God Was Born a Woman
P. (1999). Dios nació mujer.
Barcelona: © Ediciones
Heather Hayes (E-mail: email@example.com)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The fascination adventure of researching the traces of the creation
of the "God" concept.
Part I: THE
REASONS THAT HUMANS CREATED GODS IN THEIR OWN IMAGE
1. What was
God doing while human beings, during their evolution, had to eek
out a living all alone in order to be able to create themselves?
(c. 4,400,000 to 40,000 years)
2. "In the beginning, there was the Word": how the acquisition
of language gave way to the ability to create (c. 1,800,000 to 35,000
3. Humanity's first steps towards creating the symbolic universe
(c. 100,000 to 9,000 B.C.)
From the mindset of magic to prehistoric art, and vice-versa (c.
35,000 to 9,000 B.C.)
Myths and rituals: the path from intelligence to emotional security.
4. Reasoning according to primitive logic: the belief in survival
beyond death (c. 90,000 to 2,000 B.C.)
Part II: THE
PREDOMINANCE OF THINGS FEMININE: WOMEN; BASIS FOR THE SURVIVAL OF
PREHISTORIC COMMUNITIES IN A TIME THAT KNEW NO OTHER GOD BUT THE
5. The socioeconomic role of women in pre-agricultural communities
(c. 2,500,000 to 9,000 B.C.)
6. Paleolithic feminine figures: symbolic image of the original
concept of "God" (c. 30,000 to 9,000 B.C.)
7. Under the empire of the lone Goddess (c. 30,000 to 3,000 B.C.)
A pitiful role: the first masculine deities were secondary beings
condemned to die on an annual basis (c. 6,000 B.C.)
Part III: THE
PREDOMINCANCE OF THE MASCULINE: HOW MALES RELEGATED WOMEN, AND HOW
GOD USURPED THE PLACE OF THE GODDESS
8. The implantation of agriculture convulsed social organization
and religious structures (c. 9,000 to 3,000 B.C.)
9. Economic and political changes as the thrust behind woman's submission
to man (c. 4,000 to 1,000 B.C.)
10. How a male God relegated, spoliated, and supplanted the Great
Goddess (c. 3,000 to 1,000 B.C.)
Chart 1: Evolutionary scheme: from the first hominid to modern man.
Chart 2: List of the most famous images of goddesses, analyzed as
documentation for this book (c. 30,000 a 1,000 B.C.)
Chart 3: Important events in the process of socioeconomic development
that established the bases for western civilization (c. 10,000 -
Chart 4: Main civilizations and empires of the Near East and Europe
Map 1: Territorial belt of Paleolithic feminine figures found in
Eurasia; flow of migration of modern man from Africa