the literature of feminist spirituality, 1980-1992 : an annotated bibliography
Author: Anne Carson
Publisher: Crossing Pr
The Female Pastoral Guide in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-century English Drama
Author: Sharon R. Yang
Publisher: Susquehanna University Press
Experience the true power of your feminine essence. Unlike the quick fix exterior makeovers that fade when you take a shower, this insightful and life-affirming journey of self-discovery will empower your feminine sense of sense for a lifetime. Presented as seven steps to meet and understand the seven universal feminine aspects, The Inner Goddess Makeover combines ancient women's wisdom with fun experiential processes, interesting facts and candid autobiographical accounts, making it ideal for girls & women of all ages who wish to fulfill their feminine potential. A compelling read which reveals fundamental truths about our experience of womanhood and begs the question, 'Why wasn't I told this earlier?' What Others Are Saying 'Every woman should read this book. It should be on every woman's bookshelf!' Lael 'I'm afraid I'm becoming evangelical about your book. I'm telling every woman I meet they should read it!' Lynne 'I've read my wife's copy twice!' John
Author: Tanishka no legal surname
This remarkable compendium of magical lore, psychic skills, and women'¬?s mysteries is a comprehensive guide to Goddess wisdom, spells, rituals, and recipes including such topics as:Goddess worship, past and present.A brief study of witchcraft.Starcraft and the moon.Festivals and the wheel of the year.How to create rituals.Ethics in witchcraft.Spellcraft.Developing psychic skills.Divination-the tarot.Herbal lore.
Author: Elisabeth Brooke
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
“I see spirituality and social change to be integrally related to each other. I believe that liberation efforts that are supported by spiritual experiences of integration promote human dignity as well as social equality.” Bodied Mindfulness combines spiritual, social and analytical perspectives to explore topics central to women’s development: spirituality, women’s bodies, cultural constructions of women’s sexuality in language, sexual ethics, the sexual contract in politics and at work, and the relation between nature and culture. It is Tomm’s deeply held conviction that women need to bring a vital spirituality to feminist social criticism in order to resolve these issues and increase their power to promote social justice and ecological balance. Tomm embraces a vast store of knowledge from diverse sources, including Buddhist, shamanist and feminist resources. In a move away from abstract theorizing, she explicitly connects theory with realities lived by women. Grounding theory in personal experience — her own and others — Tomm delivers a powerful and empowering account of women’s spirituality. The resulting ontological transformation allows women to live deeply in the body while strengthening their relation to human and non-human matter and energy. Bodied Mindfulness will be of great interest to feminist scholars in all disciplines, but most particularly to those in Women’s Studies and Religious Studies.
Women’s Spirits, Bodies and Places
Author: Winnie Tomm
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Category: Social Science
Combines spiritual practice, guided meditation, and self-improvement techniques to help young women discover and access their hidden goddess powers.
How to Look, Love & Live Like a Goddess
Author: Catherine Wishart
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The "Theology in Dialogue" Series explores the relationship between theology and different, secular academic disciplines which appear within the degree programs of colleges and universities. Each volume begins with a chapter and a reply, providing a thoughtful justification for the interaction of theology and the particular subject. This is followed by a theoretical analysis of this interaction, and a range of case studies illustrating the situation in the classroom. "English Literature, Theology and the Curriculum" explores the nature and authority of religious writings and their influence on secular literature. What makes it distinctive is the manner in which it investigates the textual dynamic between the two disciplines by combining both theory and case study in a single collection of writings. It discusses interdisciplinary dialogue, offers case studies on literature and theology from Anglo-Saxon verse to the twentieth-century novel, and looks at curriculum considerations. The eminence and breadth of the contributors is outstanding.
Author: Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
From the earliest times, the medicinal properties of certain herbs were connected with deities, particularly goddesses. Only now with modern scientific research can we begin to understand the basisand rationality that these divine connections had and, being preserved in myths and religious stories, they continued to have a significant impact through the present day. Riddle argues that the pomegranate, mandrake, artemisia, and chaste tree plants substantially altered thedevelopment of medicine and fertility treatments.The herbs, once sacred to Inanna, Aphrodite, Demeter, Artemis, and Hermes, eventually came to be associated with darker forces, representing theinstruments of demons and witches. Riddle's ground-breaking work highlights the important medicinalhistory thatwas lost and argues for itsrightful place as one of the predecessors
Plants and Sexuality throughout Human History
Author: J. Riddle
An exhaustive study of Germanic folklore by linguist and philologist Jacob Grimm, first published in English between 1880 and 1888.
Author: Jacob Grimm,James Steven Stallybrass
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
An anthology with contributions from nineteen writers, The Goddess in America is a book that identifies the enduring experience of Goddess Spirituality through a four-part discussion focused on the Native Goddess, the Migrant Goddess, the Goddess in relation to other aspects of American culture (Feminism, Christianity, Witchcraft etc.) and the Goddess in contemporary America.
