The Living Goddess

Reclaiming the Tradition of the Mother of the Universe

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Yes International Publishers


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 185

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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.

The Living Goddess

A Journey Into the Heart of Kathmandu

Author: Isabella Tree



Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 819

A compassionate and illuminating enquiry into the reclusive Himalayan country of Nepal and its famous Living Goddess. Written after twelve years of research, this book is emotionally engaging and deeply felt.

The Living Goddesses

Author: Marija Gimbutas

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Religion

Page: 286

View: 318

Presents evidence to support the author's woman-centered interpretation of prehistoric civilizations, considering the prehistoric goddesses, gods and religion, and discussing the living goddesses--deities which have continued to be venerated through the modern era.

Living Virgin Goddess Kumari

Her Worship, Fate of Ex-Kumaris & Sceptical Views

Author: Indra Majupuria



Category: Hindu goddesses

Page: 86

View: 789

On religious life and customs of Nepal.

From Goddess to Mortal

The True-life Story of a Former Royal Kumari

Author: Rashmila Shakya



Category: Goddesses

Page: 152

View: 564

Autobiography of the author who was worshipped as virgin goddess from 1984-1991, in Nepal.

The Goddess in the Living Room

Author: Latha

Publisher: Epigram Books


Category: Fiction

Page: 167

View: 841

Translated from Tamil to English, the book begins with the story of Alyssa, who is left with her grandparents on Pulau Ubin as a child and her experience with devastating loss as an adult. Among other stories: A grandmother whose final wish is to carry the kavadi, a wife who wonders if her role is simply to cook for her family according to their needs and desires and a filial daughter caring for her terminally ill mother. The Goddess in the Living Room is a collection of short stories where the voices of Tamil women in Singapore are given a powerful outlet by Latha.

Tulasi Devi: The Goddess of Devotion

Author: Sarvaga

Publisher: M A Center


Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 262

Tulasi, Or The Incomparable One, Has Been Worshipped For Thousands Of Years In India As An Embodiment Of The Divine Mother On Earth. This Book Explores Tulasi's Vast Medicinal Applications In Ayurveda And Modern Medicine, Cultivation In Diverse Climates Around The World, Ancient Legends, Traditional Worship, And Personal Experiences. Additionally, It Offers Insights Into The Significance Of Tulasi In The Journey Of Reawakening A Harmonious Relationship With Mother Nature. Published By The Disciples Of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Affectionately Known As Mother, Or Amma The Hugging Saint.

The Oxford History of Hinduism

The Goddess

Author: Mandakranta Bose

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 207

This book explains how Hindus think about divinity in its feminine aspect, as the supreme creative energy of the cosmos. That energy is a single abstract idea but manifests itself in many forms, each imagined as a goddess with particular powers and functions.

Living in the Lap of the Goddess

The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America

Author: Cynthia Eller

Publisher: Beacon Press


Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 928

The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1994 Through interviews, participantobservation, and analysis of movement literature, Cynthia Eller explores what women who worship the goddess believe; how they express those beliefs in private, in public, and in the political realm; and the place of feminist spirituality in the history of American religion.

Urban Symbolism

Author: P. Nas

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 969

This volume consists of twenty articles on the symbols and images of Third World cities, such as Jakarta, Padang, Bangkok, Beijing, Baghdad, Kathmandu, Lucknow, Francistown, Vitoria and Buenos Aires. It provides fascinating new information on a neglected phenomenon in urban studies.

American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking

The Courage of Minnie Vautrin

Author: Hua-Ling Hu

Publisher: SIU Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 596

"Hua-ling Hu presents here the amazing untold story of the American missionary Minnie Vautrin, whose unswerving defiance of the Japanese protected ten thousand Chinese women and children and made her a legend among the Chinese people she served."--Jacket.

Defending Our Dreams

Global Feminist Voices for a New Generation

Author: Shamillah Wilson

Publisher: Zed Books


Category: Political Science

Page: 254

View: 368

The unique experiences, perspectives and visions of young feminists are extremely valuable in both understanding the current world order and in shaping a better future. Young feminists are engaged as advocates, organisers, protesters, researchers and strategists, and their energies, visions, solidarity, creativity and passion are instrumental in defining social movements globally. This pioneering collection brings together analyses by feminists of diverse identities on a range of themes including women's rights and economic change; new technologies; sexuality; and feminist organizations and movements. Defending Our Dreams includes analyses by contributors from Uruguay, Venezuela, South Africa, Tanzania, Nepal, India, Canada, the USA, Australia, Barbados and the UK. This book is essential reading for all those engaged in feminist research, organizing and activism.

A Woman From Syria

Author: Lady X

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

View: 781

It is an autobiography of a Syrian woman’s unusual life and eighty years of experience. Some years were happy, and others were sad. The Syrian society is not widely known, and reading her book, one can get an idea about that country and its society, traditions, and the different religions and sects. I am introducing Syria and my life to the reader.

The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe

Myths and Cult Images

Author: Marija Gimbutas

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 727

Originally published under the title: God and goddesses of Old Europe, 7000-3500 B.C.

