New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

Ancient Goddesses for Modern Times or New Goddesses from Ancient Times?

New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond - Dylan Michael Burns

Meret Fehlmann [+-]
University of Zürich
Meret Fehlmann is employed at the University of Zürich, where she studied Folklore (Popular Culture Studies), European Folk Literature (Popular Literature and Media), and German Literature and wrote a doctoral thesis on matriarchy, Die Rede vom Matriarchat. Zur Gebrauchsgeschichte eines Arguments (Zürich: Chronos Verlag, 2011). Her research and teaching interests cover matriarchy, spirituality, prehistoric fiction, popular literature, and children’s literature. She is co-editor of the open-access journal kids+media (http://www.kids-media.uzh.ch), and since 2013 has been review editor for the journal Schweizerisches Archiv für Volkskunde.

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This paper deals with the way the goddess(es) of ancient Crete and Greece are imagined and reappropriated in the feminist spirituality movement. It offers an overview over the different metamorphoses of these ancient goddesses in the twentieth century, and takes a closer look at the goddess-related work of Carol P. Christ.

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Fehlmann, Meret. Ancient Goddesses for Modern Times or New Goddesses from Ancient Times?. New Antiquities - Transformations of Ancient Religion in the New Age and Beyond. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 50-75 Mar 2019. ISBN 9781781795040. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30634. Date accessed: 04 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30634. Mar 2019

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