¶ My copy of Fire Child: The Life & Magic of Maxine Sanders, ‘Witch Queen’ arrived, and I will post a full review soon. Short version: Better than I expected.
¶ When the Goddess Ruled the Earth is a new quasi-documentary film on hypothesized Neolithic religion. The trailers are all shots of ancient megaliths with a “voice of God” (sorry) commentary. Looks like orthodox Gimbutas-ism.
My point is that you cannot necessarily tell by looking at a structure the religious views of its builders. You might be able to make an educated guess by analogy with known cultures, but without extensive, obvious archaeological evidence — and better still, written evidence — you cannot say. Is the “Venus of Willendorf” a religious artifact or a Paleolithic Barbie doll? Will we ever know?
¶ Fiacharrey, “the Bayou Druid,” is making YouTube videos on Celtic Reconstructionism. Here is one.