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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Preface Summary & Analysis

Merlin Stone
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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood is a comprehensive collection of Goddess legends and rituals from all over the world. The book is part history text, part anthropological record, and part anthology. It covers the tales from ancient civilizations, prehistoric tribes, and modern adaptations.

Stone states the advantages of positive role models. She feels that women are severely lacking in strong and positive images of other women. Stone cites Clara Colby's concerns that Judeo-Christian scriptures have had negative effects on women.

Stone suspects that many believe that women have always been portrayed as secondary to men. White male-oriented societies have perpetuated this attitude through the restriction of grade school curriculum all the way up to university course offerings. Cultures that view women as supreme deity are either ignored or referred to as an aside. Stone accuses the male-dominated major religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) of suppressing all...

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