The Spiral Dance

The Spiral Dance Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780062125224
Year 2011-09-13
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

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.

The Spiral Dance

The Spiral Dance Author R. Garcia Y. Robertson
ISBN-10 0380765187
Year 1993-02-01
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher Avon Books

Fleeing from the wrath of Queen Elizabeth after her part in a rebellion against the Crown, Anne Percy begins a perilous journey that involves encounters with witches, werewolves, feuding clans, and others. Reprint.

Dreaming the Dark

Dreaming the Dark Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780807010433
Year 2012-05-01
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press

Featuring narrative, chants, songs, and rituals, Dreaming the Dark has helped many thousands of women use magic, spirituality, and community to bring about political and social change. This anniversary edition of the best-selling classic includes a new preface reflecting on the fifteen years since the book's original publication.

The Spiral Staircase

The Spiral Staircase Author Karen Armstrong
ISBN-10 9780307368348
Year 2010-06-04
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher Vintage Canada

The moving story of her own search for God by the highly-acclaimed author of the bestselling A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism; and Islam: A Short History. In 1969, after seven years as a Roman Catholic nun -- hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God -- Armstrong left her convent. She knew almost nothing of the changed world she was entering, and she was tormented by panic attacks and inexplicable seizures. Her struggle against despair was fueled by a string of discouragements -- failed spirituality, doctorate and jobs, fruitless dealings with psychiatrists -- but finally, in 1976, she was diagnosed with epilepsy and given proper treatment. She then began the writing career that would become her true calling, and as she focused on the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, her own true inner story began to emerge. She would come to experience brief moments of transcendence through her work -- the profound fulfillment that she had not found in the long hours of prayer as a young nun. Powerfully engaging, often heart-breaking, but lit with bursts of humour, The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary history of self. From the Hardcover edition.

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink Author Susan Pesznecker
ISBN-10 9780738711454
Year 2009
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide

"With the help of this book, your writing and magickal skills will expand and grow...You will be a true magickal writer." —Richard Webster, award-winning author of Write Your Own Magic Would you like to craft your own Book of Shadows? Write a story? Create Pagan rituals or Wiccan spells for special occasions? And ultimately infuse your writing with added beauty, style, and power? Get your creativity flowing as you step into a boundless world where magick comes alive through the written word. Clear, step-by-step instructions will guide you through each phase of creating beautiful and powerful magickal works. • Drumming up ideas • Keeping a magickal journal • Freewriting • Choosing a composition form • Revising drafts to a refined polish This book on magickal writing offers an array of exercises, tips and terms, and writing samples to help you craft stories, devotional poems, spells, chants, prayers, blessings, meditations, and rituals. By mastering the techniques in this book, your every word will crackle with energy, vibrancy, and true power.

Drawing Down the Moon

Drawing Down the Moon Author Margot Adler
ISBN-10 IND:30000000931992
Year 1986-01
Pages 595
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press (MA)

Explores the current Neo-Pagan movement in the United States through discussions with various groups whose rituals are inspired by ancient deities, visions from science fiction or witchcraft.

Practicing the Presence of the Goddess

Practicing the Presence of the Goddess Author Barbara Ardinger
ISBN-10 9781608681358
Year 2011-12-21
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher New World Library

More women than ever are incorporating some kind of spiritual practice into their daily lives, and not always in traditional religious form, but as alternative or hybrid practices. In Practicing the Presence of the Goddess, Barbara Ardinger offers a wide variety of meditations and personal rituals to help women honor the feminine spirit and commune with the Goddess. These include creating a sacred space at home, building a meaningful altar, using ritual and meditation to enrich awareness, and inventing new rituals to celebrate personal events. The author's wry, gentle humor and loving attitude shine through the text, which offers possibilities ranging from bringing love into one's life to having a heart-to-heart with the Goddess.

The Great Cosmic Mother

The Great Cosmic Mother Author Monica Sjoo
ISBN-10 9780062336965
Year 2013-12-10
Pages 528
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

This classic exploration of the Goddess through time and throughout the world draws on religious, cultural, and archaeological sources to recreate the Goddess religion that is humanity’s heritage. Now, with a new introduction and full-color artwork, this passionate and important text shows even more clearly that the religion of the Goddess--which is tied to the cycles of women’s bodies, the seasons, the phases of the moon, and the fertility of the earth--was the original religion of all humanity.

Exploring the Pagan Path

Exploring the Pagan Path Author Kristen Madden
ISBN-10 9781564147882
Year 2005
Pages 316
Language en
Publisher Career Press

Exploring the Pagan Path offers you the combined wisdom of Pagans who have been around for decades. The authors' backgrounds and experiences encompass various Pagan traditions including Witchcraft, Druidry, Norse paths, Shamanism, and more. Together, they write for seekers looking for mentors along their journies. A teacher who can help them find their paths, begin their journeys, and provide them with clarity when they've lost their way. Book jacket.

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

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Earth Magic

Earth Magic Author Marion Weinstein
ISBN-10 9781564146380
Year 2003
Pages 223
Language en
Publisher Career Press

Spanning more than 20 years of experience, this is one of the first Book of Shadows to be released to the public outlining the author's magical practice.

King Arthur s Enchantresses

King Arthur s Enchantresses Author Carolyne Larrington
ISBN-10 9781784530419
Year 2014-11-30
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris

King Arthur summons visions of courtly chivalry, towering castles, windswept battlefields, heroic quests and above all of the monarch who dies but who one day shall return. The Arthurian legend lives on as powerfully and enduringly as ever. Yet central to these stories are the mysterious, sexually alluring enchantresses - spellcasters and mistresses of magic who wield extraordinary influence over Arthur's life and destiny. Carolyne Larrington takes her readers on a quest to discover why these dangerous women continue to bewitch us.

Shades of Faith

Shades of Faith Author Crystal Blanton
ISBN-10 190571369X
Year 2011-08
Pages 144
Language en

This anthology encompasses the voices and experiences of minorities within the pagan community and addresses some of the challenges, stereotyping, frustrations, talents, history, and beauties of being different within the racial constructs of typical pagan or wiccan groups.

Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare Author Starhawk
ISBN-10 9780062508164
Year 1989-12-27
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins

An examination of the nature of power that offers creative alternatives for positive change in our personal lives, our communities, and our world.

Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective

Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective Author Christine Hoff Kraemer
ISBN-10 9781136704734
Year 2013-10-23
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Within the past twenty years, contemporary Pagan leaders, progressive Christian and Goddess theologians, advocates for queer and BDSM communities, and therapeutic bodyworkers have all begun to speak forcefully about the sacredness of the body and of touch. Many assert that the erotic is a divinely transformative force, both for personal development and for social change. Although "the erotic" includes sexuality, it is not limited to it; access to connected nonsexual touch is as profound a need as that for sexual freedom and health. In this book, Christine Hoff Kraemer brings together an academic background in religious studies and theology with lived experience as a professional bodyworker and contemporary Pagan practitioner. Arguing that the erotic is a powerful moral force that can ground a system of ethics, Kraemer integrates approaches from queer theology, therapeutic bodywork, and sexual minority advocacy into a contemporary Pagan religious framework. Addressing itself to liberal religious people of many faiths, Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective approaches the right to pleasure as a social justice issue and proposes a sacramental practice of mindful, consensual touch.