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The Goddess

Author : Rudolf Steiner
ISBN : 1855840944
Genre : Philosophy
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Subjects include: Rediscovering the Goddess Natura Retracing our Steps - Mediaeval Thought and the School of Chartres The Goddess Natura in the Ancient Mysteries The Goddess in the Beginning - the Birth of the Word Esoteric Christianity - the Virgin Sophia The Search for the New Isis The Renewal of the Mysteries The Modern Isis, the Divine Sophia
Category: Philosophy

Renowned Goddess Of Desire

Author : Loriliai Biernacki
ISBN : 0198043872
Genre : Religion
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Tantra is a family of rituals modeled on those of the Vedas and their attendant texts and lineages. These rituals typically involve the visualization of a deity, offerings, and the chanting of his or her mantra. Common variations include visualizing the deity in the act of sexual union with a consort, visualizing oneself as the deity, and "transgressive" acts such as token consumption of meat or alcohol. Most notoriously, non-standard or ritualized sex is sometimes practiced. This accounts for Tantra's negative reputation in some quarters and its reception in the West primarily as a collection of sexual practices. Although some today extol Tantra's liberating qualities, the role of women remains controversial. Traditionally there are two views of women and Tantra. Either the feminine is a metaphor and actual women are altogether absent, or Tantra involves the transgressive use of women's bodies to serve male interests. Loriliai Biernacki presents an alternative view, in which women are revered, worshipped, and considered worthy of spiritual attainment. Her primary sources are a collection of eight relatively modern Tantric texts written in Sanskrit from the 15th through the 18th century. Her analysis of these texts reveals a view of women that is generally positive and empowering. She focuses on four topics: 1) the "Kali Practice," in which women appear not only as objects of reverence but as practitioners and gurus; 2) the Tantric sex rite, especially in the case that, contrary to other Tantric texts, the preference is for wives as ritual consorts; 3) feminine language and the gendered implications of mantra; and 4) images of male violence towards women in tantric myths. Biernacki, by choosing to analyse eight particular Sanskrit texts, argues that within the tradition of Tantra there exists a representation of women in which the female is an authoritative, powerful, equal participant in the Tantric ritual practice.
Category: Religion


Author : David Adams Leeming
ISBN : 0195104625
Genre : Fiction
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David Leeming and Jake Page gather some seventy-five of the most potent and meaningful of these tales in an extraordinary rich and readable introduction of this divine figure as she has emerged from prehistory to the present.
Category: Fiction

Graves And The Goddess

Author : Ian Firla
ISBN : 1575910551
Genre : Literary Collections
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Examines the language of ancient Celtic and Mediterranean poetic myths, probing the role of the all-encompassing female figure, the White Goddess, in the earliest forms of poetry.
Category: Literary Collections

The Virgin Goddess

Author : Stephen Benko
ISBN : 9004136398
Genre : Religion
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The contemporary search for the feminine face of God requires a re- examination of the relationship of Christianity to the pagan world in which it was born. This study inquires into extra-biblical sources of Marian piety, belief and doctrine. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
Category: Religion

Teen Goddess

Author : Catherine Wishart
ISBN : 0738703923
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Combines spiritual practice, guided meditation, and self-improvement techniques to help young women discover and access their hidden goddess powers.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Goddess Alive

Author : Michelle Skye
ISBN : 9780738710808
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Meet Danu, the Irish mother goddess of wisdom; Freya, the Norse goddess of love and war; and eleven other Celtic and Norse goddesses very much alive in today's world. Explore each deity's unique mythology and see how she relates to Sabbats and moon rites. Goddess Alive , also includes crafts, invocation rituals, and other magical activities to help you connect with each goddess.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Goddess Of The North

Author : Lynda C. Welch
ISBN : 157863170X
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A thorough, academic look at the past, present, and future of Norse polytheism. Welch highlights many Norse goddesses as well as other divine females of the Norse pantheon - Valkyries, Norns, Giantesses, Disir - and in a straightforward manner, makes a definitive case for the primordial goddess.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Living Goddess

Author : Linda Johnsen
ISBN : 0936663286
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This beautiful book takes us to India today and shows us a Goddess who flourishes in temples, festivals, and in the hearts of millions. Johnsen penetrates the heart of the tradition to reveal that it offers not only an honouring of fertility and feminine values, but an amazing revelation of the limitless potentials of human consciousness.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Melusine The Serpent Goddess In A S Byatt S Possession And In Mythology

Author : Gillian M. E. Alban
ISBN : 0739104713
Genre : History
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Melusine the Serpent Goddess in Myth and Literature examines how women were once worshipped as the life force, but later suppressed with the introduction of monotheism and a changing attitude regarding the sexes. It connects the literary conception of the Melusine story to myths and legends of the snake or dragon goddess, from ancient to contemporary times.
Category: History

Goddess Of The Sea

Author : P. C. Cast
ISBN : 1440632006
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times bestselling author P. C. Cast presents the first novel in her Goddess Summoning series... Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work? When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic—and in the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the waters, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns her into a damsel, that she might seek shelter on land. But when a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue—a dream-come-true she should be falling for—she instead aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart… From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Goddess Bless

