Goddesses & wise women

the literature of feminist spirituality, 1980-1992 : an annotated bibliography

Author: Anne Carson

Publisher: Crossing Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 247

View: 1692

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Goddesses, Mages, and Wise Women

The Female Pastoral Guide in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-century English Drama

Author: Sharon R. Yang

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575911566

Category: Drama

Page: 279

View: 4418

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Goddesses in Older Women

Archetypes in Women Over Fifty

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 9780060191528

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 1292

At some point after fifty, every woman crosses a threshold into the third phase of her life. As she enters this uncharted territory -- one that is generally uncelebrated in popular culture -- she can choose to mourn what has gone before, or she can embrace the juicy crone years. In this celebration of Act 3, Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen names the powerful new energies and potentials, or archetypes, that come into the psyche at this momentous time, suggesting that women getting older have profound and exciting reasons for welcoming the other side of fifty. As Bolen has explained in her remarkable body of work, there are goddesses in every woman, deep archetypal sources of wisdom, authenticity and spirituality that, once tapped, energize us and give us a sense of meaning and self- acceptance. The knowledge of which archetypes are active within us at each phase of life-maiden, mother (or matron), and cronesupports us in making choices that are true to who we are instead of conforming to others' ideas of who we should be. In Bolen's bestselling Goddesses in Everywoman, the classic work of the women's spirituality movement, the Greek goddesses personified these archetypes as they affected the first two phases of a woman's adult life. Now she explains that in the third stage, marked physiologically by menopause, there emerges a whole new cast of inner archetypes that a woman can draw on for guidance, creativity, personal integration, and joy. Once we learn to recognize these forces, we can feel empowered and wise, introspective and spiritual, sexually bold and full of mirth. For it is in the "wisewoman" years, when a woman has lived long enough to resolve the tasks of younger and middle adulthood, that she can fully and authentically become who she deeply is. The generation of women who are approaching or who have reached the crone years is historically unique. Influenced by the women's movement, they have benefited from educational opportunities, women's support networks, and economic resources as excellent preparation for decades of active postmenopausal life. By recognizing the goddess archetypes that emerge in this phase, women of this special generation will be enabled to transform the crone years into the best years of their lives.
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A Wisewoman's Guide to Spells, Rituals, and Goddess Lore

Author: Elisabeth Brooke

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780895947796

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 254

View: 571

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.
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Athena the Wise

Author: Joan Holub,Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442474777

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 246

View: 6832

When Zeus asks Athena to look after the new boy Heracles, she uses all of her famed wisdom to sort out her own problems and help him succeed.
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Wise Women

Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women

Author: Susan Cahill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393316797

Category: Religion

Page: 395

View: 7729

Gathers poems, essays, prayers, letters, and memoirs by women from various spiritual backgrounds, from Ishtar of Babylonia, to contemporary poet Lucille Clifton
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The Inner Goddess Makeover. Revised Edition

Author: Tanishka no legal surname

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0987426397

Category:

Page: 226

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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
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Goddesses for Every Day

Exploring the Wisdom and Power of the Divine Feminine Around the World

Author: Julie Loar

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577319508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 417

View: 7015

Throughout time, people have turned to goddesses as symbols of what they seek -- from abundance to healing, from protection to passion. Building on the resurgence of interest in the Divine Feminine, Julie Loar presents the qualities and origins of an international array of these deities, along with powerful suggestions for putting their attributes to practical use. In a daily-reflection format, she gracefully aligns the goddesses with the cycles of nature and the signs of the zodiac. If you are struggling to attain a goal, call on the Nepalese goddess Chomolungma, as the sherpas climbing Mount Everest have done for generations. Or, for good luck, invoke the Roman goddess Fortuna, the inspiration behind gambling's wheel of fortune. With 366 goddesses to choose from, you will find a deity to call upon for every aspiration and need.
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Crones Don't Whine

Concentrated Wisdom for Juicy Women

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen,Jean Shinoda Bolen M. D.

