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Unformatted text preview: that ancient society may not necessarily be a primitive reflection of our own. Yes, they were us, but no, they were not exactly us. What I found most interesting in the Eisler chapters was her depiction of life in Crete. She seems to be saying that in Crete, under womens rule, life was peaceful. There was no hierarchy, no poor life, no warfare. It was an era unlike any since. Artists did not sign their work; kings, if they existed, did not keep record of their reigns. Women held high social, political, and religious positions. Most importantly, the love of life was more dominant in society than the fear of death. Another interesting note is the evolution of the Neolithic Goddess into particular religious figures of the contemporary world. Mary as the Holy Virgin and the Christian Madonna and Child are examples....
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- Fall '07