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Thursday, August 11, 2016

From the review:

"Absent Mother is thus a destabilizing, decolonizing reading of Judeo-Christian “God the Father” narratives, and a critique of the range of social, economic, psychic and ecological trouble they engender. It also signals the unfolding of a paradigm shift occurring across varied disciplines, which Saxena traces back to the resurgence of the Divine Feminine. She advances a simple premise, one that feminists have long written about but which bears to be stated and re-stated: “Without the concrete presence of the Mother God or the idea of the Divine Feminine available to the religious and non-religious alike, that has historically presided over the nondual unity of all, a culture is in danger of becoming unbalanced in its orientation. This orientation has been about a rigid control and mechanical mastery over all things marked ‘female’” (xxiv)."

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