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  • Annine van der Meer
  • Pansophia Press
  • March 2013
  • English
  • 9789082031386
  • Narrative nonfiction, Mythology
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  • The Language of MA

  • This book is the first pioneering study of global ‘Venuses’ who are part of an ancient and contemporary art traditionally called ‘Venus Art’, the art of the primal mother(s), the art of the female ancestors. Venus Art reflects the consciousness of egalitarian societies of peace in which women and feminine values play or have played a central role, and where MA or the MATER or MOTHER and the primal mothers of the clan are central.

    To date, Venus Art has been misunderstood, neglected and not integrally researched. The art has become eroticised and sexualised. The purpose of this book is to rehabilitate Venus Art. Venus is no pin-up or sex idol. She is a manifestation of the divine Mother MA. This innovative view of Venus Art can significantly contribute to the dismantling of our history that does not include women. Feminine art is demonstrably in the majority in Palaeolithic, Neolithic cultures and in some present-day indigenous peoples. The time is ripe for a new art historical approach in which the contribution of woman to evolution is reclaimed.

    The book ‘The language of MA’ builds on the work of the world-famous archaeologist Prof Dr Marija Gimbutas (UCLA). In 1989 she published the book ‘The Language of the Goddess’. German anthropologist Prof Dr Veronika Bennholdt-Thomsen described the book ‘The language of MA’ as ‘a direct continuation of the work of Marija Gimbutas’. It is a must-read for academic disciplines such art history, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, theology, religious studies, and, finally, women’s studies. In addition, the book can be used as textbook or reference book for art-historical education. Finally, the book is of great interest for artists, art lovers, and art collectors. In short, the book is meant for all those who are interested in the history of humanity and the development of human consciousness.