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By Barbara G. Walker

Do You Know...

  • where the legend of a cat's 9 lives comes from?
  • why "mama" is a note understood in approximately all languages?
  • how the customized of kissing began?
  • whether there rather used to be a feminine pope?
  • why Cinderella's glass slipper used to be so vital to the Prince?

The solutions to those and numerous different interesting questions are given during this compulsively readable, feminist encyclopedia. Twenty-five years in education, this distinctive, complete sourcebook specializes in mythology anthropology, faith, and sexuality to discover accurately what different encyclopedias pass over or misrepresent. The Woman's Encyclopedia offers the attention-grabbing tales at the back of be aware origins, legends, superstitions, and customs. A browser's satisfaction and an integral source, it deals 1,350 entries on magic, witchcraft, fairies, elves, giants, goddesses, gods, and mental anomalies resembling demonic ownership; the magical meanings of sunlight, moon, earth, sea, time, and house; principles of the soul, reincarnation, production and doomsday; historic and sleek attitudes towards intercourse, prostitution, romance, rape, struggle, loss of life and sin, and extra.

Tracing those ideas to their prepatriarchal origins, Barbara G. Walker explores a "thousand hidden wallet of background and customized as well as the precious fabric recovered by means of archaeologists, orientalists, and different scholars."

not just a compendium of attention-grabbing lore and scholarship, The Woman's Encyclopedia is a progressive e-book that gives a unprecedented chance for either men and women to work out our cultural history in a clean gentle, and draw upon the previous for a extra humane future.

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