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458745058

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 6669

"For women there is nothing more liberating than age if we learn to use our energy, power and compassion." -- Back cover.
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Evolution of Goddess

A Modern Girl's Guide to Activating Your Feminine Superpowers

Author: Emma Mildon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501164082

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 6978

Bestselling spiritual author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon—the “goddess-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru” (Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author)—provides a fascinating, fun, and inspiring exploration of female divinity throughout history, myth, and religion to help women understand, embody, and celebrate their inner goddess. Evolution of Goddess is a practical introduction to the goddess realm, digging up the histories of long-forgotten myths of goddesses of love, war, death, the sun, the moon, and more. With this clear-eyed and spirited book, you can finally become familiarized with goddesses from a wide range of cultures throughout history, including the mermaids of the Atlantic, the empresses of ancient Egypt, the wise women of the Middle Ages, right up to the modern-day goddesses who walk amongst us today as humble light workers, educating and inspiring. Through a goddess assessment, you’ll uncover your own goddess archetype and be given rituals, meditations, and exercises to tap and embolden your own feminine superpowers. Imbue your life with healing, invigorating goddess energy, and discover ways to harness your new empowerment to improve the world. Now is the time to reconnect with the strength and holistic spirituality of our ancestors—to trace the evolution of the Goddess.
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Goddesses in Everywoman

Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060572846

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 1964

A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to the next generation of readers with a new introduction by the author. Psychoanalyst Jean Bolen's career soared in the early 1980s when Goddesses in Everywoman was published. Thousands of women readers became fascinated with identifying their own inner goddesses and using these archetypes to guide themselves to greater self–esteem, creativity, and happiness. Bolen's radical idea was that just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they were also unconscious of powerful archetypal forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among them. Bolen believes that an understanding of these inner patterns and their interrelationships offers reassuring, true–to–life alternatives that take women far beyond such restrictive dichotomies as masculine/feminine, mother/lover, careerist/housewife. And she demonstrates in this book how understanding them can provide the key to self–knowledge and wholeness. Dr. Bolen introduced these patterns in the guise of seven archetypal goddesses, or personality types, with whom all women could identify, from the autonomous Artemis and the cool Athena to the nurturing Demeter and the creative Aphrodite, and explains how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become a better "heroine" in one's own life story.
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Goddesses in Everywoman

A New Psychology of Women

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061747955

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 2491

A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to the next generation of readers with a new introduction by the author. Psychoanalyst Jean Bolen's career soared in the early 1980s when Goddesses in Everywoman was published. Thousands of women readers became fascinated with identifying their own inner goddesses and using these archetypes to guide themselves to greater self–esteem, creativity, and happiness. Bolen's radical idea was that just as women used to be unconscious of the powerful effects that cultural stereotypes had on them, they were also unconscious of powerful archetypal forces within them that influence what they do and how they feel, and which account for major differences among them. Bolen believes that an understanding of these inner patterns and their interrelationships offers reassuring, true–to–life alternatives that take women far beyond such restrictive dichotomies as masculine/feminine, mother/lover, careerist/housewife. And she demonstrates in this book how understanding them can provide the key to self–knowledge and wholeness. Dr. Bolen introduced these patterns in the guise of seven archetypal goddesses, or personality types, with whom all women could identify, from the autonomous Artemis and the cool Athena to the nurturing Demeter and the creative Aphrodite, and explains how to decide which to cultivate and which to overcome, and how to tap the power of these enduring archetypes to become a better "heroine" in one's own life story.
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Wise Women

Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women

Author: Susan Cahill

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393316797

Category: Religion

Page: 395

View: 2136

Gathers poems, essays, prayers, letters, and memoirs by women from various spiritual backgrounds, from Ishtar of Babylonia, to contemporary poet Lucille Clifton
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The History of Magic

Author: Joseph Ennemoser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Magic

