The Alphabet Versus the Goddess

The Conflict Between Word and Image
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Product Number: Z100129945
Released: Dec 26, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541494961
Narrator/s: Norman Dietz
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Who changed the sex of God? 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.

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Author(s): Leonard Shlain
Original Publish Date: Dec 26, 2017

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Author(s): Leonard Shlain
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Product Number DD35651
Released: Dec 26, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541414969
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Author(s): Leonard Shlain
Product Number EB00394404
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101573914

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