Author : Sirona Knight
ISBN : 1590030028
Genre : Religion
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The Goddess represents a divine spirit that is as old as Earth herself. She is the source of all creation. When you call on her, she will help you draw from her infinite power and wisdom to create a brighter, more loving life for yourself. Goddess Bless! begins by exploring the different forms and names the Goddess has taken around the world and throughout time -- Kali and Kwan Yin, Aphrodite and Artemis, Inana and Maeve. The Goddess as we know her often follows the stages of life -- Maid, Mother, Crone. Goddess Bless! couldn't be more practical -- or more needed. Knight has collected blessings and prayers that have been passed down for generations. She combines them with contemporary, specific affirmations and prayers she's created to help readers call on the Goddess's wisdom and energy to achieve their goals. With prayers, blessings, and affirmations to the Goddess associated with topics including: * love * creativity * good health and vitality * abundance and attaining goals * peace and harmony * greater spiritual awareness With tools to inspire and heal, Goddess Bless! will appeal to women of many religious and spiritual traditions and couldn't be more timely.
Category: Religion

The Goddess Guide

Author : Brandi Auset
ISBN : 9780738715513
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Introducing the most complete cross-reference ever for the universal worship of the Divine Feminine. The Goddess Guideis indispensable for anyone who's ever wondered which Goddess to invoke for a particular ritual, blessing, prayer, or meditation. Easy to use and comprehensive, this essential book provides instant, at-a-glance info on more than 400 goddesses from diverse cultures, belief systems, and traditions around the world. All goddesses are clearly organized according to: Names • Attributes • Colors The Four Elements • The Sabbats • Geographical Regions Feminine Aspects (Maiden, Mother, and Crone) Whether you are a beginner or a long-standing practitioner who seeks a deeper connection with Goddess energy in your life, this guide to the Divine Feminine deserves a special place on your bookshelf.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Goddess Path

Author : Patricia Monaghan
ISBN : 1567184677
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Now you can find more meaning and joy in your life, journey inward, find the divine, and become transformed, when you readThe Goddess Path by Patricia Monaghan. The Goddess Path can be your guide to speed you on your spiritual quest. Think of this book as a signpost on your spiritual travels, designed to help you nurture your own connection to the goddess and share in her boundless wisdom. Call her into your life with beautiful and ancient invocations. Create your own rituals to honor the lessons she has to teach. As you ponder life-changing questions and venture on brave new experiments, you fan the divine spark into flameand, in that fire, you are transformed. The Goddess Path includes myths, symbols, feast days, ancient invocations, and suggestions for connecting with the following goddesses for these purposes and more: ·Amaterasu for clarity ·Aphrodite for passion ·Artemis for protection ·Athena for strength ·Brigid for survival ·The Cailleach for power ·Demeter and Persephone for initiation ·Gaia for abundance ·Hathor for affection ·Hera for dignity ·Inanna for inner strength ·Isis for restorative love ·Kali for freedom ·Kuan-Yin for mercy ·The Maenads for ecstasy ·The Muses for inspiration ·Oshun for healing love ·Paivatar for release ·Pomona for joy ·Asule and Saules Meita for family health Monaghan, a faculty member at DePaul University, is a leader of the contemporary goddess movement. InThe Goddess Path, she presents a means to work with the goddess, using ancient and modern techniques that will thrill and amaze you. For new levels of peace, joy, and increased closeness to the Divine, getThe Goddess Path.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Roman Goddess Ceres

Author : Barbette Stanley Spaeth
ISBN : 9780292785779
Genre : Social Science
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Interest in goddess worship is growing in contemporary society, as women seek models for feminine spirituality and wholeness. New cults are developing around ancient goddesses from many cultures, although their modern adherents often envision and interpret the goddesses very differently than their original worshippers did. In this thematic study of the Roman goddess Ceres, Barbette Spaeth explores the rich complexity of meanings and functions that grew up around the goddess from the prehistoric period to the Late Roman Empire. In particular, she examines two major concepts, fertility and liminality, and two social categories, the plebs and women, which were inextricably linked with Ceres in the Roman mind. Spaeth then analyzes an image of the goddess in a relief of the Ara Pacis, an important state monument of the Augustan period, showing how it incorporates all these varied roles and associations of Ceres. This interpretation represents a new contribution to art history. With its use of literary, epigraphical, numismatic, artistic, and archaeological evidence, The Roman Goddess Ceres presents a more encompassing view of the goddess than was previously available. It will be important reading for all students of Classics, as well as for a general audience interested in New Age, feminist, or pagan spirituality.
Category: Social Science

The Deer Goddess Of Ancient Siberia

Author : Esther Jacobson
ISBN : 9004096280
Genre : Religion
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For those interested in Siberia, prehistoric religion, and the art and archeology of the Scytho-Siberian world of the first millennium B.C.
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The Hebrew Goddess

Author : Raphael Patai
ISBN : 0814322719
Genre : Religion
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A revised edition containing new chapters on the Shekhina.
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Embracing The Witch And The Goddess

Author : Kathryn Rountree
ISBN : 0415303583
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Goddess Guide To Love

Author : Margie Lapanja
ISBN : 1573241431
Genre : Self-Help
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The mysteries of the immortals are revealed in this spirited guide to the irresistible playground of love. Features powerful love spells, recipes for practical seduction, and timeless secrets of the sensual arts. 30 illustrations.
Category: Self-Help