Through “The Female Recaptured” Nathalie Durel Lima offers us, the women of the twenty-first century, precious tools to deepen our inner journey. With its transpersonal and Jungian perception, Nathalie guide us as a psychotherapist, as well as a woman, through mythology of the Greek Goddesses as archetypes, an unforgettable journey that comes recall our primordial origins .
As such Marija Gimbutas, in his book ”The Language of the Goddess”, and Monica Sjöö and Barbara Mor in ”The Great Cosmic Mother,” Nathalie Durel Lima back to remind us that ”In the beginning was… Mother. ”Certainly the human origins date back to long ago: our oldest ancestor ”Homo Sapiens” dates back about 200,000 years, but it is estimated that the female role already took place long before. According to Darwin, in his book ”The Descent of Man and Selection in relation to Sex” (1871), from the beginning, the feminine principle was paramount. On our planet Earth, more than two and a half billion years, there was only a vast female ocean where all forms of organic life reproduced ”parthenogenetically” (asexual form of reproduction found in the female where the growth and evolution of a embryo occur without fertilization of a male.
Citing the literary work “The Great Cosmic Mother” of Sjöö and Mor +, “Biology is not destiny – but, like the sea, it is a start. For at least the first 200,000 years of human life on earth, the mysteries of female biology dominated human religions and their artistic thought, as well as their social organization. The first human images to date are called gures “Venus”, found in the remains of the Paleolithic era Superior (35,000 to 10,000 years BC)… represent magic images of the mysterious power of the female to create life within itself and to sustain.”
Thus, we note the importance of the female from the beginning: not only from human sources, as well as the biological origins, archaeological and ethnographic of our planet. In 1989 Marija Gimbutas firmly defended the hypothesis that there was a society “matrifocal” and, within it, the cult of the Great Goddess, revered by both sexes. Nathalie Durel Lima has, in turn, remind us of our origins, as well as offering us therapeutic tools with which we can rediscover our primordial female power. It shows us how we can awaken the Goddess within that resides within each of us and, in doing so, we seek to definitively heal our wounds, and give rise to a new era in which we find our inner power throughout the her feminine splendor.