Ancient Ways For Current Days
By Jennifer Cameron
Co-Founder of the Gaia Temple
The patriarchy, or male-led society has been the dominant way for the last 4000 years …
But what about the 230,000 years before?
In this stirring and insightful book, historian Jennifer Cameron lays out the bare facts of how the patriarchy has shaped the modern way of life, and how women and the planet have suffered terribly as a result. She shares the little-known story of the matrifocal way of life, where women are leaders and people are equal and live in harmony with nature. This was how humans lived across the globe for the vast majority of our history, and as Jennifer explains, there is much we can learn from this way of life now.
With stories spanning across all parts of the globe, from Europe to Asia to the First Nation Peoples in Australia, Jennifer examines the place of women in civilisations and how this has shaped the way we interact with each other and with the world around us.
Ancient Ways for Modern Days is a timely call to action that offers women and men an alternative to our current destructive way of life – it is a must-read for anyone looking for hope and a better way. Where women and men live in harmony with each other and with Nature for the benefit of all.
Author, Historian, Activist
Jennifer Cameron is a historian, writer and social activist, particularly for women’s rights and the rights of Nature. She has devoted much of her life to understanding the experience of women through the ages, particularly in prehistory and through the Goddess Spirituality. She has worked as a teacher, trainer, policy writer for government and consultant to the not-for-profit sector, and is the current Co-Convenor of the Gaia Temple in Melbourne.