Автор: Leonard Shlain Название: The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image Издательство: Penguin Books Год: 1999 ISBN: 978-0140196016 Серия: Compass Язык: English Формат: pdf, epub Размер: 12,9 mb Страниц: 464
Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate cultures were principally informed by holistic, right-brain modes that venerated the Goddess, images, and feminine values. Writing drove cultures toward linear left-brain thinking and this shift upset the balance between men and women, initiating the decline of the feminine and ushering in patriarchal rule. Examining the cultures of the Israelites, Greeks, Christians, and Muslims, Shlain reinterprets ancient myths and parables in light of his theory.
Provocative and inspiring, this book is a paradigm-shattering work that will transform your view of history and the mind.