Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth
Dr. Heide Goettner-Abendroth

English publications

1991 The Dancing Goddess The Dancing Goddess. Principles of a Matriarchal Aesthetic
Beacon Press, Boston USA

1995 The Goddess and Her Heros The Goddess and Her Heros.
Matriarchal Religion in Mythology, Fairy-Tales and Poetry
Anthony Publishing Company, Stow USA
Distribution in Europe: Edition AMALIA, Breitengasse 32,
2540 Grenchen b. Solothurn/Switzerland

2007 The Way to an Egalitarian Society. Principles and Practice of a Matriarchal Politics The Way to an Egalitarian Society. Principles and Practice
of a Matriarchal Politics

Broschure, Edition Hagia, Winzer / Germany

2009 Societies of Peace. Matriarchies Past, Present and Future

Societies of Peace. Matriarchies Past, Present and Future
Edited by Heide Goettner-Abendroth

Inanna Publications and Educations Inc., Toronto/Canada 2009
inanna(at)yorku.ca
 

This book includes the speeches from the First and Second World Congress on Matriarchal Studies 2003 and 2005. It is an outstanding representation of the intellectual sharing of matriarchal-indigenous and non-indigenous scholars from all over the world in their knowledge on matriarchal societies. There is a wealth of insightful work on past and present matriarchal societies, which makes this book a powerful life-affirming political one.


2012 Matriarchal Societies

Matriarchal Societies. Indigenous Cultures across the Globe.

Verlag Peter Lang, New York 2012
 

This book presents the results of Heide Goettner-Abendroth’s pioneering research in the field of modern matriarchal studies, based on a new definition of „matriarchy“  as true gender-egalitarian societies. Accordingly, matriarchal societies should not be regarded as mirror images of patriarchal ones, as they have never needed patriarchy’s hierarchical structures of domination. On the contrary, matriarchal patterns are socially egalitarian, economically balanced, and politically based on consensus decisions. They have been created by women and are founded on maternal values. This new perspective on matriarchal societies is developed step by step by the analysis of extant indigenous cultures in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.


 

 

 

Articles in English

 

1985 "Nine Principles of a Matriarchal Aesthetic"
in: Feminist Aesthetics (ed. G. Ecker), Beacon Press, Boston USA
1985/87 Matriarchal Mythology in Former Times and Today "Matriarchal Mythology in Former Times and Today"
in: TRIVIA nr.7, editor: Lise Weil, Amherst, Mass. USA 1985
and in: Crossing Pamphlet , Freedom, California USA 1987
1987 "Urania - Time and Space of the Stars. The Matriarchal
Cosmology through the Lens of Modern Physics"
in: TRIVIA nr.10, editor: Lise Weil, Amherst, Mass. USA
1987 "HAGIA - Academy and Coven"
in: TRIVIA nr.10, editor: Lise Weil, Amherst, Mass. USA

 

1998 "Cultures of the Goddess: A Discussion"
in: ReVision , nr. 3, editor: Joan Marler, vol. 20, San Francisco USA

 

1999 "The Structure of Matriarchal Society.
Exemplified by the Society of the Mosuo in China"
in: ReVision , nr. 3, editor: Joan Marler, vol. 21, San Francisco USA
1999 "Thou Gaia Art I" (Poem)
in: Her Words, Genevieve Vaughan (ed.) Athanor, publisher Meltemi,
Rome/Italy
2004 " Matriarchal Society: Definition and Theory"
in: The Gift , Athanor, Meltemi, Rome 2004, edited by Genevieve Vaughan
2005 "Patriarchy as Society of Domination. Notes on its Rise and Development"
in: The Rule of Mars. The History and Impact of Patriarchy,
Genevieve Vaughan (ed.) Athanor, publisher Meltemi,
Rome/Italy
2006 "Did Matriarchal Forms of Social Organization Exist at Çatal Höyük?"
in: The Journal of Archaeomythology, vol. 2 no. 2,
Joan Marler (ed.), Fall/Winter 2006 (online magazine)
2006 Essay about Heide Goettner-Abendroth
in: 1000 PeaceWomen across the Globe,
KONTRAST book, published by the Association
"1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005", Zurich,
Beck Verlag, Nördlingen/Germany
2007 "Matriarchal Society and the Gift Paradigm: Motherliness
as an Ethical Principle"

in: Women and the Gift Economy, Genevieve Vaughan (ed.),
Inanna Publications, Toronto/Canada
(2008 in “off our backs”)