Spiral Dance, The - 20th Anniversary

A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062516329

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 420

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

A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess: 10th Anniversary Edition

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062125222

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 1551

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.

Dreaming the Dark

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 080701043X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 280

View: 3537

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.

Dedicant

A Witch's Circle of Fire

Author: Thuri Calafia

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738722111

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 5890

You’ve heard that dreamlike voice calling to you: a yearning to work with the earth’s life energies . . . a heartfelt desire to become a student of the Craft. Now is the time to call forth your passion and strength of will, and commit yourself fully to the Path of the Wise. Dedicant: A Witch’s Circle of Fire invites you to set forth on the sacred journey to becoming a Witch. Designed to harmonize with the Wheel of the Year, the monthly lessons feature seasonally themed stories, meditations, Witchcraft lore, ethics questions, spells, and pathworking rituals. The course on Wicca culminates in a powerful self-initiation rite that brings you to the level of Initiate. Blending purposeful study with reflection and awareness, the Circles system of Wicca study is ideal for the solitary student or as part of a coven curriculum. Dedicant helps you ignite your inner light and keep it burning by teaching you the core essentials of Wiccan wisdom: Creating a spiritual grimoire • Writing and performing daily devotionals Calling the Gods and Goddesses • Conducting Sabbat and Esbat rituals Performing herb and energy work • Making and using magical tools Selecting ritual garb • Casting a power circle PRAISE FOR DEDICANT "Calafia does a great job of laying out the groundwork, and she presents it in a unique, workable structure that's easy to follow and offers a solid scaffolding for self-development." --Witches and Pagans

The Earth Path

Grounding Your Spirit in the Rhythms of Nature

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062125206

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 5355

America's most renowned witch and eco–feminist offers a sequel to her bestselling classic The Spiral Dance, weaving together the latest findings in environmental science with magical spells, chants, meditations and group exercises to create the ultimate primer on our relationship to the earth. From the earliest times, respecting our interdependent relationship with nature has been the first step toward spirituality. Earth, air, fire and water are the four elements worshiped in many indigenous cultures and celebrated in earth–based spiritualities such as Wicca. In The Earth Path, America's best–known witch offers readers a primer on how to open our eyes to the world around us, respect nature's delicate balance, and draw upon its tremendous powers. Filled with inspiring meditations, chants, and blessings, it offers healing for the spirit in a stressed world and helps readers find their own sources of strength and renewal. Will appeal to Starhawk's traditional Pagan, New Age, and feminist readership. Young women newly interested in magic and witchcraft. A new and growing generation of those involved in ecology

Casting the Circle

A Woman's Book of Ritual

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307827887

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

View: 2220

Learn how to create a sacred space and use ritual for empowerment in everyday life, with this classic from Diane Stein.

Witchcraft for Tomorrow

Author: Doreen Valiente

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 0719826950

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 4458

Witchcraft for Tomorrow answers many frequently asked questions about witchcraft including: 'How can I find a witches' coven?' and 'How can I become a witch?' Doreen Valiente tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to offer the new age of Aquarius; how the age-old Craft of the Wise can be practised in the modern world; how to initiate yourself as a witch and found your own coven. The author, who was the leading figure in the establishment of the modern Wiccan movement, includes a new Book of Shadows (the witches' handbook of rituals and instructions) based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to the age of the future. There are witch songs, spells, incantations and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acquire your own collection of magical implements; as well as methods of divination and other witch lore. The author shows how the oral traditions of witchcraft throw light not only upon the origins of the present-day witch cult and the activities of the witch leader George Pickingill and his covens, but also upon the mystery of the founding of the famous magical order, the Golden Dawn. Also discussed is the relationship between the witchcraft of Britain and Europe and the magical belief of the Far East. Do both traditions hark back to the legendary city of Shamballah and to the shamanistic practices of Asia? And why do the secret circles of the witches resemble those of the Tantric sex-magic of India?

Ariadne's Thread

A Workbook of Goddess Magic

Author: Shekhinah Mountainwater

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ariadne (Greek mythology)

Page: 382

View: 8968

Ariadne, ancient goddess of the labyrinth, is the universal symbol for the path of initiation. This workbook leads women on a magical journey of discovery and initiation into the mysteries of the Goddess.

Book of Shadows

Author: Phyllis Curott

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307832279

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 4725

Since Phyllis Currot first published Book of Shadows, the story of her spiritual journey and initiation as a High Priestess in the Wiccan community, Witchcraft has captured America's imagination as a theme for fiction, television shows, and films. Now America's highest-profile Witch returns to dispel more myths and misrepresentations of her faith, and to share a practical guide to the beautiful spiritual rituals and philosophies behind Wiccan tradition. Rich with enchanting stories from Currot's own experiences and detailed advice for creating potions, working with Nature, and finding the Divine within, Witch Crafting is much more than just another superficial recipe book. Curott's unique guidebook integrates the inspiration of religious wisdom with sound, practical information. Witch Crafting reveals how to: incorporate Wiccan practices into your daily life; master the secret arts of effective spell casting; create sacred space and personal rituals; perform divinations for insight and success; and tap the magical power of altered states, such as dreaming meditation, prayer, and trance. Perfect for beginners or seasoned practitioners, Witch Crafting is the ideal handbook for anyone seeking to unlock the divine power that makes real magic happen, and to experience the power and gifts of the universe more fully.

