Stock Image

Quintessence.Realizing the Archaic Future: A Radical Elemental Feminist Manifesto.

Mary Daly

35 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0807067903 / ISBN 13: 9780807067901
Published by Beacon.
Used Condition: Used - Like New
From Powell's Bookstores Chicago, ABAA (Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since February 25, 1998

Quantity Available: > 20

Buy Used
Price: US$ 3.60 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

. May contain remainder mark. Otherwise, like new. Bookseller Inventory # W36565

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Quintessence.Realizing the Archaic Future: A...

Publisher: Beacon.

Book Condition:Used - Like New

About this title


Book by Mary Daly


Devotees of the visionary feminist philosopher Mary Daly will be delighted by this call to action against the "necrotechnologists" of genetic research and the advances of right-wing religious fundamentalism. In Pure Lust (1984), Daly posited the importance of four elements: words, substances, the cosmos, and spirits. "Quintessence," as she describes it, is the connecting fifth element, "the Source of our power to Realize a true Future." Tapping into Quintessence, she argues, can enable us to name and confront "the escalating atrocities ... against women and nature and [summon] Courage and Hope to transcend [them]." To soften her grim depiction of the present moment, Daly has cleverly presented this new book as its own 50th-anniversary edition (2048 in the "biophilic era"), appearing at a time when women have banded together and learned how to summon and direct their psychic energies. They have, in fact, saved the world. Each chapter concludes with comments by Annie, an ardent young woman of that period, who has invoked Mary Daly in order to ask her about the bad old days of the late 20th century, while Daly herself gasps with amazement at the clean water, fresh air, and sweet-smelling blossoms of the idyllic future. --Regina Marler

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Independent Bookstores since 1971.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All items subject to prior sale. No questions asked refunds within 60 days. For shipping rates, click "Shipping: Rates & Speed" above. Powells Bookstore Inc., 3429 W. 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60632;; 773-376- 8106. VAT: N/A.

Shipping Terms:

Orders ship within 2 business days. Domestic standard orders shipped via
USPS Bound Printed Matter; Domestic Expedited orders shipped via FedEx or UPS
Ground. All International orders shipped via courier, typically arriving
within 7-21 business days. Expedited and Standard International rates are the

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express