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By Sharon Paice MacLeod

This publication is an exploration of the religious traditions of historical Europe, targeting the numinous presence of the divine female in Russia, relevant Europe, France, Britain, eire and the northern areas. Drawing upon examine in archaeology, heritage, sociology, anthropology and the research of religions to attach the reader with the myths and logos of the ecu traditions, the ebook exhibits how the facility of ecu goddesses and holy ladies developed throughout the a while, adapting to weather swap and social upheaval, yet consistently reflecting the significance of residing in an harmonious dating with the surroundings and the spirit global. From the cave portray of southern France to historical Irish tombs, from shamanic rituals to Arthurian legends, the divine female performs an important function in figuring out the place now we have come from and the place we're going. Comparative examples from different local cultures, and fees from religious leaders worldwide, set ecu religions in context with different indigenous cultures.

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