ChapterĀ 5

Over a 30,000-year span of time, before the coming of patriarchy, communities of people honored the sacred female and lived in harmony with nature as a part of the matrix of life. The incredibly beautiful cave drawings of Ice Age people attest to this, as do early carved images of the Goddess, for example the familiar Earth Mother of Willendorf. Contemporary archeologists, most notably Marija Gimbutus, digging down into the debris of human history have found at the bedrock, people who worshipped the deity in female form as Maiden, Mother and Crone.