each with a story to tell.and#160; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In this wide-reaching exploration of ancient Hindu lore and legends, author Devdutt Pattanaik discovers how earth, women and goddesses have been perceived over 4,000 years. Some of the tales recounted are revered classics, others are common and folklorish, often held in disdain by priests. Until now, most have remained hidden, isolated in distant hamlets or languishing in forgotten libraries, overwhelmed by the din of masculine sagas. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;As the tales come to light through word and stunning color imagery, the author identifies the five faces given to the eternal feminine as man sought to unlock the mysteries of life: the female half of existence is at first identified with Nature, gradually deified and eventually objectified. She comes to be seen as the primal mother, fountainhead of life and nurturance. The all-giving mother then transforms into the dancing nymph, a seductress offering worldly pleasures that bind man in the cycle of life. As this nymph is domesticated, the dominant image of woman becomes the chaste wife with miraculous powers. Finally the submissive consort redefines herself as the wild and terrifying goddess who does battle, drinks blood, and demands appeasement. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Exploring mysteries of gender and biology, and shedding light on the roots of taboos and traditions practiced in India today, the author shows how the image of the Mother Goddess can be both worshipped and feared when she carries the face of mortal woman.

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Exploring mysteries of gender and biology and shedding light on the roots of taboos and traditions still practiced in India today, Pattanaik shows how mortal woman can be both worshipped and feared as she embodies the image of the Mother Goddess.

Synopsis:

In this wide-reaching exploration of ancient lore and legends, Pattanaik investigates the evolution of the goddess cult in India over the course of 4,000 years. Forty color photos illustrate many stories of goddess lore never before available in one collection.

About the Author

A medical doctor by training, Devdutt Pattanaik moved away from clinical practice to nurture his passion for mythology. His unorthodox approach is evident in his books, which include introductions to Shiva and Vishnu and andlt;Iandgt;The Goddess in Indiaandlt;/Iandgt;. He lives in Mumbai, India, where he works as a health communicator and writes and lectures on Hindu narratives, art, rituals, and philosophy.

Table of Contents

andlt;Bandgt;Introduction andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;1.andlt;/Bandgt; Left Halves: Feminizing the Circle andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;2.andlt;/Bandgt; Earth Mother: Rotating the Circle andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;3.andlt;/Bandgt; Dancing Nymphs: Transcending the Circle andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;4.andlt;/Bandgt; Cult of Chastity: Squaring the Circle andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;5.andlt;/Bandgt; Goddesses with Unbound Hair: Reclaiming the Circle andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Appendix Iandnbsp; A Brief History of Hinduism andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Appendix IIandnbsp; Dates of Hindu Scriptures andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Glossary andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Select Bibliographyandlt;/Bandgt;

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892818075
Author:
Pattanaik, Devdutt
Publisher:
Inner Traditions International
Location:
Rochester, Vt.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Goddesses
Subject:
Goddesses, hindu
Subject:
Current Affairs
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Spirituality-Divine Mother, the Goddess, Quan Yin
Subject:
Hinduism -- Doctrines.
Subject:
Religion-Eastern - General
Subject:
NEW AGE;SPIRITUALITY;HINDUISM;MYTHOLOGY
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1767-1
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 color and 16 bandamp;w photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
10 x 8 x 0.5 in 17.22 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Exploring mysteries of gender and biology and shedding light on the roots of taboos and traditions still practiced in India today, Pattanaik shows how mortal woman can be both worshipped and feared as she embodies the image of the Mother Goddess.
"Synopsis" by , In this wide-reaching exploration of ancient lore and legends, Pattanaik investigates the evolution of the goddess cult in India over the course of 4,000 years. Forty color photos illustrate many stories of goddess lore never before available in one collection.
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