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In an overview of some 6000 years, down to the present day, we find threads leading to unknown foremothers in our prehistory. Eve's story, set to writing in the First Millennium B.C., is viewed in the context of some of the great civilizations and inspiring literary themes that preceded it - Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, Assyria. We see ever-changing God and Goddess stories and rituals that reflect the emphasis of each generation. The invention of writing is of particular significance, but the rise of priestly-rulers and kings, their conquests, lawcodes, empire-building, all play a part in Eve's story of subjection and banishment. We then trace the influence of her story as it is woven through the lives of Western (and Middle Eastern) women in religion, history, and science, to the revolutionary changes of the present day. Women's re-entry into education, renewed participation in the public sphere, and recovery of their own history, bring men and women to the dawn of a 'new era' and the weaving of a brighter destiny.
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Elaine Dupuis hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education from the University of Toronto (Canada) and an M.A. in Sanskrit and Eastern Traditions from McMaster, Hamilton. She taught the Worlds Living Religions and Women's Studies at Laurentian University, Sudbury, and Women's Studies at the University of British Columbia after a move to the West Coast. Her inquiry into Sumerology and ancient civilizations led her to believe the wealth of archaeological data should be included in school curricula along with history and religion for an enriched picture of our ancestry. She teaches occasionally at the Nelson University Centre and spends most of her time on research, writing and lecturing. She is married and has three grown children.
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