Monday, November 12, 2007

BEGINNER'S Guide TO GODDESS

I could so use your help!!! Can you think of any important books to add to this list? It’ll be an appendix in a book that in 18 days I’m turning in to the publisher. [18 days!?! O Goddess help me, I can’t get this done in 18 days!][Sound of teeth chattering, knees knocking]

Baring, Anne, and Jules Cashford. The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image.

Bolen, Jean Shinoda, Urgent Message from Mother: Gather the Women Save the World.

Christ, Carol. Rebirth of the Goddess: Finding Meaning in Feminist Spirituality.

Eisler, Riane. The Chalice and the Blade.

Gadon, Elinor. The Once and Future Goddess: A Sweeping Visual Chronicle of the Sacred Female and Her Reemergence in the Cult.

Gimbutas, Marija. The Living Goddesses.

Gunn Allen, Paula. The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions.

Johnson, Buffie. Lady of the Beasts: Ancient Images of the Goddess and Her Sacred Animals.

Olson, Carl. The Book of the Goddess Past and Present: An Introduction to Her Religion.

Sjoo, Monica, and Barbara Mor. The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth.

Spretnak, Charlene, The Politics of Women’s Spirituality: Essays on the Rise of Spiritual Power within the Feminist Movement.

Starhawk. The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess.

Stone, Merlin. When God Was a Woman. New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1976.

Stone, Merlin. Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood: A Treasury of Goddess and Heroine Lore from Around the World.

Tate, Karen. Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations.

Walker, Barbara G. The Skeptical Feminist: Discovering the Virgin, Mother and Crone.

Walker, Barbara G. The Woman’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets.

Wilson, Ian. Before the Flood.

MEN AND THE GODDESS

Ward, Tim. Savage Breast: One Man’s Search for the Goddess.

RITUAL

Monaghan, Patricia. The Goddess Companion: Daily Meditations on the Feminine Spirit.

Budapest, Zsuzsanna. The Grandmother of Time: A Women’s Book of Celebrations, Spells, and Sacred Objects for Every Month of the Year.

8 comments:

Morgaine said...

I don't know if these are quite what you want, but you might want to consider them:

The Holy Book of Women's Mysteries by Z. Budapest The First Sex by Elizabeth Gould Davis
Ariadne's Thread by Shekhinah Mountainwater
Mary Daly - Gyn/Ecology

Are you going to list any websites?

I'm so excited for you! I get an autographed copy, right?

Paul said...

That is a pretty comprehensive list. Like morgaine I am not sure if these are quite what you want but two to consider:

When the drummers were women by Layne Redmond

and

Daughters of the Earth: Goddess wisdom for a modern age by Cheryl Straffon

I hope the publishing goes well.

Goddess blessings

Paul

Amy said...

Good luck. I would add Thye Witch in Every Woman by Laurie Cabot. There's a lot of Goddess stuff in there. Also, The Witch Cult in Western Europe by Margaret Murray has some Goddess stuff.

BBC said...

Can't say that I can suggest one for you hon. But how about a quote to new babies?

"Welcome to Earth new baby that is a part of me, please respect and care for it and all that is on it". - Goddess

BBC said...

Or change it to fit your liking. :-)

Medusa said...

OK, I'll be daring and immodest:
Goddess Spirituality for the 21st Century:from Kabbalah to Quantum Physics by Judith Laura

and under the Rituals heading:
She Lives! The Return of Our Great Mother by Judith Laura
(althought the first one has rituals too)

SV said...

Try The Women's Wheel of Life by Elizabeth Davis

Sia Vogel

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