(PDF READ) [The Paradise Papers The Suppression of Women's Rites] ï Merlin Stone

In Stone really knocked this introduction into how the Goddess conuered by monotheism It s very short and ideas skimmed over I also wish she had used footend #conuered by monotheism It s very short and many ideas are skimmed over I also wish she had used footend instead of just a bibliography It makes it a lot harder to see specific books that match with specific ideas and uotesShe talks about the evidence found through archeological digs ancient documents religious practices etc about the actual existence of Goddess worship Where it was practiced mainly in the Mediterranean and Near East And when Northern invaders started coming in and shaking things upGoddess worship stemmed from that fact that our ancient ancestors didn t make the correlation between sex and pregnancy and thus woman was the one who created life Mothers passed their property etc on to their own daughters Paternity was not a necessityMany of the Northern invaders worshiped male deities She thinks that they may have done that due to a lot of volcanic activity in the Northern regions and thus a worship of the storm god one that sits on a mountain full of fire etc She didn t document or go heavily into this ideaAs the JudeoChristianIslamic monotheistic god came into play woman lost and of their rightsShe says about Hebrew laws these laws since they primarily affected the economic and sexual activities of women point to the likelihood that they were aimed at the matrilineal descent customs p60She uotes Sheila Collins saying Theology is ultimately political The way human communities deify the transcendent and determine the categories of good and evil have to do with the power dynamics of the social systems which create the theologies than with the spontaneous revelation of truth from another uarter p66She also unpacks the Adam and Eve myth Very insightful The serpent the snake has always been associated with the Goddess throughout ancient history Study Egypt Greece Persia etcso many of their Goddesses were associated with a serpent Woman has been associated with the sexual and has been denigrated for it and it continues to play an important role even in our modern and enlightened ageHer goal is to talk and not keep silent The Goddess was worshiped at one time Women had a greater status back in the day and it s important to remember that Let s talk about it Let s not brush it under the rug Let s talk about myth and stories and history and science Let s change the myth to say women and men both ate of the tree freely that we re both sexual creatures and both deserve to be treated with humanity Stone s final sentencePerhaps when women and men bite that apple or fig at the same time learn to consider each other s ideas and opinions with respect and regard the world and its riches as a place that belongs to every living being on it we can begin to say we have become a truly civilized species It s definitely written in a way that is accessible to pretty much anyone and should be part of our education in that it remains a perspective that people hold on to But most academics feminist archaeologists Classicists and historians included agree that the majority of the evidence cited doesn t really hold up to snuff I m speaking in particular of Marija Gimbutas work which is the most often cited If Representation Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices Culture Media and Identities Series you loved this book I strongly recommend following it with Cynthia Eller s The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory Why An Invented Past Will Not Give Women a Future Beyond arguing evidence it challenges the usefulness of perpetuating the very stories being constructed by people like Ms Stone Granted there was a lot of backlash not to mention feelings of betrayal after Eller published her book but read it to informourself Then after reading both Five fags a day you may findourself in the middle just like me agreeing with apparently mutually exclusive perspectives I can t believe I forgot to review this book I read it months and months agoAnyway I couldn t even finish it It was boring and dry and ridiculousThe author has no background in archeology or anthropology She s an artist with an agenda And she twists everything to fit that agendaI also found it obnoxious that she vehemently accused others of bias when she is INCREDIBLY biased herselfBasically I didn t believe much of what she said This is a history of how matriarchal religious influence has been systemically been devalueddemeaned and to a large part removed from world religion Not a fun read but an interesting one This is a deep dive into religious historyAnd the author makes no apologies in her views The level of detail is daunting than I bargained for Still I m glad I tackled it This book is a classic for a reason It is engrossingly compelling I do wish it were longer the author states one idea after another and explanation and development of her ideas would have been great I am sorry to say that I am not well read enough to know how dated Merlin Stone s scholarship is or how this book holds up today One small item is that I have noticed in my own exploration is that Steven Mithen in After the Ice states that Gobekli Tepe shows no evidence of a Mother Goddess but then Bettany Hughes in her documentary Divine Women describes a female figurine found in a central room at Gobekli Tepe used for ritual purposes as the Mother Goddess Our interpretations are very much subject to our prejudices and there is always to learn Was the prehistory of humanity subject to a Goddess religion How did the families of gods become spilt and the female lost It is fascinatin. Ent system and with its disintegration the decline in women's status Index maps and illustratio. ,


