Motherpeace by Vicky Noble

A Way to the Goddess through myth, 

art and tarot

A different approach to the leadership games

Motherpeace by Vicki Noble | artpreneure-20
Vicki Noble challenges us to celebrate our ancient peaceful heritage and to reclaim our right as a people to a life without war.

Motherpeace was written as if I was talking to four particular friends. In this diverse group. the first friend is a feminist sister who, in addition to the struggles to improve the quality of our everyday lives, wants to recover a vision of the Goddess and the kind of society that would honour her.

My second friend uses a traditional tarot deck, as millions do, but is excited to hear about a wholly new set of tarot images that, while drawing upon tradition, recast it to embody more fully the lives and aspirations of women.

While working on the book, I also kept in mind a third friend. Strongly visual, she records and meditates on her dreams and, like others influenced by Jung, seeks to deepen her knowledge of myth as a way of understanding her own psyche and the dramas being acted out around her.

This brings us to the fourth member of my imaginary audience - a friend who is deeply concerned about the lack of peace in the world and, in particular, about the numbing prospect of a "nuclear exchange". No longer believing that the system will cure itself, he wants to explore a vision of society other than the patriarchal one now dominant.

In response to the concerns of these friends - who, of course, are also part of myself - I have addressed the issue of personal and global peace in a positive spirit, through pictorial images, against a background of myth and art that date from an age when the Goddess was still the joy of humankind's desiring.

Through these images, and through feminist scholarship, I share a vision of hope and transformation - a vision based upon our expanding knowledge of ancient Goddess-worship, and also upon my own experience as an artist, activist, healer, and teacher of yoga.
Source: Vicki Noble's preface of Motherpeace

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