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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Preface to the New Edition: Some New Mirrors Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Preface to the New Edition: Some New Mirrors Summary and Analysis

Merlin Stone's study of Goddess reverence begins with an adolescent fascination with the religions of the world, particularly those of ancient civilizations. Later involvement in the feminist movement of the sixties leads to a revelation that the world's major religions are "controlled by men." Furthermore, Stone feels that there is a lack of positive female role models for women. Thus, her first goal is born: Stone takes it upon herself to empower women by sharing her vast knowledge of Goddess reverence.

What initially starts as an article quickly grows in scope and results in two books. Stone begins her study of early civilizations of the Near East and Middle East. Soon she soon finds herself poring over the archaeological and ethnological materials of a myriad of cultures...

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