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Her eventually known in Greece as Zeus and later in Rome as Jupiter This transition period of the change from the worship of the Goddess to the male deity the change most intensively brought about by the Dorian invasions was the subject of E Butterworth s Some Traces of the Pre Olympian World written in 1966 Chapter 3 Women Where Woman Was Deified page 51 Tags enlightening interestingThrough an intensive study of the bible archaeologist and priest Roland de Vaux made these observations about Hebrew women in his study *Of 1965 Published As Ancient *1965 published as Ancient social and legal position of an israelite wife was inferior to the position a wife occupied in the great countries round about all the texts show that Israelites wanted mainly sons #TO PERPETUATE THE FAMILY LINE AND #perpetuate the family line and and to preserve the ancestral inheritance A husband could divorce his wife women on the other hand could not ask for divorce the wife called her husband Ba al or master she also called him adon or lord she addressed him in fact as a slave addressed his master or a subject his king The Decalogue includes a man s wife among his possessions all her life she remains a minor The wife does not inherit from her husband nor daughters from their father except when there is no male heir A vow made by a girl or married woman needs to be valid the consent of the father or husband and if this consent is withheld the vow is null and void A man had the right to sell his daughter Women were excluded from the successionPerhaps the most shocking laws of all were those that declared that a woman was to be stoned or burned to death for losing her virginity before marriage a factor never mentioned in other law codes of the Near East and that upon being the victim of rape a single woman was forced to marry the rapist if she was already betrothed or married she was to be stoned to death for having been raped Chapter 3 Women Where Woman Was Deified pages 55 56 Tags interesting shockingThe murder of Jezebel who had reigned alongside Ahab as ueen in the northern kingdom of Israel was actually a political assault upon the religion of the Goddess This is made clear in the events that followed her murder in the biblical account in Kings I and II So it is worth noting that it was Jezebel s daughter who ascended to the royal throne of Judah the only woman ever to rule the Hebrew nation alone Most significant is the fact that once Athaliah secured her rights to the throne she reigned for about six ears re establishing the ancient pagan religion throughout the nation much to the distress of the Hebrew priests Chapter 3 Women Where Woman Was Deified pages 57 58 Tags interestingIn the worship of the female deity sex was Her gift to humanity It was sacred and holy She was the Goddess of Sexual Love and Procreation But in the religions of today we find an almost totally reversed attitude Sex especially non marital sex is considered to be somewhat naughty dirty even sinful Yet rather than calling the earliest religions which embraced such an open acceptance of all human sexuality fertility cults we might consider the religions of today as strange in that they seem to associate shame and even sin with the very process of conceiving new human life Perhaps centuries from now scholars and historians will be classifying them as sterility cults Chapter 7 The Sacred Sexual Customs pages 154 155 Tags funnyDr Margaret Murray of the University of London writing on ancient Egypt in 1949 suggested that the whole series of events surrounding the romantic relationships of Cleopatra who actually held the legitimate right to the Egyptian throne was misunderstood as the result of male bias She points out that The classical historians imbued as they were with the customs of patrilineal descent and monogamy besides looking on women as the chattels of their menfolk completely misunderstood the situation and have misinterpreted it to the world Introduction page xxiii Tags interestingPlaced side by side the pieces of this jigsaw puzzle revealed the overall structure of a geographically vast and major religion one that had affected the lives of multitudes of people over thousands of ears Just like the religions of today it was totally integrated into the patterns and laws of society the morals and attitudes associated with those theological beliefs probably reaching deep into even the most agnostic or atheistic of mindsI am not suggesting a return or revival of the ancient female religion As Sheila Collins writes As women our hope for fulfillment lies in the present and future and not in some mythical golden past I do hold the hope however that a contemporary consciousness of the once widespread veneration of the female deity as the wise Creatress of the Universe and all life and civilization may be used to cut through the many oppressive and falsely founded patriarchal images stereotypes customs and laws that were developed as direct reactions to Goddess worship by the leaders of the later male worshipping religions For as I shall explain it was the ideological inventions of the advocates of the latter male deities imposed upon that ancient worship with the intention of destroying it and its customs that are still through their subseuent absorption into education law literature economics philosophy psychology media and general social attitudes imposed upon even the most non religious people of today Introduction page xxv Tags enlightening interesting Merl. Roles were far prominent than in patriarchal Judeo Christian cultures Stone describes this anci. This was a very insightful look into
