Atheist Nexus Logo

Sanctuaries through the Ages Rethinking symbols and images, art and artefacts from history and prehistory

Sanctuaries through the Ages Rethinking symbols and images, art and...

"Several papers in this collection demonstrate how certain, well loved, traditional symbols and practices have a noted tenacity for surviving the ages of time. The concept of Earth Mother—or ‘Goddess’ or ‘Dea Madre’, using related definitions encountered in the Mediterranean lands—is associated with some sites and symbols for which we have knowledge through historical scholarship or anthropological interviews with current believers. For others, an Earth Mother attribution—as similarly with ideas of a Universal Ancestor—is for many prehistoric sites only a theoretical concept. This explains why the Earth Mother hypothesis has been put to the test by some of the researchers in this book. Indeed, a new era of rigorous testing has begun. Prof. Gheorghiu closes his timely essay by concluding: “the processes of anthropomorphization, as well as that of epiphany and hierogamy, which were specific for traditional societies, were not totally withdrawn by Modernity, and still could exist unrevealed within contemporary imageries”."

~ G. Terence Meaden

Views: 14

Support Atheist Nexus

Donate Today

Donate

 

Help Nexus When You Buy From Amazon

Amazon

Nexus on Social Media:

Latest Activity

sk8eycat commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
4 minutes ago
Gerald Payne replied to matthew greenberg's discussion why Obama is a good potus - he's probably atheist
6 minutes ago
Patricia commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
19 minutes ago
matthew greenberg liked matthew greenberg's discussion why Obama is a good potus - he's probably atheist
19 minutes ago
Gerald Payne replied to John Jubinsky's discussion Big Toothed Hominin Lived at the Same Time and in the Same Area as Lucy in the group ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN
20 minutes ago
Dan posted a status
"Not a social network kind of guy, but hoping to find some and share some of the wisdom that is there for all of us."
30 minutes ago
Dan posted a status
"Thanks for the greetings, all."
31 minutes ago
Bertold Brautigan commented on Richard C Brown's group learnerscoffeeshack
37 minutes ago

© 2015   Atheist Nexus. All rights reserved. Admin: Richard Haynes.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service