The Great Cosmic Mother

Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth

Author: Monica Sjoo,Barbara Mor

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062336967

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 528

View: 5615

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.

Goddess Unmasked

The Rise of Neopagan Feminist Spirituality

Author: Philip G. Davis

Publisher: Spence Pub

ISBN: 9780965320894

Category: Religion

Page: 418

View: 1190

This book is a critical evaluation by a qualified scholar of the theological, anthropological, and historical claims of the "Goddess" movement, the most influential form of radical feminist spirituality.

The Twelve Wild Swans

A Journey to the Realm of Magic, Healing, and Action

Author: Starhawk,Hillary Valentine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062516698

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

View: 371

The long-awaited continuation of the bestselling classic The Spiral Dance

The Pagan Book of Living and Dying

T/K

Author: Starhawk,M. Macha NightMare

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062125214

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 3734

RITUALS AND RESOURCES FOR HONOURING DEATH IN THE CIRCLE OF LIFE Birth,growth,death,and rebirth are a cycle that forms the underlying order of the universe. This is the core of Pagan belief – and the heart of this unique resource guide to de

When God Was A Woman

Author: Merlin Stone

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0307816850

Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 9137

Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women’s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women’s status.

The Meaning of Witchcraft

Author: Gerald Gardner

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 160925189X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 9100

Thought to be the father of modern witchcraft, Gerald Gardner published The Meaning of Witchcraft in 1959, not long after laws punishing witches were repealed. It was the first sympathetic book written from the point of view of a practicing witch. The Meaning of Witchcraft is an invaluable source book for witches today. Chapters include: Witch's Memories and Beliefs, The Stone Age Origins of Witchcraft, Druidism and the Aryan Celts, Magic Thinking, Curious Beliefs about Witches, Signs and Symbols, The Black Mass, Some Allegations Examined. The Meaning of Witchcraft is a record of witches' roots-and a tribute to a founding pioneer with the courage to set that record straight.

The Empowerment Manual

A Guide for Collaborative Groups

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865716978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2634

The author of the award-winning Webs of Power provides a guide and toolkit to understanding group dynamics, facilitating communication and dealing with difficult people so those in collaborative organizations can generate cooperation, be more efficient and attain success. Original. 10,000 first printing.

The Fifth Sacred Thing

Author: Starhawk

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307477657

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 496

View: 6353

An epic tale of freedom and slavery, love and war, and the potential futures of humankind tells of a twenty-first century California clan caught between two clashing worlds, one based on tolerance, the other on repression. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Spiral Staircase

Author: Karen Armstrong

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307368343

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 9860

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.

Witch

Unleashed. Untamed. Unapologetic.

Author: Lisa Lister

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781807833

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

View: 5400

A witch is a wise woman, a healer. Yet for so long the word "witch" has had negative connotations. In this book, third generation hereditary witch Lisa Lister explains the history behind witchcraft, why identifying as a healer in past centuries led women to be burned at the stake, and why the witch is reawakening in women across the world today. All women are witches, and when they connect to source, trust their intuition, and use their magic, they can make medicine to heal themselves and the world. This book is a re-telling of Herstory, an overview of the different schools of witchcraft and the core principles and practices within them. Discover ancient wisdom made relevant for modern witches: •The wheel of the year, the sabbats, the cycles of the moon. •Tools to enhance your intuition, including oracle cards and dowsing, so that you can make decisions quickly and comfortably. •Understanding the ancient use of the word "medicine". •How to work with herbs, crystals, and power animals so that you have support in your spiritual work. •How to build and use a home altar to focus your intentions and align you with seasonal cycles, the moon cycles, and your own intentions for growth. •Cleanse, purify, and create sacred space. •Work with the elements to achieve deep connection with the world around you.In addition, Lisa teaches personal, hands-on rituals and spells from her family lineage of gypsy witch magic to help you heal, manifest, and rediscover your powers. Above all, Lisa shows that we really are "the granddaughters of the witches that they couldn't burn".

Drawing Down the Moon

Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America

Author: Margot Adler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101549769

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 3493

Now fully revised-the classic study of Neo-Paganism Almost thirty years since its original publication, Drawing Down the Moon continues to be the only detailed history of the burgeoning but still widely misunderstood Neo- Pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse, colorful gallery of people across the United States, people who find inspiration in ancient deities, nature, myth, even science fiction. In this new edition featuring an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals, Margot Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America's Pagan groups.