The Alphabet Vs The Goddess - Leonard Shlain
Leonard Shlain contrasts the feminine right-brained oral teachings of Socrates, Buddha, and Jesus with the masculine creeds that evolved when their spoken words were committed to writing. The first book written in an alphabet was the Old Testament and its most important passage was the Ten Commandments. The first two reject of any goddess influence and ban any form of representative art. Presented at The Distinguished Lecture Series Pepperdine University Malibu, California November, 2006.