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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image (Compass), Shlain, Leonard
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Author Name    Shlain, Leonard

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

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Fair

Publisher    Penguin Books

ISBN Number    0140196013 / 9780140196016

Seller ID   SKU1037564

0140196013 Fair. Moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

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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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