Leonard Shlain was a brain surgeon, author, inventor, lecturer, and best-selling author of Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius. His seminal book The Alphabet and the Goddess posits that the world switched from female worship to male domination just after the invention of the alphabet, as people switched from right-brain consciousness to left-brain consciousness. Shlain died in May of 2009 after a battle with brain cancer.
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