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ISBN: 0140196013 / ISBN-13: 9780140196016

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image


Could the invention of writing, and then the alphabet, have been largely responsible for a decisive shift towards patriarchy and misogyny? in this ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

So, THAT explains it !

by C.J. on Oct 11, 2013

Brilliant account of why the GODDESS fell ( or was pushed ) off Her pedestal.Informative, fact based perspective shared with a sensitive hand and heart.


must read twice

by balaenoptera on Oct 8, 2009

a wonderful book; insightful, inspiring, humble, and clearly testament to actual work done by the writer. yet, we still need more of a woman's voice...


Highly recommended

by watusi on Jul 2, 2009

A great book that can not help but make the reader think twice about the subject matter. Complicated but well worth the effort.


McLuhan's Wake

by epri on Jun 4, 2009

Why did Moses have to wear a veil over his face after Yahweh dictated the Ten Commandments to him? Why did the Israelites make brides shave off their hair for life? And why did the powerful Egyptian rulers fear the Hebrews even after enslavement? The answer lies with a powerful invention the effects of which have reshaped human history: the alphabet. Following in the revolutionary insights of Marshall McLuhan, Shlain delivers a scholarly interpretation of the decline of Goddess worshiping societies after the introduction into human society of the phonetic alphabet.

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