Lotus-Headed Fertility Goddess Lajja Gauri India, 6th century The Metropolitan Museum of Art “Lajja Gauri is shown in a birthing posture but does not display the swollen belly of one about to give birth, which suggests that the image is of sexual fecundity. The lotus flower in place of her head makes this association with fertility explicit. This expression of the concept of the female body as the embodiment of life-affirming forces is perhaps the most extreme in Indian iconography. At…
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Goddess as Love: From Experience To Thealogy by Carol P. Christ. If theology is rooted in experience, how do we move from experience to theology? In my life there have been a number of key moments of “revelation” that have shaped my thealogy. One of these was the moment of my mother’s death. In 1991 my mother was diagnosed with cancer. While she was being treated, I realized that I had never loved anyone as much as I loved her.
Northern Iran, marlik art, earthenware vessel in the form of a female, ca 1000 BC. ظرف سفالین با شمایل انسان، تمدن مارلیک ۱۰۰۰ قبل از میلاد by:Virtual Museum of Iran Art / موزه مجازی هنر ایران (page on facebook).
Terracotta plank-shaped figurine Period: Middle Cypriot I Date: ca. 1900–1800 B.C. Culture: Cypriot
Women Shamans "DOGU" which were discovered in remains of Aomori. Jomon-era. BC.3,500 - BC.2,500. Aomori Japan. talisman:
Pottery Mold and Figure [Manabi-Bahia culture of Pre-Columbian Ecuador, 500 BC - 300 AD]