📚 A Bookish Chat with 'A History of the Goddess' Author Edward Dodge @goddesshistory #Interview


Edward Dodge is a clean energy developer and writer from Washington D.C. with degrees from Cornell University. He studied the history of cannabis which provided the origins of this book.

You can visit his website at www.historyofthegoddess.com and his blog at  https://edwarddodge.substack.com.

You can visit his YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCewtIeQPSqOxs25IP0Np6g

Connect with Edward at Twitter and Facebook.

Welcome to The Writer's Life!  Now that your book has been published, we’d love to find out more about the process. Who is your publisher and how did you find them or did you self-publish?

Trine Day Books in Oregon is my publisher, and I had an introduction from an author friend who publishes with them.

Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

It was a lot of work! And I still need to market it, the work never ends.

Do you believe a book cover plays an important role in the selling process?

I hope so! I love the cover for my book.

How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

My book was research heavy and it took me two years, it was a lot of work. My main piece of advice is to keep writing, even if no one sees it, writers write.

What other books are you working on and when will they be published?

At the moment, I am trying to turn my book into an art project and get graphic novels and animation of the stories in my book.

What’s one fact about your book that would surprise people?

There is a lot of unusual stuff from the Bible that we are not taught in Church, and some pretty wild characters that were never understood until the advent of modern scholarship.

Finally, what message are you trying to get across with your book?

There is a Feminine Divine that is every bit as real as God, and iconic mythological characters that can inspire the modern woman.

Thank you again for this interview!  Do you have any final words?

I am looking for artists and storytellers to collaborate with and tell these wild mythological stories. You can reach out to me here:



Author: Edward Dodge
Publisher: Trine Day Books
Pages: 472
Genre: Mythology / Religion


This book explores the Goddess worshipping traditions that were always a part of human spirituality but were eliminated in the Bible on the path to monotheism. There is an unexplored narrative in the Bible, the early Israelites were pagan and God had a wife, her name is Asherah and she appears many times in the Bible. The Earthly Mother and the Heavenly Father were the original gods far back in history and they got a divorce in the Old Testament so that God could rule alone. But the Earthly Mother never went away and we can follow her traditions through Christianity and into the modern world.

The religious wars of the past that eliminated these women-led Goddess religions are directly reflected in today’s culture wars where the secular left is struggling to break free of the moral dictates of religious conservatives. In the Goddess temples of antiquity, we see unbridled feminism, egalitarianism, nature worship, sexual freedom for women and gays, cannabis and sacred plants, transgendered people as high priests, even abortions. The world today is in flux and many people are rediscovering the Feminine Divine, she is an important part of our collective experience.


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