Michelle Mueller, August 19, 2012 (view all comments by Michelle Mueller)
I have always been interested in language and reading. I love the shapes of letters and their history. I am also extremely interested in art. And I am interested in the decline of the Greek matriarchy and predominance of patrilineal Athens and the myths that are born of that transition (women as erratic forces to be corralled) -- which are part of traditional Western ideals of man and woman.
So a friend lent me this book and it is FASCINATING! Written by a neurologist, it explores the difference between right and left brain, feminine/masculine, holistic/image vs linear/alphabet and how these dichotomies are critical for humanity and how they have manifested from cave days to the present. Great book to read and discuss! Very thought provoking.
Katherine Matheron, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Katherine Matheron)
This is one of the most interesting books I've every read. In fact, after we lost our home in the 2007 California wildfires, I had to have a copy again. Upon rereading it, I decided to purchase Eve's Seed and Backlash.
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The author of "Art & Physics" now offers "a fascinating account of the evolution of our male and female ways of knowing" (Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of" Women Who Run with the Wolves"). 35 illustrations.
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