Return of the Dark/Light Mother
Monica Sjöö exposes at the roots of the New Age movement and in its most popular applications a deep mistrust of Earth's life-giving wisdom which must be rediscovered if we are to survive another thousand years. This new and revised edition of the influential and controversial book originally published by The Women's Press (titled New Age Armageddon . . . ) contains expanded critiques of channeling and genetic engineering along with more than 40 photos of Sjöö's paintings which place the Earth in her many forms at the center of a feminist vision for the future evolved from the integrated, wholistic, life-giving wisdom of our living Mother planet who does't need to be 'saved' by spacemen who would turn Earth to light or sterilized by corporations who would 'own' the Mother seed.
About the new edition:
In this awesome book, Monica Sjöö casts her brilliant and critical eye on the New Age Movement with all its delusions, contrasting it with the grounded, earth-based shamanism of ancient and present-day woman-centered cultures. One of the world's foremost visionary artists, Sjöö reminds us again and again that earth (physical matter, our bodies, the cycles of birth and death) remains sacred despite modern tendencies toward leaving the body (and the planet) behind. Instinctual, heart-opening, and gut-wrenching, this book is a deeply-felt personal journey radically shared, and illustrated with the artist's incredible paintings.
Vicki Nobel, author of Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess through Myth, Art and Tarot
Monica Sjöö is the great global Amazon, a Sweed, but belonging to all countries. She weaves the story deftly as she paints her images all from deep inspiration. She carries the word from continent to continent, her images of the Fates and Goddesses loom large like our dreams. A sister, a mother, a great soul.
Z Budapest, psychick, teacher and initiator, author of The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries, Grandmother Moon, Goddess in the Office, Goddess in the Bedroom, and Summoning the Fates.
Here is a passionate exposé of the danger of a New Age consciousness which denies the economic and political realities of our lives. A longtime committed feminist, activist and artist, Sjöö drawn on her amazingly comprehensive research to document her conclusions which are both a gift and a warning for every human being on Mother Earth.
Jean Mountaingrove, co-editor of WomanSpirit magazine.
Ibsn: 1-891386-07-7, 328 pages, $18.95
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