The Triumph of the Goddess: The Canonical Models and by C. MacKenzie Brown
By C. MacKenzie Brown
The authors of the Devi-Bhagavata Puranendeavored to illustrate the prevalence of the Devi over competing masculine deities, and to articulate in new methods the manifold nature of the Goddess. Brown's e-book units out to envision how the Puranpursues those ends. The Devi-Bhagavata employs many historical myths and motifs from older masculine theologies, incorporating them right into a completely "feminized" theological framework. The textual content additionally seeks to supplant older "masculine" canonical experts. half I of Brown's examine explores those thoughts by means of targeting the Puran's self-conscious exercise to supersede the recognized VaisBhagavata Puran
The Devi-Bhagavata additionally re-envisions older mythological traditions in regards to the Goddess, in particular these within the first nice Sanskritic glorification of the Goddess, the Devi-Mahatmya. Brown indicates partially II how this re-envisioning procedure transforms the Devi from a basically martial and erotic goddess into the World-Mother of countless compassion.
Part III examines the Devi Gita, the philosophical climax of the Puranmodeled upon the Bhagavad Gita. The Devi Gita, whereas declaring that final fact is the divine mom, avows that her optimum shape as attention encompasses all gender, thereby suggesting the ultimate triumph of the Goddess. it's not easily that She is enhanced to the male gods, yet really that She transcends Her personal sexuality with out denying it.