The Divine Feminine in Cultural Context
Author: Trevor Greenfield
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
By exploring Carl Jung's transformative life experience and its effect on his thoughts and writings, The Wounded Jung shows how Jung's interest in the healing of the psyche was rooted in the conflicts of his childhood.
Effects of Jung's Relationships on His Life and Work
Author: Robert C. Smith
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is a detailed survey of present-day feminist witches in New Zealand. It examines the attraction of witchcraft for its practitioners, and explores witches' rituals, views and beliefs about how magic works. The book provides a detailed portrait of an undocumented section of the growing neo-pagan movement, and compares the special character of New Zealand witchcraft with its counterparts in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. Kathryn Rountree traces the emergence and history of feminist witchcraft, and links witchcraft with the contemporary Goddess movement. She reviews scholarly approaches on the study of witchcraft and deals with the key debates which have engaged the movement's adherents and their critics, and ultimately presents what Mary Daly declared was missing from most historical and anthropological research on witchcraft: a 'Hag-identified vision'. Based on fieldwork amongst witch practitioners, Embracing the Witch and the Goddess is an important contribution to the emerging profile of present-day witchcraft and paganism.
Feminist Ritual-makers in New Zealand
Author: Kathryn Rountree
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"In Tarot Shadow Work, Christine Jette bravely takes the practice of tarot readings to new depths and places many people fear to go. She shows us how we can use the cards to trigger awareness in ourselves of troubling aspects of our lives and histories, and then go beyond discovery to use the cards as tools for healing. This is part of the work that needs to be done with tarot in this new century." —Rachel Pollack, author of 78 Degrees of Wisdom and the forthcoming Shining Tribe Tarot Deep within our psyches, the unconscious holds our forbidden feelings, secret wishes, and creative urges. Over time, these "dark forces" take on a life of their own and form the shadow—a powerful force of unresolved inner conflicts and unexpressed emotions that defies our efforts to control it. The shadow takes its shape from a menagerie of archetypes, each recognizable throughout time and around the world—troubling characters who thrive within our persona. The shadow is sabateur, martyr, victim, addict, sadist, masochist, or tyrant; all the dark figures that prey on the lighter qualities of the human personality. The shadow also represents those latent talents and positive traits that were banished from us at some time along our life path: artistic, musical, athletic, or creative talents. An undeveloped ability, a dream that has gone unexpressed, a fantasy of what might have been—these too make up the personal shadow, the lost parts of ourselves. Tarot Shadow Work shows you how to free yourself from the shackles of the shadow's power. Through tarot work, journaling, meditation, creative visualization, and dream work, you will bring the shadow into the light. This book is ideal for those who are in recovery from a serious addiction or illness, as well as any person seeking a deeper understanding of his or her true self. By exploring the dark and uncharted territory of the unconscious mind, you will work towards understanding and integrating the shadow. No prior knowledge of the tarot is required. You will learn to use the cards as a tool to help you break free from negative patterns and self-destructive behavior. Once we realize that we are made of both light and darkness, life will start to make sense. When we accept our dual natures, we stop sabotaging our own efforts and learn to be compassionate with others and with ourselves.
Using the Dark Symbols to Heal
Author: Christine Jette
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This book examines the spiritual dimensions found in the literature of the fantastic (science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism) by linking such novels to actual currents within the feminist spirituality movement. Fusing popular culture studies, women's studies, and close textual analysis, the author moves beyond earlier studies that fail to address the genre's use of goddess worship, psychic phenomena, and reverence for the earth. She reveals how such attributes betoken a spiritual awakening with profound implications for contemporary feminism. Special emphasis is given to both the struggle to provide an alternative to men-centered experience and to the need to articulate ways in which feminists can achieve personal and social power. The authors studied represent a variety of American voices, and include both firmly established and newer writers such as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Kim Chernin, Alice Walker, Mercedes Lackey, Patricia Kennealy, Gael Baudino, Octavia Butler, Lynn Abbey, Joan Vinge, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Ntozake Shange, and Starhawk.
Feminist Spirituality in Fantastic Fiction
Author: Janice C. Crosby
Category: Literary Criticism
I Found God in Me is the first womanist biblical hermeneutics reader. In it readers have access, in one volume, to articles on womanist interpretative theories and theology as well as cutting-edge womanist readings of biblical texts by womanist biblical scholars. This book is an excellent resource for women of color, pastors, and seminarians interested in relevant readings of the biblical text, as well as scholars and teachers teaching courses in womanist biblical hermeneutics, feminist interpretation, African American hermeneutics, and biblical courses that value diversity and dialogue as crucial to excellent pedagogy.
A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader
Author: Mitzi J. Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers