Rebirth of the Goddess

Rebirth of the Goddess Author Carol P. Christ
ISBN-10 9781136763847
Year 2012-11-12
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rebirth of the Goddess

Rebirth of the Goddess Author Carol P. Christ
ISBN-10 9780415921862
Year 1997
Pages 219
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rebirth of the Goddess

Rebirth of the Goddess Author Carol P. Christ
ISBN-10 0415921864
Year 1997
Pages 219
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Spiral Dance

The Spiral Dance Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780062125224
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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The twentieth anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal role the book has had in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront. This bestselling classic is both an unparalleled reference on the practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a guide to the life-affirming ways in which readers can turn to the Goddess to deepen their sense of personal pride, develop their inner power, and integrate mind, body, and spirit. Starhawk's brilliant, comprehensive overview of the growth, suppression, and modern-day re-emergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping religion has left an indelible mark on the feminist spiritual consciousness. In a new introduction, Starhawk reveals the ways in which Goddess religion and the practice of ritual have adapted and developed over the last twenty years, and she reflects on the ways in which these changes have influenced and enhanced her original ideas. In the face of an ever-changing world, this invaluable spiritual guidebook is more relevant than ever.

A Serpentine Path

A Serpentine Path Author Carol P. Christ
ISBN-10 9781457545962
Year 2016-12-20
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher FAR Press
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A Serpentine Path: Mysteries of the Goddess is Carol P. Christ’s moving memoir of her journey from death to rebirth and regeneration, culminating on the first Goddess Pilgrimage to Crete. Having left behind the male God of traditional religion who rules the world from outside it, Christ hopes that the Goddess can help her manifest her heart’s desires. Deeply disappointed, she discovers the Goddess as a personal presence who is always with her and every other individual in the world, but whose power is not omnipotence. The mystery of the Goddess is revealed at the ancient site of Kato Zakros in Crete as the dance of life: a serpentine path with no beginning and no end, into the darkness, into the light, and back again. Thea-logy, reflection on the meaning of Goddess, emerges from and takes root in a woman’s embodied experience, inspiring others to join the dance.

Mysteries of Demeter

Mysteries of Demeter Author Jennifer Reif
ISBN-10 1578631416
Year 2000-11-01
Pages 327
Language en
Publisher Weiser Books
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A practical manual for recreating the Rites and Mysteries of Demeter and Persephone, an ancient Earth-based religion that celebrates not only the Great Mother Goddess and Her Daughter, but a respect for life, for the Earth, and for the divinity of the soul. Each celebration or rite is complete and presented in a clear and practical way. Includes chants, sacred prayers, and recipes for sacred food, and practical, as well as, historical, information. Color photos. llustrated. Bibliography. Index.

Laughter of Aphrodite

Laughter of Aphrodite Author Carol P. Christ
ISBN-10 UOM:39015011675595
Year 1987
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher HarperOne
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Annotation: "Carol Christ clearly articulates the failure of Christianity to validate women's power, will, sexuality, and bonds with other women."-San Francisco Examiner

Goddess and God in the World

Goddess and God in the World Author Carol P. Christ
ISBN-10 9781506401195
Year 2016-08-01
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Fortress Press
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In Goddess and God in the World, leading theologians Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow debate the nature of divinity, proposing a new method called embodied theology. They agree that the transcendent, omnipotent male God of traditional theology must be reimagined. Carol proposes that Goddess is the intelligent embodied love that is in all being. Judith counters that God is an impersonal power of creativity that includes both good and evil. Rooting their views in experience and questioning each other, they offer a fruitful model of theological conversation across difference.

Sekhmet

Sekhmet Author Nicki Scully
ISBN-10 9781591437864
Year 2017-05-25
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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A shamanic ritual with the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet to bring about alchemical transformation at the deepest levels of your being • Details how to work with Sekhmet to transform your negative behavior patterns and character flaws into creative impulses and higher energies • Leads you through guided visualizations, illustrated with photographs, to Sekhmet’s chapel at the Temple of Karnak and through her shamanic ritual of transformation • Includes initiations, rites of passage, and transmissions from Sekhmet to release your fears and anger and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit Sekhmet is the lioness goddess of the Egyptian Pantheon, a fierce protector of truth, balance, and the Cosmic order of Ma’at. Known and feared as the goddess of war and destruction, she also represents the transformative power of kundalini energy, or sekhem, and is the main goddess to harness this power for healing. As “She Who Comes in Times of Chaos,” she takes offerings of fear, rage, and weakness and transforms them into alchemical gold, the universal medicine for physical, emotional, and soul healing. In this book you are guided through a shamanic ritual of alchemical transformation and initiation with Sekhmet, working with this powerful goddess to release your most deeply rooted negative behavior patterns and be reborn into a more purified state of consciousness. Using intensive self-examination exercises to help you prepare to meet the goddess, the author leads you through a guided visualization, illustrated with photographs, to an ancient statue of Sekhmet in her chapel at the Temple of Karnak. There, you will be shamanistically devoured by the goddess, directly experiencing the alchemical process of transformation in the belly of Sekhmet until you are rebirthed as a fully realized adult child of the goddess. You will experience how your offering of pain, fear, rage, and self-sabotage is digested, absorbed, and assimilated by Sekhmet while you are initiated into the alchemy of total transformation. The initiations, rites of passage, and transmissions from Sekhmet included in the journey restructure the most important aspects of your body, mind, spirit, and soul. This journey of shamanic death, illumination, and rebirth in the belly of Sekhmet provides an opportunity to heal on all levels and allows you to release your rage, anger, and fear as you transform the energies that maintained them into creative and constructive solutions that benefit yourself, your community, and the planet.

