These delightful little goddesses are actually children’s toys from Catal Huyuk in Southern Turkey, the earliest known human settlement from 8,000 BC.
Imagine being a child and playing with these smooth shapely stone figures! How good they would feel in your hand and how powerful! You might immediately feel a magical connection to the feminine creative force that grows flowers and seeds and gives birth to animals and humans.
Toys are a window to the psyche and values of any group of humans. What mindset do these toys create for you?
Now imagine holding a Barbie doll, and what does that doll tell us about ourselves? Does she empower us women, or diminish us? (Don’t let the Superwoman logo fool you.)
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