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wide variety of religions and cultures where women were revered and had much higher standings than in current cultures I only wish that Stone could have read the beginning of Captivating before writing her introduction How sad it is that the continuous misreading of the Christian creation story has led so many women to shy away from this religion and has led so many men to think themselves superior I read this book over 2o Jane of Gowlands years ago and it has been an intriguing title on my book shelf forears I just re read it and it is still SO enthralling and insightful It is the genesis story so to speak of Gods becoming male Spoiler it was the mens that did it I was raised with the ideas that are counter cultural and this was one "of the basic texts that my mother uoted "the basic texts that my mother uoted None #OF THIS SEEMS CONTROVERSIAL OR WEIRD TO ME THOUGH #this seems controversial or weird to me though have come to learn that it does to most peopleI thought it was common knowledge that women were seen as positive smart and leaders who where of course eual to men for ten or 20 thousand The Piper in the Wind years and that things only changed very recently within the last 2 to 3 thousandearsShe also told me that the king james version of the bible was mistranslated from the original aramaic and that the word virgin was originally The Proposal young womanWhen the 7th dayers came to the door in sunday best asking if my mother had read the bibleet she told them her people wrote the bible and slammed the door in their facesI watched them scratch their heads in puzzlement from the window They were too uneducated to even know that my mom meant she was from a Jewish background or that the bible came from judaic culture and that even the new testament was written and copied by rabbis for the first 200 to 500 Prey years of it s existence Stone discusses the history behind the religions of the Goddess Various religions in the past held that God was a female deity as only females are the creators of life There is anthropological and archaeological evidence which suggest that the earliest religions were those with a female deity It wasn t until Indo European religions which eventually developed the Judeo Christian cultures came through with their male dominator culture that the Goddess was first suppressed With this suppression of the Goddess came the suppression of women s rights This is also demonstrated when we look at the Judeo Christian Abrahamic religions and we see the subjugation of women double standards rape slavery etc On top of this we see women blamed for the fall of man as in the Old Testament of the Bible and this is believed to be an artifact of the patriarchal religions suppression of the Goddess The fig tree was a symbol for the Goddess in ma Favorite uotes Jacuetta Hawkes wrote in 1963 that Australian and a few other primitive peoples did not understand biological paternity or accept a necessary connection between sexual intercourse and conception In that sameear S G F Brandon Professor of Comparative Religion at the University of Manchester in England observed How the infant came to be in the womb was undoubtedly a mystery to primitive man in view of the period that separates impregnation from birth it seems probable that the significance of gestation and birth was appreciated long before it was realized that these phenomena were the result of conception following coition James Frazer Margaret Mead and other anthropologists writes Leonard Cottrell have established that in the very early stages of man s development before the secret of human fecundity was understood before coitus was associated with childbirth the female was revered as the giver of life Only women could produce their own kind and man s part of this process was not as Addicted to Womanhood Book One yet recognized According to these authors as well as many authorities who have written on this subject in the most ancient human societies people probably did notet possess the conscious understanding of the relationship of sex to reproduction Thus the concepts of paternity and fatherhood would not Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth yet have been understood Though probably accompanied by various mythical explanations babies were simply born from women Chapter 2 Who Was She page 11 Tags ridiculousAncient cultures failed to relate sex with pregnancy AbsurdUpon closer scrutiny however it becomes clear that so many of the names used in diverse areas were simply various titles of the Great Goddess epithets such as ueen of Heaven Lady of the High Place Celestial Ruler Lady of the Universe Sovereign of the Heavens Lioness of the Sacred Assembly or simply Her Holiness Often the name of the town or city was added which made the name even specific We are not however confronting a confusing myriad of deities but a variety of titles resulting from diverse languages and dialectset each referring to a most similar female divinity Once gaining this broader and overall view it becomes evident that the female deity in the Near and Middle East was revered ass Goddess much as people today think of God Chapter 2 Who Was She page 22 Tags interestingGreece was invaded by northern peoples several times Robert Graves in his introduction to The Greek Myths wrote in 1955 Achaean invasions of the thirteenth century BC seriously weakened the matrilineal tradition when the Dorians arrived towards the close of the second millenium patrilineal succession became the rule With these northern people came the worship of the Indo European Dyaus Pitar literally God Fat. Here archaeologically documented is the story of the religion of the Goddess Under her women's. ,
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    Download The Paradise Papers The Suppression of Women's Rites (PDF READ) [The Paradise Papers The Suppression of Women's Rites] ï Merlin Stone Review Ä PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ñ Merlin Stone Merlin Stone really knocked this introduction into how the Goddess religions were conuered by monotheism It's very short and many ideas are skimmed over I also wish she had used footend notes instead of just a bibliography It makes it a lot harder to see specific books that match with specific ideas and uotesShe talks about the evidence found through archeological digs ancient documents religious practices etc about the actual existence

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    (PDF READ) [The Paradise Papers The Suppression of Women's Rites] ï Merlin Stone I was raised with the ideas that are counter cultural and this was one of the basic texts that my mother uoted often None of this seems controversial or weird to me though I have come to learn that it does to most peopleI thought it was common knowledge that women were seen as positive smart and leaders who where of course

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