The Living Temple of Witchcraft Volumn One

The Descent of the Goddess

Author: Christopher Penczak

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

View: 240

A guide for solitaries, eclectics, and non-traditional Witches. It features lessons that contain meditations based on the Underworld journey teachings, as well as an advanced discussion of some facet of magick or witchcraft.

The Art of Everyday Ecstasy

The Seven Tantric Keys for Bringing Passion, Spirit, and Joy into Every Part of Your Life

Author: Margot Anand

Publisher: Harmony


Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 914

"Ecstasy is about waking up and finding that you are in love with life." Most people think of ecstasy in terms of sexual ecstasy, which Tantric sex expert Margot Anand wrote about in her bestselling The Art of Sexual Ecstasy. Now, in The Art of Everyday Ecstasy, Anand expands our definition of ecstasy and shows how we can harness its energy to help us live, work, and love more passionately, joyfully, and with true spiritual focus. Our modern, work-obsessed, stress-filled culture--what Anand calls the "anti-ecstatic conspiracy"--has dulled our spirits, thrown us off balance, and alienated us from meaningful everyday experiences. In this inspirational journey toward finding the healing nature of ecstasy, Anand explains how the two types of ecstatic experiences--the moments of epiphany called Ecstatic Awakenings, and EveryDay Ecstasy, or the Ecstasy of Flow, a connection to our power and inner wisdom--can help us move beyond pain and doubt to reach our highest potential. Based on the spiritual path of Tantra, Anand shows how to use the natural energy system of our bodies--the seven chakras--as a map to ecstasy. As she guides us through the chakras, she explains how each one plays an important role in transforming energy into erotic passion, healing, empowerment, compassion, creativity, insight, and gratitude. Blocked chakras manifest themselves in surprising ways; wholeness can be achieved only when all of the chakras are open with energy flowing freely. By transforming negative behavioral patterns into positive ones and strengthening ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually, we can improve our health, sex life, career, relationships, and find profound meaning in everyday moments. With personal anecdotes, exercises, meditations, and rituals, The Art of Everyday Ecstasy shows us how to bring ecstatic energy into the body, mind, heart, and spirit--"to embrace every moment in our totality, to respond bodily, feel from the heart, perceive with clarity, and be fully present to others and to life."

A Humanitarian Past

Antiquitys Impact on Present Social Conditions

Author: Adele Änggård

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 402

This book opens a window on our historical past. We find antiquity has drawn a blind over earlier and more humanitarian cultures, writing off their artistic and egalitarian practices – while antiquity’s social habits escalated stress. Psychologists have recently made us aware that stress has very negative results for community life. Simultaneously, archaeologists have uncovered information about Neolithic cultures and art that makes no sense seen beside ancient Greek descriptions. The more we learn about Old Europe, the more staggering and distorted the policies conveyed in ancient Greek myths, dramas, and epic poems become. Surprisingly, the Achaeans also show an intimate knowledge about their predecessor’s social values. Sadly, the Renaissance uncritically fell for the ancient Greek’s version of history, seeing it as the cradle of civilisation and our cultural heritage. They have even passed on these ideas to us today. Discovering A Humanitarian Past pitches us into an exciting and previously unexplored part of the human story.

Ancient India’s Myths and Beliefs

Author: Charles Phillips

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 720

An introduction to myths of ancient India features commentary on tales about the divinities, the ten incarnations of Vishnu, and female figures prevalent in the legends.

The Genes of Wrath

The Man from V.E.N.U.S. Series

Author: Greg Mandanis

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Fiction

Page: 209

View: 777

A long time in the futurein the Milky Wayfar, far too close for comfort. . . Dr. Lam-I-Am-Alpha-Omega-Man-Zoff, the last living man from V.E.N.U.S., embarks on an expedition with a group of multicultural Lam Brain shock-jock faculty members and hip-hop students back to Mother Earth Gaia in search of the missing DNA of the twelve tribes of Israel. Lam meets molecular eugenicist Dr. Europa Mann, the rainbow-skinned clone of the goddess Europa of Greek mythology, and her cloned half bull-man Minotaur lover-god Zeus, who lead Lam and Lam Brain U faculty and students to Noahs ark and the fascinating world of the reemerged lost continent of Atlantis. Will Dr. Lam be able to create Venus into the new Mother Earth, by resurrecting the twelve tribes of Israel and all the extinct species that once flourished on planet Earth prior to the great flood? Could they then restore the matriarchy and biodiversity of the lost continent of Atlantis for galactic peace for all earthlings throughout the Milky Way? Will Lam Brains new world be able to free the masses of earthlings from enslavement from the genes of wrath of the red planet? Will the elitist galactic oppressors (EGOs) from all of hisdestroy finally be resurrected and brought to justice to pay reparations as reasonable compensation to the Venusians for all the pain and suffering for almost four thousand years of enslavement and genocide of their ancestors? Dr. Lam asks everyone just one question, I know were all victims of one sort or another, but cant we all just get along? But, the Universe said: "No!" Please visit and for more information