The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (Compass)

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (Compass) Author Leonard Shlain
ISBN-10 0140196013
ISBN-13 9780140196016
Year 1999-09-01
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Penguin Books
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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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