Page: N.A

View: 7333

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Grandmothers' Stories

Wise Woman Tales from Many Cultures

Author: Burleigh Muten,Siân Bailey,Olympia Dukakis

Publisher: Barefoot Books

ISBN: 9781846860119

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 2266

When Heena came out of her house, Rainbow was waiting in her garden, glowing like a pearl in the light of the Blessing Moon.
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Popular Arthurian Traditions

Author: Sally K. Slocum

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879725624

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 1804

From medieval history and romance through various twentieth-century renderings, this collection of essays considers themes, characters, and events of the legend and the meanings they impart. Sir Thomas Malory, Chretien de Troyes, Mark Twain, Thomas Berger, Marion Zimmer Bradley, C. J. Cherryh, and other prose writers are discussed as are comic books and other genres. Film interpretations, photographic illustrations, and musical expressions receive analytical attention, as do poetic, religious, and mythic uses of the Arthurian world."
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Goddess Wisdom

Connect to the Power of the Sacred Feminine through Ancient Wisdom and Practices

Author: TANISHKA

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781809046

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 3841

Ancient civilizations worshipped female deities, and women were the leaders, counsellors and healers of nations. However, through various historical events, such as the arrival of Christianity in many cultures, the worship of the goddess was lost. In this book, author Tanishka shares the long-lost ancient culture of the goddess. This book unveils: • The history of the ancient goddess traditions • The 7 Goddess archetypes and their chakras • A woman's life stages and how to transition into each one • The 3 goddess paths of initiation used by ancient priestesses • Tools for understanding and aligning with the cycles of nature • Rituals and exercises to reconnect with your inner goddess ...and much more!
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You Are Woman, You Are Divine

The Modern Woman's Journey Back to the Goddess

Author: Renee Starr

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 099079248X

Category:

Page: N.A

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The modern woman often does not know herself as a goddess; her feminine energy is out of balance and her divine essence has yet to awaken. But the time has come, right now, for women to know that being female is special, sacred, and divine. This inspiring, poetic and magically potent book will entice women of all ages to explore and activate their relationship with the divine, feminine and most sacred part of themselves-the goddess within. In You Are Woman, You Are Divine, Back to the Goddess founder Renee Starr takes women on an enchanting, empowering journey, offering ancient wisdom in a fresh, modern way to help woman reclaim all the beauty, grace, and strength that being female is. In Part 1 of the book, she leads readers back through history to revisit the reverence for women that every ancient culture possessed. From the dawn of pre-history, women were perceived as holy, sacred, and divine incarnations of the Great Mother Goddess. Powerful figures full of strength, wisdom, and leadership, women were the keepers of the human race, from which all life flowed. In Part 2, Starr retells in mesmerizing narrative seven of the greatest goddess myths from ancient cultures around the world: Ancient Egypt, Africa, India, Tibet, Ancient Greece, Lakota, and the Judeo-Christian Bible. Each myth presents a quality that modern women can restore back into their lives: Lilith (Power), Yemaya (Creativity), Tara (Stillness), Radha (Passion), Kassandra (Voice), White Buffalo Calf Woman (Wisdom), and Eve (Awakening). Accompanying each myth are anointing, bathing and lunar rituals, instructions for altars, invocations, meditations, and more to deepen their connection to their own inner goddess and inspire living as a goddess on earth. In Part 3, Starr shows women how to integrate the teachings of The Divine Feminine into everyday life, honoring the sacredness of their body and how to be in energetic, feminine balance. The book offers fresh, new ways for women to embrace their ancient and sacred traditions. It uplifts the spirit of any woman-from young womanhood to her elder, wise-woman years. It honors the Feminine spirit that all women can celebrate in themselves to rebalance the world. Readers will live more fulfilled lives and feel more confident, free and feminine...becoming the goddesses they were meant to be. Beautifully designed & illustrated; includes a foreword by Raquel Allegra, noted fashion designer."
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