Switching to Goddess - Humanity`s Ticket to the Future
War, terrorism, poverty, all can be traced to one single event: the switch, about 6000 years ago, from goddess - to god-worship. This switch rumbled over the landscape when a large part of the planet turned to desert, and hundreds of thousands of the world's first farmers starved to death. The switch from goddess to god helped lock into place a new starvation culture, one that might have faded away once its usefulness had passed. Instead, this new culture became set in stone and passed down from generation to generation. Even in the midst of plenty, the deep-rooted and largely unconscious fear of starvation haunts its bearers. Starvation culture is now threatening to wipe us off the face of the earth. The fix is in coming to terms with starvation culture, ditching the gods, and switching back to goddesses. This book tells how to do that.
- Paperback | 432 pages
- 142 x 215 x 27mm | 620g
- 15 Jan 2009
- John Hunt Publishing
- New Alresford, United Kingdom
- Illustrations, maps
[ Switching to Goddess] is almost certain to provoke lively, animated discussion. -- Dr. Elinor Gadon, Cultural Historian, Brandeis UniversityI wanted to read it all again as Studebaker candidly infuses contemporary relevance with herstory. -- Karen Tate, scholar, lecturer, radio show hostess, and film maker; author of Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations and Walking An Ancient PathJeri has written a feisty, upbeat exploration of the place of Goddess in the ancient and modern worlds. Kathy Jones, one of the most prolific and knowledgeable figures in the modern Goddess community, organizer of the UK's annual Glastonbury Goddess ConferenceHey, I'm convinced. I'd rather Switch (to Goddess) than fight! -- Tim Ward, author, Savage Breast: One Man's Search for the Goddess
About Jeri Studebaker
Jeri Studebaker holds a master's degree in prehistory/archaeology. She finished a thesis on the origins of agriculture in the Middle East, and completed the coursework for a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. She's published articles on Goddess history and spirituality in PanGaia, SageWoman, and Matrifocus. In 2003, she spent a month on the island of Crete studying ancient Minoan art.