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Book Annotation: 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
Publisher Marketing: This
groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy
reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in
history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable
connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr.
Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by
holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and
feminine values. Writing drove cultures toward linear left-brain
thinking and this shift upset the balance between men and women,
initiating the decline of the feminine and ushering in patriarchal
rule. Examining the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians,
and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets ancient myths and parables in light
of his theory. Provocative and inspiring, this book is a
paradigm-shattering work that will transform your view of history
and the mind.
Contributor Bio: Leonard
Shlain: Shlain is the chief of laparoscopic surgery at
California-Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.
Book Annotation: Bringing
together recent discoveries in archaeology with evidence from art,
religion, anthropology, sociology, politics, and economics, this
national bestseller reveals astounding new knowledge of our
past--and potential future. Maps and charts.
Publisher Marketing: The phenomenal
bestseller, with more than 500,000 copies sold worldwide, now with a
new epilogue from the author-- "The Chalice and the Blade" has
inspired a generation of women and men to envision a truly
egalitarian society by exploring the legacy of the peaceful,
goddess-worshipping cultures from our prehistoric past.
Contributor Bio: Riane
Eisler: Eisler is President of the Center for Partnership
Studies, and a regular speaker across the United States and
Publisher Marketing: A probing
account of the honored place of older women in ancient matriarchal
societies restores to contemporary women an energizing symbol of
self-value, power, and respect.
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Publisher Marketing: Swedenborg
Foundation Publishers is celebrating 150 years of publishing
activity in America, a milestone we have dubbed our "Sesqui", short
for Sesquicentennial. You will see a whole new dynamic, honoring
both our 150th anniversary and the new millennium, as you examine
the books on the following pages. We have our largest, most dynamic
publication schedule ever -- 15 titles for 2000, including a number
of compelling trade books in our Chrysalis line, treating topics
such as partnership as spiritual practice, gardening for spiritual
sustenance, and the mystical emergence of a feminist baby-boomer.
else is new at the Swedenborg Foundation in its 150th year?
We have begun a momentous, twelve-year project to retranslate
Swedenborg's entire corpus, offering a contemporary expression of
his thought that provides meaningful access for today's reader. Each
volume will contain a contextualizing preface and scholarly
annotations. The first two volumes -- Heaven and Hell, and Scribe of
Heaven, an introductory volume of scholarly essays on Swedenborg's
work and influence -- will be published in the fall of 2000. This
translation project is the first to be undertaken with unified
standards by a single entity, and we intend it to ignite a
renaissance of interest in this brilliant thinker and potent
visionary, one of the world's three greatest intellects -- along
with Goethe and John Stuart Mill -- according to Stanford University
researchers who created a data program to calculate the IQs of
history's great minds.
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