Yet, projecting an idealized and universal, beneficent Great Mother Goddess
back to the beginning of time and seeing all ancient and later goddesses as faces of 'Her'--when they were sometimes not benevolent nor necessarily symbols of women's social power--merely represents a 'feminist fundamentalism' (Ruether 2005: 307), the corollary of which is a 'totalizing image' of the ubiquity of patriarchy (Eller 2000: 183).
The Garden Her, the biblical Mother Goddess
, was present in Her
But she isn't a mother goddess
and she isn't a fertility goddess: she watches over the hunt, among many other aspects of human society.
Topics addressed include: balancing religious commitment and moral obligations in Haitian transnational social fields; migration and the practice of Len Dong (the ritual of sprit mediumship in Dao Mau, a Vietnamese Mother Goddess
religion); transnational travel and Ghanaian Pentecostal prophets; publicity and secrecy in African Pentecostalism and traditional religion; migrants, entrepreneurship, and the Pentecostal ethic in Botswana; transnational flows, entrepreneurship, and commodifications in Vietnamese spirit mediumships; transnational ties of Vietnamese Pentecostals; diasporic territorialization and charismatic power in a transnational Congolese prophetic church; and the Christian Church Outreach Mission International in translocal contexts.
A prevalent interpretation relates them to the Mother Goddess
, a supernatural mother having idealized features related to sexuality, fertility, and birth.
We are birthing a new life cycle of mother goddess
On the hills sacred poles or trees were planted to the mother goddess
Then she moves to the major data for her thesis: the mother goddess
Cybele and her consort/slave Attis.
Both novels draw upon the mother goddess
complex to frame their stories.
And what better way to discover the Mother Goddess
as a symbol of the feminine
Although Mellaart uncovered only about 3% of the 32-acre site, he professed it to be the world's first city and revealed that a Mother Goddess
was probably worshipped there.
The question arises as to the purpose of these Mother Goddess