I am not exaggerating by saying Switching to Goddess is one of the most important books I have ever read. It traces the Goddess as She has been worshipped throughout human history - and deftly illustrates the enormous ramifications for societies that follow Her guidance versus those that have been shaped by beliefs in patriarchal, hierarchical gods. The author, J. Lyn Studebaker, brings to life a deity that is a warm, loving, healthy, all-embracing, compassionate Mother Goddess, a stark contrast to not only the war-gods but even the war-goddesses of ancient and modern civilizations.
I loved Studebaker's style of writing - well researched and informative, yet also fun and irreverent.
Best of all is the hope that lies throughout the book, especially at the end as Studebaker illustrates how the Goddess has never really left and has been brought down to us through ancient and modern times under various guises (including Jesus's mother, Mary)....