The Rebirth of Nature

The Rebirth of Nature Author Rupert Sheldrake
ISBN-10 9781620550496
Year 1994-04-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world's preeminent biologists, has revolutionized scientific thinking with his vision of a living, developing universe--one with its own inherent memory. In The Rebirth of Nature, Sheldrake urges us to move beyond the centuries-old mechanistic view of nature, explaining why we can no longer regard the world as inanimate and purposeless. Sheldrake shows how recent developments in science itself have brought us to the threshold of a new synthesis in which traditional wisdom, intuitive experience, and scientific insight can be mutually enriching.

Circle Round

Circle Round Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 0553100165
Year 1998
Pages 439
Language en
Publisher Bantam Dell Publishing Group
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Shows parents how to introduce children to the spirituality of Mother Earth--the Goddess--through rituals and stories marking eight holidays

The Archaic Revival

The Archaic Revival Author Terence Mckenna
ISBN-10 9780062506139
Year 1992-05-08
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Cited by the L.A. Weekly as "the culture's foremost spokesman for the psychedelic experience," Terrence McKenna is an underground legend as a brilliant raconteur, adventurer, and expert on the experiential use of mind-altering plants. In these essays, interviews, and narrative adventures, McKenna takes us on a mesmerizing journey deep into the Amazon as well as into the hidden recesses of the human psyche and the outer limits of our culture, giving us startling visions of the past and future.

The Krampus and the Old Dark Christmas

The Krampus and the Old  Dark Christmas Author Al Ridenour
ISBN-10 9781627310413
Year 2016-09-12
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Feral House
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The Krampus, a folkloric devil associated with St. Nicholas in Alpine Austria and Germany, has been embraced by the American counterculture and is lately skewing mainstream. The new Christmas he seems to embody is ironically closer to an ancient understanding of the holiday as a perilous, haunted season. In the Krampus' world, witches rule Christmas, and saints can sometimes kill.

My Heart My Mother

My Heart My Mother Author Alison Roberts
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110910580
Year 2000
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Northgate Pub
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My Heart My Mother looks at many different aspects of Egyptian religion from the role of Hathor-Sekhmet, the serpent eye goddess, in the cult of Osiris, to the reliefs in the temple at Abydos, and more general discussions of temple life, ancestor ritual, death, rebirth and regeneration. An original piece of work on female divinities and their role in the passage of the pharaohs from death to rebirth that takes us beyond the New Kingdom period and into the Greco-Roman world.

Sheela na gig

Sheela na gig Author Starr Goode
ISBN-10 9781620555965
Year 2016-11-15
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Traces the origins of the Sheela na gig from Medieval times to Paleolithic cave art • Reveals the sacred display of the vulva to be a universal archetype and the most enduring image of creativity throughout the world • Provides meditations on the Sheelas the author encountered in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales, allowing readers to commune with the power of these icons • Includes more than 150 photographs and illustrations from around the world For millennia, the human imagination has been devoted to the Goddess, so it is hardly a surprise to find images of supernatural females like Sheela na gigs adorning sacred and secular architecture throughout Ireland, England, Wales, and Scotland. Appearing on rural churches, castles, bridges, holy wells, tombs, and standing stones, these powerful images of a figure fearlessly displaying her vulva embody the power of the Dark Goddess over the mysteries of sex, life, death, and rebirth. Exploring the art and myth of the Sheela na gig from Celtic and Classical times back to Paleolithic cave art, Starr Goode shows how the Sheela embraces a conundrum of opposites: she clearly offers up her ripe sex yet emanates a repelling menace from the upper half of her hag-like body. Through more than 150 photographs, the author shows how the Sheela is a goddess with the power to renew, a folk deity used to help women survive childbirth, and, as a guardian of doorways and castle walls, a liminal entity representing the gateway to the divine. She explains how these powerful images survived eradication during the rise of Christianity and retained their preeminent positions on sacred sites, including medieval churches. The author provides meditations on the individual Sheelas she encountered during her 25 years of research, allowing readers to commune with these icons and feel the power they emanate. Exploring comparable figures such as Baubo, Medusa, the Neolithic Frog Goddess, and vulva depictions in cave art, she reveals the female sacred display to be a universal archetype, the most enduring image of creativity throughout history, and illustrates how cultures from Africa and Ecuador to India and Australia possess similar images depicting goddesses parting their thighs to reveal sacred powers. Explaining the role of the Sheela na gig in restoring the Divine Feminine, the author shows the Sheela to be an icon that makes visible the cycles of birth, death, and renewal all humans experience and a necessary antidote to centuries of suppression of the primal power of women, of nature, and of the imagination.